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Core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.


Harassed, hit on, fed up: Women in medicine want their #MeToo

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:39:17 GMT

In a months-long investigation, NBC News spoke with nearly a dozen women and experts who described widespread misconduct in hospitals and health care.


BPA unlikely to be harmful, FDA says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:35:00 GMT

New National Toxicology Program data show little effect in rats


Realistic screen time solutions for kids (and their parents)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:57:28 GMT

A primary challenge in policing screen time is hypocrisy: it's hard to set limits if parents don't have any themselves.


Neanderthals made this cave art

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:16:03 GMT

Drawings and jewelry found in Spain too old to have been made by modern humans


Federal agency recalls chicken salad that has sickened 100+ people

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:12:00 GMT

The Iowa Department of Public Health said it linked 115 cases of salmonella-related illnesses to the chicken salad sold by Fareway Stores.


Measles cases more than triple in Europe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:10:00 GMT

Low vaccination rates drive measles outbreaks


South Asian genetic research data is sparse. This program wants to collect more.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:39:00 GMT

Map the Gap seeks to sequence 100 genomes of those from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and make them available for scientific research.


Why 'perfection' is the enemy of weight loss

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:27:00 GMT

Diet and exercise guidelines are a good place to start. But true progress comes from defining what a healthy lifestyle looks like for you.


New treatment for peanut allergy helped kids

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:47:00 GMT

Flour sprinkled over food helped sensitize children to nuts, the company said


FluMist flu vaccine will be back next year

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:09:46 GMT

Reformulated version of FluMist influenza vaccine wins approval from vaccine advisers


Kratom blamed for salmonella outbreak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:10:12 GMT

CDC says stay away from kratom for now


Antibiotic can kill if you have heart disease, FDA says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:13:24 GMT

Clarithromycin can kill even years later, FDA says


Why next year's flu vaccine will be lousy, too

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:36:10 GMT

Flu vaccines are made months in advance using old-fashioned technology


Stephanie Ruhle: 2018 is the year I'll beat 'The Creep'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:47:00 GMT

Twelve years after becoming a working mom, I'm suddenly burnt out and feeling like my pants are tighter. Something has to give.


5 exercises that will strengthen your back

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:53:00 GMT

Our backs are made up of 140 overlapping muscles most of which we're under-utilizing sitting at our desks all day.


Trump pushes insurance that doesn't cover pre-existing conditions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:01:00 GMT

The Trump administration is moving to expand the use of temporary insurance, which could offer customers a cut-rate option while raising premiums elsewhere.


A 5-step formula to create a training plan for any fitness goal

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:17:10 GMT

Whether you want to run a half marathon or learn how to golf this Olympic-inspired plan will set you up for success.


'Despair deaths' spike from suicide, drugs, alcohol

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:16:46 GMT

Blacks, Latinos, Asians being increasingly hit


For nurses, sexual harassment from patients is 'par for the course'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:37:56 GMT

The #MeToo movement has prompted nurses to stand up for themselves and put an end to what they describe as pervasive sexual harassment from their male patients.


What is the keto diet and is it healthy?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:13:00 GMT

The eating philosophy is getting a lot of buzz, but it may not be right for everyone.


The flu season may have peaked, CDC says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:24:00 GMT

However, a second wave of influenza can hit in late winter and early spring


How to deal with constant interruptions at work, according to science

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:30:00 GMT

How a "ready-to-resume plan" can help beat back office distractions.


How to stop being so busy and get more done

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:30:11 GMT

To be effective, you have to do "all the right things," not "all the things."


Low-fat? Low-carb? Either diet works the same

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:09:13 GMT

You can't game the system when it comes to weight loss