Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.
Posted on: 20 August 2018 | 11:57 am
Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six months of 2018 than any other 12-month period this decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Posted on: 20 August 2018 | 9:56 am
Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. Maybe it's a hand-drawn poster or chart, specifically tailored to the class' needs and ages. It could be a row of cubbies or another useful, attractive addition, handcrafted over hours of the teachers' free time just to make this space a little brighter, a little better, a little more like the haven it should be.
Posted on: 20 August 2018 | 6:10 am
One of the first dementia patients Laurence Aëgerter met was in the later stages of the illness. She visited the man at a care facility in Switzerland to note his reactions to photographs she had brought along. As she showed him pictures and asked him to remark on them, he fluttered in and out of awareness, like a lamp flickering on and off, she said. For 10 minutes, the patient hardly said anything, struggling to articulate basic sentences.
Posted on: 20 August 2018 | 3:57 am
Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health.
Posted on: 18 August 2018 | 2:00 pm
A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found collapsed in a semiconscious or unconscious state on the New Haven Green, the downtown park.
Posted on: 18 August 2018 | 12:02 pm
This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.
Posted on: 18 August 2018 | 1:56 am
Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 8:46 pm
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 11:52 am
There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 11:47 am
Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 11:36 am
In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 10:55 am