Summer safety: 5 mistakes you don’t want to make

The best protection against Lyme disease is to avoid tick-infested areas. istockphoto Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the United States, can cause symptoms of fever, headaches, body aches, and fatigue. If left untreated, it can cause more severe health problems and in some cases may even prove fatal. In 2013, state […]

Feeding America’s craving for natural foods

May 25, 2015, 10:04 AM|Small start-ups and major food companies alike are scrambling to keep up with the growing consumer demand for foods that seem healthier and include more natural ingredients. Jill Wagner reports. Article source:

Where you live may affect babies’ risk of SIDS deaths

Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation of 8,000 feet or higher had a SIDS risk that was […]

Scanning healthy brains for early clue to Alzheimer’s

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer’s, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein […]

How to fight insect bites this summer

Summertime is all about enjoying the great outdoors. But there is a pesky little threat that could spoil your fun: insects like mosquitoes and ticks. The threats posed by insect bites are increasing, according to researchers, as climate change makes summers hotter and, in some places, wetter. “One insect can spot you 150 feet away […]

Feeding America’s craving for all-natural ingredients

Pipcorn is healthy popcorn by a New York City-based company called Pipsnacks that is popped in small batches and seasoned by hand. The creators behind it, brother and sister Jen and Jeff Martin, wanted to create a healthy snack that is all natural, gluten free, non-GMO, vegan and whole grain. “So many people are conscious […]

Sandra Lee heading home after double mastectomy

Sandra Lee is heading home from the hospital to continue her rest and recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy earlier this week. “Today is an exciting day!” said a post on her official Facebook page. “Sandra is going home to [Lily] Pond with her sister Kimber and Governor Cuomo. She is most excited to sleep […]

Fewer hospitals offer new moms free baby formula

Many U.S. hospitals have abandoned the once common practice of sending new moms home with a free supply of baby formula. Government researchers have found a big decline in the giveaways, a move many health organizations have encouraged to help promote breastfeeding over formula. A federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that […]

Mississippi senator Cochran marries longtime aide

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters following his victory over Democrat Travis Childers and Reform Party candidate Shawn O’Hara, at his victory party in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) JACKSON, Miss. –  U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 […]

At least 26 Afghan police, soldiers killed in Taliban siege

Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound. Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, told The Associated Press by telephone that the insurgents […]

Bears release defensive lineman Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

FILE – This Nov. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File) SAN FRANCISCO –  The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern […]

‘We know that God is able': Student delivers powerful prayer at high school graduation

An Alabama high school graduation delivered a lot more than pomp and circumstance Thursday night when a medical emergency in the audience prompted one of the graduates to take to the podium and offer an extraordinary prayer that has garnered the teen nationwide attention. According to the Trussville Tribune, as the Clay-Chalkville High School graduating class […]