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  • Pinterest launches new search tool to help users’ mental health
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Pinterest is giving users easier access to tools to help improve their mental health right from the search bar.Pinterest users who search topics like “work anxiety” or “stress quotes” or anything else mental health-related will now see a prompt that directs them to interactive activities they can ... read more
    HealthJuly 23, 2019
  • Fiancee sues over NJ principal who died after donating bone marrow
    XiXinXing/iStock(HACKENSACK, N.J.) -- The fiancee of a New Jersey principal who died after donating bone marrow to a teenager filed a lawsuit against the hospital on Monday, accusing it of negligence and wrongful death.Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, died at Hackensack University Medical Center in April after donating ... read more
    HealthJuly 23, 2019
  • How does methanol affect the human body?
    Savushkin/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Nineteen people in Costa Rica have died after consuming alcohol tainted with harmful levels of methanol.The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has confirmed that out of these fatalities, 14 were men and five were women, all were between the ages of 32 and 72, and occurred across ... read more
    HealthJuly 23, 2019
  • New study suggests lowering colorectal cancer screening age by 5 years

    wutwhanfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Most people are advised to begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, but a new study suggests lowering the age to 45.The authors of the study, published in the journal Cancer, found that while, overall, rates for colorectal cancer are dropping, the same can’t be said ... read more
    HealthJuly 22, 2019
  • New Jersey pizzeria is using its boxes to help find missing pets
    Angelo's Pizza(NEW YORK) -- Forget tacking a "Lost Pet" flyer on your neighborhood lamppost. A New Jersey pizzeria has re-imagined how to help reunite lost animals with their owners.John Sanfratello, owner of Angelo's Pizza in Matawan, New Jersey, came up with the idea to attach missing animal flyers to the ... read more
    HealthJuly 22, 2019
  • Watchdog: Border protection stored enough fentanyl to kill 794 million, but isn’t doing enough to protect its agents
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 million people, and now a government watchdog office is warning that the agency is "unnecessarily jeopardizing the lives" of its own agents by not sufficiently protecting them from accidental ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2019
  • EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, the agency announced this week despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed.Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide used mostly on fruit and other produce. ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2019
  • Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs
    iStockBY: Dr. Laith AlexanderIs repellent just not doing the trick to rid you of mosquitoes this summer? What about a different approach, like infecting the critters with bacteria topped up with a dose of radiation?It's a serious idea.Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in China and Michigan State University have used ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2019
  • Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows
    ktsimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer, according to an international study across nine countries, including the U.S.The findings were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome, is a real ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2019
  • Florida to require mental health courses in public schools beginning in sixth grade
    recep-bg/iStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) - Florida public schools will now be required to offer at least five hours of mental health instruction to all students in sixth through 12th grades every year.The state Board of Education unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve the new requirements, which are part of a mental health ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2019