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Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Rising Risk of Suicide

(NEW YORK) — The death of actor Robin Williams has highlighted the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men, the most successful of whom are in no way immune to depression. Williams had spoken candidly about his battle with depression and addiction over his four-decade...

Oldest American Turned 115 on Saturday

(DETROIT) — America’s oldest citizen, Jeralean Talley, turned 115 on Saturday.Talley is considered a “supercentenarian” by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks some of the oldest people in the world. She is officially believed to be the second oldest person in the...

High Blood Pressure Nearly Kills Mom After Normal Pregnancy

(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Sarah Hughes had a great pregnancy and a normal delivery with her second child, Hayley, in October 2010, but five days after the birth, she developed strange symptoms that nearly took her life.“I was nursing her all the time and waking up in the night...

Are Airplane Seats a Ticket to Infection?

(AUBURN, Ala.) — The sneezing passenger in seat 5B. The coughing, hacking child seated between you and the aisle.Catching something during a flight in one of these situations is something that many of us have worried about. But a new study suggests that there are other ways...

Swimming Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to Emergency Rooms, Study Says

(NEW YORK) — Injuries from pool chemicals sent nearly 5,000 people to the emergency room in 2012, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of the injuries, which experts deem “preventable,” were found in children...

Senate Committee Holds First-Ever Hearing on E-Cigarettes

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday held the first congressional hearing focusing on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes. The rising popularity of the tobacco product has prompted review and regulatory action,...

Anker Initiates Law to Require Warnings on Liquid Nicotine Labels

Mount Sinai, NY, April 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recently submitted legislation that will require all nicotine retailers to provide product information and warnings on the dangers of liquid nicotine (also known as e-liquid) on all liquid nicotine products.  ...

Dad with Alzheimer’s Briefly Regains Speech with Family Dog

(NEW YORK) — A New Mexico woman whose father gradually lost most of his speech as his Alzheimer’s advanced, says spending time with the family pets often coxes small snippets of conversation from the ailing man. Lisa Abeyta’s father, Charles Sasser, of Alburqurque, N.M.,...