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Yoga class done on water tests your mind, body, spirit and balance

(NEW YORK) -- Pools are not just for swimming anymore.They are now places you can downward dog, chair pose, child’s pose or namaste your way to ultimate relaxation, if you’re able to -- literally -- stay on board.TMPL GYM in New York City holds its yoga class right in the…... Read More

Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide now outpace diabetes, study shows

(NEW YORK) -- Deaths from self injury, a category that includes drug and alcohol use and committing suicide, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh-leading cause in the U.S., a study has shown. Self-injury mortality is a term that encompasses deaths due to accidental and non-accidental drug-intoxication, as well as suicide,…... Read More

New research says an aspirin a day may not always keep the doctor away

BY: DR. RYAN GUINNESS (NEW YORK) -- Approximately one in two American adults takes aspirin on a regular basis. It has been the recommended medication for patients at risk of heart attack and stroke and for survivors of these events.However, new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2018…... Read More

Children may care about their reputations earlier than thought: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The fear of judgment is a real human concern – and may begin as early as 14 months, a new study shows.Researchers at Emory University looked at the behavior of 144 children, ages 14 to 24 months, in a variety of scenarios. In the first scenario they…... Read More

1 in 12 kids taking multiple medications at risk for a major drug interaction: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Not much is known about how teens and children use prescription medications, but a new study published in Pediatrics provides some insight.Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at how many prescriptions are being issued to this age group, how many medications they were taking…... Read More

When small bugs cause big problems: This insect's bite can lead to heart disease

(NEW YORK) -- A rare parasitic disease that can lead to heart failure or stroke may be more common in the United States than many medical providers realize, with an estimated 300,000 people affected.Chagas disease is spread by an insect known as the kissing bug. An estimated 8 million people…... Read More

Mother speaks out after daughter attempts 'fire challenge'

(NEW YORK) -- When Brandi Owens saw her daughter, Timiyah, running toward her engulfed in flames, she shut down. "I almost just folded. I almost just fell apart. I almost really just lost my mind, looking at my baby on fire," Owens told ABC News. "Seeing her in flames from…... Read More

What is glioblastoma?

(NEW YORK) -- Sen. John McCain has decided to discontinue treatment of his brain cancer, his family said Friday. McCain was diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. His family said at the time, "the prognosis was serious." Below are answers to some…... Read More

The best amount of alcohol for your health is none, according to a new study

(NEW YORK) -- Bad news for the 2.4 billion people around the world who drink alcohol regularly: There is no level of alcohol that is good for health, according to a new study in the journal The Lancet.Using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study,…... Read More

Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'

BY: DR. ADITI VYAS(NEW YORK) -- Despite the huge popularity of coconut oil and many praises it's received from healthy-eating advocates, a Harvard professor's scathing criticism of the trend has stirred up a flurry of debate and conversation.At a recent talk at the University of Freiburg, Karin Michels called coconut…... Read More

Parents cautioned about using monitors to prevent SIDS after new study

(NEW YORK) -- Parents are being cautioned against relying on monitors promising to accurately measure their baby's vital signs in an attempt to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in light of new research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.The study, administered by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…... Read More

CPR is the real hero for people who survive lightning strikes, experts say

(NEW YORK) -- It was a terrifying spectacle. From a distance, it looked like a giant pillar of flame had leaped from the sky and consumed Josiah Wiedman."As we were walking, I got struck ... sending me 9 feet into the air, making me bounce on my head and then…... Read More

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

(NEW YORK) -- Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) says breastfeeding may be added to the list of ways to reduce the risk of stroke later in life.Several…... Read More

Desks without partitions may be the 'healthier' option at the office

BY  DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW  YORK) -- Desk partitions are commonly seen as giving employees increased privacy but a new study shows that people may be better off without them. Researchers from the University of Arizona looked at 231 office workers in four different office sites in the state. Employees…... Read More