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Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000

(NEW YORK) -- The rate of suicide for women increased by a staggering 50 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a new study by the CDC.The rate of suicide for men increased 21 percent over the same period, the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.Lead…... Read More

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study.That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like the cheese, or only…... Read More

Six steps you can take now to protect your mental health

(NEW YORK) -- Kate Spade was a designer whose name was synonymous with style and fun.Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and TV host who seemed to be at the top of his game, traveling the globe eating at exotic locales and connecting with people.Yet they both ended their own…... Read More

Cash and a fitness device could help motivate people to exercise, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Wearable fitness trackers can help people log their 10,000 daily steps, but can the devices help get heart-disease patients off the couch to start exercising?A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association said the trackers -- when paired with a little cold, hard…... Read More

More than a third of American adults take prescription drugs that can cause depression: Study

(NEW YORK) -- More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Some hormonal birth control pills, heart and blood pressure medications, proton-pump inhibitors,…... Read More

Nine babies born in 10 months to fertile Florida firehouse

(DAVIE, Fla.) -- An incredibly fertile firehouse in Florida has produced nine adorable babies in 10 months.“It brings joy and closeness to the families,” said Davie Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jorge Gonzalez, adding that the fact that the babies were born so close to each other “forms great unity” within…... Read More

Are you a mindful eater? Mindfulness may help you lose weight

(NEW YORK) -- If you have ever sat on the couch to watch TV and eat “a few” chips and then stared down into an empty bag, mindful eating might make a difference.The practice, which has gone from new-age to mainstream in the last decade, is now a wellness buzzword.…... Read More

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

(NEW YORK) -- With a 5-year-old daughter she said was unable to walk and talk, a Mississippi mom urgently warned parents to check their children for ticks.Jessica Griffin wrote on Facebook that doctors in Mississippi performed a multitude of tests and a CT scan on her daughter, Kailyn, suspecting everything…... Read More

Food at work adds up to a lot of extra, often empty, calories: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Donuts, cookies, pastries, the candy dish, the vending machine and more -- are office foods making people fat?Perhaps. The first national study looking at what people eat at work and found that workers took in an average of 1,200 calories worth of food and beverages per person,…... Read More

Women celebrate 40-year friendship, honor a friend lost to ovarian cancer

(NEW YORK) -- A group of women who've been friends for 40 years remembered one of their own, who died from ovarian cancer in April, during a planned girl's trip."We could not make this trip without her," Sharon Robinson said Saturday about her late friend, Denise Williamson, while visiting a…... Read More

Mississippi mom says daughter, 5, lost ability to walk after tick bite

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- A mom in Mississippi said she got the scare of her life last week when her young daughter temporarily lost the ability to walk after getting bit by a tick.Jessica Griffin said her 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, suddenly lost the ability to walk and talk last Wednesday after…... Read More

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found.Extra sugar consumption has been linked to high levels of obesity, cavities, asthma, and risk factors…... Read More

Surfer bitten by shark, seriously injured: Reports

(EWA BEACH, Hawaii) -- A 48-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark and seriously injured in the waters of Hawaii, according to multiple reports.The victim, who has not been identified, was surfing Saturday morning when he was bitten, according to ABC News station KITV.The man was offshore Hau Bush in…... Read More

Tyson recalls over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken due to plastic contamination

(WASHINGTON) -- Tyson Foods has recalled over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken after it was discovered there were pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday the chicken may be contaminated by pieces of "blue and clear soft…... Read More