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4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time

2018-09-21
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

2018-09-21
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why

2018-09-21
While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say.

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults

2018-09-21
There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss

2018-09-19
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by.

Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter

2018-09-19
For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess.

Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection

2018-09-19
By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said.

Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers

2018-09-21
An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

2018-09-20
From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time

2018-09-20
I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.