Ohio city's ban on hiring smokers, vapers could be 'slippery slope,' some fear

Fox News Flash top headlines for August 4 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 4 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com More bad news for smokers and vapers: The city of Dayton, Ohio, says it will no longer hire anyone who uses nicotine or tobacco. The rationale: City officials say they want to encourage a healthier workplace […]

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Busy Philipps Admits Parenting With Husband Marc Silverstein Can Be 'Tricky'

Working together! Busy Philipps admitted that she and her husband, Marc Silverstein, don’t always see eye to eye while raising their daughters. “Coparenting with anyone is really tricky just because you grew up in two different houses,” the actress, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively of her dynamic with the screenwriter, 48, while hosting a back-to-school-themed craft afternoon with Michaels on […]

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Psychotherapy should be first-line treatment for depression in young people, trial finds

Young people seeking support for depression should be offered psychotherapy as the first line of treatment, a clinical trial by researchers at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found. Associate Professor Christopher Davey, head of mood disorder research at Orygen, said the clinical trial results emphasised the importance of a multi-faceted approach to treating depression […]

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UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than previous estimates

New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates suggest, and might top 8000 in 2019, based on these figures, concludes research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Lyme disease is a bacterial (Borrelia) infection passed on through the bite of an infected tick. It has become the most common tick-borne […]

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Kids Will Be Over the Moon for These Gorgeous Outer-Space Crafts

The stars and sky hold some major appeal for everyone, and for good reason; is there anything more beautiful or awe inspiring than the night sky? The mystery of space is powerful and bewitching, and there is no shortage of creative and unique crafts you can do with your kiddos to bring a little bit of the galaxy into your […]

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Researchers call for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be consigned to history

Autism researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have called for the term “high functioning autism” to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum. In research published in the journal Autism, a team led by Gail Alvares, from Telethon Kids and The University of Western Australia, notes […]

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Urban wildlife may be a significant vector for anti-microbial resistant germs

In the cities of developing nations, where unregulated antibiotic use is common and livestock jostle with people amid often unsanitary conditions, scientists have found a potentially troubling vector for the dissemination of anti-microbial resistant (AMR) bacteria—wildlife. In a paper published today in The Lancet Planetary Health, scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute and the University of Liverpool show that […]

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I Believe Summer Camps Should Be Single-Sex

My daughter went to sleepaway camp for six summers. The first year, she was somewhat homesick, but over time, camp became her happy place — away from homework, tests and the frenzied schedule of school-year activities. At camp, she felt carefree. She acted goofy, dressed in costumes and sang songs unapologetically off-key, all without fear of judgement or concern about […]

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Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone

Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a study published in the open access journal Respiratory Research. Researchers at Curtin University and The University of Queensland, Australia, showed that a smartphone app had high accuracy (between 81% and 97%) in diagnosing asthma, croup, pneumonia, lower respiratory tract disease and […]

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Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?

Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, has shown. The research is published in the journal Nature Communications today. The gut is one of the organs that is most severely affected by ageing and age-dependent changes to the human gut […]

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