8 DIY crafts your kids can make on Halloween

This Halloween, encourage your kids to make these quick and easy crafts.  It’s Halloween and a lot of spooky effects can be seen around, especially as children get ready to play dress-up and make themed crafts. From carved pumpkins to hanging skeletons, people swear by Halloween, which offers a welcome break from monotony. Bats, spiders, mummies and ghosts become the […]

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That’s a lot of scratch: The $48,329 allergy test

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too? Winston, 56, […]

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Vallabhbhai Patel birth anniversary: 10 facts on the Iron Man of India

On Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, introduce your kids to these facts about the great leader.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Statue of Unity, the tallest in the world, on the occasion of Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary. The iconic figure, who played an instrumental role in India’s struggle for independence, is hailed even today for his contributions. We bring […]

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6 Unexpected Reasons Why You’ve Hit A Weight Loss Plateau

We’ve all been there: you’re a few months into your new diet or exercise regime, and those pounds you saw slipping off week after week have all of a sudden come to a halt. It can be extremely frustrating to see that number on the scale freeze, especially if you can’t think of any changes you’ve made that could have […]

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Owls help scientists unlock secret of how the brain pays attention

By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they’ve taken an important step toward solving the longstanding mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention. The finding, the cover article in the latest issue of the journal Cell Reports, likely applies to all animals, including humans, and offers new insight into what goes wrong in the […]

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B.C.’s Ombudsperson says government doing well at implementing recommendations following health firings

British Columbia’s Ombudperson says the provincial government has addressed most of the recommendations following a report into the firing of eight Ministry of Health workers, but still has work to do on key commitments. The province agreed to implement all 41 recommendations put forward by Jay Chalke in the 2017 Ombudsperson report. “The effort and collaboration required to make these […]

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7 reasons for heightened feelings of hunger

Sometimes the feeling of hunger is exacerbated soon after eating, and forces us to consume excess calories. Physicians cited several reasons for such aggravation of hunger. In particular, hungry desires we experience in a time when the body really needs moisture. This often happens to those who drink too little water. To better understand what the cause of the exacerbated […]

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Showerhead bacteria and lung infections: Researchers find correlation

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder have now shown that the regions in the United States where pathogenic mycobacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections are most common. The study, published in the journal, mBio, emphasizes the important role of showerheads in the transmission of NTM infections. Bacteria thrive in […]

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Psoriasis linked to increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Psoriasis appears to be significantly associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Dermatology. Yun Fu, M.D., from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues assessed case-control, cross-sectional, or cohort studies that examined either the odds or risk for IBD in patients with psoriasis. Based on five case-control or cross-sectional studies […]

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