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49ers' Chris Borland, 24, quits NFL over concussion worries
The San Francisco 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season. Borland told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" earlier Monday that he is calling it quits following his standout rookie season because of concerns about hea
Penis transplant successfully performed in South Africa
A South African university said Friday that it had performed a successful penis transplant. The patient had his penis amputated three years ago following complications from a circumcision performed in his late teens, the university said.
Health Canada licensing of natural remedies 'a joke'
Natural and homeopathic products, which are often sold alongside over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs on store shelves, may be backed by little to no scientific evidence, and there’s no way for consumers to tell.
There's a Scientific Reason Why Indian Food Is So Delicious
When I die, bury me inside a vat of saag paneer. Indian food is categorically delicious: its flavors are complex, oscillating between sweet, savory, and spicy; its textures meld creamy sauces with doughy breads and tender meat and vegetables to make the s
Pro-anorexia, bulimia communities thriving online
Photos of emaciated women proudly displaying their protruding hips and ribs, as well as thinspirational quotes "fat-shaming" those who dare to eat, are shifting onto even more social media platforms.
Global Progress Against Obesity "Unacceptably Slow"
Global progress towards tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow," health experts said on Wednesday, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010.
In a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal
5 'healthy' food claims to watch out for
Many people rely on making healthy food choices to lower their risk of chronic illnesses or because they are concerned about their weight. But how much can you rely on labels? CBC's Marketplace found some labels on food shelves are misleading, or appear t
Health officials warn against ‘measles parties’
California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state.
In response to media inquiries about so-called measles parties, the California Department of Pub
End of common cold could be in sight
Scientists say 'Enigma machine' has unlocked clues to the way the virus of the common cold assembles - making it possible to stop disease in its tracks
Why the 'Prius Driving, Composting' Set Fears Vaccines
Journalist Seth Mnookin's new book, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, explores the public health scare over vaccines and autism. The 1998 paper in The Lancet by British physician Andrew Wakefield that sparked the panic has long
Anti-vaccine parents dropped by some U.S doctors
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
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