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Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 05:04 AM EST

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 01:28 PM EST

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of...

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 11:24 PM EST

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Power, control, and a pathological desire to elicit fear all play into why a man might engage in exhibitionism, sex therapists say, in the wake of bombshell revelations against comedian Louis C.K. Experts...

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM EST

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

Sexual harassment not only have negative mental effects on victims and survivors, it can also have physical effects as well, experts tell NBC News Better. Dr. Colleen Cullen, a licensed clinical psychologist...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:22 PM EST

Signs Your Teen Might Have Anxiety or Depression

Signs Your Teen Might Have Anxiety or Depression

Doreen Gentzler explains what signs of anxiety and depression in teens that parents should look for.

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 01:34 PM EST

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Ninety-one people in the U.S. die every day from opioid-related overdoses, but there’s a tool that can reverse the effects of an overdose that more and more law enforcement agencies and paramedics are now...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM EST

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:03 PM EST

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 01:20 PM EST

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

More than 600,000 people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. That pace tracks with previous years despite persistent political...

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