President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he wants the Food and Drug Administration to consider taking flavored e-cigarette products off the market. Trump told reporters that “very, very strong action” may be needed to protect “innocent children” from potential risks. The FDA is still working on its final guidance on...
LONDON, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two female penguins are set to raise the first “gender neutral” chick, a London aquarium said on Wednesday, the latest same-sex penguin parents to take a furry baby under their wings. Rocky and Marama, who have been together for six breeding seasons,...
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is holding steadfast in her belief that her version of “Medicare for All” is indeed “the best,” as she said during an August forum. But, the presidential hopeful’s unwavering defense of her self-drafted health care plan didn’t deter progressive activist, lawyer and author Ady Barkan...
As Texas continues to enact laws making it harder for women to obtain abortions — and impossible for towns and cities to provide funding for abortion care — a liberal stronghold city is sidestepping these restrictions to make the procedure more accessible.   The city of Austin voted this...
Fox News’ Shep Smith did not hold back in expressing his outrage over the vaping industry peddling problematic claims of safety and marketing products to children during a contentious interview with industry lobbyist Tony Abboud on Wednesday. “Do you have a problem representing an industry that’s addicting kids to...
BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs. At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird, odd and sometimes head-scratching scientific discoveries. This year’s winners included: Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured...
Childhood obesity has been called an epidemic, but in some ways, that’s wishful thinking. Because with an epidemic, you can usually pinpoint a cause and potential solutions. Childhood obesity is more like fighting a hundred infections at once and trying every medication you’ve got, hoping something sticks. Worldwide, obesity...
I’m no stranger to therapy. I’ve had a Quaker therapist sit sweetly in her rainbowed office and suggest veganism as a cure for my sudden depression. I saw a palliative care psychotherapist for many months of grief counseling after my partner died. When my third infected knee replacement had...
Whole Foods, now part of Jeff Bezos’ ever-growing empire, is cutting medical coverage for some of its part-time workers beginning next year, the company confirmed to HuffPost on Friday. The decision was made “in order to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and...
Traci Pirri is a trauma counselor, so you might assume she inherently knows how to prioritize mental health. But, while she is a therapist in her work, her struggles as a parent are the same as those many others deal with.“We have extremely limited time, spend all our...