Health

These Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Pancakes Are Actually Good for You

If Tagalongs—those peanut butter-and-chocolate pockets of yumminess—are your jam come Girl Scout Cookie season, but you just can’t let yourself eat cookies for breakfast (even in cereal form), you are in luck: We’ve created a pancake recipe that incorporates that classic PB-chocolate combo, looks super appealing (chocolate chip pancakes!), is really easy to make (whip it up in a blender) ...

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US patients await Obamacare’s fate

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG As Republicans begin their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, patients weigh in on how the act has changed their medical care. At first, 20-year-old Duncan DeLoach figured that the persistent, squeezing feeling he had at the base of his spine was just a pulled muscle. But the pain intensified to the point where, on the ...

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Fox News under fire after pressuring news anchor Megyn Kelly to lose 25 pounds

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Megyn Kelly has struggled with weight all her life. Two years ago Fox News told her to “Shape up or shape out”, she either needed to lose 25 pounds or find a new network to work for. Kelly, who wore a size 16 then, watched the pounds melt away. At her heaviest she weighed 185 pounds, ...

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Obamacare boosted number of people with health insurance in every state, decreased cost barriers to care, study finds

A lot of people got health insurance under Obamacare — and they’ve elected a president who has vowed to take it away. A new study out Wednesday notes that all 50 states and the District of Columbia saw decreases — often sharp decreases — in their rates of people lacking health insurance after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Nine ...

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Film highlights Fiji’s baffling rate of albinism

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Fiji is a popular destination for travellers in search of tropical beaches and sunshine, but many visitors would be unaware the country struggles with an unusually high rate of albinism. A new film has highlighted the issue, writes Ben Collins. Christine Nestel called Fiji’s largest television station to ask if she could use footage from a ...

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John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG “With John’s passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend,” Obama said. “John spent his life breaking barriers, from defending our freedom as a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, to setting a transcontinental speed record, to becoming, at age 77, the oldest human ...

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US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in more than two decades. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics showed a drop for men from 76.5 years in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015, and from 81.3 to 81.2 for women. The preliminary figures show rises in several causes of death, ...

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India doctor to operate on ‘500kg’ Egyptian woman

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa ...

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British photographer David Hamilton found dead in Paris, as his alleged rape victims say he has escaped justice

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG British photographer David Hamilton has died in Paris on Friday night at the age of 83 after committing suicide, according to police sources. Mr Hamilton,who had lived much of his life in France and whose works had appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was found unresponsive in his home by a neighbour who alerted emergency services, the sources ...

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The 15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG 1. Soda Pop Sodas are a sugar loaded, empty source of calories that can be very detrimental to your health. In addition to being linked with weight gain, inflammation, and insulin resistance, this sweet caffeinated beverage can lead to gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This condition causes the stomach acid to leak back into the esophagus resulting in ...

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