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Study: 1 in 3 young adults suffers from loneliness in U.S.

If people are using social media to forge connections in addition to old-fashioned face time, that's one thing. But, Maddux said, if they just passively scroll through people's photos of their fabulous vacations -- or have online connections that are otherwise "unsatisfying" -- that's differen...

Man with epilepsy who couldn’t cook for himself, wash or travel alone denied disability benefits after appearing ‘well dressed’

Murray couldn’t even travel to and from work or cook a meal for himself because it was too dangerous. Plus, the 38-year-old from West Sussex was already on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), so he assumed transferring over to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) wouldn’t be an issue. He was wro...

America’s doctors warn Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing tech platforms, prompting outbreaks that can 'debilitate and kill'

On Wednesday, the American Medical Association (AMA), the largest professional group of doctors in the US, sent an open letter to the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, voicing concern that parents are taking in all kinds of fake information about childhood vacci...

Psychedelic Microdosing in Rats Shows Beneficial Effects

The growing popularity of microdosing — taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs to boost mood and mental acuity — is based on anecdotal reports of its benefits. Now, a study in rats by researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggests microdosing can provide relief for symptoms of ...

Lavender Oil's Effects on Anxiety

Herbs, flowers, and other plants have been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. There is evidence suggesting that the herb yarrow was used as long as 60,000 years ago in what is modern day Iraq to treat wounds. Evidence also suggests that ancient Europeans used the fruit found in birch t...

Death metal inspires joy not violence

"Many people enjoy sad music, and that's a bit of a paradox - why would we want to make ourselves sad?" he asked. "The same can be said of music with aggressive or violent themes. For us, it's a psychological paradox - so [as scientists] we're curious, and at the same time we recognise that vi...

A slew of CEOs charged in college entrance cheating scam

Two high-profile actresses and a slew of top business executives, including a former head of Pimco and a founder of Hercules Capital, were among more than 40 people charged in a $25 million cheating scheme to help wealthy students to gain admission to top colleges, law enforcement officials sa...

Johnson & Johnson acted as opioid 'kingpin,' Oklahoma AG says

(CNN)Johnson & Johnson acted as an opioid "kingpin" by using a web of foreign and domestic subsidiaries to supply raw materials "necessary to manufacture the opioid pain medications thrust upon the unsuspecting public since the 1990s," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter alleged in court...

Trump 2020 budget: Which department budgets would be cut

The Trump administration released its 2020 budget request on Monday, proposing major cuts to federal government spending. While the cuts are unlikely to become reality — Congress has rejected many of Trump’s previous requests — the budget is an important signal of the administration’s prioriti...

White House Holds Briefing on President's FY 2020 Budget

Acting White House Budget Director Russell Vought held a briefing with reporters on the president’s 2020 budget request. Following his remarks, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders talked about the Ethiopian Airlines crash the previous weekend from which there were no survivors, and answered a range ...

Mueller probe already financed through September: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team he assembled to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump and his associates have been funded through the end of September 2019, three U.S. officials said on Monday, an indication that the probe has funding to keep it going for m...

'No vaccine, no school' in Italy

Under Italy's so-called Lorenzin law - named after the former health minister who introduced it - children must receive a range of mandatory immunisations before attending school. They include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.

On Monday - the last day for...

'No vaccine, no school' in Italy

Under Italy's so-called Lorenzin law - named after the former health minister who introduced it - children must receive a range of mandatory immunisations before attending school. They include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.

On Monday - the last day for...

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in Homeless Populations

“Our homeless crisis is increasingly becoming a public-health crisis,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in his State of the State speech in February, citing outbreaks of hepatitis A in San Diego County, syphilis in Sonoma County, and typhus in Los Angeles County.

“The hygiene situ...