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Your Body: How to Minimize Chlorine Damage While Swimming

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­tor­Sum­mer is the time for sun­shine, sip­ping lemon­ade and swim­ming. But could it be risky?Swimming puts your hair and skin in direct con­tact with chlo­rine, which can have some pret…

 

Heroin Addiction Epidemic on the Rise in the U.S.

Jeng_Niamwhan/iStock/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) –  A top fed­eral drug enforce­ment offi­cial says the heroin addic­tion epi­demic in the United States is the worst he’s ever seen.
More deaths occur every year from over­doses than gun­shot wounds or car acc…

 

Kroger Recalls Four Store-Brand Seasonings

Svetl/iStock/ThinkStock(CINCINNATI) — Kroger is recall­ing four of its store-brand spices over fears of a pos­si­ble sal­mo­nella con­t­a­m­i­na­tion.
The spices being recalled include Kroger Ground Cin­na­mon, Kroger Gar­lic Pow­der, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepp…

 

What You Need to Know About Outbreak Linked to Cilantro

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A surge of out­breaks related to a micro­scopic par­a­site has offi­cials from the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion ban­ning all cilantro imported from a Mex­i­can state.Cilantro farms in Pubela have been blamed for causi…

 

Study: Teen Girls Face Leadership Biases

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — For the last few decades, women have been break­ing pro­fes­sional bar­ri­ers. But a new report by Harvard’s Edu­ca­tional School reveals there’s a hid­den bar­rier teen girls are run­ning up against.“Girl…

 

Deadly MERS Outbreak Virtually Over, South Korea Says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — The deadly MERS virus that rat­tled South Korea with 36 deaths is now vir­tu­ally gone.With no news cases of the Mid­dle East Res­pi­ra­tory Syn­drome in more than three weeks, the country’s prime min­is­ter told resident…

 

Boy, 11, Starts Foundation to Make Sick Kids Smile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A child’s smile can light up any room, but it may be harder to find smil­ing young faces in a children’s hospital.Martand Bha­ga­vat­ula, 12, of Yorba Linda, Cal­i­for­nia, was deter­mined to do some­thing about that.&