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Breast cancer survivors, who lose muscle mass, can benefit from strength training, studies suggest

Breast cancer is more survivable than ever. Strength training is a key to helping women survive well. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Lynn Panton, Florida State University and Ashley...

What’s the difference between hay and straw?

Oct. 9, 2018 - There are a lot of fun sayings out there that involve the word “hay”. “We better make hay while the...

Studded winter tires cost more lives than they save

Oct. 2, 2018 - Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now shown that studded winter tyres cost more lives than they save....

Millions of Drowned Pigs, Other Animals Prompt ‘Stop Eating Meat’ Ad

Asheville, N.C. Oct. 1, 2018– In response to the deaths of more than 5,500 pigs and 4.1 million chickens and turkeys during Hurricane Florence—all...

New Planned Parenthood Video on How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 26, 2018 — The public discourse around the accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has included...

Books: Why vaccines are important — A plea against vaccinophobia

Sept. 241, 2018 - The increasing distrust in vaccinations has triggered an extensive scientific and public debate over whether or not it is useful,...

CHP Promotes Child Passenger Safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sept. 21, 2018 – Every day, thousands of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle.    During Child Passenger...

‘Hoppy’ beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol

September 19, 2018 - The forgotten art of "dry-hopping" beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side...

Over 70 Million Vehicles On The Road With Open Recalls

Washington D.C. Sept. 18, 2018 - 70 million vehicles on the road with open recalls poses a significant highway safety danger.  “While these open...

What consumers should do to get fair claims payments in the wake of Hurricane...

Washington, D.C. September 18, 2018 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today warned consumers to prepare to file claims for damage resulting from...

Nevada mom wins America State Parks photo contest – image features Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe, Nev. September 17, 2018 - The Nevada Division of State Parks, within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is excited...

Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?

September 11, 2018 - Have you ever noticed that warning about raw or undercooked seafood at the bottom of restaurant menus? Ever wondered why...

Fax machines and coffee pots – the surprising ways you could be hacked

Shutterstock Keith Martin, Royal Holloway September 6, 2018 - Hopefully you protect your computers from cyber attacks. You might have anti-virus software on your phone, tablet,...

Leave No Trace: Campfire Alternatives (VIDEO)

September 3, 2018 - Ever find yourself in a place where fires are impractical or not allowed? Check out our campfire alternatives to light...

Why plastic bottles are recycled into clothes (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 — Exercise clothes and trendy handbags made from recycled plastic are all the rage and help consumers feel as if...

Pew Research Center: A new way to categorize Americans by religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 29, 2018 – Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist,...

At-Risk MPG Standards Could Cost Future Labor Day Travelers

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 28, 2018 - Today’s fuel efficiency standards are saving more than 35 million Americans money at the pump this Labor Day...

California State Parks Encourages Visitors to End Summer Safely this Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2018 - Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts it is another opportunity...

Sierra Magazine Announces 2018 Ranking of America’s “Cool Schools”

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 27, 2018 - Today, Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, released its twelfth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough shut-eye, most fixes...

Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com Brandon Peters-Mathews, Stanford University August 27, 2018 - The serious consequences of sleep deprivation...