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Goop is selling vampire repellent to calm children down

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
Drop your vaginal jade eggs. The $30 'spray-able elixir' sold on Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness site contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals.

Mother-of-two describes being allergic to exercise

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
No one ever believes that Sarah Manning Norton, 47 from Massachusetts, (pictured, right with her husband, Bill) is telling the truth about her allergy, but her attacks started when she was just 17.

Obesity is linked to lower counts and quality of sperm

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
Obese men are more likely to have few sperm of lower quality, according to new research. Sperm quality and count are the two primary male factors in couples' infertility.

41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.

Map ranks US cities by exercise rates

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
A new map by Gallup ranked America's cities by exercise rates - an attempt to shed light on lifestyle habits as the nation battles an obesity epidemic.

LA exposed toxic fumes due to chemical leaks in soil

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
Exide Technologies near LA released harmful chemicals such as lead and benzene. More than 10,000 homes have been affected but city says it can only decontaminate 2,500 in the next two years.

The psychological aftermath of hurricanes

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.

Risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

Science Daily (US) - 19/09/2017
New research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground.

Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers

Science Daily (US) - 19/09/2017
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation.

Chester Bennington's wife shares family video showing 'what depression looked like to us'

ABC Australia - 19/09/2017
A video showing the late Linkin Park frontman laughing with his family hours before he took his own life serves as a reminder that depression is not always obvious.

Virus DNA test better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

ABC Australia - 19/09/2017
DNA screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer is the most effective method for detecting pre-cancerous cells, even in women vaccinated against the virus, Australian researchers find.

NHS urged to end 'inhuman' treatment of IPF sufferers

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
The British Lung Foundation warns sufferers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), such as Clare, from Cambridge (pictured) are left to die without access to services or treatment.

Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites

News Medical (Australia) - 19/09/2017
As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome- a mysterious red meat allergy- are among the most serious.

Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier

New York Times - 19/09/2017
An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.

Cholesterol-like molecules act as ‘cut-off’ switch for engine that powers cancer-killing cells

News Medical (Australia) - 19/09/2017
Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that cholesterol-like molecules, called oxysterols, act as a "cut-off" switch making it hard for our 'Natural Killer' cells to win the war against cancer.

Experts discuss link between breast milk components, circadian variation, and infant health

News Medical (Australia) - 19/09/2017
The fat content and levels of several key nutrients and hormones in breast milk vary with the mother's circadian rhythm, which may have implications for the timing of breastfeeding and feeding of expressed milk, especially for high-risk infants.