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5 Women Whose Inventions Made the World Safer

From fire escapes to the material in bulletproof vests, these inventions continue to help keep us safe.


6 Ways Drones Are Making Us Safer

In the right hands, this high-flying technology can do a world of good.

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You're Probably Wrong about How Much You Sleep

Research shows many of us over- or underestimate our ZZZs.

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CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness.

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8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Indoor Air

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean you can't clean it.

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Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

Key things to consider besides your kid's age.

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7 Small But Important Things to Bring on Spring Hikes

They can make the difference between a safe, fun hike and a downright disaster.

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Being a "Difficult" Patient Might Come Back to Bite You

In fictional scenarios, doctors who were distracted by aggressive or disrespectful patients made more diagnostic errors.

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Purina Recalls Tubs of Wet Dog Food

Vitamin and mineral levels may be off in the recalled food, the company says.

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Greenwashing Scams: How Much Does That Eco-Friendly Label Really Mean?

It’s not easy being green — so some manufacturers fake it.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe in the Hospital

What you can do to help prevent infections, medicine mix-ups and more.

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Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack.

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Is It Safe to Dye Rivers Green?

What happens when the wearing of the green includes waterways?

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11 Ways to Soundproof Your Bedroom

Silence the racket and reclaim your slumber.

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Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance.