Why There’s Been a Scary Rise in Shark Attacks This Summer

The number of shark attacks in the U.S. in 2015 is slightly above average for this time of year—there have already been 23, with one fatality in Hawaii; normally, there are 30 to 40 in a whole year, with no or one fatality.

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School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot Concussions

U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

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How Wearing High Heels Can Actually Be Good for You…Until It’s Not

A new study reveals the surprising way high heels affect your ankles.

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Relax, Your Skinny Jeans Won’t Hurt You

The Internet continues to buzz over the Australian woman hospitalized for four days due to her too-skinny jeans. Here’s a reality check.

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How Skinny Jeans Sent One Woman to the Hospital

She had to stay for four days, on an IV drip.

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Climate Change Could Possibly Erase 50 Years of Health Advancements, Experts Say

The health risks posed by climate change are potentially serious enough to undo 50 years of advancements in global health, according to the findings of a new commission.

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Considering Knee Surgery? Read This First

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

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4 Summer Poisoning Hazards to Watch Out For

The wet spring in many parts of the United States has led to mold and mildew in some homes, leading people to get out the bleach.

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The Danger of Starting a Sleeping Pill

Sedative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, new research suggests.

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The Safest Place To Sit On a Train or Plane

Window seat dwellers, take note: In case of a train crash in which windows shatter, passengers in the aisle seat would be less likely to be struck by glass.

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