During eclipse, ‘your eye can scorch’
The hype is true: Look directly at this month’s solar eclipse without good protection, and you can seriously damage your eyes. And not just for a little while. Read more
Colorectal cancer death rates up for young whites
A new report about colorectal cancer reveals an unexplained trend: Death rates are rising among white people under the age of 55 but dropping for African-Americans in the same age group. Read more
First responders spending more on overdose reversal drug
The Washington, D.C., fire department paid about $6 for a prefilled syringe of naloxone in 2010, says spokesman Vito Maggiolo. This year, that same syringe runs about $30. Read more
Study warns that yoga can have some health risks
Many people try yoga hoping to heal an injury, but some wind up with more aches and pains, a new study finds. Read more
Protecting your eyes if you’re watching the eclipse
When any part of the sun is uncovered and the eclipse is only partial, viewers need eye protection — even if there’s just a tiny crescent of sun left in the sky.   Read more

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