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What to Know About Pumpkin Spice Lattes, From a Nutritionist Who Loves Them

What to Know About Pumpkin Spice Lattes, From a Nutritionist Who Loves Them

Health
As the summer winds to end, I start to get excited about all things fall, including sweater-and-boot weather, Halloween, and yes, pumpkin spice lattes! If you're a PSL fan like me, here's some good news: This season the cozy fall beverage is coming back earlier than ever. Dunkin Donuts is debuting their pumpkin latte on Monday, and the Starbucks PSL returns the following day. Before you know it, the drink will be everywhere...which might lead you to wonder, is one brand's recipe is healthier than the rest? Well, here's the not-so-great, and not-terribly-surprising news: Most pumpkin spice lattes are high in sugar and processed ...
Flu season is here: What you need to know about the flu vaccine

Flu season is here: What you need to know about the flu vaccine

Health
It’s the start of fall, which means flu season is here. Last year, flu hospitalizations were the highest they’ve ever been; 106 out of every 100,000 people were hospitalized for the flu in the 2017-18 season, with people over age 65 accounting for 58 percent of those hospitalizations and 180 pediatric deaths. Flu and the common cold can both make you feel crummy, but they are caused by different viruses. Colds are usually milder and do not result in serious health problems associated with the flu, like pneumonia or hospitalizations. Right now, being prepared is the best thing you can do before the season hits. Here’s what you need to know. Flu season may start as early as October in North America, but generally, it begins sometime in the fall and ends in March. Th...
Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private.It follows Thursday's decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sue Mr Musk for alleged securities fraud.Under the deal, Mr Musk will remain as Tesla CEO but has to step down as chairman for three years.Both he and Tesla will also have to pay a $ 20m (£15m) fine.The SEC's chairman Jay Clayton said that he supported the deal, and felt that it was in the best interests of US markets and investors, including the shareholders of Tesla."This matter reaffirms an important principle embodied in our disclosure-based federal securities law...
6 Big Myths About Hydration

6 Big Myths About Hydration

Health
Fact: Your body knows the difference The thinking here is that you're apt to dive into a big bag of M&M's when what you really need is to swig H2O. Reality check: Snack attacks are usually due to any number of reasons (boredom, habit, stress) besides thirst. In fact, "studies in animals show that being thirsty may actually make you eat less during the day," says Rolls. You're unlikely to mix up true thirst and hunger because the sensations aren't even similar. "They feel different and are regulated by separate mechanisms in your body," says Rolls. When you're low on fluids, your cell and blood volumes decrease, and you get an unpleasantly dry, tacky-feeling mouth. Hunger, on the other hand, is driven by gut hormone...
5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News A proposed rule from the White House would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of public assistance — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing subsidies. Green cards allow them to live and work permanently in the United States. “Those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. The proposal, announced Saturday night, marks a new frontier in the administration’s long-term effort to curb immigration, both legal and illegal. It already has spurred intense criticism from Democrats, anti-poverty activists, health care organizations and immigrants’ rights ...