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Hospitalized Netanyahu: Drink Plenty of Water

Prime minister, who had reported dizziness, may have been dehydrated

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to a hospital on Saturday after reporting what he called "mild dizziness," a statement from his office said. Tests showed no abnormalities, CNN reports his aides said, and a video was released in which he says he feels well. Still, Netanyahu,...

Study Links Poor Hydration to Early Aging, Chronic Disease

This 'supports the concept that as a population we are probably not drinking enough water'

(Newser) - A new study has added to the ocean of evidence that suggests staying hydrated is vitally important for good health. In a National Institutes of Health study published in the Lancet , researchers said drinking enough water appears to significantly lower the risk of chronic disease, premature aging, and premature death,...

Hiker Runs Out of Water, Dies in Badlands National Park

Men celebrating graduation were on an unmarked trail linked to social media challenge

(Newser) - A hiker on a trip to celebrate his college graduation died after running out of water and collapsing on an unmarked trail in Badlands National Park. Sheriff's officials said Maxwell Right, 22, of St. Louis died Wednesday of "suspected dehydration and exposure," People reports. A 21-year-old Missouri...

Missing Woman Found Alive in Arizona After 6 Days

Jessica Goodwin vanished 'under abnormal circumstances,' sheriff's officials say

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who disappeared last week has been found and airlifted to a hospital. Jessica Goodwin, 28, was suffering from severe dehydration when she was located Sunday afternoon, KPNX reports. Her condition is improving, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said. "This is the outcome we have all...

Family of Inmate Who Died of Dehydration Will Get $6.75M

Jail staff cut water to Milwaukee man's cell

(Newser) - The family of an inmate who died a slow death from dehydration after water to his cell was cut off has received one of the largest settlements for a jail death in American history. Terrill Thomas, 38, died in solitary confinement in April 2016, seven days after water was cut...

Teen Dies After Boy Scouts Run Out of Water

16-year-old showed signs of dehydration on hike

(Newser) - A 16-year-old died on a Boy Scout hike in Arizona after the group ran out of water. The group hiked the 1,500-foot Picacho Peak last Saturday, officials said, and drank the last of its water at the top, the Arizona Republic reports. The boy reportedly showed signs of dehydration...

Dehydrated? Your Cognitive Function Could Be Impacted

New research finds that cognitive abilities are affected at just 2% dehydration

(Newser) - Dehydration can impact more than just your physical health, a new study finds. Researchers found that at a "mild to moderate" level of dehydration—the loss of fluid equal to 2% of their body weight—athletes experienced problems with attention and decision-making, Reuters reports. And those problems got worse...

3 Charged in Death of Inmate Denied Water for a Week

Prosecutors say Terrill Thomas was left to die in April 2016

(Newser) - A Wisconsin jail commander and two other staffers face charges after prosecutors say they left an inmate to die. Terrill Thomas, 38, died of dehydration in the solitary confinement unit of Milwaukee County Jail in April 2016 after a week without water. Though the move was against regulation at the...

Jimmy Carter Collapses While Building Home

Habitat for Humanity says former president suffering dehydration

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Canada after he collapsed while building a Habitat for Humanity home Thursday in Winnipeg, CBC reports. The 92-year-old former president was using a handsaw to cut wood for a staircase at the time. The reason given for Carter's collapse was dehydration. According to the...

Officer Allegedly Cut Inmate's Water a Week Before His Death

His family says it was 'a form of torture'

(Newser) - As Terrill Thomas was placed in solitary confinement at Milwaukee County Jail on April 17, 2016, a corrections officer was seen on surveillance video turning off the water in his cell. It remained off for seven days before Thomas, 38, died of dehydration, a jury heard Monday. The six jurors...

Sources: Clinton's Real Problem Is She Won't Drink Water

She planned to 'power through' illness

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has many talents, but successfully staying hydrated is apparently not among them, according to insiders who say trying to get Clinton to drink water is a constant headache for aides. "She won't drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,"...

Doomsday Food Is Now Food for Every Day

'Best thing that can happen for my business is Hillary Clinton winning the presidency'

(Newser) - Doomsday food is all grown up, and it's not just being marketed for "preparedness" anymore. "The zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen," a rep for freeze-dried food maker Mountain House, tells the Wall Street Journal , which had staffers try different foods and got myriad reactions...

Prince Hospitalized After Emergency Landing in Illinois

The musician has reportedly had the flu for weeks

(Newser) - Musical superstar Prince was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after his private jet made an emergency landing in Illinois, TMZ reports. The 57-year-old musician had been suffering from the flu for weeks and had canceled two shows earlier this month but performed Thursday night in Atlanta despite still...

Family: Inmate Died Because She Was Denied Water

Joyce Curnell was found dead in her cell on July 22

(Newser) - A lawyer says a South Carolina woman died in police custody last year because she was denied a basic necessity: water. Joyce Curnell, 50, was suffering from sickle cell disease, alcoholism, and hypertension, when she went to the emergency room with stomach flu last July. She was treated and released...

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day? Not So Fast

New guidelines suggest a different approach

(Newser) - We've all heard we should drink eight glasses of water a day. But the advice isn't based on scientific evidence, and for some people it may be flat out wrong, report researchers in Harvard Health Letter . They conclude that 30 to 50 ounces of fluid intake a day...

America's Kids Are Dehydrated
 America's Kids Are Dehydrated 
study says

America's Kids Are Dehydrated

Study: Many of them don't drink any water at all

(Newser) - If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 19, there's a good chance he or she is dehydrated. In a new study , Harvard scientists analyzed data on more than 4,000 students in that age range collected via the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey—among...

App Tells You When Your Breath Stinks

The 'Mint' measures users' halitosis-inducing compounds

(Newser) - Sticking a sensor into your mouth to calculate your hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen disulfide, and methyl mercaptan levels may sound at first like something you'd see in a sci-fi movie or in NASA astronaut training, but it's actually designed for a more practical, everyday purpose: to measure how bad...

Coffee Not the Dehydrating Villain It's Made Out to Be

The BBC declares coffee's bad rap a myth

(Newser) - Humankind downs some 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day, making for some mean dehydration, right? That's the conventional wisdom, but it just might not be true, explains Claudia Hammond for the BBC . She digs into the existing research on caffeine—most dehydration-related studies zero in on that...

EU to Water Bottlers: H20 Won't Stop Dehydration

Companies face 2 years in prison for making claim

(Newser) - "Water prevents dehydration"? The EU is warning water companies not to make such outrageous claims. After a 3-year investigation into the effects of water, EU officials announced this week that bottled-water producers are forbidden from making the statement—and risk 2 years in prison if they do. A...

Skeleton in Bank Chimney in Louisiana is Missing Man from 1984

 Skeleton in 
 Bank Chimney 
 Is Missing Man 
 From 1984 

Skeleton in Bank Chimney Is Missing Man From 1984

He got wedged in 27 years ago

(Newser) - It's sort of a good news-bad news situation for one Louisiana family. On one hand, they finally know what happened to Joseph Schexnider, who vanished in 1984—on the other, he died inside a local bank chimney 27 years ago. Construction workers renovating a historic bank discovered skeletal remains...

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