Health & Wellness

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:15:17 EST Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

The new study found that those who ate a large amount of dark-colored fruits and vegetables had a slower per year decline in lung function compared to those who ate fewer of these anthocyanin-filled foods.

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:15:13 EST Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed.

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:15:10 EST Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease.

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:15:13 EST Poll Finds Parents Say A Restaurant Made Kids Sick

Other places where kids got sick from bad food were school (21 percent), a friend's home (14 percent) and potlucks (11 percent).

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:15:10 EST Screenings Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls

Girls with autism, in particular, have different social behaviors that could mask their disorder, the researchers found.

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:15:07 EST 'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire

As part of a multi-pronged effort to reduce drinking, U.K. policymakers are considering allowing alcohol makers to label a wider range of products as lower in alcohol.

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:15:12 EST Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Back Pain

Still, at least one pain specialist said more research may be needed to confirm chiropractic's value for lower back pain.

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:15:27 EST Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss

New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy.

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:15:15 EST Anxiety Might Get Into Women's Bones

The researchers noted that osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease in the world. An estimated 33 percent of women and 20 percent of men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in their lives.

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:10:37 EST FDA Approves First of New Migraine Drugs

The FDA has approved the first in a new class of migraine drugs, called CGRP inhibitors, that aim to head off fight painful migraine headaches before they start.

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:15:20 EST Pools, Hot Tubs Can Harbor Dangerous Germs

And of all the outbreaks from waterborne germs between 2000 and 2014, one-third occurred in pools or hot tubs at hotels, the officials said.

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:15:29 EST U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017

In the United States, the provisional or "draft" number of births in 2017 was tallied at 3,853,472 births -- a 2 percent drop from the year before.

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:15:25 EST Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease

The best choices are oily fish with large doses of omega-3 fatty acids. The options include salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines.

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:15:22 EST Blood Type May Impact Severity of E. Coli Illness

Some people infected with this type of E. coli develop severe, watery diarrhea. For others, the infection causes only mild symptoms or none at all.

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:17:13 EST FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from opioids.

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:54:13 EST Egg Farm at Root of Salmonella Crisis Had Rodents

Thirty-five people who ate eggs traced back to the farm have been sickened since November, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the cases were in New York and Virginia.

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:48:33 EST Surgeon General Helps Save Person Mid-Flight

Surgeon General Helps Save Person Mid-Flight

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:15:30 EST Could Nonprofit Drug Firms Cut Sky-High Prices?

Earlier this year, the consortium of several large hospital systems announced it would form a nonprofit drug company called Project Rx.

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:15:28 EST Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

The study was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The researchers tracked more than 6,500 Southern California students from middle school to high school between 2010 and 2017.

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:15:18 EST Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco

Hookahs expose users to  lower, but still significant, levels of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, the researchers found.

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:15:12 EST Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers found that all the patients fared better on immunotherapy treatment than they would have on another treatment (or no treatment at all). But following treatment, male cancer patients saw their survival extended by twice as much as female patients.

Wed, 16 May 2018 19:15:12 EST More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near

But there was potential good news: The outbreak, tied to lettuce grown near Yuma, Ariz., might be nearing its end.

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:15:35 EST Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures

Although CBD oil has become a trendy cure-all, treatment of epilepsy is the only use that has garnered significant scientific evidence supporting its usefulness.

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:15:26 EST Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening.

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:15:23 EST Better Diet, Bigger Brain?

Study volunteers completed a survey about what types and how much food they ate over the past month. The survey included almost 400 food items.

Wed, 16 May 2018 15:15:18 EST New, Faster, Rabies Test Could Save Lives

Rabies is fatal if not treated early. With a better test, people exposed to potentially rabid animals could avoid the weeks-long series of shots now given to prevent the disease.

Wed, 16 May 2018 15:15:16 EST Drug Combo May Help Lower Danger After Mini-Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that more than one-third of U.S. adults have had a transient ischemic attack/mini-stroke.

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:15:19 EST Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia

Many factors could be involved in the findings, including differences in lifestyle and overall health. Also, affluent people have greater social and cultural opportunities that allow them to remain actively engaged with the world.

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:15:15 EST Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?

The pig virus, known as Porcine deltacoronavirus, was first identified in China in 2012. It was found in pigs but it was not associated with disease.

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:22:35 EST Big Rise in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among American adolescents, the study authors noted.

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:15:12 EST Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk

Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5 times greater for those with advanced polyps, compared to people without such growths.

Tue, 15 May 2018 15:57:57 EST STDs Hit Record High in California

The report noted 30 stillbirths stemming from cases of syphilis, the highest number in more than 20 years.

Tue, 15 May 2018 15:15:18 EST No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

Rates for live births were 18.3 percent in the real acupuncture group and 17.8 percent for those who got the fake treatment -- a statistically non-significant difference, the researchers said.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:15:27 EST Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:15:23 EST Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop

The number of people who tried e-cigarettes grew by nearly 13 percent in 2014, 14 percent in 2015 and 15 percent in 2016, the researchers found.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:15:20 EST Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

Prescriptions for antibiotics, antihistamines and cold medicines fell, while a growing number of kids received prescriptions for asthma, heartburn and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:04:43 EST Melania Trump Hospitalized After Kidney Surgery

Trump’s surgery marked the first time a first lady had a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987.

Tue, 15 May 2018 09:15:24 EST Can Fido Fetch the Fountain of Youth?

In dogs, the researchers now hope to add about 20 percent more to the animals' ball-chasing time on Earth.

Tue, 15 May 2018 09:15:20 EST What Makes Up the American Gut?

As of mid-2017, the scientists had analyzed data from thousands of samples provided anonymously by people from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and 42 other countries or territories.

Tue, 15 May 2018 09:15:16 EST America's Fittest City: Arlington, VA

The city received an overall score of 77.7 on the college's annual fitness index -- just half a point ahead of Minneapolis and 3.7 points ahead of neighboring Washington, D.C.

Mon, 14 May 2018 13:15:08 EST Opioid Prescriptions Tied to Perks for Doctors

And despite recent declines in overall prescribing rates, the number of prescriptions issued in 2015 was three times the number issued in 1999, the authors noted.

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:15:28 EST Parents OK with 'Justified' PG-13 Movie Violence

In general, parents were more lenient about letting their own kids see that kind of violence, versus "unjustified," random violence.

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:15:25 EST More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

Among parents who smoke cigarettes, pot use increased from 11 percent in 2002 to over 17 percent in 2015, the researchers found.

Fri, 11 May 2018 17:25:59 EST Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018

SPF, or sun protection factor, is a measure of how long sunscreen protects you from radiation from the sun that can damage your skin. Dermatologists may recommend natural sunscreens for children and others with sensitive skin.

Fri, 11 May 2018 17:15:14 EST 7 Mistakes That Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading

Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says.

Fri, 11 May 2018 15:15:11 EST Products for Black Women May Disrupt Hormones

Eleven products contained seven chemicals prohibited in the European Union or regulated under California's Proposition 65. Hair relaxers marketed for children had the highest levels of five such chemicals, the report said.

Fri, 11 May 2018 13:15:27 EST Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

Diagnosis rates in 2016 varied by as much as 300 percent between states, from a high of 6.4 percent in Rhode Island to lows of 2.1 percent in Hawaii and 3.2 percent in Nevada.

Fri, 11 May 2018 13:15:25 EST Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Across the nation, the rate of deaths from falls among those 65 and older increased 31 percent from 2007 to 2016 -- from about 18,000 to nearly 30,000, researchers found.

Fri, 11 May 2018 13:15:22 EST Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

Bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel), are the most widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs. They are designed to slow or prevent bone loss.

Fri, 11 May 2018 13:15:10 EST Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

The five antibiotic classes newly linked to kidney stone risk included sulfas (Bactrim, Gantanol); cephalosporins (Keflex); fluoroquinolones (Cipro); nitrofurantoin/methenamine (Macrobid, Hiprex); and broad-spectrum penicillins.

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