Health & Wellness

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:15:06 EST Bayer to Halt Sales of Essure Birth Control Implant

Drug maker Bayer announced Friday that it would stop US sales of the birth control implant Essure by the end of 2018.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:15:10 EST FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

Synthetic marijuana products spiked with an ingredient in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations, the FDA says. The contaminant -- a blood thinner called brodifacoum -- can cause severe bleeding and has been found in products with names such as K2 and Spice.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:19:42 EST Women Diabetics' Cancer Risk Higher than Men's

Among people with diabetes, women have a 6 percent higher risk of cancer than men, researchers have found.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:19:42 EST Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer

One low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer and as much as a 30 percent improvement in survival for ovarian cancer patients, two new studies have found.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:15:08 EST Later-Life Fractures Boost Risk of Early Death

People over age 50 who break a bone may face a higher risk of death in the 10 years after the injury, a new study says.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:44:41 EST Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90

Ninety people have gotten sick from raw turkey tainted with salmonella bacteria in 26 states, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned on Thursday. Forty people have been hospitalized.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:25:39 EST Summer Safety: Saltwater A Lethal Threat to Dogs

From too much heat to a lack of fresh water, dogs and other pets face summertime threats. One Florida man learned that hard way that saltwater can be deadly for dogs.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:15:11 EST Report: Fewer US Teens Using Drugs, Alcohol

In the last 40 years, increasing numbers of US teens have reported never using alcohol or drugs.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:15:09 EST Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives But With Big Risks

People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers have found.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:15:12 EST U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly

A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of a new study said. The researchers suspect the economic downturn in 2008 prompted people to comfort themselves with alcohol.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:15:11 EST Supplement May Ease Sickle Cell Pain

Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients' number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, researchers have found.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:15:09 EST Study: Adults Raised By Lesbians Are All Right

Young adults raised by lesbian moms are faring as well as -- or even better than -- other U.S. kids their age, according to the largest, longest-running study to track child development in these families.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:20:04 EST More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every 100,000 pregnancies in the United States, researcher at the New York University School of Medicine say.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:15:07 EST Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart attack recurrence, even in a polluted city, a 20-year-study has found.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:54:15 EST Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise

Female alcohol use disorder in the United States more than doubled from 2002 to 2013, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:15:12 EST Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania

People who were hospitalized for an episode of mania (hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia) were 3.5 times as likely to have ever eaten nitrate-cured meats as those with no history of a serious mental disorder, researchers have found.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:15:09 EST Could an Early Dinner Lower Risk of Some Cancers?

People who ate their evening meal before 9 p.m. or waited at least two hours after supper before going to sleep had a 20 percent lower cancer risk than those who ate supper after 10 p.m. or those who ate and went to bed soon after, according to a new study.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:15:11 EST Americans Want Lab-Created Meat Labeled

Meat created in labs from animal cells should be labeled as different from the traditionally produced product, nearly half the respondents said in a recent survey by Consumer Reports.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:34:36 EST HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer

On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. Nobody thinks it should be standard treatment, but it will spur more testing.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:15:18 EST Jury Still Out on Probiotics

Probiotics are trendy for sure, but they could harm some patients, and researchers have done a poor job tracking their safety, a new review argues.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:46:04 EST 1 in 4 Docs Report Sexual Harassment by Patients

In a recent survey by Medscape, 27% of doctors said they had been sexually harassed by patients in the office, including those who acted in an overtly sexual manner toward the physician; asked for a date; patients who tried to touch, grope, or grab them. In all three categories, the harassment happened more frequently to female physicians.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:17:33 EST McDonald’s Nixes Salads; More than 150 Fall Ill

The CDC has found 61 laboratory-confirmed cases in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In each, the affected patient said they ate a salad from McDonald’s.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:15:17 EST New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS

Researchers hope a new MRI test that tracks iron levels in the brain will help predict how fast multiple sclerosis progresses and how severe it could be.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:15:14 EST Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

Teens who used their smartphones "many times" a day were at increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms over the next two years, researchers found. But that doesn’t prove that digital media are to blame, the author of an accompanying editorial wrote.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:15:09 EST Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism

Kids with autism show differences in the structure and function of a brain circuit that helps you take pleasure in social interaction -- something that people with autism struggle with, researchers have found.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:15:06 EST Hidden Blood in Feces Can Signal More Than Cancer

Blood in your stool, even if it's not visible, can be a sign of a number of potentially deadly conditions, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, researchers in Scotland say.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:01:44 EST Illnesses Linked to Venezuela Crab Meat: FDA

Illnesses began between April 1 and July 3, with eight cases in Maryland, two in Louisiana and one each in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:15:15 EST Vitamin D Little Help Against Brain Diseases

There's no special protective benefit for the brain in vitamin D, a new review of research on the topic has found.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:59:52 EST Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?

Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:38:33 EST Working Yourself to Death: Long Hours Bring Risks

Putting in long hours at the office could make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric disorders, research suggests.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:15:14 EST Study: Nearly Half of Gay Men Face Domestic Abuse

In a University of Michigan study of gay men, 46 percent reported some form of intimate partner abuse in the last year, including physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behavior.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:15:09 EST Eczema Can Dramatically Hurt Quality of Life

The allergic skin condition eczema can seriously damage overall health and quality of life, a new survey finds.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:25:38 EST FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity

The FDA is investigating how much NDMA is in the recalled products and is trying to find out the possible effects on patients who have been taking them.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:15:17 EST Opioids Given Too Easily to Children, Study Finds

More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition requiring powerful painkillers, researchers have found.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:15:14 EST Smoking May Boost Risk of AFib

Smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk is reduced considerably in those who quit, researchers in Norway have found.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:15:07 EST Too Few Kids Screened For Developmental Delays

Fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems, researchers at John Hopkins University report.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:15:16 EST Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:15:14 EST 100 Now Sick from Salmonella-Tainted Cereal

Salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has now sickened 100 people across 33 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:15:07 EST 1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues

One in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are having thinking problems, like confusion and memory loss, which the CDC says are not a normal part of aging.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:20:44 EST Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods

Large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers have a genetic risk for canine DCM, a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:15:20 EST Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:15:14 EST Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

Differences in genes and life experience change the structure of every individual's brain, so no two are just alike, a new study confirms.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:15:12 EST Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

Young athletes who have ADHD may be more likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety after a concussion, new research shows.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:15:08 EST Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension

New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:15:14 EST Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'

The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:15:09 EST Researchers Probe Autism's Origins in the Brain

Researchers are looking for clues to autism in the structure of the brain, specifically the cerebellum.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:47:44 EST Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:15:14 EST Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

Half of Americans say they've tried to lose weight in the past year -- including two-thirds of those who were obese, CDC researchers say.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:15:08 EST Immune Therapy May Help Melanoma in the Brain

A therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells has been found to help people with melanoma that has spread to the brain.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:15:13 EST Study: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain

Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in a study that tracked more than 1,300 people until they died.

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