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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:15:08 EST Morning Sickness Drug May Not Work: Study

The drug, Diclegis, failed to meet minimum effectiveness goals in the clinical trial relied upon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval in 2013, Canadian researchers reported.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:15:06 EST Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

The new research on men surveyed 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers and 789 runners. All completed several research-validated questionnaires about sexual health, prostate symptoms, urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, among other factors.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:20:58 EST Parents, Be Warned About Button Batteries: Doctor

When a doctor in the Netherlands tweeted this stark X-ray shot of a “button” or “disk” battery lodged in a child’s esophagus, people took notice. Her post has been retweeted more than 8,000 times since early January.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:57 EST Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report

All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:15:08 EST Don't Rely on Just One BP Test for Kids: Study

They found that nearly 25 percent of children and teens who had their blood pressure checked by their primary care doctor had readings in the high range, but less than half of those readings were confirmed when their blood pressure was checked again.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:15:07 EST Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain

For eons, researchers have wondered what sets the da Vincis, Shakespeares and Einsteins apart. Results from this new study offer more evidence to debunk the popular notion that creativity is a "right brain" activity.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:51:52 EST Jane Fonda Has Cancerous Growth Removed From Lip

The 80-year-old downplayed the situation and noted that she received a clean bill of health, NBC News reported.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:43:17 EST FDA Works to Ease Storm-related IV Bag Shortage

The agency is also monitoring the recent practice of filling new, but empty, IV bags with fluids to deal with the shortage.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:15:09 EST Trump in 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health, Doctor Says

The annual four-hour medical exam took place Friday and involved 12 specialty consultants, Jackson noted. He added that none of the results of the exam had been omitted from mention at the news briefing.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:51:05 EST CVS: No More Photo Touchups in Beauty Product Ads

If suppliers use altered photos in their marketing materials, they will be labeled.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:15:17 EST Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane for Diabetics

The study began with 120 patients with type 2 diabetes from the United States and Taiwan. Half underwent weight-loss surgery while the other half had only lifestyle interventions.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:15:07 EST Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome

The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10 countries.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:38:44 EST Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts

Do alternative therapies really work?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:15:16 EST Breast-Feed Now, Stave Off Diabetes Later

In babies, breast-feeding has been linked to a reduced risk for infections, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, some cancers and childhood overweight and obesity.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:15:08 EST To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep

The lab study included 57 university students who took five minutes before going to bed to either write down what they needed to do over the next few days, or to list the tasks they had completed during the previous few days.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:15:08 EST Sauna May Be as Good as Exercise for the Heart

On average, the study found, sauna users saw a drop in blood pressure and artery "stiffness" immediately after their heat bath. They also showed an increase in heart rate that was similar to the effect from moderate exercise.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:15:05 EST Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not

Spontaneous rupture of the back of the throat is rare and usually caused by trauma, explained the authors of the report, published Jan. 15.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:09:31 EST CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

The number of people stricken by the flu continues to increase across the U.S., closing schools and filling hospitals, according to the CDC.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:15:07 EST Fungus, Bacteria Could Lurk In Your Dishwasher

Microbes -- from bacteria to viruses to fungi -- are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:15:17 EST BRCA Breast Cancer Gene Doesn't Affect Survival

BRCA mutations are inherited and increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Between 45 percent and 90 percent of women with a BRCA mutation develop breast cancer, compared with about 12.5 percent of women in the general population.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:15:15 EST Pregnant Women Getting UTI Meds Linked to Defects

The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) -- have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:15:24 EST Old Age Not Only Cause Of Surgery Complications

A review of 44 studies that included more than 12,000 people aged 60 and older found that frailty, mental impairment, depressive symptoms and smoking increased the risk for complications after surgery.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:15:09 EST Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:15:16 EST Raw Meat Not the Best Choice for Your Dog ... or You

Raw meat diets for pets have become increasingly popular, but there is no evidence that they are healthier than typical pet foods, the researchers said.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:15:12 EST Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby's heart rate was dropping rapidly during contractions.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:15:11 EST FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids

These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:15:09 EST Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:20:37 EST Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Stop Addiction

Tamper-resistant opioid pills -- one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse -- aren't stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:11:59 EST Graphic: What Really Helps Your Brain?

WebMD graphic shows what works for brain health.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:15:22 EST 'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Joints?

Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:15:08 EST Those With 'Obesity Genes' May Gain Most From Healthy Eating

A new study suggests that even those who carry an inherited predisposition to pack on excess pounds are not destined to become obese.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:15:12 EST Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:15:10 EST Astronauts May Get Space Fever

The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:12:54 EST Boy, 6, Undergoes Experimental Rabies Treatment

It is nearly always fatal once symptoms develop. But his doctors haven’t given up.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:15:09 EST Choose Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis?

Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study said they'd use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix, according to a team led by surgeon Dr. Marc Basson, of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:15:07 EST Dolphins Beat Humans, Chimps at ...

Using mirror images, researchers found that bottlenose dolphins show signs of self-awareness earlier in life than humans and chimpanzees.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:16:43 EST CDC: E.coli Outbreak Threat Likely Over Soon

There has been one death and nine people have been hospitalized, including two with kidney failure, CNN reported.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:15:17 EST Hormone Therapy May Aid Menopausal Depression

Surprisingly, for women with a past history of major depression -- which is a known risk factor for future depression -- hormone therapy didn't appear to lessen the risk of depressive symptoms.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:15:09 EST Breast Dissatisfaction Leads To Fewer Self-Checks

These women are also more likely to put off seeing a doctor if they do find a suspicious lump in their breast, the study found.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:15:17 EST Some Lung Cancer Patients Don't Get Best Treatment

This less-than-optimal care is reducing survival rates, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:19:00 EST Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

In the West, emergency rooms in California and Arizona are packed with people struck by the flu, and drugs that ease the illness are in short supply as doctors  struggle with a sharp spike in cases.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:15:09 EST CDC: Too Many Babies Still Die Needlessly of SIDS

Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:15:07 EST Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:15:17 EST Blood Banks Need January Donors

Blood bank supplies tend to be low in January because the holidays and the season's typically inclement weather often keep people from going to a donation site.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:15:10 EST Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- Shirt

It seems that the scent of a romantic partner can help ease stress, particularly when couples are temporarily separated or away from home, according to new research.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:15:09 EST Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Muscle Cells

The breakthrough could lead to better genetic or cell-based therapies, as well as furthering investigations into the causes and treatment of muscular disorders, the Duke University team said.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:15:07 EST Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

Middle school is when many kids start using smartphones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:15:18 EST Apple Investors Press for Parental Controls on iPhones

Apple also needs to explore potential mental health effects of smartphone overuse, says a letter sent to the technology giant this weekend by Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (Calstrs).

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:15:16 EST Paltrow-promoted Coffee Enema May Be Dangerous

The $135 Implant-O-Rama is a detoxing device that people can use to give themselves a coffee enema at home, the Washington Post reported.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:15:14 EST Kids' Eye Injuries From BB, Paintball Guns Spike

The rise in these air gun-related injuries occurred even though the overall eye injury rate among kids dropped slightly, his team noted.


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