Health & Wellness

Fri, 17 May 2019 15:46:11 EST For Women With HIV, Life Can Hurt Fight for Health

The study of nearly 2,000 HIV-positive women in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and San Francisco who have been followed since 1994 found that many have been able to control their HIV levels, off and on.

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:25:10 EST E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

Before adjusting for other factors, the researchers found that teens who owned promotional items were 2.3 times more likely to try alternative tobacco products than those who did not.

Fri, 17 May 2019 13:44:58 EST The Unsexy Truth: Fewer in the U.S. Having Sex

Despite all the steamy action portrayed on our screens both big and small, new data suggest fewer people are actually having sex than in the past, including young adults and teens who seem to be less sexually active than their peers in previous generations.

Fri, 17 May 2019 13:24:05 EST Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls.

Fri, 17 May 2019 12:57:28 EST Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young

Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology.

Fri, 17 May 2019 09:59:17 EST LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns.

Fri, 17 May 2019 09:36:09 EST Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens

Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC says.

Fri, 17 May 2019 08:24:07 EST Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity

Study found people who ate predominantly processed foods were more likely to gain weight.

Thu, 16 May 2019 13:47:53 EST Former President Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, was released from the hospital Thursday, after surgery to repair a broken hip. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was released, after feeling faint Wednesday and being admitted for observation and testing.

Thu, 16 May 2019 13:23:19 EST Low-Fat Diet Could Help Against Breast Cancer

Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer by 21%.

Thu, 16 May 2019 13:08:25 EST Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Researchers combined metformin with standard drugs used for fibromyalgia and saw a much greater degree of pain relief.

Thu, 16 May 2019 13:04:41 EST U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in 32 Years

The fertility rate in 2018 was 1.7 births per woman, a 2% decline from 2017. That rate means the current generation isn't producing enough children to replace itself, the AP reported.

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:06:07 EST New Hearing Aid May Solve 'Cocktail Party' Problem

The device would rely on an emerging technology called "auditory attention decoding" (AAD). AAD simultaneously monitors a person's brainwaves and the sound around them.

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:37:03 EST Doctors, Patients Struggle with Benzodiazepine Use

Along with Xanax, benzodiazepines include familiar brand names like the tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) and another anti-anxiety medication, Klonopin (clonazepam).

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:46:20 EST CVS Begins Testing of All Vitamins, Supplements

The company says 7% of products that were tested failed.

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:40:58 EST Study: Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Reduce Acne

The naturally produced oil called sebum is important to the skin's health because it helps regulate temperature and repel microbes, the researchers said. But an excess of sebum production has also long been thought to be a contributor to acne.

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:24:20 EST App Could Spot Kids' Ear Infections

Researchers studied an app that uses a smartphone's microphone and speaker and a piece of paper to detect fluid behind the eardrum.

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:10:20 EST Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

Infected ticks were mostly found in forested parks with vegetation around the edges and connected to each other.

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:32:43 EST Tattoo Inks Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination

Consumers should ask their tattoo artist or studio about the inks they use and avoid the recalled inks, the FDA said.

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:43 EST Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

When taken in early pregnancy, the anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepins raise the risk for a miscarriage in the first trimester by 11%, according to new research.

Wed, 15 May 2019 13:55:32 EST Trans Women on Hormones Have More Breast Cancer

Researchers found that trans women on hormone therapy had a higher breast cancer risk than the general male population but lower than the general female population.

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:42:37 EST Study: Low-Dose Aspirin's Risks Outweigh Benefits

Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low-dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke.

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:44:26 EST Antibiotics May Help In Complicated Vaginal Births

The preventive use of antibiotics when babies were delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction could prevent about 5,000 infections in new mothers every year in the United States alone, the researchers estimated.

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:17:26 EST Comedian Tim Conway, 85, Dies of Brain Disorder

Comedian Tim Conway, a co-star of The Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s, has died of the brain disorder normal pressure hydrocephalus. He was 85.

Tue, 14 May 2019 16:54:46 EST Philadelphia's Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales

The obesity epidemic is a big reason soda taxes are catching on. Seven cities have them now, and Connecticut and Colorado are considering a statewide tax.

Tue, 14 May 2019 16:32:07 EST Signs of Suicidal Thoughts Seen in PTSD Brains

The investigation raises the possibility that at some future point new treatments could be developed to reduce suicide risk in this vulnerable group of patients.

Tue, 14 May 2019 13:48:52 EST Will Climate Change Cause Food Sources to Dwindle?

Some of the effects may begin soon or have already begun. But they are already affecting U.S. farmers, who have been forced to adapt to the new growing environment.

Tue, 14 May 2019 11:28:23 EST California Couple Get $2 Billion in Roundup Suit

The couple said they used Roundup on their property for more than three decades and were diagnosed with the same type of cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, four years apart.

Tue, 14 May 2019 11:07:10 EST What People With Psoriasis Want You to Know

There’s more to psoriasis than you probably realize. People with the condition have some things they’d like you to know.

Tue, 14 May 2019 01:23:01 EST Treat Prostate Cancer? Clues Lie in Chromosomes

Changes in chromosomes within prostate cancer cells may help predict how aggressive a tumor is, a new study has found.

Tue, 14 May 2019 01:05:33 EST 1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

Both men and women reported suffering from lower back pain. They were more likely to be 45 to 64. Obesity can also contribute to lower back pain.

Tue, 14 May 2019 00:52:48 EST Former President Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip, Has Surgery

The oldest living former president, 94, fell at his home in Plains, GA, as he was heading out to go turkey hunting.

Mon, 13 May 2019 14:55:50 EST U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839: CDC

Measles have been reported in 23 states so far this year. Many of the cases have been among unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York, the CDC said.

Mon, 13 May 2019 14:08:11 EST Study: Injured Lungs Can Be Repaired for Transplant

In the new study, researchers created a way to keep the donor organs in shape for transplant and functioning, and the recipients stable for 36 to 56 hours.

Mon, 13 May 2019 12:42:41 EST Study: Body May Recover From Bursts of Overeating

If you’re overeating once or twice a year, you'll probably be just fine, one expert said. But if it's a few times a week, that's a problem, and at some point, it will catch up with you.

Mon, 13 May 2019 11:33:34 EST Iowa-Bred Dogs Have Disease That Can Pass to Humans

While the threat to pet owners is low, human symptoms include fever, sweats, headache, joint pain and weakness, the state health department said.

Fri, 10 May 2019 16:39:26 EST 'Robopets' Bring Companionship to Nursing Homes

The robopets stimulate conversations and trigger fond memories of pets or past experiences, the study’s lead author said.

Fri, 10 May 2019 15:53:48 EST Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs Can Show Up Early

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can include joint pain or swelling, but 40% of patients have symptoms that don't involve the joints, such as fatigue, fever and loss of appetite.

Fri, 10 May 2019 15:36:53 EST Do Doctors Give Better Care in the Morning?

One researcher offered this theory for why care seemed more complete in the morning: As the day goes on, doctors often fall behind schedule, and may run out of time for cancer screening discussions.

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:39:23 EST More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events

The greater the number of bad childhood experiences, the worse a patient's self-reported lupus activity, depression and overall health, a new study has found.

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:10:32 EST Some Drug Abusers Use Relatives to 'Opioid Shop'

For every 200 U.S. patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member who shopped for opioids, the study found.

Fri, 10 May 2019 13:22:01 EST Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

Parents of kids with autism should wait for more data before trying to treat them with medical marijuana, warned the lead researcher on the study.

Fri, 10 May 2019 12:30:44 EST Frustration Mounts as EpiPen Shortage Hits 1 Year

It’s estimated that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children.

Thu, 09 May 2019 19:38:38 EST Could Your Home County Be A Measles Hotspot?

As well as identifying the 25 U.S. counties at greatest risk for measles outbreaks, the researchers pinpointed the countries that contribute most to measles risk in the United States: India, China, Mexico, Japan, Ukraine, Philippines and Thailand.

Thu, 09 May 2019 19:25:37 EST CDC: Hepatitis A Infections Soaring

Although 2016 saw two outbreaks of hepatitis A caused by contaminated food, the main reason for outbreaks has been the living conditions of drug addicts and the homeless.

Thu, 09 May 2019 16:41:23 EST Psoriasis, Mental Illness Often Appear Together

Although two new studies suggest a link between mental health and psoriasis, neither paper can prove that one causes the other, only that the two are associated.

Thu, 09 May 2019 16:25:53 EST Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads

The prices are expected to appear in text toward the end of TV commercials, when potential side effects are being listed. The new policy, which could take effect as early as this summer, covers all brand name drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid, which is nearly all medications.

Thu, 09 May 2019 15:57:47 EST Is Appendix Removal Linked to Parkinson's Risk?

The study proves an association between appendix removal and the disease, one expert said. “But more research is needed to understand the exact connection between the gut and Parkinson's

Thu, 09 May 2019 13:47:26 EST Success Seen in No-Surgery Weight-Loss Procedure

Unlike standard weight-loss surgery, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) requires no incision and no hospital stay.

Thu, 09 May 2019 09:39:12 EST Teen Who Refused Chickenpox Vaccine Now Has Disease

A Kentucky teen who was banned from school for refusing vaccination against chickenpox has come down with the disease, his lawyer says.

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