Health & Wellness

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:42:57 EST Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

Earlier in November, media reports suggested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon ban sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:35:08 EST CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise

The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and legs.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:42:29 EST Losartan Latest BP Drug Recalled for Contamination

NDEA is found naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and it may cause cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:15:32 EST Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise

People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese and don't regularly exercise, a new study confirms.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:15:16 EST Many Pharmacies Don't Follow Opioid Antidote Law

Many pharmacies need to be taught about the law that allows them to give out the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study found.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:18:16 EST Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble

People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with stents, new research shows.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:15:18 EST Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

In a new study, adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs were more likely to have a relapse within a week and were more likely to be prescribed an incorrect antibiotic than a comparison group of patients with non-resistant UTIs.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:14:11 EST As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

One review of 15 studies involving 284 otherwise healthy subjects found that those who took melatonin before bed fell asleep 3.9 minutes faster on average and slept 13 minutes longer. Another, of 19 studies involving 1,700 people, found that melatonin users fell asleep 7 minutes faster on average and slept 8 minutes longer.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15:18 EST It's OK if Baby Doesn't Sleep Through at 6 Months

Though new parents often expect baby to sleep through the night by 6 months of age, a large percentage do not, a study has revealed.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15:15 EST Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby Differently

Bacteria from breastfeeding and from formula behave differently in babies, nrew research says.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:15:15 EST Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

Research has shown any small amount of activity provides a solid contribution to a person's health, according to the second edition of the guidelines unveiled Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago.

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:15:26 EST Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

The new study included more than 17,000 type 2 diabetes patients aged 40 and older. Nearly 7,000 had heart disease and more than 10,000 had numerous risk factors for heart disease, Wiviott's group said.

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:45:06 EST Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer

And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers say.

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:15:09 EST New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:15:08 EST Change Within Eye A Hint of Macular Degeneration?

The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina -- the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye -- raise the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:15:06 EST Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness

Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the disorder.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:16:36 EST Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds

Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder symptoms.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:15:18 EST Nearly 1 In 10 in U.S. Battle Sexual Urges

Almost 9 percent of people in the United States have distress caused by difficulty controlling their sexual feelings, urges and behaviors, new research shows.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:15:10 EST Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows

People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers report.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:40:14 EST Lights, Trees, Tinsel: The Earlier, the Merrier?

Whether twinkling lights, Christmas carols, and the scent of gingerbread and pine will help boost your otherwise low spirits all depends on what the holidays mean to you.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:06:51 EST FDA to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

The agency will also mandate age age-verification measures for online sales to prevent minors from buying the flavor pods.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:08:32 EST Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:15:13 EST Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom

In a recent study, men had significant increases in testosterone levels and certain other hormones after weight-loss surgery. These changes led to significantly better erectile function.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:15:12 EST Do We Naturally Burn More Calories in The Evening?

People burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening compared with the early morning hours, even when we are doing the exact same thing, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:15:09 EST U.S. Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

U.S. smoking rates have fallen to the lowest levels ever, federal health officials say. Among adult smokers, the smoking rate fell from 15.5 percent in 2016 to 14 percent in 2017. That rate was 67 percent lower than it was in 1965.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:05:37 EST Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States

Sixty-three people have been hospitalized, and one death was reported in California. Illnesses in the outbreak began between Nov. 20, 2017 and Oct. 20, 2018.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:15:20 EST Justice Ginsburg in Hospital With Broken Ribs

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs. after falling in her office Wednesday evening.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:15:21 EST Smoking, Diabetes Extra Risky for Women's Hearts

Researchers have found that three heart disease risk factors -- smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- increased the odds of heart attack for both genders, but the rise went higher for women than men.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:15:17 EST Pot Use Tied to Serious Diabetes Complication

People with type 1 diabetes who use pot may be at double the risk of developing a potentially life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), researchers say.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:15:06 EST New Antibiotic Offers Hope Against 'Super Gonorrhea'

A newly developed antibiotic pill has proven effective against gonorrhea in early clinical trials. Zoliflodacin proved effective in treating gonorrhea infections of the urinary and genital tracts and rectum, researchers say.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:15:10 EST Female Genital Cutting Decreasing in Africa

The practice of cutting young girls’ genitals dropped sharply in Africa between 1990 and 2017, according to a new study. In western Asia, however, the practice has continued to grow.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:15:19 EST Your Showerhead May Be Bathing You in Risky Germs

Bacteria thrive in showerheads and water distribution systems. Although most of these bacteria are harmless, some can cause lung infections, according to a new study.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:15:15 EST Fraction of Opioids Taken After Most Surgeries

People typically use only a quarter of the opioid painkillers prescribed to them after surgery, according to a new study. The leftover pills are ripe for misuse, addiction and overdose, researchers said.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:15:17 EST 2nd Baby Born to a Kratom-Using Mom Has Withdrawal

A second baby exposed to kratom during his mother's pregnancy may signal a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkillers, a study author says.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:15:12 EST Sleepy Drivers Involved in 100,000 Crashes a Year

Drowsy driving is a serious safety risk that few people consider, experts say. Drivers should keep the risk factors in mind, including as little as one hour of lost sleep, anti-anxiety medication and driving alone or with sleeping passengers.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:15:07 EST Screens, Summer Birth Linked to Vision Issues?

Kids born in the summer and who spend many hours playing on screens may be more at risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:15:14 EST FDA OKs 1st Drug to Tame Gassy Cows

The U.S. government has approved the first drug that reduces ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:15:12 EST People Do Best When They Pick Their PTSD Treatment

Nearly 75 percent of people who received their preferred treatment for PTSD completed the full program, a new study finds. Of those who did not get their preferred treatment, more than half completed it.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:15:08 EST The Bigger the Brain, the Bigger the Tumor Risk?

It's a matter of math: A large brain means more brain cells, and more cells means more cell divisions that can go wrong and cause mutations that trigger cancer, authors of a new study explain.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:15:12 EST Too Few Americans Get The HPV Vaccine

HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain well below the government's 2020 goal of 80 percent of age-eligible adolescents, according to a recent report by the President’s Cancer Panel.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:08:09 EST A Documentary Takes a Look at TV Host and Cookbook Author Sandra Lee’s Breast Cancer Surgery

Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling cookbook author Sandra Lee offers a revealing look inside her breast cancer surgery in a new HBO documentary.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:02:20 EST 10 Questions for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Sports analyst and retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his family, health, new memoir, and how he dealt with his 2012 crash and head injury.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:15:13 EST Opioids Drive Hep C to More than 2 Million in U.S.

Nearly 2.4 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus, the CDC says. Most cases can be traced to injection-drug use among younger adults addicted to heroin and other opioids. Adults under 40 have the highest rate of new infections.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:00:55 EST Salmonella Fear Spurs Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall

There have been five reported cases of people becoming infected with salmonella, although it’s not yet clear those infections were directly related to the recalled cake mixes.

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:15:18 EST Early Birds May Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Compared with night owls, women who are early risers had a 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer, a new British study of the link between sleep traits and breast cancer risk found.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:50:44 EST Surgery Helps Boy Walk After Polio-Like Illness

Surgery performed by a St. Louis doctor has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), CBS News reported

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:35:49 EST Could Fasting Help You Lose Weight, Get Healthier?

Somewhere along the line, researchers discovered that skipping meals also has a few health benefits, including weight loss and lowered blood pressure and cholesterol.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:15:12 EST Fewer Smoke or Drink in Pregnancy But More Use Pot

A national survey of pregnant women found that many fewer were smoking cigarettes and slightly fewer were drinking alcohol, but the percentage who used pot rose.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:15:51 EST More than 3 Million in U.S. Are Raising Grandkids

Grandparents raising grandchildren -- despite having greater physical and mental health issues, and more behaviorally challenging children -- appear to be managing just as well as biological/adoptive parent caregivers, researchers say.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:15:49 EST Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

Striking, yelling at or shaming children can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in the brain's structure, new research confirms. Harsh verbal abuse is also linked to mental health problems in preteens and teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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