Health & Wellness

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:21:41 EST Staying Healthy With Type 2 Diabetes

You have a lot of power to determine what your future with type 2 diabetes looks like. Here are questions to ask your doctor to stay healthy.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:56:40 EST The Hidden Risk of Liver Disease From Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, a growing body of research suggests that it's important to monitor your liver for a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:54:19 EST Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Too much social media might be too much for the mental well-being of teenagers, new research suggests.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:48:16 EST The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

People happy with themselves and their well-being tend to live longer and healthier lives than those who are perpetually down in the dumps, British researchers report.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:35:59 EST Healthy Living Counteracts Alzheimer's Genetic Risk

Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:29:12 EST How Technology Is Changing Life With Diabetes

Innovative devices have streamlined diabetes management. Here are just a few of the new gadgets that have made life easier for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:45:25 EST Summer Cookout Hacks

As temperatures rise, simplify summer suppers using foil packets. This versatile technique allows you to combine your favorite veggies and proteins on the grill with delicious results.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:02:44 EST Nearly 13,000 Pounds of Beef, Chicken Recalled

Nearly 13,000 pounds of beef and chicken cubes has been recalled by Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc. because the label does not warn that it may contain wheat, a known allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:20:03 EST Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson's patient?  It might -- at least for some.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:26:31 EST Tropical Storm Barry: What to Know and Do

Taking action before the storm may help lessen problems during and after the storm.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:18:21 EST Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

Each year in the United States, pneumonia sends 1 million adults to the hospital. The new study examined the medical records of 6,500 pneumonia patients treated at 43 Michigan hospitals. Of those, 60% were interviewed by phone within a month after they left the hospital.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:28:26 EST Just 300 Fewer Calories a Day Brings a Health Benefit

In the study, just over 200 adults younger than 50 with a healthy weight or just a few extra pounds were told to reduce their calorie intake by 25% for two years.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:17:40 EST Fertility Clinic Mix-Up: How to Choose IVF Center

More than 284,000 cycles of assisted reproductive technology, or ART, were performed at 448 reporting fertility clinics in the U.S. during 2017, according to the CDC.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:02:24 EST CPR Less Likely for Poor Black Kids Study Finds

The findings suggest there's a crucial need for CPR training programs in poor, non-white, lower-education neighborhoods, said study lead researcher Dr. Maryam Naim.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:51:43 EST Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Area

The 60-day warning was issued by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County for a two-mile radius of the intersection of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive, which includes Disney's Epcot Center theme park, USA Today reported.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:02:34 EST Tongue Snip Surgeries May Be Overused on Newborns

In some cases, movement restrictions caused by tongue-tie and lip tether can result in difficulty with breastfeeding. In rarer cases, they may affect dental health or speech later in childhood.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:56:20 EST Cuts to Trainee Doctors' Hours Haven't Affected Care

They analyzed nearly 486,000 hospitalizations of Medicare patients before and after the training hours cap was implemented and found no evidence that it had any impact on the quality of care delivered by new physicians.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:46:22 EST More Evidence Fried Food Ups Heart Disease Risk

People who ate fried foods one to three times a week had a 7% higher risk of heart attack and stroke compared to those who ate fried foods less than once a week. For those who ate fried foods daily, the risk jumped to 14% higher.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:42:50 EST Meet Rosie: She Inspires Other Kids With Hair Loss

Rosie Quinn was 2 when she started losing her hair. Now at age 8, she’s embraced being bald, and she helps other kids who’ve lost hair due to medical conditions.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:51:41 EST Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

The study uncovered links between the consumption of sugary drinks and the risk of cancer in general, and for breast cancer specifically

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:22:04 EST Trump to Sign Order to Improve Kidney Disease Care

There's a severe organ shortage, which could impede the push for more transplants. In order to tackle that problem, the administration wants to ease financial challenges for living donors.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:18:06 EST 'Toy Story 4' Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

About 80,000 of the toys of a character from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 were sold in the United States, and about 650 were sold in Canada.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:14:34 EST Poor Social Life Might Harm Women’s Bones

In a long-term study of more than 11,000 postmenopausal women in the United States, lower bone mineral density was associated with higher "social strain," a measure of negative social interactions and relationships. Weaker bones were also tied to lower levels of social activity.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:04:21 EST Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane used in the mattress, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics, the researchers said.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:59:24 EST Older Women Having Less Sex for Many Reasons

A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:34:17 EST When Epilepsy Is Fatal

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is unprovoked seizures. It affects people of all ages, though it’s more common among young children and older people.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:14:30 EST Buns Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits in Them

Flowers Foods says the products include buns sold at 7-Eleven, Walmart, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Ingles, and IGA stores, among others, and include brands such as Wonder, Great Value, Market Pantry, Nature’s Own, and Sunbeam.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:41:48 EST First U.S. Baby Delivered Via Transplanted Womb

The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in June. This is only the second time such a delivery has happened worldwide, the first having occurred in Brazil in December.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:16:24 EST CDC: Polio-like Illness in Kids May Be On Its Way

The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) occurred last year, with the illness debilitating 233 people in 41 states across the nation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:50:22 EST Billionaire, Presidential Hopeful Ross Perot Dies

Perot made his fortune in the computer services industry and eventually ran for president in 1992 and 1996 with populist talk of restoring Norman Rockwell's America, according to the Times.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:23:10 EST One Downside of Legalized Pot: Poisoned Pets

As more states legalize marijuana, the drug poses an increased poisoning risk to pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) warns.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:17:15 EST Legalizing Marijuana Not a Trigger for Teen Toking

Medical marijuana laws don't appear to influence teens' use of pot one way or the other, according to survey data from more than 1.4 million U.S. high school students.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:14:49 EST 'Semi-Slug' Spreading a Lethal Parasite in Hawaii

Between 2007 and 2017, rat lungworm disease (clinically termed angiostrongyliasis) is the likely cause of a battery of serious neurological problems that afflicted 82 men and women, two of whom eventually died from their illness.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:13:40 EST Giving Up Alcohol Boosts Mental Health in Women

For people who stop drinking, the benefits may be similar to those experienced by people who quit smoking, who ultimately have health outcomes similar to those who have never smoked, the authors suggest.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:07:28 EST Parent Who Listens Can Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Traumatic events in a kid's life can cause the child to neglect school work and increase the odds that they'll wind up repeating a grade, researchers found.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:27:30 EST Stevie Wonder to Have Kidney Transplant

He made the announcement Saturday at a concert in London, England, and said he did so to quell rumors, the Associated Press reported.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:25:40 EST Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

A new category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is coming to help ease the costs and hurdles that go with buying the devices. But until that happens, and perhaps after, the world of hearing devices might be hard to navigate.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:47:49 EST Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia Risk

In total, 13% of men who had received the therapy went on to develop Alzheimer's disease over eight years of follow-up, compared to 9%  who hadn't gotten the treatment, the study found.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:32:34 EST Things Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

It may be uncomfortable talking to your OB/GYN about your most intimate health concerns, but it’s in your best interest to open and honest. These tips can help you overcome the awkwardness.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:21:36 EST Eyedrops Sold at Walmart, Walgreens Recalled

Altaire says the products, which are designed to be sterile, may not be, raising the risk of infections and even death, the FDA says.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:05:03 EST Why Aren't More Teenagers Fully Vaccinated?

Too many U.S. children and teens are not getting all the vaccinations they need, a pediatric infectious disease specialist says. See the 2019 updates on vaccinations for children and teens.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:03:52 EST What Really Happens When You Have Twins (or More)

The birth of twins or triplets can be joyful but overwhelming. A medical doctor and mother of twins offers advice on navigating the first few months.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:08:07 EST Cavi Brand Papayas Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The illnesses in this outbreak began between Jan. 14, 2019 and June 16, 2019. Most of the patients are older than 60.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:43:09 EST How Pushups Can Help Men's Hearts

A recent study, of men and pushups, strengthens the case that muscle-building promotes heart health. "Even if you can only do a little exercise, you get tremendous benefits," a fitness expert says.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:18:55 EST 10 Anti-Aging Hair Care Tips

Hair experts share their best anti-aging hair care tips and tricks to keep your strands looking healthy and youthful to represent your individual style.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:31:38 EST Crowdsourcing to Fund Rare Disease Research

Some families decide to fund treatment research and development themselves as they race against time to find a cure for diseases that are too rare to be notice by big drug companies.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:52:13 EST Can Early Exposure Fix Food Allergies?

Evidence suggests that slow, sustained exposure to peanuts under a doctor’s care may cut the odds of an accidental reaction down the line in kids and adults.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:24:00 EST Dog Treats Linked to Salmonella

While the FDA and CDC are still investigating, Pet Supplies Plus has recalled its bulk pig ear product, Pig Ear Treats.

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:34:03 EST 'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs

Targeted hygiene means intervening with kids and their environment, but only when you can stop the risk of infection

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:27:47 EST Pot a Substitute to Opioids or Sleep Meds for Many

The findings stem from a survey of 1,000 people who use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal. Of the 65% who said they use pot to quell pain, 80% said it was very or extremely helpful.

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