Health & Wellness

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:47:08 EST What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:29:55 EST New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:22:59 EST States Act on Vaccine Exemptions as Outbreaks Rise

States are trying to counter anti-vaccination trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:10:58 EST Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Dangerous for Preemies

Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the nutrients they need, but it may be dangerous, a new study finds.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:00:34 EST Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

New research finds that a person's risk of atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases by about 3% for every inch over the average height of 5-foot-7.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:57:00 EST Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression in their children, two-thirds said certain things would make it difficult.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:18:05 EST Recall: Breakstone Cottage Cheese for Plastic Bits

The recalled cottage cheese was shipped to retailers and distributors in the United States and Latin America.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:53:02 EST Feather Bedding Caused Man's Serious Lung Illness

Taylor was told to remove the feather bedding from his home and prescribed steroids, which improved his condition within two days.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:47:20 EST Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show

The study is the latest to debunk the common myth that women are less suited to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields due to biological shortfalls in math aptitude, the researchers said.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:03:21 EST Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

President Donald Trump, who pledged in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, says that he wants to study the issue before taking any action.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:47:18 EST Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:48:43 EST Recall: Frozen Cat Food for Salmonella Concerns

GoRaw LLC, doing business as Steve’s Real Food, has recalled its 2-pound bags of frozen Quest Beef Cat Food.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:29:35 EST Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts

Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the connection between diabetes and heart disease is particularly strong.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:23:29 EST Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:56:38 EST Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

In the new trial, colchicine reduced by as much as 34% a heart attack survivor's combined risk of either dying from heart disease or having cardiac arrest, a heart attack, a stroke or angioplasty.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:23:19 EST Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4% between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble staying asleep rose 2.7%.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:17:57 EST Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewhat likely" to develop dementia. Yet few -- 5% -- said they had talked to their doctor about ways to lower their risk.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:11:59 EST Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study

In the new study, researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine analyzed blood samples from six Juul users who were asked to puff on their device every 20 seconds for 10 minutes -- a total of 30 puffs.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:18:34 EST Are Vaping Bans the Way to Go?

More and more states are trying to enact some type of ban on e-cigarettes -- but are meeting resistance.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:43:29 EST Apple Removes Vaping Apps From Store

Apple said it's removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide -- a mix of stores, social networks, news and games.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:46:47 EST America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy

Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:56:40 EST FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs

The drugs include Dollar Tree's Assured Brand OTC drugs and other drug products sold by Dollar Tree Co., which operates stores under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar names.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:56:47 EST National Project Will Delve Into How Dogs Age

The 40 researchers behind the Dog Aging Project want many of man's furry companions to be enrolled in a 10-year study of what helps canines live long, healthy lives.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:52:40 EST U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low, But Vaping Rises

Just under 14% of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2018, a dramatic decline from the 42% adult smoking rate in 1965, according to researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:48:39 EST Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal Psycho-Oncology.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:41:29 EST Experimental Injection May Block Peanut Allergy

Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment allowed people with severe peanut allergy to eat about one peanut's worth of peanut protein two weeks later, the study found.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:36:57 EST Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach

New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:06:54 EST Personalized Vitamin Sites Grow Despite Doubts

Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults used dietary supplements in 2018, up from 65% in 2009, according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:07:10 EST Vaginal Birth, Breastfeeding Reduce Allergies, Asthma

Vaginal delivery and breastfeeding lessen the number of new allergy and asthma cases in children up to the age of 18 years, according to new research.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:30:50 EST A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness

What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher says.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:14:32 EST Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup

The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, CNN reported.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:22:18 EST Progress Made, But 'Superbugs,' Remain a Threat

Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Nov. 13 in an update of its Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:39:37 EST More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

The proportion of people who've tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 1999-2000, according to federal survey data.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:35:38 EST Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more than sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:14:32 EST Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer patients was 26% higher in 2015.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:34:22 EST Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success

The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:06:10 EST EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules

Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies showing an association between pollution and health risks use personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements, The Times reported.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:44:02 EST You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

You're more likely to get sued if you don't intervene.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:35:12 EST Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less trustworthy than white patients.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:31:36 EST Ultra-Processed Foods A Fast Track to Heart Risk

About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the worse heart health was, the findings suggested.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:27:12 EST Testosterone Boosters Raise Men's Odds for Clots

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:42:50 EST TV, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep

Despite considering sleep important, 88% said they'd stayed up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:36:24 EST Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:12:30 EST Is RSV Causing Your Baby’s Breathing Problems?

RSV can cause serious breathing problems in infants, so parents need to be able to recognize the signs. Find out how the labored breathing that can come with this virus might look and sound.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:52:01 EST Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:47:36 EST Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

Researchers say use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes:

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:15:43 EST Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21

The White House's proposed move is not the first in the United States: About a third of states have already raised their sales age to 21. But federal law still puts the age at 18.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:02:40 EST CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases

Calling it a “breakthrough,” the agency says it found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-related lung injury.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:53:49 EST Ethylene Oxide Emission Plan Called ‘Weak’

By law, the EPA is required to review and update these standards every 8 years, but the agency was behind schedule. It is under a court order to finalize the rule by March 2020.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:50:27 EST 'Wheel' Host Pat Sajak Has Emergency Surgery

Long-time co-host Vanna White took over running the show on Friday after taping was paused on Thursday.

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