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Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:17:41 EST First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed

The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:01:49 EST Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism?

The study found that the brain waves of children with autism are, on average, 25% weaker (shallower) than those of children without autism.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:55:49 EST Taylor Swift's Mother Has Brain Tumor

While Taylor Swift's mother was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, doctors discovered that she also had a brain tumor

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:52:54 EST Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child's gut (collectively known as the microbiome).

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:48:41 EST Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

Parents did seek alternatives to the standard pediatrician sick visit, including treatment at urgent care and retail clinics as well as telemedicine consults. These visits accounted for about half of the decrease in pediatric sick visits, the study found.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:36:59 EST FDA: Skin Absorbs Dangerous Sunscreen Chemicals

It shows that the six active ingredients tested were absorbed into the body. Some continued to be elevated beyond the FDA’s threshold of concern for 3 weeks after the people in the study stopped putting them on their skin.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:07:02 EST Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease

In an appearance on Good Morning America, the 71-year-old musician also said he was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a fall in his Los Angeles home in the past 12 months, People reported.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:53:12 EST Millions With Heart Disease Use Pot, Risking Harm

Research has found that heart disease patients develop chest pain more readily if they smoke pot, while other studies suggest that marijuana use might even serve as a heart attack trigger, the review found.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:11:15 EST Deadly New Coronavirus Can Spread Between Humans

The finding could raise fears that the infection might not require contact with infected animals to occur, and could spread among people more rapidly.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:17:45 EST 3 U.S. Airports to Screen for Chinese Coronavirus

Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:39:13 EST Could Your Fitbit Help Detect the Flu?

Research has shown that young men with fevers had increases in their resting heart rate of about 8.5 beats per minute (bpm) for about every 2-degree Fahrenheit increase in body temperature.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:45:34 EST Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and African American women like Kira are overly affected

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:45:12 EST Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?

Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:30:24 EST Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Than Thought

Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:18:04 EST Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms that were part of an HIV-prevention effort due to racy messaging.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:22:04 EST Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:59:28 EST Flu Shot No Match for 'B' Strain, Season Rages On

According to the CDC's estimates, there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations, and 4,800 deaths from flu this season.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:11:18 EST Diet Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA

Health care providers should weigh the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks when deciding whether to prescribe or continue patients on the medication, the FDA advised.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:16:56 EST CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce

But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a statement.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:48:19 EST Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Medicaid spending on 15 MS drugs increased from $453 million to just over $1.3 billion between 2011 and 2017

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:41:39 EST Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype

The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most were commercial sites, hoping to sell a product.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:36:21 EST Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, European researchers report.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:22:25 EST Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:18:58 EST Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more likely to begin menopause at an earlier age.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:41:20 EST For Trans Youths, a Tough Path to Gender Harmony

Roughly 1.8% of high school students now identify as trans -- almost twice the rate of adults. The biggest jump appears to be in teenagers born female who want to transition to males.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:32:09 EST New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?

The result is that patients are being prescribed pricey new medications that have not been tested as rigorously, said lead researcher Jonathan Darrow, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:27:23 EST Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades

Compared to nonusers, heavy marijuana users had worse driving performance during the test. For example, they hit more simulated pedestrians, went over the speed limit more often, made fewer stops at red lights, and crossed the center line more often.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:37:06 EST Childhood in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit our kids is real. For many of us, it's already integrated into our children's daily routines.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:25:18 EST What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?

A combination of drugs and behavioral therapy seems to work better than drugs alone, but behavioral therapy alone also worked better than drugs, the researchers found.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:18:31 EST Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety

People with generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and most days they struggle to control their discomfort, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:06:26 EST Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer, as well as a slightly elevated overall risk of cancer, researchers report.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:57:03 EST Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation

Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:42:24 EST More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD

Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:41:28 EST 'Burnout' Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib

Be careful of burnout -- especially after a new study finds it can raise your risk for the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:30:43 EST N.J. Lawmakers Vote to Ban Flavored Vape Products

The New York City Council passed a similar bill in November, CBS News reported.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:06:12 EST Sports Coaches Recruited to Help Stop Dating Violence

Teenage boys are less likely to be abusive or sexually violent in a relationship after they've taken part in Coaching Boys Into Men, a prevention program delivered by athletic coaches as part of sports training, according to research results.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:28:34 EST All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn't need it underwent the procedure too soon.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:22:10 EST Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high temperatures and increased rates of death from a range of causes -- traffic accidents, drownings, assault and suicide.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:59:08 EST Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?

Those who drank 4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day over six months saw a nearly 4% drop in overall body fat.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:08:55 EST Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

As legalization of recreational marijuana spreads across the United States, more people are showing up in ERs with psychotic symptoms after consuming too much pot.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:55:27 EST Targeted Ultrasound Destroys Cancer Cells: Study

Focused ultrasound is already used to destroy tumors, with most approaches using either high-intensity beams to heat and destroy cells or injected contrast dyes. But both approaches can harm healthy cells and contrast dyes work only for a minority of tumors.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:55:15 EST New Coronavirus May be Cause of Outbreak in China

Some coronaviruses can cause colds, while others can trigger severe respiratory diseases such as SARS and MERS, the AP reported.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:16:05 EST Slimming Down 'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea

If you didn't know the tongue harbors body fat, you're probably not alone.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:07:09 EST Veterans' Study Shows Genetic Origins of Anxiety

Researchers have identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety -- a discovery that may help explain why anxiety and depression often go hand in hand.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:54:54 EST California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines

The proposal also includes a single market for drug pricing in the state. Companies would have to bid to sell their medicines at a set price.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:06:58 EST Arousal Syndrome No Cause for Shame, Doctors Say

PGAD, in which the person feels repeatedly sexually aroused without provocation, has been considered an extremely rare and embarrassing condition -- one that has been the punchline of jokes even by doctors.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:24:43 EST Texas Teen, 15, Youngest to Die From Vaping

In a statement on Dec. 31, Texas officials said the teen had "a chronic underlying medical condition," but did not identify the condition, the patient's gender or what products the teens had been vaping.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:10:34 EST Second U.S. Baby Born from Transplanted Uterus

The first baby in the U.S. to be born from a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor was delivered last June at the Cleveland Clinic, CNN reported.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:26:52 EST 4-Year-Old May Lose Vision After Battling Flu

Jade DeLucia, 4, of Iowa may be going home today after a bout of the flu landed her in the intensive care unit fighting for her life and her eyesight.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:35:07 EST Processed Foods Are Making Americans Obese

Ready-to-eat meals and snacks are making Americans obese and unhealthy, a new study suggests.

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