Health & Wellness

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:17:39 EST If Suppressed with Meds, HIV Unlikely To Spread

A recent review studies from the last decade found no cases of HIV transmission when the HIV-positive partner was on drug "cocktails" that were keeping the virus suppressed.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:02:03 EST Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

Researchers have found that people who were bullied at work had a 59 percent higher risk of heart disease than those not exposed to bullying.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:53:19 EST Drug Recalls Put Spotlight on Drug Supply Chains

Nearly 8 out of 10 medications Americans take have some component made abroad, largely in developing industrial powers China and India.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:44:10 EST Don't Give Infants Honey-Filled Pacifiers: FDA

The agency issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas who were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:15:31 EST Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:15:26 EST Secondhand Pot Smoke Found in Kids' Lungs

New research has found evidence of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in nearly half of children whose parents smoke the drug.

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:15:09 EST New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

After nine to 12 months of treatment, two-thirds of people in a new study were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day, and half the patients tolerated the equivalent of four peanuts.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:15:08 EST Study: Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit

Smokers who regularly spent time with e-cigarette users (vapers) were about 20 percent more likely to be highly motivated to quit and to have made a recent quit attempt, a new study finds.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:15:14 EST Do You Clean Your Baby's Pacifier With Your Mouth?

A parent sucking on a pacifier was linked to suppressed levels of an antibody related to allergic responses in their infant, researchers report.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:15:12 EST FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials

Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:15:15 EST High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery

People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to receive treatment, a new study suggests.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:15:13 EST Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to new research from Boston University.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:04:29 EST First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies have not released the names of any other companies involved.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:15:19 EST Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:15:07 EST 'Huffing' Deodorant Cost One Teen His Life

To highlight the continued dangers of huffing, Dutch physicians outline the tragic case of a 19-year-old who died after inhaling spray deodorant to get high.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:15:15 EST CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just over 3 million (20.8 percent), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:02:09 EST Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne disease-causing germs.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:45:34 EST FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:15:14 EST Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked

People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers have found.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:15:09 EST Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North

Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north in the United States in the next 35 years, scientists say.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:55:44 EST Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 states since November 2017.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:15:36 EST Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink. The sensitivity is caused by a genetic variant.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:15:33 EST Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change their sexual orientation during adolescence.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:15:15 EST Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others, researchers say.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:15:12 EST Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn

People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:40:22 EST Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and self-control.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:15:19 EST All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness

Limiting your use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to 30 minutes total or less per day results in reductions in depression and loneliness, especially for people who were moderately depressed to start with, researchers say.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:15:15 EST Teen Obesity, Later Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked?

Your odds of getting pancreatic cancer can quadruple if you’re obese as a teen, researchers have found. But it’s still rare, and even with increased odds, the likelihood of getting the disease is small.

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 15:15:17 EST How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

People whose mothers who had more marriages or lived with more romantic partners were likely to follow the same path, a new study found.

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.

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