Health & Wellness

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:42:55 EST Texas Girl Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

A 10-year-old Texas girl has died due to Naegleria fowleri, also known as brain-eating amoeba, 8 days after getting a headache and fever.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:29:36 EST At-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Mammograms

A new study argues there's potential benefit in regular mammograms for men who are at high risk of breast cancer.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:22:19 EST Study Questions Hormone Rx for Prostate Cancer

Running contrary to current guidelines, new research suggests that use of hormone-suppressing treatment over the long term may not help some men battling recurrent prostate cancer, and may even cause harm.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:15:04 EST Smog Particles Can Reach Developing Fetus: Study

Air pollution can penetrate a pregnant woman's placenta and potentially threaten the health of a developing fetus, new research warns.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:37:28 EST Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight and having his numbers rise sharply, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:37:37 EST Alabama Man Free of Sickle Cell After Gene Therapy

An Alabama man is free of sickle cell disease after receiving gene therapy for two years as part of a clinical trial.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:29:49 EST Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Some People

Some people with good heart health still might benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin, a new study from New Zealand says.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:52:51 EST Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worse Where Clinics Close

As government funding dried up and many women's health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths from the disease rose, a new report shows.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:42:13 EST First Sexual Experience Forced for 1 in 16 Women

Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can't come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:28:11 EST Carcinogen Found in Menthol E-Cigarettes

As doctors race to determine what is causing sudden and severe lung illnesses among some vapers, new research discovers dangerously high levels of a known carcinogen in menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:49:12 EST FDA to Assess First Peanut Allergy Drug

In one clinical trial, kids who took Palforzia for a year were eventually able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts, the Washington Post reported.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:42:12 EST 'Off-Label' Drugs for Kids Raises Concerns

The study found that doctors prescribed one or more off-label drugs for children in almost 1 out of every 5 office visits.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:53:47 EST Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV

Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:45:05 EST Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?

In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:41:12 EST Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide

Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have been overestimated, according to the report published Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:25:45 EST CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses

U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:13:36 EST Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them now.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:53:38 EST Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:47:21 EST Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% in 2008 to 0.55% in 2017, researchers found. A few counties in California and Texas accounted for most of the violations.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:19:39 EST Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices but potentially unnecessary, duplicative services.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:09:46 EST White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The news came amid growing concern over the six deaths and 450 possible cases of lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarette products. But many of those cases appear to be linked to THC cartridges, not flavored tobacco.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:42:30 EST Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:34:29 EST What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 new prostate cancer cases in the United States this year and over 31,000 deaths. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:10:51 EST Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:21:05 EST Sleep Position Unlikely to Harm Baby in Pregnancy

At the end of pregnancy, a woman's uterus and the baby take up a large portion of the body.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:43:41 EST EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

The EPA has long required that new chemicals be tested on a variety of animals -- including rats, dogs, birds and fish -- to assess their toxicity. The percentage of tests that involve mammals was not immediately available from the EPA.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:05:13 EST 1 in 6 Docs Say They Make Diagnostic Errors Daily

Pediatricians were less likely to say they made errors in their diagnoses every day (11%), and emergency medicine  doctors were more likely, at 26%. In between were doctors in family medicine (18%), general practice (22%), and internal medicine (15%).

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:26:30 EST Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance: Report

Meanwhile, about 27.5 million people (8.5% of the population) lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017, which was the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:13:24 EST Injectables: Are Fillers and Neuromodulators Right for You?

For skin beauty treatment without surgery, neuromodulators (also known as neurotoxins) and hyaluronic acid injectables are more popular. Experts explain the art and science of these popular shots.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:05:53 EST The Link Between Menopause and Chronic Pain

A study has found that women with menopause symptoms are nearly twice as likely to have chronic pain diagnoses, such as fibromyalgia, migraine, and back pain.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:35:54 EST From Trackers to Apps, Gyms Flex High-Tech Muscle

From Bluetooth technology and social media to high-tech screens and glasses, fitness clubs are using fun, innovative tools to set goals, track workouts, and keep members motivated.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:17:31 EST How to Plan Now for Your Future Health Needs

Make financial decisions about your health care while you are healthy. Don't wait until you have a health emergency, when you won't be able to think things through thoroughly.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:03:59 EST HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

The study found that when women under 60 received hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after surgery, their risk of dying during the 18-year follow-up period decreased by almost one-third compared to women taking a placebo.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:58:41 EST Don't Blame Tech for Young People's Mood Problems

When links between digital technology use and mental health were found, they were minor and positive, according to the report.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:43:34 EST Are Shorter Folks at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

The German study found that each additional 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) of height was linked to a 41% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men and a 33% lower risk in women.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:32:03 EST Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people's risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:29:09 EST HPV 'Herd Immunity' Is on the Rise Among Adults

Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a Sept. 10 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:17:40 EST California Fights Fake Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Officials will have the power to revoke any medical exemptions written by a doctor who's faced disciplinary action.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:08:22 EST The Risks of Home Remedies for Pregnancy Problems

Just because herbal remedies are natural doesn't mean they’re safe for you and your baby. A review finds concerning side effects from ones like ginger, almond oil, and raspberry leaf.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:01:08 EST Doctors Warn of Consequences as Measles Cases Rise

There have been 1,241 cases of measles in the U.S. in 31 states so far this year. That’s the highest number reported here since 1992, according to the CDC.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:41:46 EST Prosthetic Leg Senses Touch, Reduces Phantom Pain

European scientists say they've developed a technology that restores natural feeling and improves walking in patients who've had a lower leg amputation.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:26:39 EST Do Baby Food Pouches Cause Eating Problems?

Child health experts say overusing baby food pouches could potentially breed poor eating habits and stunt development of feeding skills and motor coordination at a critical stage of life.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:49:53 EST Dog Ear Infections: Treating Dog Ear Mites and More

Chronic ear infections are one of the most common reasons dogs see the vet. Learn more about how they're treated.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:09:21 EST Back-to-School Sports Test

Kids are getting ready for a new school year. When after-school activities include sports, they may need a pre-participation physical examination, which is different from the yearly physical exam you might be used to for your child.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:08:08 EST FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims

A warning letter has been sent to Juul Labs Inc. about illegal claims that its electronic cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, including a presentation to students, the FDA says.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:58:14 EST Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:53:12 EST Steady Rise in Pregnant Women's Blood Pressure

Over the past four decades, the U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the number of pregnant women with high blood pressure, new research reveals.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:05:02 EST 73-Year-Old-Woman in India Has Twins

A 73-year-old woman in India who had twin girls is believed to be the oldest person ever to give birth.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:04:51 EST Kroger Yellowfin Tuna Steaks Linked to Poisoning

Multiple people in more than dozen states developed scombroid poisoning after eating yellowfin tuna steaks bought at Kroger stores, the FDA says.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:55:27 EST Death Toll Rises as Vaping Cases Skyrocket

Several people have died from vaping-related lung illness as the number of total cases tops 450. The CDC is urging people to stop using e-cigarettes until they know the cause.

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