Health & Wellness

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 12:48:35 EST Why Kids Might Reject Sugar-Free Halloween Candy

Our taste buds really can tell when sweets contain calorie-free sugar substitutes, according to a new study, offering a possible reason for dislike of ‘diet’ treats.

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 11:58:41 EST Food Allergy Families Seek Out Hard-to-Find Immunotherapy

Dosing and cost uncertainties keep customized liquid drops from reaching mainstream

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:15:58 EST FDA Panel Votes to Approve Pfizer’s Vaccine for Children

The benefits of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 outweigh its risks, according to an independent panel of vaccine experts that advises the FDA.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:00:31 EST Targeted High-Dose Radiation Helps Fight Advanced Lung Cancer

A preliminary study suggests high-dose radiation therapy may stall tumor growth in patients with advanced lung cancer who are not fully responding to drug therapies.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:18:58 EST Actress Shannen Doherty Gets Candid About Her Breast Cancer

The "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed" star shares stark photos from her breast cancer treatment on social media.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 12:45:59 EST Stress, Depression During Pregnancy Can Harm Child

The developing fetus is sensitive to the mother's condition during pregnancy, warn researchers, who report changes to the placenta are tied to Mom's mental health.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:48:29 EST Number of Teens Who Vape Marijuana Doubled in 7 Years

New research reveals about 1 in 8 North American teenagers have vaped pot within the last year, and nearly 1 in 10 within the past month.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:40:44 EST Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States

CDC: Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 15:20:38 EST Lung Cancer in Women Who Never Smoked

Why is lung cancer among people who’ve never smoked more common among women than men? And why are there no lung cancer screening guidelines for people who have never smoked? Get the facts.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:38:07 EST The Theranos Trial: What You Should Know

Federal prosecutors have charged Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’s president and chief operating officer, with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:29:16 EST Moving Past Theranos: What Is Possible With Blood Analysis?

While the company failed to deliver on its promise to revolutionize the industry, some testing has been slowly moving away from labs and into clinics.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:22:01 EST The Little-Known Heart Attack Killing Young Women

Some young women have experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, a potentially deadly tear that forms in a blood vessel in the heart.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:45:34 EST Fuel Cells in Brain Can Also Release Damaging Toxins

The brain cells that nourish neurons also release toxins that can destroy the very cells they feed, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:36:54 EST Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

If the current trend continues, researchers say pancreatic cancer among women aged 15 to 34 could grow to 400% of that experienced by men of the same ages by 2040.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:20:05 EST CDC Director Encourages Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Families can celebrate Halloween this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC, said Sunday.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:22:48 EST The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:15:40 EST COVID Pandemic May Have Driven a Flu Strain Into Extinction

One of the four flu strains -- B/Yamagata -- included in annual flu shots appears to have fallen off the radar.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:15:58 EST Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19

As of the first week of October, 16 participants in the placebo group had gotten a symptomatic, lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection compared with just three who caught COVID in the vaccinated group.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:44:43 EST E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers

This is the first study to look at whether cigarette smokers can switch to electronic cigarettes without relapsing to smoking within one year.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:12:21 EST Air and Noise Pollution Linked to Increased Heart Failure

New observational data suggests that exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise is associated with an increased risk for new heart failure.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:52:50 EST COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know

The COVID and flu vaccines are important, and both are quite effective at preventing serious illness or death. But that’s where much of their similarities end. Here’s the science behind both.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:22:37 EST Are Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get Them?

Besides a history of handling tough times, optimism and confidence are other traits associated with resilience.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:32:44 EST CDC OKs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults, Mixing Vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walneksy, MD, said more guidance on mixing of vaccines would be coming soon.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:48:42 EST People Hospitalized After Taking Animal Drug Ivermectin for COVID

People using the medicine -- typically for horses and cattle -- prompted a spike in calls to poison control centers across the country.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:18:38 EST Laser-Based Alcohol Level Tester Fine-Tuned to Detect Diseases

A device designed to detect disease from exhaled breath takes devices beyond alcohol measurement.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 16:44:14 EST Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:09:36 EST Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man

If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:52:54 EST Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74

New research suggests that broken heart syndrome, while still not common, is not as rare as once thought. And it's on the rise, especially among middle-age and older women.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:41:12 EST White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children

States were allowed to begin pre-ordering the shots this week. They can’t be delivered into kids’ arms, however, until both the FDA and CDC sign off. The shots could be available in early November.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:52:59 EST Need Help With a Colon Cancer Diagnosis? Text COLON to 484848

The Colorectal Cancer Provider Outreach Program, CRC POP, brings newly diagnosed patients helpful information about support services in a single place.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:10:54 EST FDA Proposes New Rule for Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

The FDA issued a landmark proposal Tuesday that would offer over-the-counter hearing aids to nearly 30 million Americans with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:45:14 EST Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

The Department of Justice has filed a brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily block a highly restrictive abortion law in Texas.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:48:56 EST Low Iron in Midlife May Boost Risk for Heart Disease

Sufficient levels of iron in the blood might prevent about 1 in 10 diagnoses of coronary heart disease and reduce mortality risk. The good news: Lots of healthy foods have plenty of iron.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:36:36 EST Experts Urge Flu Shots for Kids This Year

A rebound in the number and severity of flu cases is predicted for the 2021-22 season, and experts are recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months get their annual flu shot.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:22:20 EST Still Too Few Women in Stroke Treatment Clinical Trials

Researchers say men outnumber women in stroke therapy clinical trials, which means women may end up receiving less effective treatment.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:45:31 EST A Day in the Life of My Heart Failure

Heart failure has slowed Aimee Rodriguez Zepeda down, but it hasn’t stopped her. Here’s how she manages the condition every day.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:16:04 EST China, U.S. Lead World in Saltiest Processed Meats, Fish

A new study finds the two world leaders have the highest salt levels in processed meat and fish products among five countries reviewed.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:08:08 EST Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery

An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 16:05:12 EST Study: Automatic ‘Opt-Ins’ May Boost Women’s Leadership

When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must choose to opt in, it becomes a man’s game.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:59:46 EST How to Improve Walking in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Problems with walking are common and bothersome to people with Parkinson’s disease, but a new study of over 4,000 people with Parkinson’s and mobility problems found seven “workarounds” that can help.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 14:57:26 EST Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't

What we don’t know – and what we do – about weight loss.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:56:16 EST How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's been placed under one.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:08:09 EST Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:38:09 EST Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain tumors.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:23:27 EST FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine

The panel suggests that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:30:15 EST State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate of those who got the shot.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:18:52 EST Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance

During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:24:03 EST Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments

Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain’s signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:41:04 EST Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?

How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:58:29 EST $100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage

The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds.


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