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New York State First to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

New York state's Public Health and Health Planning Council voted to ban all flavored vaping products except  menthol and tobacco flavors. […]

Texas Girl Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm

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. […]

At-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Mammograms
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm

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

Study Questions Hormone Rx for Prostate Cancer
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

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. […]

Smog Particles Can Reach Developing Fetus: Study
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

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

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:37 pm

"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. […]

Alabama Man Free of Sickle Cell After Gene Therapy
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm

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

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Some People
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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

Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worse Where Clinics Close
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

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. […]

First Sexual Experience Forced for 1 in 16 Women
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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. […]

Carcinogen Found in Menthol E-Cigarettes
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:28 pm

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. […]

FDA to Assess First Peanut Allergy Drug
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm

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. […]

'Off-Label' Drugs for Kids Raises Concerns
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

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

Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:53 pm

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

Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm

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

Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm

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. […]

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm

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. […]

Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:13 pm

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. […]

Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:53 pm

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. […]

Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

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. […]

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm

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

White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm

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. […]

Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm

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. […]

What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

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. […]

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm

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. […]


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Health Tip: Your Changing Voice
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Your Changing VoiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Girl Dies From Brain Eating Amoeba in Texas: What Are the Risks?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Girl Dies From Brain Eating Amoeba in Texas: What Are the Risks?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Understanding Color Blindness
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Understanding Color BlindnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Later Bedtimes Could Mean Wider Waistlines for Teen Girls
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Later Bedtimes Could Mean Wider Waistlines for Teen GirlsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey Finds
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

A Surprising New Source of Omega-3s
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: A Surprising New Source of Omega-3sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Could Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Still Help Some People?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Could Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Still Help Some People?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims 7th Victim
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims 7th VictimCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Where Women's Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worsen
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Where Women's Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes WorsenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Scientists Find Unsafe Levels of Known Carcinogen in Menthol E-Cigarettes
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Scientists Find Unsafe Levels of Known Carcinogen in Menthol E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Could Profit Be a Factor in Kidney Transplant Decisions?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Could Profit Be a Factor in Kidney Transplant Decisions?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

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. […]

Kroger Yellowfin Tuna Steaks Linked to Poisoning
Posted on September 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

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

Vegetarians May Face Higher Stroke Risk
Posted on September 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm

While vegetarians had a 22% lower risk for heart disease, they had a 20% higher risk for stroke, British researchers found. Meanwhile, people who ate fish but no other meats (pescatarians) had a 13% lower risk of heart disease, with no increased stroke risk. […]

Once Again Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Early Death
Posted on September 3, 2019 at 7:37 pm

This study isn't the first to find a connection between soda and bad health outcomes. Two recent studies -- one from BMJ and the other in Circulation -- linked drinking soda to cancer and deaths from heart disease. […]

Could Red Wine Boost Your 'Microbiome'?
Posted on August 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

A little pinot noir now and then might help keep the bacteria in your tummy healthy and happy, a new study suggests. […]

'Fast and Feast' Diet Works for Weight Loss
Posted on August 28, 2019 at 3:35 pm

A much simpler approach to losing weight might be to just stop eating every other day, called  alternate-day fasting. […]

Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled
Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm

About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter. […]