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Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough in Paralysis
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm

The electrical stimulator he has is one designed for nerve pain. The research team received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use it in this new way. […]

Booster Shots OK for Most Kids With Vax Reaction
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:16 pm

The study found that only 16 percent of the patients had another reaction after receiving an additional vaccination. The researchers also found that more than 80 percent of these subsequent reactions were not any more severe than the initial reaction. […]

Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Every additional 4 inches in height increases your risk of varicose veins by about 25 percent, said researcher Dr. Erik Ingelsson, a professor of cardiovascular medicine with Stanford University School of Medicine. […]

Children Caring for Parents: Trials and Rewards
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm

When parents of adult children become ill, it's often up to their children to become caregivers. It's a role reversal fraught with challenges, but it can also offer loving rewards. […]

If Mom Smokes Pot, Kids May Try It Sooner
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm

For the study, the researchers analyzed data on 4,440 children and 2,586 mothers. More specifically, they assessed how a mother's habit influenced the age at which her children started using the drug. […]

Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm

The new study found that people who were prompted to either think about others, or to have spiitual thoughts, were more likely to become more physically active. […]

FDA: Pets May Have Bad Reactions to Flea Medicine
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 9:24 pm

Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others can have severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. […]

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Parents who use coercion or bribes to deter picky eating may be setting the child up for problems down the road, Australian researchers have found. […]

Fewer Teens Having Sex, Most Use Birth Control
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm

A new CDC study found a dramatic drop in the number of sexually active U.S. teens, and of those teens, nearly 90 percent used some form of birth control the last time they had sex. […]

Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens hygiene. […]

More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

In a new study, almost 30 percent of doctors surveyed said they had recorded a visit for a patient's use. And about 19 percent of U.S. adults said they'd done so themselves -- usually after asking the doctor's permission. […]

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years. […]

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 10:15 pm

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Is 100 the New 80? What's It Take to Live Longer?
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

As more and more people live to 100, researchers want to know what separates them from those who live the average, expected 80 years. Of course exercise, a good diet, and other healthy choices key. But studies show genes are pretty important, too. So do you have to win the genetic lottery to live a whole century? Or can science unlock the secret to spreading the genetic wealth? […]

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

In fact, if your personal exposome was visible to the naked eye, the researchers said, you'd look like the "Peanuts" character Pig-Pen. […]

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

The investigators found that, among stroke patients, "treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy provides significant benefits, even greater than the benefits of tPA, the FDA-approved drug treatment for stroke," said study lead researcher Dr. Dawn Bravata. […]

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Women in a new study who followed a Mediterranean diet cut their risk for stroke, but the effect was not the same for men. The reason isn’t quite clear, researchers said. […]

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

By 2060, an estimated 13.9 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease, equaling nearly 3.3 percent of a projected population of 417 million people, the CDC says. That’s almost three times as many as were affected in 2014, 5 million – or 1.6 percent of the population. […]

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. […]

Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2016 data that's the most recent, according to NCHS researchers. […]

Gluten in Pregnancy Tied to Baby's Type 1 Diabetes
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 12:15 am

There's already a known link between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes -- approximately 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. […]

1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Out
Posted on September 19, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Further, these head injuries are associated with neurological and psychological problems such as depression, sleep disorders, stroke and alcoholism, the researchers found. […]

Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospital Rankings for 2018
Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Doctors rank their top hospitals in an annual survey by Medscape. […]

Reports Warn of Growing Senior Opioid Crisis
Posted on September 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Millions of older Americans are now filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time, while hundreds of thousands are winding up in the hospital with opioid-related complications, according to two new government reports. […]

30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes
Posted on September 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes -- 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed. […]


More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor VisitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades AgoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy RashCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for InfantsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Cornell Food Researcher Resigns After Charges of Academic Misconduct
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Cornell Food Researcher Resigns After Charges of Academic MisconductCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Sharing May Be Contagious
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Sharing May Be ContagiousCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: 'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape UpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Ground Beef Recalled After E.Coli Outbreak
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Ground Beef Recalled After E.Coli OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, ChemicalsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

Title: Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM […]

Gastric bypass diet: What to eat after the surgery
Posted on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Coca-Cola Eyes Cannabis Oil Market
Posted on September 18, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Coke's interest signals the growing acceptance of cannabis by established companies, and of the importance of Canada to the development of those businesses, the wire service said. […]

Prescription weight-loss drugs
Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet
Posted on September 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Americans still eat more meat than health experts recommend. High meat consumption has negative consequences for people's health and the environment, according to scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. […]

Orange slices with citrus syrup
Posted on September 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

This recipe combines several orange flavors, which add an interesting depth to this dessert. […]