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Beware of Workplace Germs
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 9:27 pm

Germs live and thrive in the workplace. Find out about germ hot spots, when contamination is at its worst, and how to protect yourself. […]

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 8:37 pm

The scientists analyzed plasma -- the cell-free, fluid part of blood -- from more than 4,200 people between the ages of 18 and 95, and found a link between 373 proteins and aging. […]

Flesh-Eating Infection Tied to Heroin Kills Seven
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm

All of the deaths occurred in San Diego County, CA. […]

Drug Reduces Delusions in Dementia Patients
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm

The drug eases hallucinations that can cause anxiety, aggression and physical and verbal abuse. […]

New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 8:24 pm

Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn't appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it's effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported. […]

Weight-Loss Surgery a Boon for the Heart
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

The research included 38 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 19 obese patients who were on the waiting list for weight-loss surgery. […]

What to Expect from Periods After 40
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Before your periods end, your body goes into a phase called perimenopause, which could last 2 to 10 years. During this time, there can be all kinds of changes in your cycle. […]

Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:43 pm

According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a smartphone between 1998 and 2017. When that number is extrapolated to include the whole country, the total is likely to be more than 76,000 people. […]

Vaping Tied to Lung Illness Seen in Metalworkers
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San Francisco. […]

Social Media Sympathy
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Nowadays, much of people's grieving shows up online. See the advice a professor of communication has about the benefits and pitfalls of mourning on social media. […]

Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

More than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 90 to 95% are type 2, the CDC says, and metformin is the fourth-most prescribed drug in the United States. […]

How to Start a Couch-to-5K Program
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm

With an abundance of couch-to-5K programs at your fingertips, from smartphone apps to beginner groups, it's easier than ever to start running. […]

Why Science Can't Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Who’s to blame for the always-changing rules for healthy eating? Food science, the media, the food industry, and nutrition "gurus" all play a part. But it’s also kinds of your fault. […]

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. All of the women had a sister who'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, but they didn't have breast cancer themselves at the start of the study. […]

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Aspirin's protective effect appears particularly pronounced among people who are overweight -- those with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9, the results show. […]

Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:14 pm

The new global study involved data on more than 400,000 people from 38 different trials. Their health was tracked for an average of more than 13 years, but some were followed for up to 43 years. […]

Breaking the Ultrasound Barrier
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 7:44 pm

Focused ultrasound is an FDA-approved treatment for essential tremor and is approved to treat Parkinson's disease outside the U.S. It’s also making waves in research into breast cancer, diabetes, and mental illnesses like severe depression. […]

African Americans Face Unique Mental Health Risks
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm

While African Americans are just as likely to report serious psychological distress, they are less likely to get behavioral treatment. […]

ADHD Day-to-Day
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm

When your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can turn your home upside down. Get tips from a developmental behavioral pediatrician to help you keep control. […]

Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm

However only about 18% of the 1.2 million Americans who might benefit from the medications got a prescription last year, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. […]

Hepatitis A in 6 States Linked to Blackberries
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Investigators have determined that the berries came from a distribution center that ships fresh berries to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in 11 states: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MN, NE, OH, PA, and WI. […]

Teach Your Kids to Give for Financial Literacy
Posted on December 3, 2019 at 10:13 pm

New research suggests that teaching our children how to give their money away makes them more financially savvy adults. […]

RECALL: Pre-Made Sushi for Listeria Fears
Posted on December 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Fuji Foods announced the recall, which includes ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold to select retailers and distributors along the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. […]

Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults
Posted on December 3, 2019 at 5:11 pm

A person with prediabetes has higher than normal blood sugar levels. The levels aren't yet high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. But often, people who have prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. […]

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
Posted on December 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm

MS patients were 55% more likely to have antibodies against the HHV-6A protein than the control group. […]


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New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to UninsuredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for Overweight People
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for Overweight PeopleCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in MusclesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Stroke Warning SignsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Run Smart This Winter -- Here's How
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Run Smart This Winter -- Here's HowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Caring for Family Matters Most to People Around the Globe
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Caring for Family Matters Most to People Around the GlobeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for Medical Advice
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for Medical AdviceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine LettuceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another Heart
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Recall: Breakstone Cottage Cheese for Plastic Bits
Posted on November 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

The recalled cottage cheese was shipped to retailers and distributors in the United States and Latin America. […]

America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy
Posted on November 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks. […]

Ultra-Processed Foods A Fast Track to Heart Risk
Posted on November 12, 2019 at 6:31 pm

About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the worse heart health was, the findings suggested. […]

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?
Posted on November 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

There is evidence to suggest that frequent use of the sweeteners, especially in diet sodas, raises the risk of several chronic diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. […]

Meatless Meat Sparks Backlash
Posted on November 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm

The rise in popularity of next-generation vegan "meat" is sparking push back from industry groups and others. […]

Veggies Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk
Posted on November 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Among the dozens of products are several from Del Monte, HEB, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and the Marketside brand sold at Walmart. […]