Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought
In fact, infants' immunity wanes much more rapidly than once thought, researchers report in the December issue of Pediatrics. The finding drives home the importance of community-wide immunizations.
Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies
It's widely believed that mothers and babies have an increased risk of problems at or beyond 42 weeks of pregnancy.
Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping
The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemical flavoring diacetyl, an ingredient used to produce microwave popcorn, researchers said.
Can You Beat the Blues With 'Downward Dog'?
The study focused on Iyengar yoga, a variety that emphasizes holding poses precisely for long periods, and controlled breathing. But any type of yoga would likely give similar results, Streeter said.
Recall: Premade Salads at Target, Walmart
The recall includes salads sold at Aldi, Target, and Walmart stores, and at Domino’s Pizza, among others. For a full list of retailers, visit this U.S. Department of Agriculture website.
Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life
Whether forgiving involves a crime, a friend standing you up, or a chronic illness diagnosis, it is linked with numerous health benefits, studies suggest
California Sues Juul for Targeting Teens
New York's attorney general has also sued Juul over marketing materials "geared toward youth."
Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health
Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departments complaining of high blood pressure.
Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases
The study included 821 RA patients and 2,455 people without the disease. Researchers identified 11 health conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis, including epilepsy and pulmonary fibrosis.
HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
Overall, anal cancer rates and deaths are increasing nearly 3% per year, making it one of the fastest-rising cancers.
Medicare for All: FAQ
There's been a lot of debate and discussion about a health insurance plan known as Medicare for All. But what does that really mean?
What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed
Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A
new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children.
New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines
Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.
States Act on Vaccine Exemptions as Outbreaks Rise
States are trying to counter anti-vaccination trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds.
Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Dangerous for Preemies
Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the nutrients they need, but it may be dangerous, a new study finds.
Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?
New research finds that a person's risk of atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases by about 3% for every inch over the average height of 5-foot-7.
Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens
The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression in their children, two-thirds said certain things would make it difficult.
Recall: Breakstone Cottage Cheese for Plastic Bits
The recalled cottage cheese was shipped to retailers and distributors in the United States and Latin America.
Feather Bedding Caused Man's Serious Lung Illness
Taylor was told to remove the feather bedding from his home and prescribed steroids, which improved his condition within two days.
Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show
The study is the latest to debunk the common myth that women are less suited to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields due to biological shortfalls in math aptitude, the researchers said.
Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban
President Donald Trump, who pledged in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, says that he wants to study the issue before taking any action.
Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers.
Recall: Frozen Cat Food for Salmonella Concerns
GoRaw LLC, doing business as Steve’s Real Food, has recalled its 2-pound bags of frozen Quest Beef Cat Food.
Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts
Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the connection between diabetes and heart disease is particularly strong.
Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients
However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes.
Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack
In the new trial, colchicine reduced by as much as 34% a heart attack survivor's combined risk of either dying from heart disease or having cardiac arrest, a heart attack, a stroke or angioplasty.
Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company
Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4% between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble staying asleep rose 2.7%.
Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It
In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewhat likely" to develop dementia. Yet few -- 5% -- said they had talked to their doctor about ways to lower their risk.
Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study
In the new study, researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine analyzed blood samples from six Juul users who were asked to puff on their device every 20 seconds for 10 minutes -- a total of 30 puffs.
Are Vaping Bans the Way to Go?
More and more states are trying to enact some type of ban on e-cigarettes -- but are meeting resistance.
Apple Removes Vaping Apps From Store
Apple said it's removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide -- a mix of stores, social networks, news and games.
America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy
Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks.
FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs
The drugs include Dollar Tree's Assured Brand OTC drugs and other drug products sold by Dollar Tree Co., which operates stores under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar names.
National Project Will Delve Into How Dogs Age
The 40 researchers behind the Dog Aging Project want many of man's furry companions to be enrolled in a 10-year study of what helps canines live long, healthy lives.
U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low, But Vaping Rises
Just under 14% of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2018, a dramatic decline from the 42% adult smoking rate in 1965, according to researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients
Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal Psycho-Oncology.
Experimental Injection May Block Peanut Allergy
Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment allowed people with severe peanut allergy to eat about one peanut's worth of peanut protein two weeks later, the study found.
Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach
New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford.
Personalized Vitamin Sites Grow Despite Doubts
Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults used dietary supplements in 2018, up from 65% in 2009, according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Vaginal Birth, Breastfeeding Reduce Allergies, Asthma
Vaginal delivery and breastfeeding lessen the number of new allergy and asthma cases in children up to the age of 18 years, according to new research.
A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness
What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher says.
Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup
The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, CNN reported.
Progress Made, But 'Superbugs,' Remain a Threat
Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Nov. 13 in an update of its Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report.
More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding
The proportion of people who've tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 1999-2000, according to federal survey data.
Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack
People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more than sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.
Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News
There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer patients was 26% higher in 2015.
Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success
The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today.
EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules
Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies showing an association between pollution and health risks use personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements, The Times reported.
You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests
You're more likely to get sued if you don't intervene.
Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants
In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less trustworthy than white patients.
Ultra-Processed Foods A Fast Track to Heart Risk
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.
Testosterone Boosters Raise Men's Odds for Clots
Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
TV, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep
Despite considering sleep important, 88% said they'd stayed up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series.
Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke
They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study.
Is RSV Causing Your Baby’s Breathing Problems?
RSV can cause serious breathing problems in infants, so parents need to be able to recognize the signs. Find out how the labored breathing that can come with this virus might look and sound.
Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates
Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study.
Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again
Researchers say use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes:
Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21
The White House's proposed move is not the first in the United States: About a third of states have already raised their sales age to 21. But federal law still puts the age at 18.
CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases
Calling it a “breakthrough,” the agency says it found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-related lung injury.
Ethylene Oxide Emission Plan Called ‘Weak’
By law, the EPA is required to review and update these standards every 8 years, but the agency was behind schedule. It is under a court order to finalize the rule by March 2020.
'Wheel' Host Pat Sajak Has Emergency Surgery
Long-time co-host Vanna White took over running the show on Friday after taping was paused on Thursday.
Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed
The online survey, conducted by The Harris Poll, also found that 56% of respondents have significant stress about the 2020 presidential election, an increase from 52% in the period before the 2016 election.
Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study
The use of kratom has risen sharply since the start of the opioid epidemic, and more than 90 deaths have been linked to it, researchers say.
More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled
The recalled items include the brand’s ready-to-cook chicken wings, tenderloins, legs, breast meat, and whole birds.
Smoked Salmon Recalled for Botulism Risk
The recalled products were sold in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?
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.
Don't Get Along With Family? Check Your Health
Parents, siblings and extended family members appear to affect your well-being, even into middle age and beyond, the study found.
Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes
Juul has already stopped sales of its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber products, which account for 10% of its sales.
Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment
Black patients were only 78% as likely to receive the minimum care, compared with white patients, the findings showed. Meanwhile, those aged 80 and older were only 12% as likely to receive the minimum treatment, compared with those under 50.
Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents not let a baby sleep in rockers, pillows, car seats or any other product that holds an infant at an incline—with their head higher than their feet.
HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset
Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer.
Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?
The patch, which contains "micro-needles" absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives
Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers
Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.
When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows
When listeners were relatively certain about what chord to expect next, they found it pleasant when they were surprised by an unexpected chord, and when they were uncertain about the next chord, they found it pleasant when subsequent chords weren't surprising.
Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Doing Well
In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant.
Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks
Eleven percent said they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; 10% reported waking up too early; and 2% struggled to focus during the day.
Survey: Many Baby Boomers Not Screened for Hepatitis C Despite Risk
Almost half of baby boomers in a WebMD reader survey said they haven't been tested for hepatitis C. And as many aren't aware that a cure exists.
Gene Editing Tool Fights Cancer in Early Study
So far, CRISPR has only been tried in three patients, two with multiple myeloma and one with a sarcoma. All had tried standard treatments, to no avail.
New Strain of HIV Discovered
The new strain is a part of the same family of virus subtypes that have fueled the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research with the University of Missouri.
Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim
Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light that's crucial to synchronizing your biologic clock, possibly putting people at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other harmful effects of sleep deprivation, said Dr. Beth Ann Malow, director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression
Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows.
Only Children May Have Higher Obesity Risk
Researchers examined the eating habits of only children and found that they had less healthy eating and drinking habits than those with brothers and sisters.
Experts: Climate Change 'Threat to Human Well-Being'
A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists warns that planet Earth is facing a "climate emergency" that will cause "untold human suffering" unless drastic steps are taken.
Tough Childhoods Can Leave a Lifetime of Harm
Traumatic experiences in childhood can do lifelong harm to physical and mental health, education and work, the CDC says.
U.S. ERs See Doubling of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases
Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, a new study finds.
Vitamin D Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults
Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds.
New Alzheimer’s Drug from China: Hope or Hype?
Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer's disease.
People Turn to Social Media to Diagnose STDs
People worried that they have a sexually transmitted disease are more often turning to social media to receive a diagnosis, according to a new report.
1 in 4 High School Kids Vape, Mint Flavor Preferred
More than one in every four U.S. high school students (27.5%) currently vape, a new study shows.
Too Much Screen Time May Stunt Toddlers' Brains
Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better.
Meatless Meat Sparks Backlash
The rise in popularity of next-generation vegan "meat" is sparking push back from industry groups and others.
Many Areas in U.S. Lack Child Psychiatrists
Despite a growing need for mental health care for children and teens -- including a rise in youth suicide -- many areas of the United States lack any child psychiatrists, new research reports.
Many on Medicare Face Crippling Medical Bills
Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds.
Running - Even a Little -- Helps You Live Longer
Even a little running on a regular basis can extend your life, Australian researchers say.
Mutant Gene Kept Woman From Getting Alzheimer's
Researchers report on a potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer's disease.
Mom With Breast Cancer Has Healthy Baby After Chemo
Jade Devis was just a few months pregnant when she learned she had a fast-growing type of breast cancer.
Veggies Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk
Among the dozens of products are several from Del Monte, HEB, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and the Marketside brand sold at Walmart.
Anti-Vaxxers Find Ways Around States' 'Personal Exemption' Bans
Researchers found that after Vermont banned personal-belief exemptions, the number of kindergartners with religious exemptions from vaccination suddenly shot up -- from 0.5% to nearly 4%.
Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?
One U.S. breast cancer expert was encouraged by the findings, but agreed there's still a long way to go before blood tests replace mammograms in breast cancer detection.
Many Cancer Docs Don't Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene Tests
Genomic tests on cancer cells can help determine which types of treatment might work, and which ones might not. However, such testing can be expensive, and not all tests and related treatments are covered by health insurance, the researchers noted.
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