Health & Wellness

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:17:07 EST Spare Tire: Worse for Heart Than Love Handles?

Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:22 EST Can Pregnancy Problems Signal Future Health Risks?

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:20 EST Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:17 EST Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:50:41 EST How Older People Can Head Off Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:46:01 EST Gastric Bypass May Bring Infant Nutrition Deficits

A study suggests that infants born to women who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are more likely to be smaller and have nutritional deficiencies at birth.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:27:04 EST Officials: Spraying Working on FL Zika Mosquitoes

A two-pesticide punch kills insects and their larvae -- safe for people: CDC

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:13 EST 9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:20:00 EST This May Up Survival for Some Lung Cancer Patients

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:12:05 EST Some Have Unrealistic Hopes For Cancer Trials

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:49:29 EST Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:24:45 EST Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:34:33 EST Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to recall beauty products or to test a product for safety until someone complains. Congress has stepped in with proposals to boost its authority.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:15:24 EST 'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:51:43 EST What Does Bipolar Mania Look and Feel Like?

How to recognize the symptoms of bipolar mania.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:15:17 EST Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:15:16 EST Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Help Head Trauma Patients?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:15:14 EST The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus

Small, preliminary study suggests oxytocin might ease 'ringing in the ears'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:15:19 EST Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:15:19 EST Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:15:15 EST DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study

Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:15:15 EST Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study

Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:15:10 EST 23 Plans Earn Top Mark in Health Insurance Ratings

Twenty-three insurance plans out of more than 1,000 have received the highest score of 5.0, according to new ratings released Thursday from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:15:20 EST Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:15:15 EST Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?

Fewer calories are consumed in closed kitchen spaces, study says

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:15:17 EST Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016

Blue Bell Recalls Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:30 EST Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:23:08 EST Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15:17 EST More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15:14 EST Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:15:20 EST Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:15:14 EST Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:25:52 EST Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:15:22 EST Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:15:19 EST Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women

Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:25:09 EST Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study

Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:15:21 EST Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough

'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:15:15 EST Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier

Study found this was especially true for women and the socially inhibited

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:42 EST H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:39 EST Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All

Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:36 EST Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:32 EST FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Exondys 51 seems to fill unmet need for devastating childhood disease, agency says

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:29 EST Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:22 EST CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:15:24 EST Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits

Study of financial incentives for healthful eating also banned payments for sugary foods, sodas

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:15:18 EST CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:36:45 EST What Is Kratom? Why Does the DEA Want to Ban It?

But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is moving to ban the sale of kratom as of Sept. 30, citing an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:15:19 EST For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:15:17 EST Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn

How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:15:16 EST 'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study

But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says


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