Feed aggregator

CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

WebMD - 1 hour 33 min ago

Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just over 3 million (20.8 percent), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

WebMD - 3 hours 46 min ago

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne disease-causing germs.

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

WebMD - 5 hours 2 min ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked

WebMD - 5 hours 33 min ago

People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers have found.

Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North

WebMD - 5 hours 33 min ago

Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north in the United States in the next 35 years, scientists say.

Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

WebMD - 5 hours 52 min ago

Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 states since November 2017.

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

WebMD - 9 hours 32 min ago

In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink. The sensitivity is caused by a genetic variant.

Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

WebMD - 9 hours 32 min ago

Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change their sexual orientation during adolescence.

Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

WebMD - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:15

In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others, researchers say.

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn

WebMD - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:15

People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study.

Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

WebMD - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:40

The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and self-control.

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness

WebMD - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:15

Limiting your use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to 30 minutes total or less per day results in reductions in depression and loneliness, especially for people who were moderately depressed to start with, researchers say.

Teen Obesity, Later Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked?

WebMD - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:15

Your odds of getting pancreatic cancer can quadruple if you’re obese as a teen, researchers have found. But it’s still rare, and even with increased odds, the likelihood of getting the disease is small.

Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:42

Earlier in November, media reports suggested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon ban sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States.

CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:35

The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and legs.

How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:15

People whose mothers who had more marriages or lived with more romantic partners were likely to follow the same path, a new study found.

Losartan Latest BP Drug Recalled for Contamination

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:42

NDEA is found naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and it may cause cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:15

People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese and don't regularly exercise, a new study confirms.

Many Pharmacies Don't Follow Opioid Antidote Law

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:15

Many pharmacies need to be taught about the law that allows them to give out the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study found.

Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble

WebMD - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:18

People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with stents, new research shows.