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

2 hours 39 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

3 hours 56 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.

Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

4 hours 46 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

8 hours 26 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.

Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:15

In a new study, adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs were more likely to have a relapse within a week and were more likely to be prescribed an incorrect antibiotic than a comparison group of patients with non-resistant UTIs.

As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:14

One review of 15 studies involving 284 otherwise healthy subjects found that those who took melatonin before bed fell asleep 3.9 minutes faster on average and slept 13 minutes longer. Another, of 19 studies involving 1,700 people, found that melatonin users fell asleep 7 minutes faster on average and slept 8 minutes longer.

It's OK if Baby Doesn't Sleep Through at 6 Months

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:15

Though new parents often expect baby to sleep through the night by 6 months of age, a large percentage do not, a study has revealed.

Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby Differently

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:15

Bacteria from breastfeeding and from formula behave differently in babies, nrew research says.