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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:15

Researchers have found that people with diabetes had lower scores on verbal memory and verbal fluency tests.

California Farm Linked to E. Coli in Romaine

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:15

So far, 59 people across 15 states have come down with the often severe gastrointestinal illness.

New Brain Research Sheds Light On Mental Illness

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:15

Researchers looked at specific genes and their regulatory networks to learn more about changes in the brain as it develops, how that varies between individuals, and the causes of certain mental disorders.

McDonald's Says It Will Trim Antibiotics in Beef

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:58

The company's first step is to partner with its supplying beef producers in the top 10 beef sourcing markets to measure and understand the current use of antibiotics in its global supply chains.

New Disease-Bearing Tick Could Spread Through U.S.

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:15

Huge swaths of land along the Eastern seaboard, the Midwest and the South would provide highly suitable habitat for the bloodsucking parasite, computer models predict.

Del Monte Corn Recalled for Possible Contamination

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:39

The FDA says the under-processing “could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens,” which could lead to life-threatening illness.

Aromatherapy: Can You Smell Relief?

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:49

While formal research into the benefits of aromatherapy poses many challenges, some evidence does suggest that the alternative treatment may help relieve nausea, anxiety, various types of pain, and a number of other conditions.

Holidays Hike Heart Attack Risk

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:15

In the 15-year study of more than 300,000 people who’d had a heart attack, the risk was highest at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:15

The study, of more than 100,000 older women veterans, spotlights the risk factors stemming from military service that can lead to thinking and memory problems down the road.

Is Surgery Right For Some Early Prostate Cancers?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:15

A new study that followed men with larger and more aggressive prostate cancer than is usually diagnosed today found that those who had surgery instead of “watchful waiting” lived a few years longer.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Found in E-Cig Liquids

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:12

Because the products are not properly labeled, they could pose a risk to people who take nitrates for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease.

Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:05

The recall in the United States and Canada involves certain lots of the product made between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018.

Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:15

After a school district delayed the start time of secondary schools from 7:50 to 8:45, the students gained 35 minutes of daily sleep, felt less sleepy, improved their grades, and increased their attendance and punctuality.

AFM Has Doctors, Families Trying 'Whatever Works'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:42

The number of AFM cases confirmed in the United States this week hit a record high of 158 in 36 states.

Weight Loss Surgery Carries 'Easy Way Out' Stigma

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:15

Almost 40 percent of nearly a thousand people surveyed in a new study thought weight loss surgery (or "bariatric surgery") was this kind of lazy, quick fix for weight loss.

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:15

Modest changes in known heart disease risk factors, particularly those relating to inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin resistance, contribute to the long-term benefit of a Mediterranean diet, researchers said.

Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:15

All stethoscopes examined were significantly contaminated with a large number and extensive variety of bacteria, including some that can cause health care-associated infections, the study found.

Obesity Causes Nearly 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:15

The study found that in 2015, about 4 million deaths were attributable to excess body weight.

Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:15

According to the DEA, fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or is disguised as highly potent heroin. Although many drug users think they are buying heroin, they don't know they're buying fentanyl. Because of its potency, overdose deaths can occur.

Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:15

Attacks by mountain lions, bears and alligators get the most press, but the tiniest critters create the most work for emergency room doctors. Bug bites and stings account for more than half of all animal-related trips to the ER, the authors of a new study discovered.