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Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia Risk

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:47

In total, 13% of men who had received the therapy went on to develop Alzheimer's disease over eight years of follow-up, compared to 9%  who hadn't gotten the treatment, the study found.

Things Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:32

It may be uncomfortable talking to your OB/GYN about your most intimate health concerns, but it’s in your best interest to open and honest. These tips can help you overcome the awkwardness.

Eyedrops Sold at Walmart, Walgreens Recalled

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:21

Altaire says the products, which are designed to be sterile, may not be, raising the risk of infections and even death, the FDA says.

Why Aren't More Teenagers Fully Vaccinated?

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:05

Too many U.S. children and teens are not getting all the vaccinations they need, a pediatric infectious disease specialist says. See the 2019 updates on vaccinations for children and teens.

What Really Happens When You Have Twins (or More)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:03

The birth of twins or triplets can be joyful but overwhelming. A medical doctor and mother of twins offers advice on navigating the first few months.

Cavi Brand Papayas Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:08

The illnesses in this outbreak began between Jan. 14, 2019 and June 16, 2019. Most of the patients are older than 60.

How Pushups Can Help Men's Hearts

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 18:43

A recent study, of men and pushups, strengthens the case that muscle-building promotes heart health. "Even if you can only do a little exercise, you get tremendous benefits," a fitness expert says.

10 Anti-Aging Hair Care Tips

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 18:18

Hair experts share their best anti-aging hair care tips and tricks to keep your strands looking healthy and youthful to represent your individual style.

Crowdsourcing to Fund Rare Disease Research

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 17:31

Some families decide to fund treatment research and development themselves as they race against time to find a cure for diseases that are too rare to be notice by big drug companies.

Can Early Exposure Fix Food Allergies?

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 15:52

Evidence suggests that slow, sustained exposure to peanuts under a doctor’s care may cut the odds of an accidental reaction down the line in kids and adults.

Dog Treats Linked to Salmonella

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:24

While the FDA and CDC are still investigating, Pet Supplies Plus has recalled its bulk pig ear product, Pig Ear Treats.

'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:34

Targeted hygiene means intervening with kids and their environment, but only when you can stop the risk of infection

Pot a Substitute to Opioids or Sleep Meds for Many

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:27

The findings stem from a survey of 1,000 people who use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal. Of the 65% who said they use pot to quell pain, 80% said it was very or extremely helpful.

Iodine Rx for Thyroid Raises Cancer Risk: Study

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:57

This new study included nearly 19,000 patients who received radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism (mainly Graves' disease) between 1946 and 1964. None of them had cancer at the start of the study.

Anti-Vax Push a 'Man-Made' Health Bind: Scientists

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:47

The experts called on governments and policymakers to support laws that limit exemptions from mandatory vaccination and to regard childhood vaccination as an essential service -- in line with services such as police, firefighters and public sanitation.

Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:24

A new study finds the effects of "secondhand" alcohol harms are widespread, with nearly 1 in 5 Americans -- 53 million people -- reporting having been harmed by someone else's drinking during the past year.

Need Emergency Air Lift to Hospital? It Could Cost You $40,000

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:10

The median charge of an air ambulance trip was $39,000 in 2016, about 60% more than the $24,000 charged just four years earlier, researchers found.

FAQ: All About Ticks 2019

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:04

After feeding on a host animal’s blood, the adult female lays eggs -- from 1,500 to as many as 5,000.

Surgery Helps Babies With One Heart Chamber Live

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:46

When babies are born without one heart chamber, a special surgery can save their lives. But a new study shows that these patients face lifelong health issues that require special care.

Recall: Fresh Vegetables for Listeria Risk

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:38

The fresh vegetable products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, ME, and were distributed across the United States. Most were sold in stores in Connecticut, Maine, and Pennsylvania