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Frozen Raspberries Recalled for Norovirus Fears

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:59

The product was distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah and has been removed from store shelves

Study: Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Moms

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:32

In the study based on data from California, drug overdoses and suicide causes accounted for nearly 20% of the deaths of women who died within a year of giving birth.

Did 'Puppy Dog Eyes' Evolve to Please Humans?

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:58

Dogs' eyebrows are particularly expressive. Dogs can raise them, which makes their eyes look bigger and sadder, like humans can, according to Juliane Kaminski, a scientist at the University of Portsmouth in England, and her colleagues.

Heart Trouble Can Speed Brain Decline, Study Says

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:36

Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.

Fashion Icon Gloria Vanderbilt Dead at 95

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:35

Her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper, confirmed Vanderbilt's death in an on-air obituary Monday, USA Today reported.

Swallowing Beauty Products Sends Kids to ERs

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:32

"These products are enticing, and kids can't read,” the study’s author said, “They can't discern between what's lotion and yogurt, or what's chocolate versus a body exfoliant."

Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:49

Researchers don't know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they said.

Ragu Sauces Recalled for Possible Contamination

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:34

Mizkan America Inc. announced the recall but said there have been no reports of injuries or complaints from consumers. The company shipped the sauces to retailers nationwide.

Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:22

Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a suicide.

FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:50

After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants about the potential serious risk so they can inform their patients.

When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:58

Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says the eating disorder known as orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical consequences.

DDT Still In Lakes 50 Years After Ban

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:26

Researchers studied sediment that reflected lake conditions from about 1890 to 2016 and found peak DDT levels in the 1970s and 1980s. But the DDT concentrations in the current layer were still higher than considered safe for fish, frogs and other aquatic life.

Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:44

The EWG first tested oat-based products in August 2018 and then again in October. It did the latest round to see if there has been any shift in the market or if oat-based foods still contain levels that were present before.

New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:36

Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children.

CDC: Exercise Rates Up for Urban, Rural Americans

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:26

Among adults living in rural America, 13.3% were exercising in 2008 at recommended rates, but by 2017 that number had risen to 19.6%. And in cities, rates went even higher -- from 19.4% to 25.3%.

Epilepsy Drug Linked to Suicide Risk in Young

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:16

The medicine, pregabalin (Lyrica), comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids.

Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:00

Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids increased by a staggering 6,000%.

Type 1 Diabetes Might Hurt Young Kids' Brain Growth

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 20:14

The data suggest a need for even better blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes, but kids in the study were -- on average -- doing well in and out of school, one researcher noted.

Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:56

The study found that just a half hour of vigorous exercise might do the trick for people with suspected but undiagnosed generalized anxiety disorder.

Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:20

People who increased their red meat intake by just half a serving a day boosted their risk of dying over the next eight years by 10%, the study authors said.