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Generic for Popular Asthma Inhaler Gets FDA OK

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:15

The new inhaler is approved for twice-daily treatment of asthma in patients 4 and older.

Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Issues

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:15

The increase from the figure reported a year ago is largely due to the change in the official definition of high blood pressure, the American Heart Association reports.

FDA Fast-Tracks OTC Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:27

It is the first time the FDA itself produced a drug facts label and performed safety testing to help rush a product to market.

Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:15

Medical scribes do administrative tasks, such as documenting visits while a doctor evaluates the patient, printing out paperwork and arranging tests and appointments.

What Works to Help Teens Quit Vaping?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:15

Teens addicted to vaping must rely on methods that have been shown to help tobacco quitters, but it's not clear that those methods will be useful when it comes to e-cigarettes.

Study: Breakfast Not Key to Weight Loss After All

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:15

Eating a hearty breakfast doesn't help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, the review found.

Vaping Beats Patch, Gum in Helping Smokers Quit

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:15

Going “cold turkey” with no nicotine can make it difficult to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Having some kind of nicotine replacement improves your chances of quitting, a study author said.

Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:15

Researchers found that aerobic exercise increased participants' overall fitness as well as their so-called executive function -- thinking skills that are key to reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

Heavy Metals Found in Popular Fruit Juices

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:44

Consumer Reports experts tested 45 juices made by 24 brands, including well-known and lesser-known brands such as Gerber, Minute Maid, Mott's, Great Value from Walmart, Clover Valley from Dollar General, and Big Win from Rite Aid. Those tested included organic products, too, as well as store brands from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

Arctic Blast A Threat to People With Alzheimer's

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:15

"This type of weather can be hazardous for everyone, but even more so for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, who may have difficulty noticing temperature and weather changes or knowing who to call for help," said Charles Fuschillo Jr., CEO and president of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:15

The increased health risks linked to e-cigarette use held strong even after researchers accounted for other potential risk factors, such as age, excess weight, diabetes and smoking.

Study: Heart Birth Defects Up with Climate Change

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:15

While previous research linked heat exposure among pregnant women to heart defects in their newborns, the causes remain unclear.

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:22

The chicken nuggets were shipped to stores across the U.S.

Flu May Raise Chance of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:15

Researchers think flu-related inflammation may raise your chance for a stroke, and a strong immune response to the flu virus increases blood clotting and wear and tear on your blood vessels, which may boost your risk of having torn neck artery.