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Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children's Odds of ADHD, Autism

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:52

New research shows that women who took  acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, at the end of their pregnancies were much more likely to have child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism.

Tougher Rules on Opioids After Surgery Doesn't Mean More Pain for Patients

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:42

Before a new prescription is written for more than 10 opioid pills, doctors must check a patient's pain medication history in the state prescribing database, and patients must sign an informed consent.

Report Finds Americans' Health Is Flagging

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:37

Life expectancy has declined over the past three years, driven down by increasing rates of suicides and drug overdoses.

10 Questions for Bear Grylls

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:34

Outdoor adventurist and television host Bear Grylls talks about staying fit, dealing with anxiety, how fatherhood has changed him, and what’s new in his “Running Wild” TV series.

Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:33

Construction workers and miners are much more likely than people in other professions to misuse opioids, cocaine and marijuana, the research showed

Number of Americans With Dementia Will Double by 2040: Report

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:29

The number of women with dementia is expected to rise from 4.7 million next year to 8.5 million in 2040. The number of men with dementia is projected to increase from 2.6 million to 4.5 million.

How Tim McGraw Turned His Health Around

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:00

Ten years ago, too many beers too much junk food caught up with Tim McGraw, to the tune of 40 extra pounds. Read how he bounced back, gradually, and how he wants to inspire others.

Not All Heart Failure Patients Get Same Level of Care, Study Finds

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:07

After adjusting for a number of factors, her team found that Hispanic patients were 17% less likely to be admitted to a heart specialty unit, and black patients were 9% less likely.

Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:34

Investigators say the worker had been briefed on the risks of working with the virus and was offered a vaccine to prevent it, but she declined to get it.

No Asbestos Found in New Tests of Baby Powder: J&J

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:13

No asbestos was detected in 15 new tests of the same bottle of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder previously found to contain asbestos by the FDA, the company said Tuesday.

Groups Urge Ban of Mint, Menthol E-Cig Flavors

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:00

The Trump administration must include mint and menthol in any plan to halt sales of flavored e-cigarette products, more than 50 health and advocacy groups said Tuesday.

Stressed Out? Maybe Not If You're a Narcissist

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:12

Three British studies now suggest that some amount of narcissism may not be such a bad thing. Why? Because it confers a degree of mental toughness that can be empowering and protective in the face of criticism and self-doubt.

Ban on Sale of Sugary Drinks Trimmed Employees' Waistlines

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:44

In a before-and-after study, researchers found that the ban, begun in 2015, cut employees' intake of sugary drinks by almost 50%. And within 10 months, their collective waist size had shrunk by almost an inch.

Doctors Seldom Discuss Gun Safety with Patients

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:39

After a mass shooting, pediatricians are less likely to ask parents about gun safety in the home, a new study finds

In a Last-Minute Deal, BD Avoids Long Shutdown

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:31

The agreement came just moments before a judge was set to hear arguments on the state’s motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction against BD.

Non-Drinker's Body Produced Its Own Alcohol: Study

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 14:10

For years, the 46-year-old man's family, doctors and police thought he was a closet drinker, despite his insistence that he didn't drink any alcohol, NBC News reported.

For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:54

In the early stages of the disease, people with undiagnosed Alzheimer's are at high risk of making foolish and dangerous decisions about their finances, mostly because families may not know they need help, researchers say.

It May Be Even Tougher for Women to Quit Smoking Than Men

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:50

The researchers point to a higher prevalence of anxiety and depression in women, which might interfere with even the best intentions to kick the habit.

Can Medical Pot Ease Mental Ills? Study Says Probably Not

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:45

Dozens of studies involving more than 3,000 people did not provide compelling evidence that medical cannabis can help treat disorders of the mind, the review authors concluded.

Exhausted Nurse's Photo Shows Emotional Toll of Job

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:16

Nurses take care of people every day, but who takes care of them?

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