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Some Romaine Safe to Eat Again, But Warnings Remain

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:44

If you do not know where your romaine came from do not eat it, the CDC says.

Just a Little Weightlifting Can Help Your Heart

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:15

Small amounts of “resistance exercise – including weightlifting and pushups -- has definite health benefits and seems to have a direct effect on the heart, new research suggests.

Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:15

A therapy that has been around since the 1980s, combined with modern CT scan technology, may ease back pain through inflammation-reducing pulses of energy sent down the spine with pinpoint accuracy.

Study: Donated Kidneys From Pot Users Seem Safe

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:15

There were no differences in results among kidney donors or recipients related to the donors' use of marijuana, according to a new study in the Clinical Kidney Journal.

Study: Donated Kidneys From Pot Users Seem Safe

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:15

There were no differences in results among kidney donors or recipients related to the donors' use of marijuana, according to a new study in the Clinical Kidney Journal.

Newly Mapped Genes May Hold Keys to ADHD

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:15

Researchers have identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. The discovery might help scientists develop new treatments for ADHD, which affects more than 9 percent of American children.

Many With Polyps Delay Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:15

People whose colonoscopies find adenomas – polyps that can become cancer -- are routinely asked to come back for another colonoscopy in three years, but a surprisingly high percentage fail to get the follow-up, a new study reports.

Gene-Edited Baby Claim Brings Questions, Concerns

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:40

The claim has not been independently confirmed and has not been published in a journal, where it would be reviewed by other experts.

ADHD Rising in the U.S., but Why?

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:26

A new study published Aug. 31 finds ADHD diagnoses in children between the ages of 4 and 17 increased from 6.1% in 1997-1998 to 10.2% in 2015-2016

Report: Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 40 Children

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:15

A new U.S. government study has found a huge jump in the estimate of how many children have autism.

E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Threatens Frail, Sick Most

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 13:15

Healthy people usually recover from E. coli within five to seven days, but it can last longer -- and even be deadly -- for already-vulnerable people who are elderly or have chronic disease.

New Drug Approved for Traveler's Diarrhea

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:50

Traveler's diarrhea is the most common travel-related illness, the FDA says, affecting up to 40% of travelers worldwide annually.

Study: As More Kids Vaped, Teens Smoked Less

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:15

Smoking among teens dropped off dramatically after e-cigarette use became more widespread in 2013, according to one new study. This is counter to previous arguments that electronic cigarettes could be a gateway to smoking.

Families Push Officials to Tackle Mystery of AFM

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:49

As of mid-November, the CDC says it had confirmed 430 cases of AFM in 46 states since 2014. Of those, 106 are from 2018.

CDC: Don’t Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, Throw It Out

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:30

In this case, romaine lettuce means any kind of romaine: whole heads, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

What Are This Year's Most Dangerous Toys?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:15

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund’s annual "Trouble in Toyland" report highlights a number of dangers, including data-collecting toys that may violate children's privacy.

Vaccine-Exempt Kids Behind Chickenpox Outbreak

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:44

Thirty-six students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease last Friday, BBC News reported.

Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled For Salmonella Scare

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:18

The recall is for 21 boxes bought after Nov. 5 at Super Target Stores in Omaha and Lincoln. Neb., and in Wichita, Kansas, and at P-Fresh stores in St. Louis and Blue Springs, Missouri.

If Suppressed with Meds, HIV Unlikely To Spread

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:17

A recent review studies from the last decade found no cases of HIV transmission when the HIV-positive partner was on drug "cocktails" that were keeping the virus suppressed.

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:02

Researchers have found that people who were bullied at work had a 59 percent higher risk of heart disease than those not exposed to bullying.