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Giving Up One Food Will Help Your Health -- and the Planet

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:22

Red meat both increases your risk of death and is terrible for the environment, the researchers added

Can You Get Diabetes if You’re Thin?

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 17:28

Even if you’re slim or at the right weight for your height, you can have diabetes. Find out how you can be at risk for “lean diabetes” and what you need to know to manage it correctly.

Almost Half of Americans Admit to Drowsy Driving

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 16:38

Nearly half of American adults admit that they've fought to stay awake while driving, a new survey finds.

FDA: Plant Closings Could Cause Device Shortages

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 16:26

Medical device makers and federal regulators are warning of potential shortages of medical devices if a court allows the state of Georgia to temporarily shut down sterilization operations of a Becton Dickinson, or BD, facility in suburban Atlanta.

Xanax Recalled for Potential Contamination

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 14:59

One lot of alprazolam, brand name Xanax, is being recalled by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. due to potential contamination that poses a risk of infection.

Flavored E-Cigs Get Teens Hooked on Vaping

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 14:56

In a finding that shows just how enticing tasty flavors are when it comes to vaping, a new study suggests that teens who use candy- or fruit-flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to continue vaping and to be heavy users.

First African American Face Transplant Performed

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:25

Robert Chelsea became the first African American patient to have a full face transplant, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced.

Research Needed on Kids and Artificial Sweeteners

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:02

There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.

Could More Coffee Bring a Healthier Microbiome?

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:54

A new study found the microbiomes of regular coffee drinkers were considerably healthier than those who consumed little to no coffee.

Experts Support Weight-Loss Surgery for Obese Kids

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:49

Weight-loss surgery should be more widely used to treat severely obese children and teens, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Exercise Can Lower Older Women's Fracture Risk

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 15:59

Each year, more than 300,000 people in the United States aged 65 or older are hospitalized for a broken hip, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One-Third of Kids Too Sleepy to Succeed in School

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 15:53

High schoolers should get between eight and 10 hours a night, while kids aged 6 to 12 should clock in between nine and 12 hours of shut-eye nightly, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Most Popular BP Drugs Might Not Be the Best

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 15:07

Crunching the numbers, the Columbia team calculated that about 3,100 major cardiovascular events among the patients who first took ACE inhibitors could have been prevented if they'd first been treated with a thiazide diuretic.

Don't Delay Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer Surgery

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 15:01

Longer delays in surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer lead to a higher risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and a slightly lower survival rate, researchers found.

One Region Is Being Hit Hardest by U.S. Opioid Crisis

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:46

Fueled mainly by fentanyl and heroin, overdose (OD) deaths are soaring in an area that runs east from Minnesota and Illinois and north from West Virginia and Virginia, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Many Women Are Sharing Breast Milk, and That Has Health Experts Worried

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:26

There is a risk of dilution, or contamination with viruses or bacteria, particularly with donor milk obtained online, explained Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, who chairs the AAP's Section on Breastfeeding.

Kids' Trampoline Injuries Take Another Bounce Upwards

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:22

Overall, trampoline-related fractures accounted for about 3.6% of all broken bones occurring among American kids in 2008, but that number rose to nearly 6.2% by 2017, the study found.

Los Angeles Vape District A Black-Market Gateway

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:07

A seedy section of downtown Los Angeles has become the go-to place for those who trade in wholesale — and sometimes counterfeit — vaping products. As more people fall ill with a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarette use, the manufacture and distribution of vaping products face increased scrutiny.

How Young Is Too Young to Leave Kids Home Alone?

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:35

Nearly every social worker said leaving a child 6 years or younger home alone for four or more hours represented neglect. More than 80% agreed if the child was 8 or younger, as did more than half if the child was 10 or younger. Fewer described the scenario as neglect if the child was 12 or older.

Theme Park Thermal Camera Helps Spot Breast Cancer

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:07

In 2017, the FDA warned health care providers and thermography device makers not to mislead people into believing thermal imaging could take the place of a mammogram.

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