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TV Star Marcia Cross Raises Anal Cancer Awareness

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:05

By sharing her story, Cross hopes others will get up the nerve to talk with their doctors about symptoms such as rectal bleeding, a lump in the anus, or difficulty going to the bathroom.

Monitors Can Watch Baby's Breathing, but at What Risk?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 18:27

A new type of baby monitor checks sleeping children’s vital signs. But a pediatricians group says it found no evidence they help prevent SIDS in healthy babies, and a study says the monitors are often inaccurate.

FDA Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Food

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:37

The FDA for the first time has tested food on grocery store shelves for toxic grease and stain-repelling chemicals called PFASs that are known to stick around in the body and the environment for long periods of time.

The Risks of Becoming a Dad Later in Life

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:25

As more men over 40 are becoming dads, a study says older men may be more likely to father children with health woes. But the overall risk of birth problems remains low, an expert says.

Researchers Identify Maximum Human Exertion

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:54

Scientists concluded that in grueling physical activities that last for days, weeks and months, humans can burn calories at most at 2.5 times their resting metabolic rate.

Few Getting Needed Checkups After Prostate Cancer

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:28

The researchers found that very few patients who chose active surveillance actually received the recommended monitoring, one of the study authors said.

Study: Dentists Prescribe Antibiotics Far Too Often

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:02

Giving some patients preventive antibiotics also created risks for them that outweighed the benefits, one researcher said.

Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:43

Weight-loss, muscle-building and energy supplements were linked with an almost three times greater risk of severe medical problems compared with vitamins, the findings showed.

Music Education Can Make Students' Test Scores Sing

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:36

Want to give your child an edge in math and English? Enroll them in music lessons.

Ex-CDC Chief Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:59

Frieden plea avoided up to a year in jail for misdemeanor forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment.

7 Best Natural Ingredients for Your Skin

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:52

The beauty world has many high-tech devices and cutting-edge ingredients. But sometimes, simple, natural things might work just as well as those created by scientific engineering.

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:30

The effects of red meat and white meat on cholesterol were identical when saturated fat levels were the same, the study’s senior author said.

LabCorp Latest Testing Company to Be Hacked

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:29

LabCorp is sending 200,000 notices to customers whose credit card and bank account information might have been hacked.

We Eat, Drink, Breathe 70,000 Plastic Bits a Year

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:07

Your microplastic intake might be even higher if you choose products that have more plastics involved in their processing or packaging -- including bottled water, the research team said.

Do Mindfulness Apps Really Help Your Health?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:20

Technology can bring nonstop, alarmist news alerts, online arguments, and "fear of missing out." Can it, in the form of mindfulness apps, also help correct the problem?

Balloons, Pills, Sleeves: Weight Loss Options Grow

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:18

Nearly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, putting them at a higher risk of earlier death, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and gallbladder disease, among other problems.

Could Seeing Self-Harm On Instagram Spur Copycats?

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 19:47

The problem goes beyond simply seeing the images, the study author noted. Young people who don't have mental health problems wouldn't repeatedly hurt themselves, he said.

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 19:11

For both men and women, the death rate due to falls per 100,000 people roughly doubled between 2000 and 2016, according to the study.

Addiction Treatment Denied For Many, Study Finds

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 18:58

When researchers called doctors' offices asking for a visit to get buprenorphine so they could stop using heroin, 46% of those who said they had Medicaid were turned away.

Lesbian, Gay Youth at Higher Risk for Self-Harm

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:30

Rates of self-harm decreased among heterosexual youth from 2005 through 2017, but not among lesbian and gay youth over the same period, the study author said.