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Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:15

Women who eat more than one serving a week of fried chicken or fried fish have an increased risk of heart disease and death, researchers who analyzed information from the long-running Women’s Health Initiative report.

Childhood Lead Exposure Raises Mental Risks Later

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:15

The study found that nearly all of the participants had high blood lead levels, and faced a "small" but significantly higher risk for becoming irritable, neurotic and less conscientious as they entered young adulthood and middle age.

Nurse Arrested in Birth to Incapacitated Woman

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:06

Nathan Sutherland, 36, was a licensed practical nurse who looked after the woman. He was arrested on suspicion of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, the Associated Press reported.

Moms, Are You Victims of 'Invisible Labor'?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 13:15

Researchers found that 9 of 10 women in the study were responsible for maintaining household schedules. Two-thirds of women felt that they alone were responsible for their children's emotional well-being.

Bridal Shop Draws Praise for Wheelchair Display

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 13:05

Beth Wilson says she finally saw herself represented in a store display.

Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:16

The annual amount that people with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to a new analysis from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

Can Mental Health Clinic at Walmart Fill a Void?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:07

As the need for mental health services grows, providers are looking 'outside the box' to find ways to deliver.

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:15

Since 2002, alcohol-associated liver disease has replaced hepatitis C as the most common reason for U.S. liver transplants.

Can Artificial Intelligence Read X-Rays?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:15

Researchers used more than 470,300 adult chest X-rays to develop an AI system that could triage chest X-rays and bring those with critical and urgent findings to the top of the reporting pile.

At Peak RSV Season, Do You Know What to Watch For?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:07

Heard about RSV, respiratory synctial virus, from the news or from friends whose kids are sick? Right now -- from late December to mid-February -- is peak RSV season. Do you know how to protect your child?

Doctors Leave Center Where Injured Woman Had Baby

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 14:26

Two doctors who provided care for an incapacitated woman who had a baby after being sexually assaulted are no longer looking after patients at the long-term care center in Phoenix.

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:15

A new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged adults might gain a bit of benefit from taking daily aspirin.

Body Size May Influence Lifespan in Women, Not Men

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:15

The findings indicate that both body size and physical activity are related to lifespan, but the associations seem to differ between men and women.

Eating Before Bedtime Won't Spike Blood Sugar

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:15

Over the three years of tracking the time between their last meal and sleep, there was no significant change in study participants' HbA1c levels -- a long-term measure of average blood glucose that is considered a reliable indicator of future health risks.

Fecal Transplants May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:15

The team behind the small study said the strategy may work by introducing millions of healthy bacteria into the dysfunctional tract.

Johnsonville Sausages May Have Rubber Inside

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:35

The Wisconsin-based sausage maker recalled nearly 70,000 pounds of frozen patties.

Study: HPV Shot Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:15

Researchers said the finding point to what's called "herd protection" -- where everyone benefits from having a large portion of the population vaccinated against a particular disease.

Blood Test Might Show Early Warning of Alzheimer's

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:15

Researchers found that people with the most severe memory declines had the greatest leakage in their brain's blood vessels, regardless of whether the Alzheimer's-related proteins amyloid and tau were present.

Plague: What to Know in 2019

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:38

It dates back to the 6th century, but bubonic plague is still active in the U.S. Three new cases have been reported in the last six months in cats, but no humans, in Wyoming.

Study: Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:15

Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.