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Can People in Heart Failure Safely Reduce Diuretics?

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:31

Diuretics help people with heart failure reduce excess fluids that can cause shortness of breath, swollen legs, coughing and weight gain.

World’s Smallest Surviving Baby Leaves Hospital

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:44

According to CDC data, more than half of all babies born at 23 weeks do not survive

Impossible? New Veggie Burgers Make a Run at Beef

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:27

They claim to make vegan burgers that would satisfy even a sworn carnivore. They also aim to save the planet by reducing the environmental impact of cattle farming. And, they’re becoming big business.

Violent Video Games, Unlocked Guns a Dangerous Combo

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:09

The new results are in line with a 2017 study that found that kids who watched movies featuring gun violence were more likely to handle and use guns.

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:09

Researchers set out to discover the point when too much caffeine causes high blood pressure, a key heart disease risk factor.

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:09

Researchers set out to discover the point when too much caffeine causes high blood pressure, a key heart disease risk factor.

U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:53

Overall, cancer death rates decreased 1.8% per year in men and 1.4% per year in women, continuing a trend.

Team Sports Could Help Traumatized Kids Grow Into Healthy Adults

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:02

Team sports can increase self-esteem and help vulnerable adolescents feel socially accepted and connected. These benefits can help build resilience, the study author said.

Trial: Gains Seen on Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:51

In the clinical trial, 49 patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer received intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as the blood pressure drug losartan.

Teasing Kids About Weight Linked to Gaining More

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:17

Kids who had been teased more about their weight gained more weight and fat over time, and they gained it faster, said study author said.

'Highly Processed' Food Linked to Earlier Death

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:02

They include not only "junk food" -- like chips, sweets and fast food -- but also the breads, processed meats, jarred sauces and frozen meals that many people consider staples.

Ariana Grande Postpones Shows Due to Tomato Allergy

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:52

On Instagram, the pop star said she had "an unfortunate allergic reaction to tomatoes and my throat pretty much closed."

Middle-Aged Men May Need to Check For Thinning Bones

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:33

The fact that osteopenia was just as common in men came as a surprise, said researcher Allison Ford, a professor of health and exercise science at the University of Mississippi.

TSA OKs Some CBD Oils, Pot-Derived Drug on Flights

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 13:17

Previously, all forms of marijuana were prohibited in carry-on bags and checked luggage, the Associated Press reported.

Sensor-Laden Glove Helps Robotic Hands 'Feel'

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:47

The researchers developed the glove to help improve the fine motor skills of robot hands

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:49

“Physical activity is good for you. What's new and striking is how little you need to do to make a difference," the study's lead author said.

Exercise Apps Help Boost Women's Activity Levels

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:28

A combination of an exercise app, an activity tracker and personal counseling increased women's physical activity levels, researchers found.

New Brain Cells Grow Later In Life Than We Think

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:05

The findings could lead to new treatments for mental decline in older adults, the researchers said.

CDC: Fewer Adults Getting Diagnosed With Diabetes

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:06

Possible reasons for the decline include changes in testing and getting people to make healthy lifestyle changes before they develop diabetes, the AP reported.

Being Transgender Not a Mental Disorder, WHO Says

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:59

The term gender incongruence is used by the WHO to describe people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth.