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More Evidence Fried Food Ups Heart Disease Risk

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:46

People who ate fried foods one to three times a week had a 7% higher risk of heart attack and stroke compared to those who ate fried foods less than once a week. For those who ate fried foods daily, the risk jumped to 14% higher.

Meet Rosie: She Inspires Other Kids With Hair Loss

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:42

Rosie Quinn was 2 when she started losing her hair. Now at age 8, she’s embraced being bald, and she helps other kids who’ve lost hair due to medical conditions.

Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:51

The study uncovered links between the consumption of sugary drinks and the risk of cancer in general, and for breast cancer specifically

Trump to Sign Order to Improve Kidney Disease Care

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:22

There's a severe organ shortage, which could impede the push for more transplants. In order to tackle that problem, the administration wants to ease financial challenges for living donors.

'Toy Story 4' Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:18

About 80,000 of the toys of a character from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 were sold in the United States, and about 650 were sold in Canada.

Poor Social Life Might Harm Women’s Bones

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:14

In a long-term study of more than 11,000 postmenopausal women in the United States, lower bone mineral density was associated with higher "social strain," a measure of negative social interactions and relationships. Weaker bones were also tied to lower levels of social activity.

Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:04

Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane used in the mattress, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics, the researchers said.

Older Women Having Less Sex for Many Reasons

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:59

A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims.

When Epilepsy Is Fatal

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:34

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is unprovoked seizures. It affects people of all ages, though it’s more common among young children and older people.

Buns Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits in Them

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:14

Flowers Foods says the products include buns sold at 7-Eleven, Walmart, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Ingles, and IGA stores, among others, and include brands such as Wonder, Great Value, Market Pantry, Nature’s Own, and Sunbeam.

First U.S. Baby Delivered Via Transplanted Womb

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:41

The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in June. This is only the second time such a delivery has happened worldwide, the first having occurred in Brazil in December.

CDC: Polio-like Illness in Kids May Be On Its Way

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:16

The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) occurred last year, with the illness debilitating 233 people in 41 states across the nation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Billionaire, Presidential Hopeful Ross Perot Dies

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:50

Perot made his fortune in the computer services industry and eventually ran for president in 1992 and 1996 with populist talk of restoring Norman Rockwell's America, according to the Times.

One Downside of Legalized Pot: Poisoned Pets

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:23

As more states legalize marijuana, the drug poses an increased poisoning risk to pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) warns.

Legalizing Marijuana Not a Trigger for Teen Toking

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:17

Medical marijuana laws don't appear to influence teens' use of pot one way or the other, according to survey data from more than 1.4 million U.S. high school students.

'Semi-Slug' Spreading a Lethal Parasite in Hawaii

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:14

Between 2007 and 2017, rat lungworm disease (clinically termed angiostrongyliasis) is the likely cause of a battery of serious neurological problems that afflicted 82 men and women, two of whom eventually died from their illness.

Giving Up Alcohol Boosts Mental Health in Women

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:13

For people who stop drinking, the benefits may be similar to those experienced by people who quit smoking, who ultimately have health outcomes similar to those who have never smoked, the authors suggest.

Parent Who Listens Can Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:07

Traumatic events in a kid's life can cause the child to neglect school work and increase the odds that they'll wind up repeating a grade, researchers found.

Stevie Wonder to Have Kidney Transplant

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:27

He made the announcement Saturday at a concert in London, England, and said he did so to quell rumors, the Associated Press reported.

Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:25

A new category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is coming to help ease the costs and hurdles that go with buying the devices. But until that happens, and perhaps after, the world of hearing devices might be hard to navigate.