What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher says.
The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, CNN reported.
Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Nov. 13 in an update of its Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report.
The proportion of people who've tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 1999-2000, according to federal survey data.
People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more than sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.
There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer patients was 26% higher in 2015.
The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today.
Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies showing an association between pollution and health risks use personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements, The Times reported.
You're more likely to get sued if you don't intervene.
In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less trustworthy than white patients.
About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the worse heart health was, the findings suggested.
Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
Despite considering sleep important, 88% said they'd stayed up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series.
They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study.
RSV can cause serious breathing problems in infants, so parents need to be able to recognize the signs. Find out how the labored breathing that can come with this virus might look and sound.
Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers say use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes:
The White House's proposed move is not the first in the United States: About a third of states have already raised their sales age to 21. But federal law still puts the age at 18.
Calling it a “breakthrough,” the agency says it found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-related lung injury.
By law, the EPA is required to review and update these standards every 8 years, but the agency was behind schedule. It is under a court order to finalize the rule by March 2020.