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Marijuana Edibles: Buyers and Users Beware

WebMD - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:25

In a 2015 study, researchers evaluated 75 marijuana edibles and found only 17% accurately labeled.

Study: Dietary Supplements Do Nothing for Health

WebMD - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:00

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Family Doctors Suggest New Mammogram Guidelines

WebMD - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 13:03

Compared with yearly screening, biannual mammograms do not significantly boost the average woman's risk of death from breast cancer. And they greatly reduce the potential harms, the American Council of Physicians said.

U.S. Measles Cases This Year Reach 465: CDC

WebMD - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 09:39

The update said that Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts and Nevada had their first cases of measles this year, bringing the total number of states reporting cases to 19.

Another Study Says HPV Shot Cuts Cervical Cancer

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:46

The younger the age at vaccination, the more effective the vaccine, the findings showed.

Brain 'Zap' Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:24

The results show that the negative effects of aging on memory aren’t necessarily permanent. "We can bring back the more superior working memory function you had when you were much younger," the lead author said.

Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:07

Having sex before 13 is linked to increased sexual risks, such as having multiple sexual partners and sexually transmitted infections, an editorial published with the study said. It may also be linked to substance abuse, dating violence and low school achievement.

Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 16:40

Reasons for the increase, researchers said, probably include greater recognition of the problem by parents, schools and doctors and perhaps that kids are under more stress or are developing depression at higher rates.

For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 14:00

The patient far exceeded recommended dosages, which led to extremely high levels of calcium in his blood. It's those high blood calcium levels that triggered his kidney damage.

Airbnb Offers Free Housing to Some Cancer Patients

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:19

Airbnb's Open Homes for Medical Stays program allows hosts to open their homes free of charge to people who are traveling for critical medical treatment or respite.

Does Telemed Lead to More Antibiotic Prescriptions?

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:58

The study of children assessed for acute respiratory illness found antibiotic prescriptions were handed out in more than half of telemedicine visits, compared with 42 percent of urgent care clinic visits and 31 percent of doctor's office visits.

Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Sleepers

WebMD - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:58

Ten infants are known to have died in the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper since 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns.

CDC Probes Mystery E. Coli Outbreak in 5 States

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 18:32

A specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections, the CDC said.. States affected are Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 17:23

Mental distractions can last as long as 27 seconds after drivers use voice-assisted technology to dial, change music or send a text message.

Longer Grass Won't Attract Ticks, Study Finds

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:17

Leaving your lawn longer helps bees, and, it turns out, doesn’t increase the risk of ticks.

State Offers Print-Your-Own Vaccine Exemptions

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:25

Of the more than 31,500 non-medical vaccine exemptions submitted last year, nearly 30,000 were from parents who viewed an online education video and then printed out a do-it-yourself form, Oregon Health Authority data show.

Hunt's Tomato Paste Recalled for Mold Risk

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:59

Conagra, which makes Hunt’s, says those little 6-ounce cans because they may have been damaged after the canning process, allowing mold to grow.

FDA Issues List of 'Safe' Blood Pressure Meds

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:33

The initial 40 medicines free of nitrosamine will be added to the “safe” list, the FDA says. The list is meant for health care professionals to review as they consider treatments. "

California Hospital Warns of Measles Exposure

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:42

The 7-year-old girl arrived at the ER with some symptoms of measles, but "not the typical textbook characteristics of measles."

Could 2 Drinks a Day Raise Stroke Risk?

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:30

Researchers followed more than 500,000 people in China for a decade. Overall, it found that alcohol boosts stroke risk by about one-third for every four additional drinks a day.