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Study: Heart Birth Defects Up with Climate Change

WebMD - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:15

While previous research linked heat exposure among pregnant women to heart defects in their newborns, the causes remain unclear.

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets

WebMD - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:22

The chicken nuggets were shipped to stores across the U.S.

Flu May Raise Chance of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

WebMD - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:15

Researchers think flu-related inflammation may raise your chance for a stroke, and a strong immune response to the flu virus increases blood clotting and wear and tear on your blood vessels, which may boost your risk of having torn neck artery.

'Mind-Reading' AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 17:15

"Our ultimate goal is to develop technologies that can decode the internal voice of a patient who is unable to speak," said the study’s author.

OTC Hearing Aids Coming, But Some Seek Options Now

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 16:07

With over-the-counter hearing aids a year or more away from market, many patients are having to choose between really expensive and sort of expensive devices.

Study: Use of Flakka Rare Among High School Seniors

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:15

Flakka has been linked to rashes of bizarre behavior, which has led the media to refer to it as the 'zombie' or, incorrectly, as the “cannibal” drug.

Layer Up During the Polar Vortex

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:15

To stay safe in frigid weather, keep your head, face and nose covered, dress in layers to prevent heat loss, and wear sturdy, insulated boots with thick wool socks.

What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:15

Among nearly 700 heart surgery patients studied, researchers found the tactic did seem to reduce blood transfusions. Patients who self-donated also had shorter hospital stays.

Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:15

Researchers found changes in areas of the brain that affect pain and pain relief when study subjects were deprived of sleep.

Big Gains Vs Hep C Possible With Big Investment

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:15

The study suggests that sweeping prevention, screening and treatment efforts could prevent 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths by 2030.

Can Strict BP Control Lower Your Dementia Risk?

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:15

Although tight blood pressure control didn’t reduce the risk of full-blown dementia in the study, it did reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, an early form of the disease.

Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

WebMD - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:15

The risk for women under 60 years of age more than doubled in the first six months after diagnosis, and rose 80 percent six months to three years after diagnosis, the findings showed.

Someday, a Pig's Heart Might Save an Infant's Life

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 17:15

With donor organs in short supply, the hope is that animal organs can keep patients alive while they await a human donor.

The Importance of a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:42

Before you get pregnant, get as close to a healthy weight as possible to help spare complications for you and your child. Read advice from an OB/GYN.

Meet the Dog Scouts of America

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:10

The four-legged members of Dog Scouts of America earn merit badges for mastering skills like tracking scents, navigating obstacle courses, pulling sleds, and understanding sign language.

Stick to Your 2019 Fitness Resolutions

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:28

Ashley Borden, author of the book Your Perfect Fit and a personal trainer with a roster of celebrity clients, suggests ways you can keep your fitness resolutions this year.

Doctors: Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:15

The newer drugs are called non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Examples include dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis).

Washington Calls Statewide Emergency Over Measles

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:08

The outbreak in the Pacific Northwest is in what has been called an anti-vaccination "hot spot" in the U.S., the Associated Press reported.

After-School Programs Can Ease Kids' ADHD

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:35

Research shows that after-school programs could relieve some troubles for kids who have ADHD.

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

WebMD - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:15

Kids who are being put in front of screens are showing delayed development, a new study indicates.

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