• Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    MAINE LEGALIZES ASSISTED SUICIDE

    Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a suicide.

    Drugs
  • FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    FDA: INFECTIONS, 1 DEATH AFTER FECAL TRANSPLANTS

    After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants...

  • When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    WHEN HEALTHY EATING BECOMES A DANGEROUS OBSESSION

    Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia - and not as well-documented - a new study review says the eating disorder...

    Anorexia
  • DDT Still In Lakes 50 Years After Ban By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    DDT STILL IN LAKES 50 YEARS AFTER BAN

    Researchers studied sediment that reflected lake conditions from about 1890 to 2016 and found peak DDT levels in the 1970s and 1980s....

  • Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    WEEDKILLERS IN CEREALS: WHAT TO KNOW

    The EWG first tested oat-based products in August 2018 and then again in October. It did the latest round to see if there has been...

    Food
  • New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    NEW YORK HALTS RELIGIOUS VACCINE EXEMPTION

    Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children.

    Vaccination
  • Type 1 Diabetes Might Hurt Young Kids' Brain Growth By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    TYPE 1 DIABETES MIGHT HURT YOUNG KIDS' BRAIN GROWTH

    The data suggest a need for even better blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes, but kids in the study were - on average...

    Diabetes, Brain
  • Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    REPORT: DRUG ODS, SUICIDES SOAR AMONG MILLENNIALS

    Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids...

    Drugs
  • Epilepsy Drug Linked to Suicide Risk in Young By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    EPILEPSY DRUG LINKED TO SUICIDE RISK IN YOUNG

    The medicine, pregabalin , comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids.

    Drugs
  • CDC: Exercise Rates Up for Urban, Rural Americans By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    CDC: EXERCISE RATES UP FOR URBAN, RURAL AMERICANS

    Among adults living in rural America, 13.3% were exercising in 2008 at recommended rates, but by 2017 that number had risen to 19.6%....

  • Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    EATING MORE RED MEAT MAY SHORTEN YOUR LIFE

    People who increased their red meat intake by just half a serving a day boosted their risk of dying over the next eight years by 10%,...

  • Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety? By Web MD   -   Jun 14, 2019

    WORKOUTS: A WAY TO EASE SEVERE CHRONIC ANXIETY?

    The study found that just a half hour of vigorous exercise might do the trick for people with suspected but undiagnosed generalized...

  • Costco Frozen Berries Recalled For Hep A Fears By Web MD   -   Jun 13, 2019

    COSTCO FROZEN BERRIES RECALLED FOR HEP A FEARS

    The possibly affected products had expiration dates of February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020. The products are sold only at Costco stores...

  • Reunited: Babies Visit Hospital Staff Who Cared for Them By Web MD   -   Jun 13, 2019

    REUNITED: BABIES VISIT HOSPITAL STAFF WHO CARED FOR THEM

    More than 90 families of babies who spent time in the NICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reunited in early May to celebrate their...

    Hospital, Baby
  • Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist By Web MD   -   Jun 13, 2019

    IMMUNE THERAPY A GREAT TOOL, BUT LIMITATIONS EXIST

  • Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells By Web MD   -   Jun 12, 2019

    LASER-BASED TEST HUNTS STRAY MELANOMA CELLS

    The researchers have been developing a laser-based system designed to screen patients' blood from the outside - spotting tumor cells...

    Tumors, Arm
  • 1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Is Mentally Ill By Web MD   -   Jun 12, 2019

    1 IN 5 PEOPLE IN CONFLICT ZONES IS MENTALLY ILL

    Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World...

    Stress, Depression
  • Report: Cancer-Causing Nitrates in Water Supply By Web MD   -   Jun 12, 2019

    REPORT: CANCER-CAUSING NITRATES IN WATER SUPPLY

    Nitrate is responsible for nearly 12,600 cases of cancer a year, researchers from the Environmental Working Group say.

    Cancer
  • Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says By Web MD   -   Jun 12, 2019

    BATS ARE BIGGEST RABIES DANGER, CDC SAYS

    A scratch or bite from a bat can be smaller than the top of a pencil eraser, but that's enough to give a person rabies, the CDC said.

  • Bones Help Black People Keep Facial Aging at Bay By Web MD   -   Jun 12, 2019

    BONES HELP BLACK PEOPLE KEEP FACIAL AGING AT BAY

    The facial bones of black adults retain a higher mineral content than those other races, which makes their faces less likely to reflect...

    Minerals, Face