• Study: Heavy Smoking May Damage Vision By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    STUDY: HEAVY SMOKING MAY DAMAGE VISION

    In a small new study, people who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day showed significant changes in their red-green and blue-yellow...

  • More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    MORE SEVERE FLU STRAIN STARTS TO SPREAD WIDELY

    At the start of the flu season, the main strain was influenza A H1N1, but now a more severe strain, influenza A H3N2, accounts for...

    Flu
  • Opioid OD Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    OPIOID OD DEATHS QUADRUPLE, CENTERED IN 8 STATES

    Researchers also found that the death rate from opioids has increased the fastest in the District of Columbia, more than tripling every...

  • After Tax Was Added, Soda Sales Fell in Berkeley By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    AFTER TAX WAS ADDED, SODA SALES FELL IN BERKELEY

    The study shows that a soda tax can influence what people buy and can be effective in encouraging healthier drinking habits, researchers...

  • Study Sees Slight Drop in Doctor Burnout By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    STUDY SEES SLIGHT DROP IN DOCTOR BURNOUT

    Physicians remain at increased risk for burnout relative to workers in other fields, but for the first time, researchers saw improvement...

    Drop
  • Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    FEW TEENS MEET SLEEP, SCREEN, EXERCISE GUIDELINES

    When it comes to the right amount of screen time, exercise, and sleep, research published this month in JAMA Pediatrics finds only...

    Sleep
  • U.S. Leads Rich Nations in Drug Overdose Deaths By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    U.S. LEADS RICH NATIONS IN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS

    Drug deaths in the United States are more than 27 times higher than in Italy and Japan, which have the lowest rates, and are double...

    Drugs
  • HPV Infections in Decline, Thanks to Vaccines By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    HPV INFECTIONS IN DECLINE, THANKS TO VACCINES

    The new study finds that rates of infection with HPV 16 or 18 - the two strains most heavily implicated in cervical cancer - have markedly...

    Vaccination, Cancer
  • Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed to Kids By Web MD   -   Feb 22, 2019

    TOXINS IN HOME FURNISHINGS CAN BE PASSED TO KIDS

    Semi-volatile organic compounds are widely used in electronics, furniture and building materials, and can be detected in nearly all...

  • Aggressive Breast Cancer Responds to New Drug By Web MD   -   Feb 21, 2019

    AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCER RESPONDS TO NEW DRUG

    In the clinical trial of the new drug, sacituzumab govitecan, about a third of the patients responded to treatment and the effect lasted...

    Drugs, Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered By Men By Web MD   -   Feb 21, 2019

    NURSE BUILDS DATABASE OF WOMEN MURDERED BY MEN

    Since 2017, a school nurse in a Dallas suburb has been counting women murdered by men.

  • FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules By Web MD   -   Feb 21, 2019

    FDA PROPOSES MAJOR CHANGES TO SUNSCREEN RULES

    According to the FDA, 12 sunscreen ingredients lack sufficient data to support whether they are generally safe and effective. They...

  • Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    GUT MICROBES MAY HELP DRIVE LUPUS, STUDY FINDS

    Comparing gut bacteria from lupus patients with bacteria from their healthy peers, scientists learned those with lupus had about five...

  • Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    ACUPUNCTURE COULD HELP EASE MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

    Compared with women who didn't get acupuncture, those who did had significant reductions in hot flashes, a recent study found.

    Menopause
  • Could Pacemakers Be Powered By Heartbeats One Day? By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    COULD PACEMAKERS BE POWERED BY HEARTBEATS ONE DAY?

    Battery-powered pacemakers have to be replaced every five to 12 years. So, some scientists have been working an alternative: battery-free...

    Power
  • Study: FDA Fell Short on Tracking Fentanyl Use By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    STUDY: FDA FELL SHORT ON TRACKING FENTANYL USE

    Despite what should have been a very restrictive distribution system, as many as half of the patients receiving a specific form of...

  • High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    HIGH-FAT DIETS DO NO FAVORS FOR YOUR GUT BACTERIA

    The study showed that a high-fat diet is linked to unfavorable changes in the type and numbers of gut bacteria, known as the microbiome,...

    Diet
  • Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    KAISER PERMANENTE MED SCHOOL TO OFFER FREE TUITION

    A new medical school will offer free tuition to its first five classes in hopes of student debt as an obstacle to enrollment.

  • By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    CANCER AND SUGAR: IS THERE A LINK?

    Does sugar cause cancer or make it grow faster? Some experts believe so, while others believe the real culprit is something that can...

    Cancer
  • FDA Head: Agency May Cut Kids' Vaccine Exemptions By Web MD   -   Feb 20, 2019

    FDA HEAD: AGENCY MAY CUT KIDS' VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

    The federal government could "mandate certain rules about what is and isn't permissible when it comes to allowing people to have exemptions,"...

    Vaccination