• Sleeping Too Much Might Raise Stroke Risk By Web MD   -   Dec 13, 2019

    SLEEPING TOO MUCH MIGHT RAISE STROKE RISK

    Disturbed sleep was also tied to a 29% increase in the risk for stroke, compared with people whose sleep quality was good.

    Stroke, Sleep
  • A Gift You Can't Repay By Web MD   -   Dec 13, 2019

    A GIFT YOU CAN'T REPAY

    A woman resigned to dialysis treatments three times a week gets a rare gift when a friend shows up at the hospital and asks, “Will...

    Hospital
  • U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill By Web MD   -   Dec 13, 2019

    U.S. HOUSE PASSES DRUG PRICING BILL

    However, the bill has no chance of being passed by the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House has threatened to veto it,...

    Drugs
  • Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps By Web MD   -   Dec 12, 2019

    LABELS SHOWING EXERCISE NEEDED TO OFFSET FOOD HELPS

    For example, such labeling would show that a person would need to walk 42 minutes or run 22 minutes to burn off the 229 calories in...

    Food
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids By Web MD   -   Dec 12, 2019

    FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER TIED TO CANCER RISK IN KIDS

    There wasn't an increased cancer risk among children born to parents who used other types of assisted reproductive technology such...

    Injections, Injection, Drugs, Cancer
  • Kids and Concussions: Data Show Growing Threat By Web MD   -   Dec 11, 2019

    KIDS AND CONCUSSIONS: DATA SHOW GROWING THREAT

    CDC data published in March 2019 found that from 2010 to 2016, an estimated 283,000 children came to emergency rooms each year for...

    Sport, Brain
  • Black Patients May Not Benefit On Low-Dose Aspirin By Web MD   -   Dec 11, 2019

    BLACK PATIENTS MAY NOT BENEFIT ON LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN

    Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds...

    Stroke
  • RECALL: Frozen Burritos for Plastic Pieces By Web MD   -   Dec 11, 2019

    RECALL: FROZEN BURRITOS FOR PLASTIC PIECES

    Ruiz Food Products of Florence, SC, recalled 55,013 pounds of egg, sausage, and cheese burritos, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

    Food
  • Hep A Outbreak in Six States tied to Blackberries By Web MD   -   Dec 11, 2019

    HEP A OUTBREAK IN SIX STATES TIED TO BLACKBERRIES

    The illnesses have occurred in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

  • An 'Epidemic of Loneliness' in America? Maybe Not By Web MD   -   Dec 11, 2019

    AN 'EPIDEMIC OF LONELINESS' IN AMERICA? MAYBE NOT

    Yes, people tend to feel more lonely after age 75 or so. But today's older adults are no more likely to feel isolated or lacking in...

  • Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    HAVE A PURPOSE, HAVE A HEALTHIER LIFE

    If you've found meaning in your life, you're more likely to be both physically and mentally healthy, a new study reports.

  • Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure? By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    COULD OBESITY ALTER A CHILD'S BRAIN STRUCTURE?

    Overweight and obese children tend to have a thinner prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain associated with decision-making and problem-solving.

    Overweight, Child, Obesity, Brain
  • Healthy Lifestyle, Regular Screening May Keep Cancer at Bay By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, REGULAR SCREENING MAY KEEP CANCER AT BAY

    A new study shows many cases of cancer could have been headed off by regular screenings.

    Cancer
  • Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    MAN WHO INSPIRED ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE DIES

    Peter Frates, who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS, has died at the...

  • 'Smart' Contact Lenses Might Also Monitor Eye Health By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    'SMART' CONTACT LENSES MIGHT ALSO MONITOR EYE HEALTH

    A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry, batteries and antennae into a soft contact lens....

    Eye
  • Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    DANGERS OF 'SUPERBUG' GERMS GREATER THAN BELIEVED

    There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one mutation could create highly infectious or "hypervirulent"...

  • RECALL: Fresh Express Salad Kit for E. coli Fears By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    RECALL: FRESH EXPRESS SALAD KIT FOR E. COLI FEARS

    The FDA, CDC, state health authorities, and Canadian officials have been investigating an E. coli illness outbreak, and research shows...

  • Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide By Web MD   -   Dec 10, 2019

    BLOOD TESTS SHOW EXPOSURE TO ETHYLENE OXIDE

    The testing offers the first biologic evidence that living near a facility that emits ethylene oxide increases a person's body burden...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • No One Brand Explains Vaping-Related Lung Injuries By Web MD   -   Dec 9, 2019

    NO ONE BRAND EXPLAINS VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURIES

    As of Dec. 3, 2,291 patients have been hospitalized, with cases in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S....

    Hospital
  • Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law By Web MD   -   Dec 9, 2019

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS KENTUCKY ABORTION LAW

    A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions was upheld Monday by the...

    Abortion