Famous Faces

  • Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study
    Among children, the percentage of cognitive (mental skills) loss attributed to chemicals in flame retardants rose to 81% in 2015-2016, up from 67% in 2001-2002, the study found.
  • Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram
    Researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the devices outnumber anti-vaping content by a shocking ratio of 10,000 to 1.
  • Eating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study
    After two years of follow-up, the group on the vegetable-rich diet saw no extra protection against prostate cancer compared to the control group, according to findings published Jan. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • 'Yo-Yo' Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for Health Later
    In fact, every 4 mm Hg spike in systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a reading -- during young adulthood was tied to a 15% higher risk for heart disease in midlife, the research team found.
  • Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say
    Sperm can be collected after death either through electrical stimulation of the prostate gland or surgery, and then frozen until required, the ethicists said.
  • This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids
    Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less than two months into flu season 39 children have already died, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Mystery Coronavirus from China: What to Know
    Public health officials are investigating a mystery coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in China and been diagnosed in one person in the U.S.
  • Utah Bans Conversion Therapy
    It's the 19th state and one of the most conservative to outlaw the practice that seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, the Associated Press reported.
  • Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted
    Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped
  • First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed
    The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.
  • Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism?
    The study found that the brain waves of children with autism are, on average, 25% weaker (shallower) than those of children without autism.
  • Taylor Swift's Mother Has Brain Tumor
    While Taylor Swift's mother was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, doctors discovered that she also had a brain tumor
  • Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?
    The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child's gut (collectively known as the microbiome).
  • Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?
    Parents did seek alternatives to the standard pediatrician sick visit, including treatment at urgent care and retail clinics as well as telemedicine consults. These visits accounted for about half of the decrease in pediatric sick visits, the study found.
  • FDA Sunscreen Report Raises Concern Over Chemicals
    It shows that the six active ingredients tested were absorbed into the body. Some continued to be elevated beyond the FDA’s threshold of concern for 3 weeks after the people in the study stopped putting them on their skin.
  • Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease
    In an appearance on Good Morning America, the 71-year-old musician also said he was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a fall in his Los Angeles home in the past 12 months, People reported.
  • Millions With Heart Disease Use Pot, Risking Harm
    Research has found that heart disease patients develop chest pain more readily if they smoke pot, while other studies suggest that marijuana use might even serve as a heart attack trigger, the review found.
  • Deadly New Coronavirus Can Spread Between Humans
    The finding could raise fears that the infection might not require contact with infected animals to occur, and could spread among people more rapidly.
  • 3 U.S. Airports to Screen for Chinese Coronavirus
    Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China
  • Could Your Fitbit Help Detect the Flu?
    Research has shown that young men with fevers had increases in their resting heart rate of about 8.5 beats per minute (bpm) for about every 2-degree Fahrenheit increase in body temperature.
  • Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths
    The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and African American women like Kira are overly affected
  • Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?
    Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests.
  • Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Than Thought
    Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say.
  • Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms that were part of an HIV-prevention effort due to racy messaging.
  • Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens
    American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • Flu Shot No Match for 'B' Strain, Season Rages On
    According to the CDC's estimates, there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations, and 4,800 deaths from flu this season.
  • Diet Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA
    Health care providers should weigh the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks when deciding whether to prescribe or continue patients on the medication, the FDA advised.
  • CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce
    But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a statement.
  • Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring
    Medicaid spending on 15 MS drugs increased from $453 million to just over $1.3 billion between 2011 and 2017
  • Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype
    The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most were commercial sites, hoping to sell a product.
  • Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD
    After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, European researchers report.
  • Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?
    Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause
    British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more likely to begin menopause at an earlier age.
  • New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?
    The result is that patients are being prescribed pricey new medications that have not been tested as rigorously, said lead researcher Jonathan Darrow, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
  • Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades
    Compared to nonusers, heavy marijuana users had worse driving performance during the test. For example, they hit more simulated pedestrians, went over the speed limit more often, made fewer stops at red lights, and crossed the center line more often.
  • Childhood in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit our kids is real. For many of us, it's already integrated into our children's daily routines.
  • What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?
    A combination of drugs and behavioral therapy seems to work better than drugs alone, but behavioral therapy alone also worked better than drugs, the researchers found.
  • Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety
    People with generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and most days they struggle to control their discomfort, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
  • Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders
    This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer, as well as a slightly elevated overall risk of cancer, researchers report.
  • Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation
    Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week.
  • More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
    Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns.
  • 'Burnout' Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib
    Be careful of burnout -- especially after a new study finds it can raise your risk for the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation.
  • N.J. Lawmakers Vote to Ban Flavored Vape Products
    The New York City Council passed a similar bill in November, CBS News reported.
  • Sports Coaches Recruited to Help Stop Dating Violence
    Teenage boys are less likely to be abusive or sexually violent in a relationship after they've taken part in Coaching Boys Into Men, a prevention program delivered by athletic coaches as part of sports training, according to research results.
  • All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon
    Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn't need it underwent the procedure too soon.
  • Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries
    Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high temperatures and increased rates of death from a range of causes -- traffic accidents, drownings, assault and suicide.
  • Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?
    Those who drank 4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day over six months saw a nearly 4% drop in overall body fat.
  • Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say
    As legalization of recreational marijuana spreads across the United States, more people are showing up in ERs with psychotic symptoms after consuming too much pot.
  • Targeted Ultrasound Destroys Cancer Cells: Study
    Focused ultrasound is already used to destroy tumors, with most approaches using either high-intensity beams to heat and destroy cells or injected contrast dyes. But both approaches can harm healthy cells and contrast dyes work only for a minority of tumors.
  • New Coronavirus May be Cause of Outbreak in China
    Some coronaviruses can cause colds, while others can trigger severe respiratory diseases such as SARS and MERS, the AP reported.


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