Amazon Hires Star Mass. General Cardiologist As It Pushes Deeper Into Health Care
(CNN Money) — Amazon has hired a top cardiologist as it broadens its involvement in the health care industry. Maulik Majmudar, who is also associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, announced on Twitter that he is moving to “an exciting and challenging role @amazon.” 1/ Very emotional day: After decade of medical training (@NorthwesternMed @HopkinsMedicine @BrighamWomens), five years on the faculty @MGHMedicine and @harvardmed, leading #digitalhealth @mgh_htl, I have decided to leave academia to take on an exciting & challenging role @amazon — Ma...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Amazon Local TV Massachusetts General Hospital Source Type: news

Study: 1 In 15 Americans Smell ‘ Phantom Odors ’
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you ever detect bad smells that no one else does? A new study from the National Institutes of Health finds that 1 in 15 or almost seven percent of Americans over the age of forty smell odors that aren’t there. This was one of the first national studies to try to determine how common the problem is. It’s called phantom odor perception and the smells that people detect are usually unpleasant ones. The study found it’s more common as we age and more common among women. When severe, phantom odor perception can affect someone’s quality of life, impacting their appetite, food prefe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Poll: 78% Of Parents Would Not Allow Teens To Get Tattoo
BOSTON (CBS) – Tattoos are becoming more popular among teens but most parents aren’t on board. A new national poll conducted by the University of Michigan finds that 78-percent of parents would absolutely not consider giving permission if their teen asked about getting a tattoo. In fact, about a quarter of parents of high school students say their teen has already asked for one. Only 10-percent of parents think a tattoo is fine if used as a reward, can be hidden or marks a special occasion. Parents cited several reasons for discouraging their teens from getting tattoos including concerns about infection, scarri...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Tattoos Source Type: news

Pediatricians Group: Doctors Should Prescribe Play Time For Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Doctors Should Prescribe More Play Time For Kids, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Could Public Access to EpiPens Save Lives?
BOSTON (CBS) – According to researchers, more than half of deadly allergic reactions occur at places that serve foods like restaurants, ice cream shops, and food courts, but Canadian scientists believe some fatal reactions could be averted if these places routinely stocked epinephrine auto-injectors like EpiPen. Researchers recruited security guards and staff at a shopping mall and two of its restaurants in Hamilton, Canada and taught them how to recognize an allergic reaction, how to use epinephrine and then provided auto-injectors at central locations. From 2014 until 2016, only one serious incident occurred but ex...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Epi Pen Local TV Source Type: news

Heavy Metals Found in Packaged Baby Foods
BOSTON (CBS) – A recent study showed traces of pesticide in oat cereals, and now concerns are being raised about traces of heavy metals in baby and toddler foods. Consumer Reports’ Food Safety Team analyzed 50 popular packaged baby and toddler foods like baby cereals, snacks, and pureed fruits and veggies and found that every product had measurable levels of at least one heavy metal like cadmium, arsenic or lead.  Two-thirds of the samples had worrisome levels of at least one metal and organic foods were no better. Over time exposure to heavy metals could be harmful to kids’ cognitive development, bu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Baby Food Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine Being Developed
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more people are being afflicted by Lyme disease, not only here in New England but around the country. It begs the question, why don’t we have a vaccine to prevent this common tick-borne illness? A human vaccine was introduced in 1998. It was effective but expensive and there was public concern about its safety and sales were low, so it was yanked off the market four years later. Right now there is only a Lyme vaccine for dogs. Fortunately, there is a new vaccine for humans in the pipeline developed by a French company, which says it has received fast-track status from the FDA and hopes t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

New Massachusetts Law Offers Fresh Approach To Caring For Alzheimer ’ s Patients
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, August 15, 2018 (State House News Service) — A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie Baker signed on Aug. 9 and marked with a ceremonial signing on Wednesday, requires the creation of an “integrated state plan to address and assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” establishes an advisory council on research and treatment, and calls upon docto...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Alzheimer's Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

Health Care, Tech Jobs Top List Of Highest-Paying Work In U.S.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (CBS Local) – Americans eager for a high-paying job might want to focus on two industries: health care and technology. That’s because 18 out of the 25 highest-paying jobs are within those two sectors, according to a new analysis of salary data from employment site Glassdoor. The study analyzed data for job titles with at least 100 salary reports each. Many of the occupations highlighted by Glassdoor require years of training and study, which may prove impractical for those considering a mid-career shift. Yet there are some tech jobs open to those willing to get training or to acquire skills ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Business Health News Tech Health Care Jobs Local TV Salaries talkers Technology Source Type: news

Suicide Survivor Gets ‘ Ultimate Second Chance ’ After Historic Face Transplant
CLEVELAND (CBS Local) – A young woman who attempted suicide has been given a new lease on life, one year after becoming the youngest person to undergo a face transplant in the U.S. Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she shot herself with a rifle in her Mississippi home. The gunshot destroyed the teen’s face and required extensive surgery to save her life. After three years of reconstructive surgery and rehab, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic performed a total face transplant on the 21-year-old in 2017 – making her the youngest recipient in the country. “There was an older trauma surgeon who bas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Face Transplant Local TV Medicine Suicide talkers Source Type: news

Vaccine Being Tested To Prevent Dementia In People With Down Syndrome
BOSTON (CBS) – Local researchers are testing an experimental vaccine that may not only prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, but in those without Down syndrome as well. People with Down syndrome are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s-like dementia at a very young age. Michael Clayburgh, 29, has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t hold him back. “Michael has three jobs,” says Nancy Novelline Clayburgh, Michael’s mom.  “He works at Target, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.” Dr. Brian Skotko and Michael Clayburgh (WBZ-TV) He’s also qui...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Down Syndrome Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

FDA Expands Recall Of Common Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Concern
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. The FDA initially announced a valsartan recall in July after lab tests discovered that some drugs could have been tainted with a substance linked to higher risk of cancer. The drug had previously been recalled in 22 other countries. The expanded recall includes some drugs that contain valsartan and hydrochlorothisazide. Not all of the drugs containing valsartan were impacted. N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, the i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV Recall Valsartan Source Type: news

Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?
(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV turmeric Source Type: news

‘ Snapchat Dysmorphia ’ : Selfies, Photo Filters Driving People To Plastic Surgery, Doctors Say
BOSTON (CBS News) — Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend that’s emerged with the growing popularity of social media: patients seeking cosmetic surgery to resemble how they see themselves in Snapchat filters. The phenomenon, dubbed “Snapchat dysmorphia,” has people requesting fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose in order to look like the filtered or photo-edited versions of themselves. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients,” researchers...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Plastic Surgery SnapChat Source Type: news

UConn To Open Milk Depot For Newborns
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s John Dempsey Hospital is opening the state’s first milk depot. The center, which operates like a blood bank, will serve as collection point for the distribution of donated, pasteurized human milk to babies at neonatal intensive care units across the northeast. The hospital will be working with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast to find and screen breast milk donors in Connecticut. (Photo credit: Kristin Wallace/UConn Health) The donations will be accepted at the hospital and kept at UConn Health in a new freezer before being shipped to the Mothers&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News breastfeeding Local TV UConn Source Type: news

Some Physicians Perform C-Sections Over Fear of Lawsuit
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more women worldwide are delivering babies by Cesarean section and a new review finds physicians’ fear of being sued may be a big driver. It is general consensus that vaginal births are safer and carry fewer risks that C-sections yet the rate of C-sections continues to grow.  To find out why researchers in Ireland reviewed 34 studies involving almost 9,000 obstetricians and midwives from 20 countries. They found that the fear of being sued over a complicated vaginal delivery was a major and significant factor when deciding whether to perform a C-section. Other big inf...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local C-section Cesarean section childbirth Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

No Alcohol Use And Heavy Alcohol Use Linked To Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Europe find that both teetotalers and those who drink more heavily during middle age are at higher risk of dementia as they get older. Researchers looked at 9,000 adults in the United Kingdom and found that people who abstained from alcohol were more likely to develop dementia as well as those who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week. The more alcohol they drank, the higher the risk. And for those with an alcohol disorder, the risk of dementia doubled. Researchers say drinking on one to eight drinks a week may benefit brain health but there are downsides to regular alcohol use like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn Plastic Food Containers Could Leach Chemicals
Itasca, Ill. (CBS Local) – A new report is warning against using plastic food containers because of the fear that harmful chemicals could leak into your food. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents to keep food out of plastic containers. The July 23 report explains that plastics, especially when they are heated, can contaminate food with materials that affect the hormones and can cause other health problems. “It can also be detrimental to pregnant women, to their growing baby inside of their body,” Dr. Denise Kerut said, via KCTV. “So they recommend that pregnant w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News food containers Local TV plastic Source Type: news

Brain Training Apps May Not Boost Your Overall Brain Power
BOSTON (CBS) – If you think brain training apps are going to make you smarter, neuroscientists in Canada say think again. Even if you get good at one mental task, it’s unlikely to boost your brain power in other areas. They looked at about 70 people and had half of them play a brain training game for almost 13 hours over 20 days. The rest of the participants did not. They found that the those who did the brain training performed no better at a similar game than the people who didn’t do the training. This was a small study and doesn’t necessarily put to rest whether brain training provides any cognit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local brain training Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Hitting Soccer Balls With Your Head Is Riskier For Women Than Men
BOSTON (CBS) – A warning for female soccer players. Hitting balls with your head may be riskier if you’re a female than if you’re a male. A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine published in the journal Radiology looked at brain MRIs of almost 100 soccer players between the ages of 18 and 50 who frequently head balls. They found more widespread alteration of the white matter in the female brains compared to the male brains. White matter is made up of nerve fibers that connect brain cells to one another and disruption of this communication can lead to cognitive decline and behavioral chang...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Soccer Source Type: news

Researchers Create Heart Attack Prediction Tool
DALLAS, Texas (CBS Local) – Will you have a heart attack within the next ten years? Medical researchers affiliated with Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center have unveiled an online tool designed to “calculate” a person’s risk level for heart attack or stroke. Astro-CHARM specifically combines a person’s heart health factors, including cholesterol, blood pressure, and family history. The site also needs input of a person’s artery calcium level. By specifically calculating the data together, the Astro-CHARM calculator provides a percentage fig...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Heart Attack Local TV Science Stroke Source Type: news

Researchers Find Eye Movements Can Reveal Personality
BOSTON (CBS) – They say the eyes are the window to the soul and now scientists are one step closer to proving it.  They found that your eye movements can provide valuable information about your personality. Researchers placed eye-tracking headsets on 42 participants and sent them out to buy something at a campus store.  The participants were then asked to fill out well-established personality questionnaires. Using artificial intelligence, scientists say they identified patterns of eye movements that match up with four of the big five personality traits:  neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Artificial Intelligence Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Alcohol In Breast Milk May Lead To Lower Cognition In Kids, Study Finds
(CBS Local/CNN)– Children’s exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. “This is the first study in which associations between alcohol exposure through breast milk and cognition in children are examined,” the researchers from Macquarie University in Australia wrote in the report. Previously Undisclosed TSA Program Tracks Unsuspecting Passengers The authors obtained data from a longitudinal study, a continuous study of data over a period of time, of 5,107 Australian infants who were...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News breastfeeding CNN Local TV Source Type: news

New England Organic Egg Farmer Takes On FDA Over What Is ‘ Healthy ’
BOSTON (CBS) — When it comes to healthy eating, many nutritionists will tell you that eggs have gotten a bad rap due to high levels of fat and cholesterol. But “eggs are a fabulous, nutrient-dense food,” says Boston University Nutritionist Joan Salge-Blake. The FDA is not 100% on board, in fact, the agency’s guidelines prohibit eggs from being labeled as healthy because of those fat and cholesterol levels. Eggs (WBZ-TV) Now, a New England Egg farmer is taking on the FDA in an effort to give the egg an image makeover. Jesse LaFlamme of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs based in New Hampshire, says ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Chris McKinnon Eggs FDA Health News Healthy Local TV Organic Foods Source Type: news

Experimental Alzheimer ’ s Drug Stirs Hope After Early Trials
(CNN) — After a series of prominent failures, there’s reason to be hopeful in the search for a drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Results of an early trial of an experimental drug showed that it improved cognition and reduced clinical signs of Alzheimer’s in the brains of study participants, and experts are “cautiously optimistic” that the results will be duplicated in future clinical trials. The drug, an antibody called BAN2401, not only reduced the formulation of new beta amyloid clusters in the brain, it reduced existing clusters by 70% on average, American biotechno...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease CNN Source Type: news

FDA Approves Treatment For Endometriosis Pain Faced By 200 Million Women
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS Local) – The FDA has just approved a new treatment for a painful condition suffered by millions of women. Orilissa is an oral medication to help manage the severe menstrual pain caused by endometriosis, a condition where tissue in the lining of the uterus grows into other areas of the body and may require surgery. “Endometriosis is often characterized by chronic pelvic pain that can impact women’s daily activities,” Dr. Hugh S. Taylor from the Yale School of Medicine said in a press release. Drugmaker AbbVie added that the debilitating pain caused by this cond...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Endometriosis FDA Local TV Source Type: news

Gov. Baker Signs Law Covering Cancer Costs For Firefighters
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s an important day for the health and well-being of Massachusetts firefighters.  From now on, a cancer diagnosis will be treated as a work related injury.  That means valuable protections for first responders. When firefighters answer the call we all know they put their lives on the line.  What you may not know is that studies show firefighters are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with, and die from cancer than the general population is. Firefighters are more likely to get cancer than the average person. (WBZ-TV) “We accept the sacrifice of our job as part of our ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Cheryl Fiandaca Firefighters Gov. Charlie Baker Local TV Massachusetts Fire Departments Massachusetts Statehouse Source Type: news

Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States
(CBS News) — Live poultry in backyard flocks are linked to several multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections that have now sickened 212 people in 44 states, federal health officials warned Monday. One case has been reported in Massachusetts. The most recent illnesses began on June 21, with 88 of the cases reported in the last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said in an advisory. The federal agency is working with multiple states in investigating several outbreaks of salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, it said. A half-dozen strains of sal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News chickens Local TV SALMONELLA Source Type: news

Study: Doctors Interrupt Patients In The First 11 Seconds
BOSTON (CBS) — If you feel like your doctor doesn’t really listen to you, you may be right. A new study analyzed 112 doctor-patient encounters at general practices including at the Mayo Clinic and found that physicians only spend about 11 seconds on average listening to patients before interrupting them. A lot of doctors are under time constraints which often means they want to get to the heart of the matter as quickly as possible. But it can off-putting if a patient is trying to get something off their chest and a doctor stops them mid-sentence soon after they enter the room. Doctors need to be more mindful of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Doctors Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

ADHD Medications Unlikely To Improve School Performance In Kids Without ADHD
BOSTON (CBS) — Many college students who don’t have ADHD illegally use ADHD medications, like Adderall and Ritalin, to try to boost their performance in school. But is that a smart way to go? Probably not, according to a new study from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. Researchers looked at 13 undergrads and found that Adderall did improve attention and focus but that did not result in better performance of tests. The drug also appeared to impair working memory. This was a very small study so more research is needed, but in the meantime, students who don’t have ADHD should be discourage...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Essure Birth Control Device Being Pulled From US Market
(CNN) — Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December 31, the company said Friday. Essure, the only non-surgical permanent form of birth control for women marketed in the US, is inserted into the fallopian tubes, where scar tissue forms and builds a barrier to block sperm from reaching — and fertilizing — a woman’s eggs. The company’s decision follows the US Food and Drug Administration’s patient safety action in April, when it ordered that sales and distribution of Essure be restricted, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Go...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News birth control CNN Source Type: news

‘ An Almond Doesn ’t Lactate ’ : FDA To Crack Down On Soy, Almond ‘ Milk ’
WASHINGTON, DC (CBS Local) – The Food and Drug Administration has a message for soy and almond milk drinkers: you’re not drinking milk and your bottle labels may change very soon. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb addressed the agency’s enforcement of “standards of identity” during a Politico media event in Washington. Gottlieb says the FDA will begin cracking down on companies marketing non-dairy products as “milk.” “If you look at our standard of identity, there is a reference somewhere in the standard of identity to a lactating animal,” the FDA chie...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News almond milk FDA Local TV soy milk talkers Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Health Of Mom ’ s Gut May Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Autism, Study Suggests
BOSTON (CBS) – The health of a mother’s gut may affect her child’s risk of developing autism. That’s according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The microbiome is the collection of organisms that live in all of us, like in our guts and on our skin. In recent years, scientists have discovered that having a healthy microbiome not only helps keep your gut healthy but also supports your immune system and can help prevent a variety of disorders. Now based on studies in rodents, researchers believe that an unhealthy microbiome in a mom’s gut while pregnant can make a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Microbiome Source Type: news

Study: Adult Children Of Working Moms As Happy As Kids Of Stay-At-Home Moms
This study should reassure them that it’s probably okay to wave goodbye to their kids as they walk out the door on the way to work. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Working Moms Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Suffering From Heart Attacks
BOSTON (CBS) — The number of women who suffer from a heart attack while pregnant or soon after giving birth is on the rise. In fact, according to researchers at the NYU School of Medicine, the risk has gone up by 25-percent between 2002 to 2014. The overall risk of having a heart attack while pregnant is still very low, but after looking at more than 49-million births, researchers found that risk continues to climb. The cause is not completely clear but researchers believe several factors may contribute. Women are having children when they’re older. More women of reproductive age are obese. More have diabetes. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Attack Pregnancy Source Type: news

ADHD Study Links Teen ’ s Symptoms With Digital Media Use
(CNN) — The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, sheds light on how more research is needed to determine whether symptoms of the disorder, commonly called ADHD, are possibly caused by digital media use. “If we can determine if there is a potential causal link that is consistent across studies, then we can design interventions to curb media exposure. Even simple educational information to let teachers, parents, and pe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Tech ADHD CNN JAMA Source Type: news

An Earlier Dinner May Lower Risk Of Some Cancers, Study Says
(CNN) — People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before going to sleep — have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. “The mechanisms are not clear,” said Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain and lead author of a new study on the topic. “What we know from experimental studies is that we are conditioned to function in different parts of the day. We — not only humans but all living organisms — have develope...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Local TV Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Death Rate In US Surged 43% In 16 Years
(CNN) — Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in mortality doesn’t mean that liver cancer is deadlier than before, according to Dr. Jiaquan Xu, the aut...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

Mom Shares Warning After Teen With Nut Allergy Dies From Eating Cookie
FLORIDA (CBS Local) – A couple in Florida is warning other parents about food packaging labels after their teenage daughter died from eating a cookie. Kellie Travers-Stafford and her husband, Michael, lost their 15-year-old after she reportedly ate a Chips Ahoy! cookie while at a friend’s house. Alexi Ryann Stafford, who had a peanut allergy, didn’t realize the cookie she took was one of Chips Ahoy’s “Reese’s peanut butter cups” treats. Tragically, the teen went into anaphylactic shock and died shortly after eating the cookie on June 25. Her mother’s Facebook post about ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Florida Local TV Peanut Allergy talkers Source Type: news

Study: Women At Higher Risk of Dying From Heart Failure Than Men
BOSTON (CBS) – While most people still associate heart disease with men, it is still the number one killer of American women, as well as men. Now a new study out of the University of Ottawa finds women are at greater risk of dying from heart failure than men. In people with heart failure, the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should which can lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be deadly. In fact, researchers looked at 90,000 heart patients over five years and found that women are dying from heart failure at higher rates than men. They also found that while hospitalizations for heart failure ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Failure Local TV university of ottawa Source Type: news

Pregnant Women More Prone To Depression Today Than Years Ago
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a new study in “JAMA Network Open”, today’s expectant moms are more likely to become depressed than their mothers were 25 years ago. British researchers studied almost 2,400 women who had babies in the early 1990s and 180 pregnant women of the next generation. All the women were between the ages of 19 and 24 while pregnant. They found that today’s moms-to-be are 51-percent more likely to score high on depression screening tests than women in their moms’ generation. Researchers say financial strain and social media use may contribute, but parental depression no...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Pregnancy Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s Salads Linked To More Than 100 Cases Of Foodborne Illness
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN (CNN) — The Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald’s salads, both states confirmed. Illinois is reporting 90 cases since mid-May. Iowa is reporting 15 cases since late June. File photo (Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. They include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV McDonald's Source Type: news