Frozen Orange Juice May Be Healthier Than Fresh Squeezed
BOSTON (CBS) – Is frozen orange juice healthier for you than fresh squeezed? Researchers at the University of Seville Spain say “yes”. Oranges contain carotenoids which give fruits and veggies their yellow, orange, or red appearance. Some carotenoids have antioxidant properties which may promote good health, so researchers wanted to find out what type of orange juice provides the highest amount of carotenoids. They found that even though fresh orange juice contains more carotenoids overall, by freezing orange juice, the carotenoids are altered and become more easily absorbed in the gut. What matters in te...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Orange Juice Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Even if your blood pressure is just a little bit elevated, you may be at higher risk of dementia later in life. In a new study, researchers looked at about 10,000 people and found that 50 year olds with systolic blood pressures of 130 or greater had a 45-percent higher risk of dementia later in life, even if they didn’t have evidence of heart or blood vessel-related problems. The medical community used to consider 140/90 as the threshold for high blood pressure, but that threshold was recently lowered to 130/80. However, many patients still aren’t treated until their numbers climb higher th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local blood pressure Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report Warns
CHICAGO (CBS Local) – Health professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk for developing depression. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that more than a third of U.S. adults use prescription drugs that list depression or suicide as potential side effects. Over 200 commonly used medications studied include birth control pills, blood pressure medications, heart medications, antacids, and painkillers. The study found that using multiple medications increased the r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Depression Local TV Prescription Drugs talkers Source Type: news

Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis
BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to personally name the company’s executives in a complaint, Attorney General Maura Healey said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau and members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue. Th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Politics Lisa Gresci Local TV Maura Healey opioid crisis OxyContin Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?
ATLANTA, GA (CBS Local) – The dilemma is all too familiar: it’s Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday celebration. The Details: A new study finds that U.S. employees add 1,300 calories at work each week Pizza, sandwiches, and soda were the most common food choices at work Health officials say bringing your lunch is the best way to watch your weight  One thing’s for sure. You’re not alone. A new federal government survey found ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Obesity talkers Weight Gain Source Type: news

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
BOSTON, MA (CBS Local) – It’s well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. In fact, that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy. Some babies are consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, according to a new report from U.S. researchers. The Details: A new study says U.S. children are consuming too much added sugar Researchers say 85 percent of infants are eating more sugar than recommended Added sugar has been linked to obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child’s food choices later in life...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Sugar talkers Source Type: news

CDC: Toddlers In US Eating Too Much Sugar
BOSTON (CBS) – Toddlers in the United States are eating too much sugar according to a new study conducted by the Center for Disease Control. In fact, in some cases, babies are consuming more added sugar than the maximum amount recommended for adults. All sugars are essentially handled the same in the body but sugar found in fruit and milk, for example, is accompanied by fiber and other nutrients. Sugars added to soda or candy or processed foods are usually just that, sugar. Researchers at the CDC wanted to study the sugar intake of kids under two. They found that 60-percent were consuming added sugar before their fir...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Sugar Source Type: news

Brigham & Women ’ s Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Treatment For Diabetes
BOSTON (CBS) – Many patients turn to weight loss surgery to help reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes, but surgery is invasive and can cause side effects. So surgeons and researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a non-invasive treatment that could one day treat type 2 diabetes without surgery. They engineered a substance, called LuCI, which when taken by mouth temporarily coats the lining of the intestine to alter the way nutrients are absorbed and prevent spikes in blood sugar after eating. One hour after the substance was fed to rats, their body’s response to glucose was lowered by almo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigham and Women's Hospital Diabetes Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

New Blood Test May Help Predict Premature Births
STANFORD, CA (CBS Local) – A new blood test is showing promising results for helping pregnant women know if they are at risk of a premature birth. Researchers at Stanford University say the new technique will calculate a woman’s due date and whether or not she will have a premature delivery. This is much less expensive than standard ultrasound procedures. “We found that a handful of genes are very highly predictive of which women are at risk for preterm delivery,” Dr. Mads Melbye said in a press release. “I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working to understand preterm delivery...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Pregnancy Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Up In Nearly Every State; Up 35% In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS Local) — In the wake of Kate Spade’s suicide, a newly released study says suicide rates have increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 20 years. Research shows suicides are up in almost every state across the country. In 2016, nearly 45,000 people took their lives. More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. “We found that many common life stressors were present in the period preceding the suicide, in relationship problems, financial and job issues, physical health concerns,” said Dr. Anne Shuchat, deputy director with the Centers for Disease Control. Locally, ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Suicide Source Type: news

Study: Suicide Rates On The Rise Across The US
BOSTON (CBS Local) — In the wake of Kate Spade’s suicide, a newly released study says suicide rates have increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 20 years. Research shows suicides are up in almost every state across the country. In 2016, nearly 45,000 people took their lives. More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. “We found that many common life stressors were present in the period preceding the suicide, in relationship problems, financial and job issues, physical health concerns,” said Dr. Anne Shuchat, deputy director with the Centers for Disease Control. Locally, ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Suicide Source Type: news

How To Get Help For Someone Who Might Be Suicidal
(CNN/CBS) — The death of fashion designer Kate Spade earlier in the week and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Friday spotlights the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life. The attention is needed, especially now. When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the “celebrity-suicide effect” can lead to a rise in copycat deaths. In the four months after Robin William’s took his own life in 2014, there was a 10% increase — almost 2,000 additional suicides — recorded. There is already a rise in suicide rates in the US, increasing more than...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

Mass. Researchers May Be On Brink Of Creating Revolutionary, Non-Addictive Painkiller
CAMBRIDGE (CBS NEWS) — Researchers in Massachusetts believe they may be on the brink of creating a revolutionary non-addictive painkiller. Developed by Blue Therapeutics, Blue-181 could be a big step forward in dealing with the growing opioid crisis. The team there said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement for the opioids currently on the market – something that people could safely stop using without the possible dangerous side effects. Mark Loccisano felt a gratification from painkillers with his very first pill. They were prescribed by a doctor for a sports injury. It was the beginning of an o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cambridge Local TV opioid crisis Source Type: news

Kids Can Be Taught A Healthier Approach To Salt
BOSTON (CBS) – Does your child reach for the salt shaker when they sit down to dinner? A new study finds that web-based education can help kids make better choices when it comes to salt. When kids eat salty foods, they’re more likely to crave salty foods as adults, and excessive salt is associated with high blood pressure and heart disease. In this recent study, researchers in Australia looked at about 100 children ages 7 to 10. They found that the kids who looked at fun, online educational materials that encouraged them to stop using the salt shaker and to choose low-salt foods over salty foods cut their salt ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Local TV Sodium Source Type: news

Not All People Respond To Caffeine The Same
BOSTON (CBS) – Is your partner able to drink several cups of coffee before bed yet one cup keeps you up all night? As it turns out, some people may be more sensitive to caffeine than others, probably due to genetics. Researchers found that there are three main ways that people respond to coffee depending on whether their liver breaks down caffeine quickly or slowly and whether their brains are more sensitive to the stimulating effects. In people with high-sensitivity, even small amounts of caffeine can be arousing and cause sleep problems. Those with “regular” sensitivity to caffeine can drink 2-5 cups of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Caffeine Coffee Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

New Mentoring Program Will Help Families Dealing With Drug Addiction
BOSTON (CBS) – This week, Boston Medical Center is launching a new campaign to help families dealing with drug addiction. The new peer mentoring program helps put families in touch with others dealing similar issues. Michael Botticelli, the executive director of BMC’s Grayken Center for Addiction, and Paul Kusiak, a parent coach from Beverly, joined Liam Martin and Paula Ebben on MyTV38 to discuss the program. Paul Kusiak and Michael Botticelli (WBZ-TV) Many parents get no advice, or bad advice, and many lack support when they are dealing with addiction. The program will give them help talking to their kids or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Boston Medical Center liam martin opioid crisis Paula Ebben Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Boston (CBS) — Kate Spade, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, may have been suffering from bipolar disorder according to her sister. The designer’s sister told CBS News that Spade, known for her sleek handbags and bright colors, considered seeking treatment several times but was worried about how it would affect her upbeat brand. Though a source close to the family told People Magazine that the designer and her sister were estranged and the sister did not know what was going on in Spade’s life. Police do believe Spade may have been struggling with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Mental Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Walking Faster Could Help You Live Longer
BOSTON (CBS) – The faster you walk, the longer you may live, according to a new study from five different institutions in the United Kingdom. Researchers looked at data on more than 50,000 walkers and found that walking at an average pace was linked to a 20-percent lower risk of death from all causes while walking at a fast pace was associated with a 24-percent lower risk. People over the age of 60 enjoyed an even greater benefit. Researchers cannot prove that average or fast-paced walking directly lowers the risk of death, just that there seems to be a link, but if you can’t find the time to exercise or even g...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Walking Source Type: news

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Skip Chemo, Major Study Finds
CHICAGO (CBS News/AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs. “The impact is tremendous,” said the study leader, Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Most wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Source Type: news

‘ Holy Grail ’ Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors Form
CLEVELAND, OH (CBS Local) – A new type of blood screening is being called the “holy grail of cancer research” by scientists who say the test can detect the disease before tumors even form in the body. The Details: A new blood test is successfully finding cancer before tumors form A liquid biopsy tests human DNA for genetic mutations linked to cancer The tests proved capable of detecting several hard-to-treat forms of the disease “This is potentially the holy grail of cancer research, to find cancers that are currently hard to cure at an earlier stage when they are easier to cure,” lead ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Blood Test Cancer Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving Crashes
WASHINGTON, DC (CBS Local) – There’s a disturbing new trend as fatal-drug related crashes now outpace deadly accidents involving alcohol. With a growing number of states legalizing marijuana, combined with the opioid epidemic, experts say there’s been a significant jump in the percentage of drivers killed while on drugs. According to a new report, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths in 2016, while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs – a jump from just 28 percent in 2006. More than half of the drivers had marijuana, opioids or a combination of the two in their ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Drunk Driving Local TV Marijuana opioid crisis opioids talkers Source Type: news

Got Indigestion? A2 Milk Might Be Easier For Some To Drink
MORAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Milk got your stomach feeling sour? Dairy companies looking for ways to appeal to people who avoid milk because of indigestion are promoting what they describe as a natural, easier-drinking alternative. It’s called A2 milk, which is produced by a subset of cows that produce milk lacking a protein that backers say is associated with milk’s dyspeptic tendencies. That A2 claim has its skeptics, but the bet is that consumers will pay an extra dollar or more per half-gallon to drink milk that might not cause indigestion, gas and bloating. “Our approach has been, ‘Listen, if you...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Milk Source Type: news

Researchers 3D-Print A Human Cornea, May Save Millions From Blindness
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK (CBS Local) – Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have successfully created the first ever 3D-printed cornea, giving millions at risk of going blind new hope. British scientists combined human stem cells with a mixture of alginate and collagen to produce a “bio-ink” that can be used by a 3D printer. The durable yet flexible combination can reportedly be turned into the outer lens of the eye, which light passes through on its way to the retina in less than 10 minutes. “Our unique gel… keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a materia...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News 3d printing blindness Eyesight Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Compound In Toothpaste May Increase Risk Of Colon Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your toothpaste be hurting you? Researchers at UMass Amherst have found that a germ-fighting ingredient called triclosan, found in more than 2,000 household products, toothpastes, hand soaps, toys, and cosmetics, may be linked to colon cancer. Researchers studied mice and found that low-doses of the compound can change the population of bacteria in the gut, trigger inflammation in the colon and promote the development of colitis and colon cancer. Scientists say further studies on humans are urgently needed to further understand the potentially harmful effects of triclosan on the digestive system....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Colon Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Toothpaste UMass Amherst Source Type: news

Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence
BOSTON (CBS) – They say glasses make people look smarter and now there is research to back it up. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland looked at data from about 300,000 people to study the genetics behind intelligence. They discovered that those with higher intelligence were 30% more likely to wear glasses or need contact lenses. Smarter people were also less likely to have certain chronic health problems like high blood pressure and depression and were more likely to live longer. (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 - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Your Body Has A ‘ Second Brain ’ In Your Gut, Scientists Say
AUSTRALIA (CBS Local) – You’ve probably had a “gut feeling” during your life, but did you know your gut is actually “thinking” too? According to scientists in Australia, the human body has a “second brain” in its intestinal tract and it may be smarter than we think. A study published in the journal JNeurosci says that the gastrointestinal tract contains millions of neurons, which independently control muscle movement in the colon. “These findings identify a previously unknown pattern of neuronal activity in the peripheral nervous system,” ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Brain Local TV Science talkers Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills Recalled; ‘ Unintended Pregnancy ’ Possible
MADISON, N.J. (CBS) – Some birth control pills are being recalled over a packaging error. The recall affects physician sample packs of Taytulla made by Allergan. Four placebo capsules were placed out of order, which the FDA says “may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.” The incorrectly packaged pills (Image credit: FDA) The recalled packs are marked with lot number 5620706 and carry a May 2019 expiration date. Anyone who has the recalled pills is encouraged to call their doctor. Anyone with questions for Allergan can call 800-678-1605. Click for more information on t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News birth control Local TV Recall Source Type: news

Urologists Practice Spotting Tumors With Virtual Reality Technology
BOSTON (CBS) – Virtual reality is being used in healthcare more, and a local company is using the technology to help doctors identify hard-to-see tumors in the bladder. Almost 80,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year. To find bladder tumors, a urologist looks directly at the inside of the bladder using a cystoscope, a small tube with a camera and light attached. Cystoscopes are equipped with technology called narrow band imaging. (WBZ-TV) Some tumors are harder to find. But to make it easier, many cystoscopes are equipped with technology called narrow band imaging (NBI). “What NBI does is i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Local TV Virtual Reality Source Type: news