Women Diabetics' Cancer Risk Higher than Men's
Among people with diabetes, women have a 6 percent higher risk of cancer than men, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer
One low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer and as much as a 30 percent improvement in survival for ovarian cancer patients, two new studies have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later-Life Fractures Boost Risk of Early Death
People over age 50 who break a bone may face a higher risk of death in the 10 years after the injury, a new study says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90
Ninety people have gotten sick from raw turkey tainted with salmonella bacteria in 26 states, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned on Thursday. Forty people have been hospitalized. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer Safety: Saltwater A Lethal Threat to Dogs
From too much heat to a lack of fresh water, dogs and other pets face summertime threats. One Florida man learned that hard way that saltwater can be deadly for dogs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Fewer US Teens Using Drugs, Alcohol
In the last 40 years, increasing numbers of US teens have reported never using alcohol or drugs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives But With Big Risks
People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of a new study said. The researchers suspect the economic downturn in 2008 prompted people to comfort themselves with alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement May Ease Sickle Cell Pain
Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients' number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Adults Raised By Lesbians Are All Right
Young adults raised by lesbian moms are faring as well as -- or even better than -- other U.S. kids their age, according to the largest, longest-running study to track child development in these families. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks
The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every 100,000 pregnancies in the United States, researcher at the New York University School of Medicine say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?
For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart attack recurrence, even in a polluted city, a 20-year-study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise
Female alcohol use disorder in the United States more than doubled from 2002 to 2013, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania
People who were hospitalized for an episode of mania (hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia) were 3.5 times as likely to have ever eaten nitrate-cured meats as those with no history of a serious mental disorder, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could an Early Dinner Lower Risk of Some Cancers?
People who ate their evening meal before 9 p.m. or waited at least two hours after supper before going to sleep had a 20 percent lower cancer risk than those who ate supper after 10 p.m. or those who ate and went to bed soon after, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Want Lab-Created Meat Labeled
Meat created in labs from animal cells should be labeled as different from the traditionally produced product, nearly half the respondents said in a recent survey by Consumer Reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer
On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. Nobody thinks it should be standard treatment, but it will spur more testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
Probiotics are trendy for sure, but they could harm some patients, and researchers have done a poor job tracking their safety, a new review argues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 Docs Report Sexual Harassment by Patients
In a recent survey by Medscape, 27% of doctors said they had been sexually harassed by patients in the office, including those who acted in an overtly sexual manner toward the physician; asked for a date; patients who tried to touch, grope, or grab them. In all three categories, the harassment happened more frequently to female physicians. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald ’s Nixes Salads; More than 150 Fall Ill
The CDC has found 61 laboratory-confirmed cases in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In each, the affected patient said they ate a salad from McDonald’s. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS
Researchers hope a new MRI test that tracks iron levels in the brain will help predict how fast multiple sclerosis progresses and how severe it could be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?
Teens who used their smartphones "many times" a day were at increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms over the next two years, researchers found. But that doesn’t prove that digital media are to blame, the author of an accompanying editorial wrote. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald ’s Nixes Salads After Dozens Fall Ill
The CDC has found 61 laboratory-confirmed cases in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In each, the affected patient said they ate a salad from McDonald’s. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden Blood in Feces Can Signal More Than Cancer
Blood in your stool, even if it's not visible, can be a sign of a number of potentially deadly conditions, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, researchers in Scotland say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism
Kids with autism show differences in the structure and function of a brain circuit that helps you take pleasure in social interaction -- something that people with autism struggle with, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illnesses Linked to Venezuela Crab Meat: FDA
Illnesses began between April 1 and July 3, with eight cases in Maryland, two in Louisiana and one each in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Little Help Against Brain Diseases
There's no special protective benefit for the brain in vitamin D, a new review of research on the topic has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?
Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working Yourself to Death: Long Hours Bring Risks
Putting in long hours at the office could make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric disorders, research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Nearly Half of Gay Men Face Domestic Abuse
In a University of Michigan study of gay men, 46 percent reported some form of intimate partner abuse in the last year, including physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behavior. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Can Dramatically Hurt Quality of Life
The allergic skin condition eczema can seriously damage overall health and quality of life, a new survey finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity
The FDA is investigating how much NDMA is in the recalled products and is trying to find out the possible effects on patients who have been taking them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Given Too Easily to Children, Study Finds
More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition requiring powerful painkillers, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking May Boost Risk of AFib
Smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk is reduced considerably in those who quit, researchers in Norway have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Few Kids Screened For Developmental Delays
Fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems, researchers at John Hopkins University report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100 Now Sick from Salmonella-Tainted Cereal
Salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has now sickened 100 people across 33 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues
One in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are having thinking problems, like confusion and memory loss, which the CDC says are not a normal part of aging. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods
Large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers have a genetic risk for canine DCM, a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints
Differences in genes and life experience change the structure of every individual's brain, so no two are just alike, a new study confirms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?
Young athletes who have ADHD may be more likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety after a concussion, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension
New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'
The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Autism's Origins in the Brain
Researchers are looking for clues to autism in the structure of the brain, specifically the cerebellum. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer
A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news