Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term
The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and self-control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Obesity, Later Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked?
Your odds of getting pancreatic cancer can quadruple if you’re obese as a teen, researchers have found. But it’s still rare, and even with increased odds, the likelihood of getting the disease is small. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness
Limiting your use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to 30 minutes total or less per day results in reductions in depression and loneliness, especially for people who were moderately depressed to start with, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market
Earlier in November, media reports suggested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon ban sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise
The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and legs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own
People whose mothers who had more marriages or lived with more romantic partners were likely to follow the same path, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losartan Latest BP Drug Recalled for Contamination
NDEA is found naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and it may cause cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise
People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese and don't regularly exercise, a new study confirms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Pharmacies Don't Follow Opioid Antidote Law
Many pharmacies need to be taught about the law that allows them to give out the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble
People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with stents, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur
In a new study, adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs were more likely to have a relapse within a week and were more likely to be prescribed an incorrect antibiotic than a comparison group of patients with non-resistant UTIs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns
One review of 15 studies involving 284 otherwise healthy subjects found that those who took melatonin before bed fell asleep 3.9 minutes faster on average and slept 13 minutes longer. Another, of 19 studies involving 1,700 people, found that melatonin users fell asleep 7 minutes faster on average and slept 8 minutes longer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's OK if Baby Doesn't Sleep Through at 6 Months
Though new parents often expect baby to sleep through the night by 6 months of age, a large percentage do not, a study has revealed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines
Research has shown any small amount of activity provides a solid contribution to a person's health, according to the second edition of the guidelines unveiled Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby Differently
Bacteria from breastfeeding and from formula behave differently in babies, nrew research says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Any Physical Activity Helps, New Guidelines Say
Research has shown any small amount of activity provides a solid contribution to a person's health, according to the second edition of the guidelines unveiled Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks
The new study included more than 17,000 type 2 diabetes patients aged 40 and older. Nearly 7,000 had heart disease and more than 10,000 had numerous risk factors for heart disease, Wiviott's group said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk
The two studies provide firm evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, sardines or tuna can have a beneficial effect on heart health, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and lead researcher for the VITAL trial. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer
And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Change Within Eye A Hint of Macular Degeneration?
The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina -- the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye -- raise the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 In 10 in U.S. Battle Sexual Urges
Almost 9 percent of people in the United States have distress caused by difficulty controlling their sexual feelings, urges and behaviors, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows
People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lights, Trees, Tinsel: The Earlier, the Merrier?
Whether twinkling lights, Christmas carols, and the scent of gingerbread and pine will help boost your otherwise low spirits all depends on what the holidays mean to you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes
The agency will also mandate age age-verification measures for online sales to prevent minors from buying the flavor pods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?
Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom
In a recent study, men had significant increases in testosterone levels and certain other hormones after weight-loss surgery. These changes led to significantly better erectile function. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do We Naturally Burn More Calories in The Evening?
People burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening compared with the early morning hours, even when we are doing the exact same thing, a small, preliminary study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Smoking Rates Hit Record Low
U.S. smoking rates have fallen to the lowest levels ever, federal health officials say. Among adult smokers, the smoking rate fell from 15.5 percent in 2016 to 14 percent in 2017. That rate was 67 percent lower than it was in 1965. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States
Sixty-three people have been hospitalized, and one death was reported in California. Illnesses in the outbreak began between Nov. 20, 2017 and Oct. 20, 2018. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justice Ginsburg in Hospital With Broken Ribs
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs. after falling in her office Wednesday evening. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female Genital Cutting Decreasing in Africa
The practice of cutting young girls’ genitals dropped sharply in Africa between 1990 and 2017, according to a new study. In western Asia, however, the practice has continued to grow. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking, Diabetes Extra Risky for Women's Hearts
Researchers have found that three heart disease risk factors -- smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- increased the odds of heart attack for both genders, but the rise went higher for women than men. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot Use Tied to Serious Diabetes Complication
People with type 1 diabetes who use pot may be at double the risk of developing a potentially life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Antibiotic Offers Hope Against 'Super Gonorrhea'
A newly developed antibiotic pill has proven effective against gonorrhea in early clinical trials. Zoliflodacin proved effective in treating gonorrhea infections of the urinary and genital tracts and rectum, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Showerhead May Be Bathing You in Risky Germs
Bacteria thrive in showerheads and water distribution systems. Although most of these bacteria are harmless, some can cause lung infections, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fraction of Opioids Taken After Most Surgeries
People typically use only a quarter of the opioid painkillers prescribed to them after surgery, according to a new study. The leftover pills are ripe for misuse, addiction and overdose, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2nd Baby Born to a Kratom-Using Mom Has Withdrawal
A second baby exposed to kratom during his mother's pregnancy may signal a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkillers, a study author says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepy Drivers Involved in 100,000 Crashes a Year
Drowsy driving is a serious safety risk that few people consider, experts say. Drivers should keep the risk factors in mind, including as little as one hour of lost sleep, anti-anxiety medication and driving alone or with sleeping passengers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Do Best When They Pick Their PTSD Treatment
Nearly 75 percent of people who received their preferred treatment for PTSD completed the full program, a new study finds. Of those who did not get their preferred treatment, more than half completed it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screens, Summer Birth Linked to Vision Issues?
Kids born in the summer and who spend many hours playing on screens may be more at risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Bigger the Brain, the Bigger the Tumor Risk?
It's a matter of math: A large brain means more brain cells, and more cells means more cell divisions that can go wrong and cause mutations that trigger cancer, authors of a new study explain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Tame Gassy Cows
The U.S. government has approved the first drug that reduces ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Few Americans Get The HPV Vaccine
HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain well below the government's 2020 goal of 80 percent of age-eligible adolescents, according to a recent report by the President’s Cancer Panel. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news