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Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm
Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?
It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Thanksgiving, Promise Yourself: Don't Choke
Researchers say people are more apt to get food stuck in their throats at the holidays. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Dead at 67
Musician and actor struggled with substance abuse and had been hospitalized in Florida. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Study Showing Sugar's Effects
More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls
Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in treatment for self-inflected injuries -- the sharpest rise among young people ages 10 to 24, according to an analysis of ER data from 66 U.S. hospitals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study
Conjoined Twins Go Home for Thanksgiving Tobacco Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Begin on U.S. TV This Weekend U.S. Will Have More Severe Thunderstorms, Floods Due to Climate Change: Study Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study Poultry Salads Recalled by Trader Joe's (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?
New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some
Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After 8th Child Dies, IKEA Steps Up Dresser Recall
The furniture retailer first announced the recall in 2016. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: More Than 4 in 10 Cancers Preventable
American Cancer Society study found many cancers could be avoidable with lifestyle changes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snared by New Blood Pressure Guidelines. Now What?
More than 30 million Americans suddenly found themselves newly classified as having high blood pressure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts
Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System
There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow "weaken" their immune system over time, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Still Want Annual Mammograms
Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer be screened every two years, beginning at age 50. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Psoriasis May Make Diabetes More Likely
People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels A Key To Treating Infertility?
Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat Mini-Stroke Quickly To Cut Later Stroke Risk
Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes, High BP In Pregnancy Can Lead to Issues
If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RECALL: Trader Joe ’s Packaged Salads
The company voluntarily recalled the products and said it has removed them from shelves. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chasing Diabetes' Connection To Pancreatic Cancer
Researchers want to know more about the link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too
New research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with PTSD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parasite May Threaten Lives of Vietnam Veterans
A tropical parasite may be slowly killing hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the tumor has grown large -- over 2 centimeters -- than their slimmer counterparts, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse
Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. $500 Billion in 2015
More than 64,000 Americans died from overdoses, White House says in new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rev. Jesse Jackson: 'I Have Parkinson's'
The civil rights leader was diagnosed in 2015. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall: Store Brands of Frozen Sweet Corn
The whole kernel corn was sold at GIANT, Martin's and the Stop & Shop Co. stores. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advocates Call For Maternal Mortality Solutions
A group of advocates and doctors told congressional staff that more should be done to prevent women from dying during and after childbirth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?
The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were outnumbered by young women in the classroom. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life
The researchers reported that dog owners who lived alone were 11 percent less likely to die of heart disease and a third less likely to die from any cause, compared with those who lived alone and didn't have a dog. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Desks
People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD
As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?
Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found that those who had been spanked by their parents at age 5 had more behavior problems at ages 6 and 8 than those who had never been spanked. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groups Help Children Grieve After A Parent Dies
A growing number of groups are offering support to children and young adults after a parent dies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies
Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit daily (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean  delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death By Birth: Bearing the Burden of Maternal Mortality
When 32-year-old Calista Johnson died 5 days after giving birth this summer, she became part of a troubling trend of moms dying in childbirth in the U.S. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting Care in the '4th' Trimester
Most pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. happen after a baby is born, prompting some doctors to say the postpartum period should be treated as the "Fourth Trimester." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Get Risky Painkiller Post-Tonsillectomy
Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NFL Star Was 1st Living Person Diagnosed with CTE
The first case of a living person to be diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is described in a new case study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life
Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
Chronic exposure seemed to increase that risk by more than 10 percent, according to researchers who tracked hundreds of pregnancies among couples in Michigan and Texas. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too
Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall: 7 Hoverboard Brands for Fire Risk
The seven different brands are all subject to the recall after reports of fires. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma
For each 10-minute increase in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a week, the risk of glaucoma fell by 25 percent, according to the study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Factors Can Predict Your Heart Health
Five simple health indicators can evaluate a healthy person's risk of heart damage from clogged arteries without drawing blood for medical tests, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Any Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Bypass Millions
Even if researchers were to find a groundbreaking new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, millions of people might not benefit from it, new research reveals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news