Why Science Can't Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right
Who’s to blame for the always-changing rules for healthy eating? Food science, the media, the food industry, and nutrition "gurus" all play a part. But it’s also kinds of your fault. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. All of the women had a sister who'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, but they didn't have breast cancer themselves at the start of the study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Start a Couch-to-5K Program
With an abundance of couch-to-5K programs at your fingertips, from smartphone apps to beginner groups, it's easier than ever to start running. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk
Aspirin's protective effect appears particularly pronounced among people who are overweight -- those with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9, the results show. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart
The new global study involved data on more than 400,000 people from 38 different trials. Their health was tracked for an average of more than 13 years, but some were followed for up to 43 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking the Ultrasound Barrier
Focused ultrasound is an FDA-approved treatment for essential tremor and is approved to treat Parkinson's disease outside the U.S. It’s also making waves in research into breast cancer, diabetes, and mental illnesses like severe depression. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African Americans Face Unique Mental Health Risks
While African Americans are just as likely to report serious psychological distress, they are less likely to get behavioral treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Day-to-Day
When your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can turn your home upside down. Get tips from a developmental behavioral pediatrician to help you keep control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs
However only about 18% of the 1.2 million Americans who might benefit from the medications got a prescription last year, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A in 6 States Linked to Blackberries
Investigators have determined that the berries came from a distribution center that ships fresh berries to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in 11 states: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MN, NE, OH, PA, and WI. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teach Your Kids to Give for Financial Literacy
New research suggests that teaching our children how to give their money away makes them more financially savvy adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RECALL: Pre-Made Sushi for Listeria Fears
Fuji Foods announced the recall, which includes ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold to select retailers and distributors along the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults
A person with prediabetes has higher than normal blood sugar levels. The levels aren't yet high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. But often, people who have prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
MS patients were 55% more likely to have antibodies against the HHV-6A protein than the control group. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain
The team found that when it came to head pain control, it didn't matter how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) was in a particular batch of pot. THC and CBD are the most commonly studied ingredients in marijuana (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clean Slate: What to Know About Tattoo Removal
Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD, a dermatologist in Austin, TX, answers some common questions about tattoo removal. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeding Tips for Your Baby
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on its first dietary guidelines for babies from 0 to 2 years old. Here's the advice the founder of a child health advocacy group would like to see in those guidelines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Might Weaken Some Drugs' Effectiveness Against AFib
Millions of Americans have the potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 18 U.S. Teens Carries a Gun to School: Study
That's nearly 1 million teens taking a potentially deadly weapon to school. But researchers say universal background checks can put a dent in those numbers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Eat to Beat Depression?
A growing field of science called nutritional psychiatry focuses on how your diet affects your mental health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleaner Teeth, Healthier Heart?
People who brushed their teeth three or more times a day had a lower risk of afib and a lower risk of heart failure, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa Shuts Down Government to Fight Measles Outbreak
The government of Samoa will close on Thursday and Friday as civil servants join the fight against a measles outbreak in the South Pacific Island nation that's killed 53 people, (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking
Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound Treatment Might Ease Parkinson's Tremors
Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson's disease and another condition called "essential tremor." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammograms Every 2 Years Could Come With Risks
Researchers found that among 232 breast cancer patients at their hospital, those who'd undergone mammography screening every two years tended to have more advanced tumors: Of those 32 women, 44% were diagnosed with stage 2 or later cancer, versus 24% of patients who'd undergone annual screening. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calls Increase to Poison Control For Psychoactives
Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects -- including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg -- triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Lowest in Decades
The U.S. birth rate declined again in 2018, falling to its lowest in more than three decades, the CDC said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is CBD Safe to Carry on a Plane?
While some CBD products are now legal, what will happen if you carry them on a plane? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation a Big Drain on the Brain
The mental impacts of sleep deprivation are much more serious than previously believed, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of CBD Products
The FDA is warning people to be cautious when buying foods or supplements that claim to contain CBD oil. The agency says many of the flood of new CBD oil products being sold in stores and online are being marketed illegally, have not been reviewed for safety, and may pose harm to people who take them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic Drop Seen in Kids Choking to Death on Household Objects
Regulations, more education about choking hazards and guidelines from organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics have likely all played a role in the downward trend, said study author Dr. John Cramer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life Expectancy Shrinks for America's Working-Age Adults
Deaths among working-age adults, especially, have been increasing in the United States for decades, particularly in economically struggling parts of the nation such as the "Rust Belt" and Appalachia, the researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
The affected marijuana was mistakenly distributed due to a technical error, according to Colorado Department of Revenue news release. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death Toll in Samoa Measles Epidemic Reaches 25
Samoa declared a state of emergency nine days ago, closed all schools, banned children from public gatherings and ordered all people to get vaccinated. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ducks & More: Animals Offer Flyers Emotional Support
According to the industry trade group Airlines for America, more than 1 million people brought emotional support animals on flights last year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German Dies of Infection from Dog's Lick
The infection was caused by capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, which is commonly found in the mouths of dogs and cats, but rarely transmitted to humans, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows
Using advanced MRI techniques, researchers found that obese teenagers tended to have signs of decreased "integrity" in the brain's white matter. White matter contains the fibers that connect different areas of the brain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?
Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, but it wasn't clear how this type of pollution affects the brain and memory. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens
Watching TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets or electronic games occupies about an hour a day of an infant's time and increases to more than 150 minutes by age 3. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Health Scare
The 86-year-old was first evaluated on Friday at a hospital in Washington, D.C., after feeling unwell. She was then transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. By Saturday, her fever and chills had lessened after receiving intravenous antibiotic therapy and fluids, the spokeswoman said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic Rise in Eye Injuries From BB and Paintball Guns
A new study found that while the overall rate of injuries due to BB and paintball guns has dropped around half since 1990, the rate of eye injuries has risen by 30%. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue
The strategy resulted in a 76% decrease in dengue transmission in a community in Indonesia that has frequent dengue outbreaks. Similar reductions were seen in an urban area near Rio de Janeiro, and around Nha Trang, Vietnam. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults
Researchers looked at 651 Canadian survivors to identify factors associated with what the researchers call complete mental health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough
Researchers analyzed data gathered between 2001 and 2016 from 1.6 million students, aged 11 to 17, in 146 countries. They found that 81% of them did not meet World Health Organization recommendations for an hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder
Among those who initially did not have an eating disorder, 1.8% of those who used diet pills in the past year said they received their first eating disorder diagnosis over the next one to three years, compared to 1% of those who did not use diet pills. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey
In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak in 3 States Tied to Blackberries
The last person to become sick with the contagious virus that can cause liver disease was Nov. 5, 2019. Six people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought
In fact, infants' immunity wanes much more rapidly than once thought, researchers report in the December issue of Pediatrics. The finding drives home the importance of community-wide immunizations. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies
It's widely believed that mothers and babies have an increased risk of problems at or beyond 42 weeks of pregnancy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping
The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemical flavoring diacetyl, an ingredient used to produce microwave popcorn, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news