Key Changes for Car Seat Safety
Car seat guidelines have changed, and they'll keep your child safer, longer, the author of a new statement on car seat safety says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD Products Now Available at CVS in 8 States
The products will be sold in store aisles, according to a CVS spokesman, who added that the drugstore chain is not selling any supplements or food additives containing CBD, (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor Group: Changed Nasal Flu Vaccine OK for Kids
Changes to the nasal spray appear to have improved its effectiveness, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is now endorsing it as well as flu shots to protect children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Steps to Make Shots Easier for Your Baby
Shots can be a major cause of stress for babies and their parents, but a four-step pain-relief routine can ease Baby’s discomfort. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosis Risk Varies With ADHD Meds, Still Small
In the study, people who took amphetamines, like Adderall and Vyvanse, seemed to carry a relatively greater risk than the methylphenidates Ritalin and Concerta. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buyer Beware: Seafood 'Fraud' Rampant, Report Says
Popular and pricey fish like sea bass and snapper had the highest levels of mislabeling -- 55% for sea bass and 42% for snapper. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox
Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s actions of deliberately exposing his children to a disease are "unfortunate and not an example for any of us," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner told the associated press. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall: Baby Cough Syrup for Deadly Bacteria Risk
Infants and young children and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. There have been no reported illnesses connected to DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus as of March 20. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatrician Sentenced for Abusing 31 Children
Barto did not apologize or make a statement in court, the AP said. He pleaded guilty in December to sexually abusing two family members. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors?
In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical marijuana. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Doctor Helping or Hurting You Lose Weight?
A little empathy from a health care professional goes a long way for a few reasons. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious SCAD Heart Attack Strikes Younger Women
While rare, more than 90% of people who suffer a SCAD heart attack are women, and it’s responsible for 40% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Takes New Look at Breast Implant Safety
On Tuesday, the FDA warned two breast implant makers that they'd failed to conduct adequate long-term studies of their implants' effects on women's health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scalding Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk
A previous study linked hot tea with esophageal cancer, but this new one is the first to pinpoint a specific temperature, according to the researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walk, Dance, Clean: Just Move to Live Longer
Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from any cause, compared with couch potatoes, the researchers found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The drug, Zulesso (brexanolone), is delivered via intravenous infusion. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup Caused Man's Cancer: Jury
Monsanto, now owned by pharmaceutical company Bayer, faces more than 9,000 Roundup-related lawsuits in the United States, The Guardian reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can High-Potency Pot Make You Psychotic?
As many as 1 in 5 newly diagnosed cases of psychosis might be linked to daily cannabis use, according to data gathered from 11 hospitals across Europe. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's 'Dirty Dozen' List
For the report, researchers ranked pesticide contamination of 47 fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 40,000 samples taken by the USDA and FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile Men
The study shows that on its path from the testicles to ejaculation, sperm DNA can suffer major damage. Researchers said it may be possible to use sperm taken directly from the testicles to fertilize eggs so that infertile men can have children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?
Doctors have known for decades that a small number of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder seem to outgrow it. The vast majority continue to face challenges and need support, said lead researcher Dr. Lisa Shulman. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money
Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without insurance, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent
Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From a Rib
The achievement is the latest by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Its aim is to take advantage of the body's natural healing powers to improve head/face reconstruction, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections
A new government program hopes to address the urgent needs by getting more people tested for HIV and boosting treatment rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers
The EPA says it will issue a rule that bans the sale of methylene chloride to consumers, but allows for its continued use in commercial products. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk
Although experts had advised parents in the past to avoid highly allergenic foods early in their child’s life, more recent research has suggested that early exposure to these foods might be a better option. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers
The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart complication. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs
Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib
The study improves understanding of how this wearable technology and app works in the real-world setting and how well the technology can detect long periods of a-fib, said a study co-leader. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes with daily low-dose aspirin outweighs any heart benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart
People who consumed at least two sugar-sweetened drinks per day were about one-third more likely to die of heart disease or stroke, versus those who rarely had these drinks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer Surgeries
Expandable aortic valves are guided to the heart through a catheter into a blood vessel and placed inside the old valve. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?
Study subjects who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak the heart muscle cells responsible for the arrhythmia -- also seemed to have less shortness of breath, less fatigue and all-around better quality of life five years later, with those who got drug therapy alone. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Eggs the Cholesterol Enemy Again?
As Americans have embraced low-carb diets, many have turned to eggs as a reliable protein source. According to industry data, the average American will eat more eggs in 2019 than any time for the past 20 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans
The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since 1995. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Guidelines Rarely Backed by Good Science
Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials (considered the "gold standard"), and that percentage has actually dropped in the past decade, the researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping
Newly released numbers from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show more than 3.6 million teens used e-cigarettes in 2018. Those numbers include a 78% increase from 2017 in use among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle schoolers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Social Media Hurt Mental Health of US Young?
Investigators found that beginning in the mid-2000s, those under the age of 26 started reporting a huge rise in symptoms related to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum-Cancer Trial
Johnson & Johnson says its products do not contain asbestos, and said it will appeal Wednesday's jury decision. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles
The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer's disease. That's up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Could Help Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
After a year of testing, the new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by 18 percentage points, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tons of Meat Snacks Recalled After Tampering Claim
The products, more than 95,000 tons of them, were sold in stores around the U.S. and have the establishment number “EST. 795” inside the USDA inspection mark. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test to Detect Heart Attacks May Be Flawed
In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack. But most of them had no clinical signs of a heart attack. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Kids From School
Nearly all states allow vaccine exemptions for religious beliefs, and 17 states allow exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are 'Inactive' Drug Ingredients Really Harmless?
On average, each pill or capsule has more than eight different inactive ingredients and sometimes as many as 38. Reports of patients who have had severe allergic reactions to an inactive ingredient are not uncommon. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Acts to Limit Kids' Access to Flavored E-Cigs
Because of the new restrictions, "we expect that some flavored e-cigarette products will no longer be sold at all," outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular 'Clues' May Predict Breast Cancer Return
If doctors could better predict which patients had a high recurrence risk, those women might want to continue hormone therapy past the standard five years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claire's Recalls 3 Cosmetic Products Due to Possible Asbestos Contamination
The move follows a warning issued last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that said certain Claire's products may contain potentially cancer-causing asbestos. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening
A low-dose CT scan is the standard diagnostic test for people at high risk of lung cancer. In the United States, about one-quarter of these scans reveal shadows indicating nodules in the lung. Despite that positive result, fewer than 4 percent of those patients actually have cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news