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FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:51:17 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices.

Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:43:00 GMT

Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.

Four people get cancer from donated organ in 'extraordinary rare' case

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:21:55 GMT

Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains.

57 Detroit schools have high levels of lead and copper in drinking water

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:33:56 GMT

At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water.

Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:10:14 GMT

I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.

Hurricane cleanup: How to stay safe when returning home

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:23:31 GMT

Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the risks from power outages, damaged homes and flooding are still very present for some areas. Recovery efforts are underway in North Carolina and other areas hit by Hurricane Florence.

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:06:18 GMT

Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:44:25 GMT

In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms.

Flying insects carry microplastics through air

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:06:04 GMT

Flying insects are contaminating new environments by eating microplastics in polluted waters and carrying them through the air, a new study has found.

Just one in 10 English people will be smokers by 2023, study says

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:30:52 GMT

Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:06:02 GMT

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by.

Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:10:54 GMT

Cornell University professor Brian Wansink may have helped shape our country's relationship with food, but concerns about his research came to a head on Wednesday when leading medical journals retracted six of his articles, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced.

Kicked out of assisted living: What you can do

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:12:43 GMT

Across the country, assisted living facilities are evicting residents who have grown older and frail, essentially saying that "we can't take care of you any longer." Evictions top the list of grievances about assisted living received by long-term care ombudsmen across the U.S.

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:31:28 GMT

More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

'Male menopause,' affecting younger men

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:36 GMT

In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.

DNA tests on elephant tusks expose 'three major export cartels operating in Africa'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:30 GMT

A DNA sampling technique on elephant tusks has helped expose three of Africa's ivory trafficking rings, a new study says.

Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:38:28 GMT

By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said.

'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:28:43 GMT

Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island.

She rode her bike to 183 mph, making her the fastest cyclist in the world

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:13:26 GMT

Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal - bike pedals that is.

Aspirin use in old age: Risks may outweigh benefits

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:48:01 GMT

It's one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But according to a trio of studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen provides no significant health benefits for healthy older adults. Instead, it may cause them serious harm.

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:05 GMT

From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Middle-aged drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks, study says

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:27:11 GMT

Middle-aged drinkers are more concerned about their embarrassing or childish behavior resulting from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, a new study has found.

Almost 1 in 11 students has vaped cannabis

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:00:31 GMT

Even middle schoolers are vaping marijuana, according to a new report.

'Vampire facial' may have exposed clients to HIV in spa

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:11:08 GMT

Ground beef producer issues recall due to deadly E. coli outbreak

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:18:37 GMT

Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

This is why people hesitate to report sexual misconduct

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:25:17 GMT

The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades.

Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:36:58 GMT

For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess.

12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:41:12 GMT

The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found the bodies of 12 babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags

Pig poop and coal ash a real concern for people in North Carolina floods

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:12:10 GMT

Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation.

South African court OKs private use of cannabis

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:15:14 GMT

In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.