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Will combo pill catch on in US to 2019-09-18 17:15:57A cheap, daily pill that combines four blood pressure and cholesterol drugs has been tested for the first time in the US to see if it works as well am

Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, 2019-09-18 17:06:26A greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes

Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion 2019-09-18 16:08:10Whether Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins or loses in the fall election, the state's rare Medicaid expansion program in the South is staying put

Youth in Canada is diagnosed with illness related 2019-09-18 15:50:13Health authorities in Canada say a youth has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy 2019-09-18 15:49:09A California appeals court has ruled a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for canceling his hysterectomy

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest 2019-09-18 15:25:42The number and rate of abortions in the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973

Appeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen 2019-09-18 15:04:56Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive have urged a federal appeals court to uphold an injunction barring the Trump administration fr

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New 2019-09-18 13:48:12Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using

Zimbabwe doctors march as abducted leader is still 2019-09-18 13:28:28Zimbabwe doctors march as abducted leader is still missing; fears growing over his fate

Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies 2019-09-18 12:30:13David A. Jones Sr., who invested $1,000 to start a nursing home company that eventually transformed into health insurance giant Humana Inc., has died

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults 2019-09-18 10:49:28Hundreds of North Macedonian state hospital doctors and nurses have marched through the capital, Skopje, to demand better security after a spate of as

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes 2019-09-18 10:10:40India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's

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Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It. 2019-09-17 19:59:39Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain 2019-09-17 19:55:50Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have mu

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise 2019-09-17 17:30:05Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to kn

The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia 2019-09-17 16:32:32Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter 2019-09-17 13:28:29As the authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market

Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round 2019-09-17 12:30:17The “Jeopardy!” host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems 2019-09-17 11:32:00The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.

Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already. 2019-09-17 11:04:44In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.

Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good 2019-09-17 08:21:51Here’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean.

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy 2019-09-17 08:02:23The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to

Why We Feel Compelled to Say ‘Bless You’ 2019-09-17 05:00:02Attributing divine blessing to a sneeze may serve various functions when ordinary explanations are lacking.

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases 2019-09-17 01:24:52On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minist

Scientific American: Health

Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones 2019-09-12 11:45:00A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Perks of Being Outdoors Backed Up By 2019-09-12 09:00:00The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

What Wolves in Yellowstone Can Teach Us about 2019-09-11 12:00:00Your body, like the national park, is an ecosystem—and all ecosystems are not the same -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Immune-Cell Pioneers Win Prestigious Lasker Medical Award 2019-09-10 15:00:00The prizes honored the discoverers of B and T cells, the inventors of a breast cancer treatment, and a vaccination NGO -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

New Clues to the Way We Metabolize Sugar 2019-09-08 12:00:00A gene that appeared sometime after humans began processing their food seems to protect some people from type 2 diabetes -- Read more on ScientificAme

Fetal Scans and Mammograms--There's a Groupon for That 2019-09-07 09:00:00Discount coupons let patients pin down costs before treatment, but raise worries about unnecessary tests and radiation -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

Contaminant That May Be Causing the Mysterious Vaping-Related 2019-09-06 11:00:00Many of the products used by sick patients contained an oil derived from vitamin E, according to news reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Can Genes Tell Us about Fitness? 2019-09-06 09:30:00Can understanding our genes help us get fit and healthy? Get-Fit Guy interviewed Dr. Dan Reardon of FitnessGenes to find out -- Read more on Scientifi

Failure to Condemn: A Global Health Crisis Targeting 2019-09-05 12:00:00Rep. Ilhan Omar missed an opportunity to call out the victimization of women and girls through female genital mutilation or cutting -- Read more on Sc

What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us about Pain 2019-09-05 11:00:00U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize–winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision -- Read more on Scienti

Can You Be Healthy at Any Size? 2019-09-05 09:30:00It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters -- Read more on ScientificAmeric

Spaceflight Alters the Gut Microbes of Mice and 2019-09-05 06:45:00Intestinal bacteria in mice on the space shuttle and International Space Station underwent changes similar to those of astronaut Scott Kelly -- Read m

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Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart InfectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/20

New Healthy Drinks Guidelines for Kids: Skip the New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: New Healthy Drinks Guidelines for Kids: Skip the Soy, Avoid SugarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/1

Health Tip: Managing Reactive Hypoglycemia New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Health Tip: Managing Reactive HypoglycemiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

C-Section Delivery Might Alter Newborn's 'Microbiome' New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: C-Section Delivery Might Alter Newborn's 'Microbiome'Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab Stockpiling Smallpox, Anthrax, New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Gas Explosion at Russian Lab Stockpiling Smallpox, Anthrax, EbolaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19

Chemicals From Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Devices Not Harmless: Study New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Chemicals From Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Devices Not Harmless: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/

Parents, Throw the Garden at Your Picky Eater New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Parents, Throw the Garden at Your Picky EaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Foods That Will Make You Feel Full Faster New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Foods That Will Make You Feel Full FasterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Intense Gaming Can Trigger Irregular Heartbeat, Fainting in New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Intense Gaming Can Trigger Irregular Heartbeat, Fainting in Some PlayersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Revie

Media Giants Pull E-Cigarette Ads New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Media Giants Pull E-Cigarette AdsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: Gaining Weight New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Health Tip: Gaining WeightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in New! 2019-09-20 03:00:00Title: Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in Its TracksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:

BBC News - Health

Vaginal birth and Caesarean: Differences in babies' bacteria 2019-09-18 13:00:15New findings may help explain why some Caesarean babies are more at risk of certain diseases.

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic' 2019-09-18 09:05:37The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.

Gareth Thomas: 'Tabloids took my right to discuss 2019-09-18 09:03:44Former rugby player Gareth Thomas reveals a journalist discussed his HIV status with his parents.

Baby Pia: Almost 1m Belgians pay for life-saving 2019-09-18 08:28:48Phone donations are made in Belgium to help treat nine-month-old Pia's rare condition.

Boris Johnson confronted on east London hospital visit 2019-09-18 08:25:13The father and Labour activist said the children's ward was understaffed and the NHS was being destroyed.

Menstrual blood ad complaints dismissed in Australia 2019-09-18 05:02:57The controversial adverts featured realistic depictions of blood on pads and in the shower.

Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta' 2019-09-17 11:11:23Particles of black carbon pollution can cross to the fetal side of the placenta, a study finds.

Does fat shaming help people lose weight? 2019-09-17 03:49:38Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.

Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease 2019-09-16 20:21:36A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.

Common cold stopped by experimental approach 2019-09-16 11:03:32It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.

Boy poisoned by E. coli-infected beef in 2011 2019-09-16 08:10:38The 10-year-old was paralysed by contaminated supermarket beef in northern France.

Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent' 2019-09-15 19:37:30A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.

Health News - UPI.com

New research gives clues to link between obesity, 2019-09-18 16:12:08 People with obesity or severe obesity are 60 percent more likely to have chronic diarrhea than those with normal BMI, according to a study that sugge

Study: Postmenopausal women have higher bad cholesterol levels 2019-09-18 15:42:56 Post-menopausal women, on average, have higher levels of bad cholesterol than premenopausal women, putting them at a higher risk for heart disease, s

Two-drug combo more effective at lowering blood sugar 2019-09-18 11:08:38 Prescribing metformin and vildagliptin to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes reduced their long-term blood sugar levels more than single-dru

People with familial high cholesterol at high cardiovascular 2019-09-17 16:56:33 While medication can reduce cholesterol levels, researchers say people with a family history of hypercholesterolemia are still at a higher risk for c

Surgery may help women with two types of 2019-09-17 16:49:14 A surgical procedure for stress urinary incontinence can also help treat urgency urinary incontinence, contradicting recommendations that the procedu

Study: At-home blood pressure monitors work best for 2019-09-17 14:14:24 The screenings are less expensive and are more likely to detect thickening of the left heart chambers of black patients than those taken at the docto

California man is 7th death linked to vaping-related 2019-09-17 09:56:24 A California man has died from an illness related to e-cigarette use, making him the seventh person who is suspected to have died from vaping.

Study: Common Alzheimer's disease drug doubles hospitalization risk 2019-09-16 12:40:00 Donepezil, a common Alzheimer's disease drug, is linked to a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission than other cholinesterase inhibitors, a Cana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans sale of 2019-09-15 15:20:38 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency executive action Sunday to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

Half of people with rheumatic disease have trouble 2019-09-13 16:14:58 About 60 percent of patients with rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis and lupus said they struggle to pay to treat their illnesses, according to n

UVA abandons aggressive debt collection, suspends 12 lawsuits 2019-09-13 15:38:50 The University of Virginia Health System will abandon its aggressive billing and collection tactics that forced some patients into bankruptcy.

Antibiotics prior to immunotherapy lower survival rate for 2019-09-13 13:29:44 Cancer patients who took antibiotics before starting immunotherapy survived, on average, for two months following treatment, according to a new study

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