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Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 21:53

Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported.

Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 21:45

In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia.

Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 21:41

Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have been overestimated, according to the report published Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 21:25

U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.

Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 21:13

While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them now.

Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 20:53

Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain.

Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 20:47

The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% in 2008 to 0.55% in 2017, researchers found. A few counties in California and Texas accounted for most of the violations.

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

Ven, 13/09/2019 - 16:19

Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices but potentially unnecessary, duplicative services.

White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Gio, 12/09/2019 - 20:09

The news came amid growing concern over the six deaths and 450 possible cases of lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarette products. But many of those cases appear to be linked to THC cartridges, not flavored tobacco.

Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

Gio, 12/09/2019 - 18:42

Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Gio, 12/09/2019 - 18:34

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 new prostate cancer cases in the United States this year and over 31,000 deaths. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

Gio, 12/09/2019 - 16:10

If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly.

Sleep Position Unlikely to Harm Baby in Pregnancy

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 22:21

At the end of pregnancy, a woman's uterus and the baby take up a large portion of the body.

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 21:43

The EPA has long required that new chemicals be tested on a variety of animals -- including rats, dogs, birds and fish -- to assess their toxicity. The percentage of tests that involve mammals was not immediately available from the EPA.

1 in 6 Docs Say They Make Diagnostic Errors Daily

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 19:05

Pediatricians were less likely to say they made errors in their diagnoses every day (11%), and emergency medicine  doctors were more likely, at 26%. In between were doctors in family medicine (18%), general practice (22%), and internal medicine (15%).

Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance: Report

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 17:26

Meanwhile, about 27.5 million people (8.5% of the population) lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017, which was the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014.

Injectables: Are Fillers and Neuromodulators Right for You?

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 01:13

For skin beauty treatment without surgery, neuromodulators (also known as neurotoxins) and hyaluronic acid injectables are more popular. Experts explain the art and science of these popular shots.

The Link Between Menopause and Chronic Pain

Mer, 11/09/2019 - 00:05

A study has found that women with menopause symptoms are nearly twice as likely to have chronic pain diagnoses, such as fibromyalgia, migraine, and back pain.

From Trackers to Apps, Gyms Flex High-Tech Muscle

Mar, 10/09/2019 - 23:35

From Bluetooth technology and social media to high-tech screens and glasses, fitness clubs are using fun, innovative tools to set goals, track workouts, and keep members motivated.

How to Plan Now for Your Future Health Needs

Mar, 10/09/2019 - 22:17

Make financial decisions about your health care while you are healthy. Don't wait until you have a health emergency, when you won't be able to think things through thoroughly.