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Could Your Fitbit Help Detect the Flu?

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 22:39

Research has shown that young men with fevers had increases in their resting heart rate of about 8.5 beats per minute (bpm) for about every 2-degree Fahrenheit increase in body temperature.

Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 19:45

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and African American women like Kira are overly affected

Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 19:45

Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests.

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Than Thought

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 19:30

Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say.

Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 19:18

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms that were part of an HIV-prevention effort due to racy messaging.

Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 15:22

American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Flu Shot No Match for 'B' Strain, Season Rages On

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 19:59

According to the CDC's estimates, there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations, and 4,800 deaths from flu this season.

Diet Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 18:11

Health care providers should weigh the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks when deciding whether to prescribe or continue patients on the medication, the FDA advised.

CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 17:16

But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a statement.

Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 15:48

Medicaid spending on 15 MS drugs increased from $453 million to just over $1.3 billion between 2011 and 2017

Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 21:41

The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most were commercial sites, hoping to sell a product.

Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 21:36

After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, European researchers report.

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 20:22

Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy.

Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 20:18

British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more likely to begin menopause at an earlier age.

For Trans Youths, a Tough Path to Gender Harmony

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 19:41

Roughly 1.8% of high school students now identify as trans -- almost twice the rate of adults. The biggest jump appears to be in teenagers born female who want to transition to males.

New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 17:32

The result is that patients are being prescribed pricey new medications that have not been tested as rigorously, said lead researcher Jonathan Darrow, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 17:27

Compared to nonusers, heavy marijuana users had worse driving performance during the test. For example, they hit more simulated pedestrians, went over the speed limit more often, made fewer stops at red lights, and crossed the center line more often.

Childhood in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mar, 14/01/2020 - 22:37

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit our kids is real. For many of us, it's already integrated into our children's daily routines.

What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?

Mar, 14/01/2020 - 20:25

A combination of drugs and behavioral therapy seems to work better than drugs alone, but behavioral therapy alone also worked better than drugs, the researchers found.

Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety

Mar, 14/01/2020 - 20:18

People with generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and most days they struggle to control their discomfort, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.