- 2019-07-20 00:24Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
- Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical equipment.
- 2019-07-19 23:21Heat Bakes the Nation, Here Are Some Safety Tips
- Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290 million will see temperatures soar past 90 degrees at some point in the next week, USA Today reported Wedne...
- 2019-07-19 21:59Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise
- Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns.
- 2019-07-19 20:42Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?
- For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist with Penn State Health.
- 2019-07-19 19:56EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children
- Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
- 2019-07-19 19:22Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women
- Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those -- heart failure -- is a bigger threat to women than men, new research suggests.
- 2019-07-18 18:25Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom
- Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control center data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers...
- 2019-07-18 18:15The 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too
- A new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact, critical in determining the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- 2019-07-18 17:53Money Might Motivate Smokers to Quit Long Term
- Financial rewards for quitting smoking do help smokers -- including pregnant women -- kick the habit and remain smoke-free, a new study confirms.
- 2019-07-18 17:05Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak: CDC
- An E. coli outbreak in the United States that's linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials.
- 2019-07-18 16:34Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades
- For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year.
- 2019-07-18 16:16Non-substance Addiction
- Source: American Academy of Family PhysiciansRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Compulsive Gambling
- 2019-07-18 13:50WHO Says Congo Ebola Outbreak Is Health Emergency
- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency.
- 2019-07-18 01:01Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them
- Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They're reunited with the doctors who saved their lives.
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- 2019-07-17 21:25Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment
- he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.
- 2019-07-17 21:17Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
- Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why.
- 2019-07-17 20:35DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency
- The disease has killed more than 1,600 people in the African state of DR Congo.
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- 2019-07-17 19:57Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe
- When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows.
- 2019-07-17 19:32Harmful Germs in Ocean Water? How to Tell
- Recent cases of flesh-eating bacterial infections have made headlines, yet you’re far more likely to wind up with nausea, diarrhea, or a respiratory infection after a trip to the beach.
- 2019-07-17 17:19Menstrual Cups Safe and Effective, Study Says
- A new study finds menstrual cups to be just as safe and as effective as disposable pads or tampons.