Health & Wellness

U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill

However, the bill has no chance of being passed by the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House has threatened to veto it,...

A Gift You Can’t Repay

A woman resigned to dialysis treatments three times a week gets a rare gift when a friend shows up at the hospital and asks, “Will...

Sleeping Too Much Might Raise Stroke Risk

Disturbed sleep was also tied to a 29% increase in the risk for stroke, compared with people whose sleep quality was good.

Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps

For example, such labeling would show that a person would need to walk 42 minutes or run 22 minutes to burn off the 229 calories in...

Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids

There wasn't an increased cancer risk among children born to parents who used other types of assisted reproductive technology such...

Kids and Concussions: Data Show Growing Threat

CDC data published in March 2019 found that from 2010 to 2016, an estimated 283,000 children came to emergency rooms each year for...

Black Patients May Not Benefit On Low-Dose Aspirin

Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds...

RECALL: Frozen Burritos for Plastic Pieces

Ruiz Food Products of Florence, SC, recalled 55,013 pounds of egg, sausage, and cheese burritos, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Hep A Outbreak in Six States tied to Blackberries

The illnesses have occurred in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

An 'Epidemic of Loneliness' in America? Maybe Not

Yes, people tend to feel more lonely after age 75 or so. But today's older adults are no more likely to feel isolated or lacking in...

Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Peter Frates, who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS, has died at the...

Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

If you've found meaning in your life, you're more likely to be both physically and mentally healthy, a new study reports.

Healthy Lifestyle, Regular Screening May Keep Cancer at...

A new study shows many cases of cancer could have been headed off by regular screenings.

Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure?

Overweight and obese children tend to have a thinner prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain associated with decision-making and problem-solving.

'Smart' Contact Lenses Might Also Monitor Eye Health

A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry, batteries and antennae into a soft contact lens....

Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one mutation could create highly infectious or "hypervirulent"...

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