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  • FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity
    Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    The FDA is investigating how much NDMA is in the recalled products and is trying to find out the possible effects on patients who have been taking them. […]

  • Opioids Given Too Easily to Children, Study Finds
    Posted on July 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition requiring powerful painkillers, researchers have found. […]

  • Too Few Kids Screened For Developmental Delays
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems, researchers at John Hopkins University report. […]

  • Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report. […]

  • 100 Now Sick from Salmonella-Tainted Cereal
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has now sickened 100 people across 33 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. […]

  • 1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    One in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are having thinking problems, like confusion and memory loss, which the CDC says are not a normal part of aging. […]

  • Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers have a genetic risk for canine DCM, a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure. […]

  • Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found. […]

  • Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints
    Posted on July 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Differences in genes and life experience change the structure of every individual's brain, so no two are just alike, a new study confirms. […]

  • Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Young athletes who have ADHD may be more likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety after a concussion, new research shows. […]

  • Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before. […]

  • Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food. […]

  • Researchers Probe Autism's Origins in the Brain
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Researchers are looking for clues to autism in the structure of the brain, specifically the cerebellum. […]

  • Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters. […]

  • Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Half of Americans say they've tried to lose weight in the past year -- including two-thirds of those who were obese, CDC researchers say. […]

  • Immune Therapy May Help Melanoma in the Brain
    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    A therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells has been found to help people with melanoma that has spread to the brain. […]

  • Study: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain
    Posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in a study that tracked more than 1,300 people until they died. […]

  • Report: Dog Illness Can Spread to Humans
    Posted on July 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    A strain of bacterium carried by dogs -- Brucella canis -- could be widespread in humans, according to a report from Texas A&M University. […]

  • Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer To Advance
    Posted on July 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    While the decision means the lawsuits can move forward, the judge noted that it could be a "daunting challenge" to convince him to allow a jury to hear testimony that glyphosate was responsible for individual cancer cases, the AP reported. […]

  • FDA Adds Stronger Warnings to Fluoroquinolones
    Posted on July 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The FDA is adding new warnings to fluoroquinolones, a class of powerful antibiotics that have been found to cause dangerous drops in blood sugar as memory problems and delirium. […]

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