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Half of people prescribed statins don't reach cholesterol goals after two years, study says

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:30:28 GMT

Half of all people who are prescribed statins for the prevention of heart disease fail to reach target cholesterol levels two years later, according to a new study.

It's now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter. A group of doctors want to change that

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:51:49 GMT

This product "may contain feces."

Measles cases are up nearly 300% over last year. This is a global crisis

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:45:57 GMT

We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:29:43 GMT

Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

South Korea to legalize abortion after 66-year ban

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:49:26 GMT

South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule Thursday on whether to scrap the country's controversial six-decade ban on abortion.

Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:20:10 GMT

Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.

The secret to changing your lactose tolerance may be in your gut

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:54:16 GMT

Lactose tolerance in adults arises from a single nucleotide changing out of the millions in our DNA.  If you don't have that mutation, research shows manipulating our gut bacteria might help.

Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:58:56 GMT

Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday.

Doctors develop 'cure' for babies with 'bubble boy' disease

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:10:39 GMT

Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja'Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood -- swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet -- without risk.

Falling for phone scams could be an early sign of dementia, study says

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:07:44 GMT

The woman lives alone, but she's rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice.

Report finds 'alarming unaddressed deficiencies' in US offshore oil drilling

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:01:21 GMT

Even as the Trump administration has taken steps to expand offshore oil drilling, a new report shows that thousands of oil spills are still happening and that workers in the oil and gas industry are still dying on the job.

Controversial 'three-person' IVF used for baby boy born in Greece

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:09:12 GMT

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors has produced a baby from three people using a controversial IVF technique.

Experimental blood pumping system restores some function to brains of dead pigs, study says

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:23:45 GMT

A new experiment has raised questions as serious as those surrounding gene editing: A support system delivering artificial blood to pig brains prevented degradation of important neural functions, Yale researchers discovered.

Does sugar make kids hyper? That's largely a myth

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:56:34 GMT

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe.

Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies recalled due to 'unexpected solidified ingredient'

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:33:53 GMT

Mondelez Global LLC is recalling 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies due to an "unexpected solidified ingredient," the company said.

Wake up, America: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:06:04 GMT

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, Americans aren't very good at separating myths from facts, a new study finds.

Cities ranked best for runners

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:16:15 GMT

SmartAsset released their third annual study, which shows this year's best cities for runners. Researchers looked at factors, like accessibility of parks, the number of races and gyms, and how walk-friendly the city was.

Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space, NASA Twins Study concludes

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:35:09 GMT

Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study, released Thursday.

Indiana University is dealing with a mumps outbreak -- and most cases are linked to a fraternity

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:31:23 GMT

At least 16 cases of mumps have been reported at Indiana University since Februrary, and nine cases have ties to a single fraternity.

20 years on, Columbine survivors tell Parkland students: 'We're sorry we couldn't stop it.'

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:28:37 GMT

Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I've read in years

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:47:18 GMT

As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature.

This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:04 GMT

Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.

Stop letting your kids stare at iPads in restaurants, science says

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:58:28 GMT

I try to be restrained in my judgments of other parents. We have so many obligations and pressures when it comes to parental duties that it's probably more detrimental to kids if their parents are further stressed by worrying that they're doing it all wrong.

Lead screening guidelines for children, pregnant women changed by task force

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:20 GMT

Should children and pregnant women be screened for elevated lead levels if they don't show symptoms? Doctors are working to determine if so and how often.

FDA bans sales of transvaginal mesh amid safety concerns

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:36:21 GMT

Manufacturers of surgical mesh products must stop selling and distributing their products in the United States immediately, the US Food and Drug Administration ordered Tuesday.

Cannabis users needed up to twice the sedation for medical procedures, small study says

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:06:06 GMT

People who regularly use cannabis may need two times the level of sedation required by nonusers when undergoing medical procedures, a small-scale study finds. Fentanyl, midazolam and propofol, three sedation drugs commonly used during endoscopic procedures, were compared in the research.

Raising an intersex child: 'This is your body. ... There's nothing to be ashamed of'

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:45:34 GMT

Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:32:58 GMT

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization's director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Friday.

Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient's cells

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:19:36 GMT

Researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient's cells, providing hope that the technique could be used to heal hearts or engineer new ones for transplants.

New Jersey will now allow terminally ill patients to end their lives

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:49:38 GMT

Terminally ill adults in New Jersey will now be able to ask for medical help to end their lives.

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