Category: Health News

Big Changes Coming to Your Food Labels

Big Changes Coming to Your Food Labels

In an effort to combat food label confusion, food retailers and manufacturers are coming together to regulate terms like “sell by” and “best before.”

/ February 18, 2017
This Diet May Lower ADHD Risk

This Diet May Lower ADHD Risk

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food...

/ February 13, 2017
Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. The...

/ February 13, 2017
The Secret Cause of Heart Deaths

The Secret Cause of Heart Deaths

When you think of heart attacks, you might assume the most common causes are smoking, high cholesterol, or obesity. Mental health issues probably don’t spring to mind. But a new study suggests that depression poses just as great a risk...

/ February 3, 2017
‘Baby Boxes’ Fight the Leading Cause of Infant Death

Can ‘Baby Boxes’ Fight the Leading Cause of Infant Death?

Finland has found an unusual solution to a leading cause of infant death — baby boxes. Now the state of New Jersey and hospitals across the United States are adopting Finland’s example. Since 1949, the Finnish government has offered every...

/ January 30, 2017
US Abortions at new low

U.S. Abortions Hit Lowest Level Since 1974

Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions...

/ January 19, 2017
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CVS Now Sells a Generic EpiPen for a Fraction of the Price

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. The...

/ January 18, 2017
Any Exercise Cuts Death Risk

Study: Any Exercise Cuts Death Risk

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests....

/ January 12, 2017
NEw Organ Found

Scientists Discover New Organ in Human Body

A mighty membrane that twists and turns through the gut is starting the new year with a new classification: the structure, called the mesentery, has been upgraded to an organ. Scientists have known about the structure, which connects a person’s...

/ January 8, 2017

Is Your Doctor a Secret Sex Criminal?

Doctors who engage in sexual misconduct with patients are routinely treated as having “impairment” issues and may not be reported to law enforcement, according to new findings in an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the latest installment in its...

/ August 26, 2016