Category: Health News

An Inside Look at Trump’s Health Care Plan

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s health care plan would significantly lower premiums purchased directly by consumers but would cause 18 million people to lose their insurance, according to a nonpartisan think tank study. Although the plan wouldn’t affect people...

/ July 11, 2016

America’s Opioid Addiction Is Worse Than We Thought

Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests. Among more than 45,000 patients in the study, those using opioid painkillers had...

/ June 15, 2016

FDA Approves Device That Removes 30% of Food from Stomach

A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are digested. The AspireAssist system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the...

/ June 15, 2016

Watchdog Group: FDA Needs to Work Faster

Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint...

/ June 11, 2016

Freak Lab Accident Infects Researcher With Zika Virus

The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident. The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment. She developed Zika symptoms last week and...

/ June 11, 2016

Breakthrough Health App Offers Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

A new smartphone app may help lung cancer patients live longer and better by monitoring their symptoms and alerting doctors to potential problems, researchers report. The Moovcare smartphone and web application proved so effective that researchers ended the clinical trial...

/ June 10, 2016

[BREAKING] Study Reveals Antidepressants Don’t Work for Young Patients

Scientists say most antidepressants don’t work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe....

/ June 9, 2016

[BREAKING] Is This What’s REALLY Causing Alzheimer’s?

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease – and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments....

/ May 15, 2016