CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses
U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week...
Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA
While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this...
Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?
Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years,...
Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study
The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% in 2008 to 0.55% in 2017,...
Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care
Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices but potentially unnecessary, duplicative services.
White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
The news came amid growing concern over the six deaths and 450 possible cases of lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarette products. But many...
Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights
Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due to difficulty falling asleep...
What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 new prostate cancer cases in the United States this year and over 31,000 deaths....
Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds
If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory,...
Sleep Position Unlikely to Harm Baby in Pregnancy
At the end of pregnancy, a woman's uterus and the baby take up a large portion of the body.
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
The EPA has long required that new chemicals be tested on a variety of animals -- including rats, dogs, birds and fish -- to assess their toxicity....
1 in 6 Docs Say They Make Diagnostic Errors Daily
Pediatricians were less likely to say they made errors in their diagnoses every day (11%), and emergency medicine doctors were more likely, at...