'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs
Targeted hygiene means intervening with kids and their environment, but only when you can stop the risk of infection
Pot a Substitute to Opioids or Sleep Meds for Many
The findings stem from a survey of 1,000 people who use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal. Of the 65% who said they use pot to quell pain,...
Iodine Rx for Thyroid Raises Cancer Risk: Study
This new study included nearly 19,000 patients who received radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism (mainly Graves' disease) between 1946 and 1964....
Anti-Vax Push a 'Man-Made' Health Bind: Scientists
The experts called on governments and policymakers to support laws that limit exemptions from mandatory vaccination and to regard childhood...
Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others
A new study finds the effects of "secondhand" alcohol harms are widespread, with nearly 1 in 5 Americans -- 53 million people -- reporting having...
Need Emergency Air Lift to Hospital? It Could Cost You $40,000
The median charge of an air ambulance trip was $39,000 in 2016, about 60% more than the $24,000 charged just four years earlier, researchers found.
FAQ: All About Ticks 2019
After feeding on a host animal’s blood, the adult female lays eggs -- from 1,500 to as many as 5,000.
Surgery Helps Babies With One Heart Chamber Live
When babies are born without one heart chamber, a special surgery can save their lives. But a new study shows that these patients face lifelong...
Recall: Fresh Vegetables for Listeria Risk
The fresh vegetable products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, ME, and were distributed across the United States....
Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC
Less than 40% of Americans have ever had an HIV test.
Where a Woman's Fat Lies Hints at Heart Risks
Researchers report that if you look more like an apple than a pear, your chances of heart trouble are heightened, even if you are a normal weight.
Soy's Heart Benefits Hold Steady Over Time
The team's findings come as the FDA mulls possibly removing the right to a labeling claim that soy "may reduce the risk of heart disease," first...