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Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:43:00 GMT

Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.

Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:10:14 GMT

I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:51 GMT

Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:34 GMT

An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.

Breastfeeding better for babies' weight gain than pumping

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:21:37 GMT

Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle.

Congo faces 'perfect storm' for Ebola to spread

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:18:37 GMT

Ebola virus disease has sickened 150 people and caused the deaths of at least 69 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, the nation's Ministry of Health reported Monday.

Obesity to become leading cause of cancer in women

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:44:26 GMT

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns.

Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:21:22 GMT

While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say.

New device offers hope for people with heart failure

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:01:59 GMT

A tiny new device is offering hope of a better life for people with severe heart failure, reducing hospitalization rates and improving mortality risk within two years of treatment, a new study finds.

Addiction could stem from ancient retrovirus, study suggests

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:56:07 GMT

An ancient retrovirus that predates modern humans may explain why people suffer from addiction, scientists have said.

Keeping your brain fit, by a USA Memory Champion

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:44:41 GMT

How exactly does one keep their brain and memory strong and healthy? This was one of the driving questions I had when I began the quest to improve my memory and become a four-time USA Memory Champion.

DNA detectives hunt the causes of cancer

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:58:25 GMT

Cancer rates vary wildly across the world, and we don't know why. To solve this mystery, scientists are tracking down causes of cancer by the fingerprints they leave in the genome.

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:05 GMT

From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

'Amazing' treatment helps paralyzed woman walk again

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:44:23 GMT

Kelly Thomas is paralyzed from the chest down and can consciously control her ability to walk, researchers say, thanks to a stimulation device in her lower back. Two studies released Monday show three paralyzed patients can walk again.

Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:36:58 GMT

For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess.

'Male menopause,' affecting younger men

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:36 GMT

In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:51:44 GMT

There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.

Hawaiian macadamia nut products recalled due to E. coli concern

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:44:45 GMT

Some Mauna Loa macadamia nut products produced at a facility in Kea'au, Hawaii have been voluntarily recalled due to possible E. coli contamination linked with the facility's water system, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state, health officials say.

Girl can attend school with her cannabis-based medicine, California court rules

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:14:48 GMT

It took a fight in court, but a 5-year-old girl will be allowed to bring her cannabis-based medicine to school and attend class with other students, according to a ruling by a California administrative court on Friday.

Just one in 10 English people will be smokers by 2023, study says

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:30:52 GMT

Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:06:02 GMT

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by.

Drugmaker touts major heart benefits of fish oil derivative, experts reserve judgment

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:14:11 GMT

Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.

UK's life expectancy stalls -- a sign something is 'seriously wrong'

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:31:49 GMT

Life expectancy in the UK did not improve between 2015 and 2017, stopping at 79.2 years for males and 82.9 for females, according to new data from the UK's Office for National Statistics.

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:46:17 GMT

Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:37:52 GMT

This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:02:25 GMT

As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:49:11 GMT

More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

Are you tall? Watch out for varicose veins

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:12:06 GMT

Height may be a genetic risk factor for varicose veins, according to a study researchers are calling "the largest genetic study ever performed for varicose vein disease."

Seattle will vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession, saying they unfairly impact people of color

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:27:34 GMT

Critics of drug-possession prosecutions often argue that they unfairly target people of color. Seattle, where recreational use of marijuana was legalized in 2012, is doing something about it.

National Sexual Assault Hotline gets 57% spike in calls after Kavanaugh allegations

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:52:10 GMT

When one alleged sex assault victim faces the glare of the national spotlight, many more speak out in private.