health

The Lead

The new face of suburbia: Economic woes and early death

The new face of suburbia: Economic woes and early death

Getting lost in suburbia is taking on a grim new meaning in the U.S. The nation’s suburbs, once the wellspring of the American Dream, now has the highest rate of premature deaths from drug overdoses, according to a new findings from the County Health …

Latest

After fatal diagnosis, newlyweds capture each moment

After fatal diagnosis, newlyweds capture each moment

Newlyweds Jenna and Josh fight a fatal brain cancer diagnosis while Jenna is pregnant with their first child. Humankind “It was the middle of the night. Josh woke up. I kissed him, and he reached for my belly. I said, ‘Sweetie, she’s not in there …

World's once most obese man readies to undergo surgery in Mexico

World’s once most obese man readies to undergo surgery in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Juan Pedro, once the world’s most obese man with a body weight of about 1,310 pounds, is scheduled for surgery on May 9 in Guadalajara after losing almost 30 percent of his initial weight, medical sources said Tuesday. Juan Pedro has lost …

More older women are drinking hard

More older women are drinking hard

New research finds an increase in binge drinking among older women. More older American women than ever are drinking — and drinking hard, a new study shows. Most troubling was the finding that the prevalence of binge drinking among older women is …

Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after three-month delay

Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after three-month delay

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG’s multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay caused by regulators’ concerns over manufacturing issues. The …

Here's what retirees are most worried about

Here’s what retirees are most worried about

What are Americans most concerned about when it comes to retirement? Those age 65 and over ranked health as their greatest source of worry, according to a recent survey from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. This represents a switch compared to Americans under …

We Tried Daybreaker: Could the Key to Mornings Be a Dance Party?

We Tried Daybreaker: Could the Key to Mornings Be a Dance Party?

I have always dreamed of becoming a morning person — the type of person who calmly enjoys a delicious cup of coffee while watching the news before work. In reality, and I’m lucky to get out the door in matching socks, without spilling coffee on my white …

The new face of suburbia: Economic woes and early death

The new face of suburbia: Economic woes and early death

Getting lost in suburbia is taking on a grim new meaning in the U.S. The nation’s suburbs, once the wellspring of the American Dream, now has the highest rate of premature deaths from drug overdoses, according to a new findings from the County Health …

How ESPN's radio host Mike Golic controls his type 2 diabetes

How ESPN’s radio host Mike Golic controls his type 2 diabetes

As a former NFL player, ESPN’S Mike Golic is used to talking sports news and game drama on his radio show Mike and Mike in the Morning. Now, he’s discussing a more serious topic, type 2 diabetes. Since being diagnosed with the disease 12 years ago, Golic …

PSA Autocorrects A Text Exchange To Make A Point About Rape Culture

PSA Autocorrects A Text Exchange To Make A Point About Rape Culture

A new PSA is showing how language can subtly reinforce rape culture. The 30-second video is simple but powerful, focusing on a text message conversation between two guy friends. As the conversation goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that a non …

Opioid Epidemic: Trump to Set Up Commission on Addiction Crisis, Sources Say

Opioid Epidemic: Trump to Set Up Commission on Addiction Crisis, Sources Say

President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to launch a commission to address the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, according to sources familiar with the planning. Trump will sign an executive order setting up the commission, which will be tasked with …

Jane Goodall Says Trump’s Efforts To Derail Climate Action Are ‘Immensely Depressing'

Jane Goodall Says Trump’s Efforts To Derail Climate Action Are ‘Immensely Depressing’

Despite the “gloom and doom” the conservationist feels in the U.S., she also finds hope in a new awakening. WASHINGTON — In the face of enormous environmental challenges, including climate change and a biodiversity crisis, Jane Goodall, now 82, continues …

Suburban drug overdoses fuel spike in premature death rate

Suburban drug overdoses fuel spike in premature death rate

Premature deaths among those aged 25-44 were way up in 2015, due in large part to a surge of drug overdoses in suburban areas, a report out Wednesday shows. Drug deaths are also accelerating among 15- to 24-year-olds, but almost three times as many …

Frozen taquitos recalled for possible rubber and plastic contamination

Frozen taquitos recalled for possible rubber and plastic contamination

PHOENIX — José Olé frozen beef taquitos have been recalled because they may contain bits of plastic and rubber. The recalled Jose Ole Taquitos Beef Carne De Res in Corn Tortillas Crispy and Crunchy are in 60-ounce plastic bags. The possibly …

Brain implants help paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in years

Brain implants help paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in years

After years of paralysis, a man was able to pick up a cup of coffee and take a sip, thanks to experimental technology that allowed brain signals to control his arm with the help of a computer. The researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control his Own Arm and Hand

Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control his Own Arm and Hand

A paralyzed man has regained the use of his arm and hand using a system that decodes his thoughts and controls his muscles. “I thought about moving my arm and I could move it,” says Bill Kochevar, 56. “I ate a pretzel, I drank water,” he says in a video …

This working model of the female reproductive system can fit in the palm of your hand

This working model of the female reproductive system can fit in the palm of your hand

So-called “organs on a chip” — small blobs of tissue growing in lab dishes that mimic the function of their human counterparts — have promise for basic science and drug development. And those efforts are scaling up. On Tuesday scientists unveiled a …

Undermining Obamacare Would Cause A Lot Of Pain In Trump Territory

Undermining Obamacare Would Cause A Lot Of Pain In Trump Territory

If President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress want to undermine the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, they’re going to be wreaking havoc in the places their voters call home. In counties with just one or two insurers offering coverage …

“Groundbreaking” technology restores movement in paralyzed man

“Groundbreaking” technology restores movement in paralyzed man

Bill Kochevar suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left him completely paralyzed from the shoulders down. With the help of a neuro-prosthesis, he can feed himself and drink using his own hand and arm. For the first time, a paralyzed man has regained …

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident in Cleveland in 2006.

IVF success tied to insurance coverage

IVF success tied to insurance coverage

Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.S. study suggests. In any given attempt at IVF, insurance status didn’t …

Women Whose Health Insurance Covers IVF Are More Likely To Have A Baby

Women Whose Health Insurance Covers IVF Are More Likely To Have A Baby

While the study’s lead author, Emily S. Jungheim, allowed in a statement that the finding was “simple and possibly obvious,” it documents the link between insurance coverage and better outcomes. The high cost of a single IVF procedure ― estimated …

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state …

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans insisted on Tuesday they were not ready to give up on their years-long quest. The …

Tips to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning

Tips to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning

Lead exposure can result in lead building up in the body, which can cause serious health problems including death in rare cases.

Hospital Stocks Tank as Republicans Hope to Revive Obamacare Repeal

Hospital Stocks Tank as Republicans Hope to Revive Obamacare Repeal

Hospital stocks dropped Tuesday morning, after reports that House Republicans are discussing ways to revive their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. Just one day earlier, many hospital-related stocks ended in green territory, rallying on the news that …

FDA approves powerful new drug for eczema

FDA approves powerful new drug for eczema

This image provided by Sanofi shows a box containing two single-dose pre-filled syringes of the drug Dupixent. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the FDA approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema. TRENTON, N.J. –U.S. regulators have approved the first …

Fake Butt Doctor Sentenced To 10 Years For Patient's Death

Fake Butt Doctor Sentenced To 10 Years For Patient’s Death

A Florida woman who botched cosmetic butt injections using tire sealant, rubber cement and superglue has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a patient’s death. Oneal Ron Morris, 36, also known as the “Toxic Tush Doctor,” appeared before a …

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on …

Rat-borne disease now killing dogs in New Jersey

Rat-borne disease now killing dogs in New Jersey

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread by rats. PARAMUS, N.J. –Health officials in New Jersey are warning pet owners about a deadly disease that is passed through rats. Veterinarians in the state say they have seen a rise in the number of dogs who …

Hospital 'hires' full-time comfort dog

Hospital ‘hires’ full-time comfort dog

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One of the newest employees at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is a four-legged friend whose job is to brighten staffers’ and patients’ days. Farley, a golden retriever puppy born in October, is the hospital’s first-ever full-time …

Justice Department Joins Second Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth

Justice Department Joins Second Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth

The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower’s lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans. Justice officials filed legal papers to intervene in the suit, first brought by …

Severe Eczema Drug Is Approved by F.D.A.; Price Tag Is $37,000 a Year

Severe Eczema Drug Is Approved by F.D.A.; Price Tag Is $37,000 a Year

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday an expensive drug to treat people with a serious form of eczema, a potential breakthrough for people who have suffered for years without relief. But it will not come cheap. The drug, to be called …

Heartburn drugs linked to recurring superbug infections

Heartburn drugs linked to recurring superbug infections

Patients who take common medications for acid reflux may be more likely to suffer recurring infections with the “superbug” C. difficile, a new study finds. Patients who take certain heartburn medications may be more likely to suffer recurrent bouts of …

Do Physicians' Beards Endanger Patients' Health? Should Personal Choices Be Limited?

Do Physicians’ Beards Endanger Patients’ Health? Should Personal Choices Be Limited?

Hello. I am Art Caplan at NYU School of Medicine. I head the Division of Medical Ethics. How many of you have wondered whether you, or your colleague, should keep your beard? There have been some publications recently that suggest that beards—even well …

Great News! A Hot Bath Could Have Similar Benefits To Exercise

Great News! A Hot Bath Could Have Similar Benefits To Exercise

This is not a drill. A steamy bath could have a couple of health benefits similar to those produced by exercise, according to a recent study. Research published in the journal Temperature found that an hour-long soak in hot water produced similar anti …

Are artificial sweeteners unhealthy? 5 things dietitians want you to know

Are artificial sweeteners unhealthy? 5 things dietitians want you to know

Wading through information on artificial sweeteners can be tricky — even dietitians disagree on just how benign such sugar substitutes are. There are six sugar substitutes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved as safe, Lauri Wright, a …

Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

Exposure to lead as a child can affect an adult decades later, according to a study out Tuesday that suggests a link between early childhood lead exposure and a dip in a person’s later cognitive ability and socioeconomic status. Lead in the United States …

Georgia Cancer Center participates in NCI-driven initiative to understand racial, ethnic, age disparities in six cancers

Georgia Cancer Center participates in NCI-driven initiative to understand racial, ethnic, age disparities in six cancers

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is one of a dozen sites across the nation helping build a molecular profile of six cancers that often strike early and disparately. Cancers of the breast, prostate, colorectal system, liver and kidney as well …

MRI costs vary widely in same areas but hospitals usually priciest

MRI costs vary widely in same areas but hospitals usually priciest

The median price difference for MRIs in hospitals versus freestanding imaging centers in the United States often varies by thousands of dollars, underscoring the need for consumers to shop around given high out of pocket health costs, data out Tuesday show.

Senator Launches Probe Into Practices of Opioid Manufacturers

Senator Launches Probe Into Practices of Opioid Manufacturers

A Democratic senator has launched an investigation into how five drugmakers promoted prescription pain pills whose abuse has become epidemic in the U.S. and led to thousands of overdoses and deaths a year. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, on …

Videos

Carnaval 2017 l Sangue Jovem

Carnaval 2017 l Sangue Jovem

Assis Carvalho nega atrito com Governador

Assis Carvalho nega atrito com Governador

N.A. 14/02/17 - Chuvas constantes paralisam a colheita da soja em Nova Mutum (MT)

N.A. 14/02/17 - Chuvas constantes paralisam a colheita da soja em Nova Mutum (MT)

Ministro garante vacinas anti-febre amarela

Ministro garante vacinas anti-febre amarela

Reportagem especial destaca luta contra o Aedes Aegypti

Reportagem especial destaca luta contra o Aedes Aegypti

SP intensifica combate ao Aedes aegypti

SP intensifica combate ao Aedes aegypti

Febre Amarela: sintomas e tratamento

Febre Amarela: sintomas e tratamento

Lia Clark - Chifrudo (feat. Mulher Pepita) [Clipe Oficial]

Lia Clark - Chifrudo (feat. Mulher Pepita) [Clipe Oficial]

Barack Obama faz primeiro discurso como ex-presidente dos EUA

Barack Obama faz primeiro discurso como ex-presidente dos EUA

Mulher Leva Tombo na Enxurrada em Restaurante 16/01/2017

Mulher Leva Tombo na Enxurrada em Restaurante 16/01/2017

Prefeita interina anuncia secretariado; confira os nomes

Prefeita interina anuncia secretariado; confira os nomes

Cientistas ganham novo aliado no combate ao Aedes aegypt

Cientistas ganham novo aliado no combate ao Aedes aegypt

Anvisa aprova novo medicamento para ajudar no tratamento contra a obesidade

Anvisa aprova novo medicamento para ajudar no tratamento contra a obesidade

Motociclista grava homem sofrendo AVC enquanto dirigia

Motociclista grava homem sofrendo AVC enquanto dirigia

Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns morre aos 95 anos

Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns morre aos 95 anos

Dom Paulo, 95, em estado grave no hospital

Dom Paulo, 95, em estado grave no hospital

Roubo em Boa Vista

Roubo em Boa Vista

Gato dos Estados Unidos entra na onda do Desafio do Manequim

Gato dos Estados Unidos entra na onda do Desafio do Manequim

Segundo pesquisa, uma em cada 11 pessoas do mundo tem Diabetes

Segundo pesquisa, uma em cada 11 pessoas do mundo tem Diabetes

Pacientes denunciam terapeuta por fazer tratamento proibido no Brasil

Pacientes denunciam terapeuta por fazer tratamento proibido no Brasil

[TV JORNAL] Valor da multa por som alto vai aumentar em novembro

[TV JORNAL] Valor da multa por som alto vai aumentar em novembro

Caminhada Rosa em Pindamonhangaba

Caminhada Rosa em Pindamonhangaba

Quinta-feira (20) segue quente em grande parte do Brasil

Quinta-feira (20) segue quente em grande parte do Brasil

Outubro Rosa UFGD

Outubro Rosa UFGD

CM INMETRO Humberto Brandi em11out2016

CM INMETRO Humberto Brandi em11out2016

Drauzio Varella se posiciona contra PEC 241

Drauzio Varella se posiciona contra PEC 241

Monica Bellucci paga mais IMI | Donos Disto Tudo | RTP

Monica Bellucci paga mais IMI | Donos Disto Tudo | RTP

Outubro Rosa: Isis Valverde lidera campanha

Outubro Rosa: Isis Valverde lidera campanha

Cidade Alerta - Brasileiro sofre atentado no Paraguai e ensanguentado procura socorro em hospital

Cidade Alerta - Brasileiro sofre atentado no Paraguai e ensanguentado procura socorro em hospital

PEC 241:O SEU FUTURO CONGELADO

PEC 241:O SEU FUTURO CONGELADO

Get Top Headlines & Videos Sent Directly to Your Inbox

Add Newsblock to Favorites

Bookmark health