health

The Lead

A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

A boy or a girl? Baby’s sex may influence mother’s immunity

Does the baby’s sex influence the mother’s immune system? A new study investigates the link between fetal sex and the mother’s immune response to illness. A team of researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center set out to examine whether or …

Latest

Veterans dive with sharks to treat PTSD

Veterans dive with sharks to treat PTSD

America’s veterans are being treated with more than psychotherapy to manage mental health problems after combat. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies can include acupuncture, meditation and yoga— but what about diving with sharks?

Top Items On This 12-Year-Old's Wish List: 'A Leg, A Bicycle'

Top Items On This 12-Year-Old’s Wish List: ‘A Leg, A Bicycle’

The Children’s Relief Ministry orphanage sits at the end of a dirt road in Paynesville, Liberia. There’s no running water or electricity. Many of the 40 or so boys and girls who live there lost their parents in the country’s civil war or to the more recent …

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Not long ago, Trevor Speed, 34, of Kelowna, British Columbia, was a busy professional and expectant father who never found time for exercise. Today, he has a demanding but time-efficient routine: Three times a week, he hops on his stationary bike or …

Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?

Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?

I was worried that I might not be able to stick to an intermittent fasting schedule during my vacation in Mexico. It turns out, it was a breeze. Because I was sick. It started on the plane ride to Cozumel, a tingle in my throat and then the telltale sign …

Over half of City workers 'more stressed at home than in office'

Over half of City workers ‘more stressed at home than in office’

Over half of City workers are more stressed at home than at work, scientists have shown. A new study suggests more than half of workers suffer high levels of stress away from the office as they try to balance their home and work lives. Researchers found …

A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

A boy or a girl? Baby’s sex may influence mother’s immunity

Does the baby’s sex influence the mother’s immune system? A new study investigates the link between fetal sex and the mother’s immune response to illness. A team of researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center set out to examine whether or …

Acid reflux and coughing: What's the connection?

Acid reflux and coughing: What’s the connection?

Acid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn - a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology …

12 Foods That Give You Younger Looking Skin

12 Foods That Give You Younger Looking Skin

Work these skin-saving ingredients into your diet for a glowing complexion. Don’t let your toast get lonely—avocados’ fatty acids have the power to stimulate collagen. You can actually apply it directly to your scalp for a little hair makeover.

Norma McCorvy, the ‘Jane Roe’ in Roe v. Wade is dead at 69, but her legacy will live on forever

Norma McCorvy, the ‘Jane Roe’ in Roe v. Wade is dead at 69, but her legacy will live on forever

Norma McCorvy is likely more recognized under her alias, Jane Roe, which was used in the monumental Supreme Court case Roe v Wade. Her participation in the trial helped the court grant women the right to abortion based on its accordance with the U.S …

Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem. Panelists at a drug summit convened Saturday by the Montana Legislature said …

To fill organ donation gap in China, doctors turn to surprising source

To fill organ donation gap in China, doctors turn to surprising source

JINAN, China –This past Tuesday was National Donor Day in the U.S. It’s held every Feb. 14 to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye, and tissue donation. There are about 120,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list.

Why Exercise Is Not Enough to Prevent Weight Gain

Why Exercise Is Not Enough to Prevent Weight Gain

Exercise on its own — without also following a healthy diet — isn’t enough to help people lose or even just maintain their weight, a recent study suggests. The new results run counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a …

Lealiifano in cancer remission, plans playing return

Lealiifano in cancer remission, plans playing return

Wallaby back Christian Lealiifano says he is determined to return to rugby after revealing his successful bone marrow transplant has sent his leukaemia into remission, reports said Sunday. Lealiifano, 29, received his diagnosis six months ago, and …

Morrisons recalls sandwich meat amid fears it could cause flu-like symptoms and meningitis

Morrisons recalls sandwich meat amid fears it could cause flu-like symptoms and meningitis

Supermarket giant Morrisons has recalled one of its meat-based products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms and even meningitis among vulnerable people. The retailer has asked customers who bought its 150g Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices to …

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery. Credit: Michigan Medicine Patients who complain they can’t hear …

Fibromyalgia Worsens Function in RA

Fibromyalgia Worsens Function in RA

Note that this observational study of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) documented a nearly 20% fibromyalgia comorbidity. Be aware that RA patients with fibromyalgia were more likely to have worsening of functional status over time than those without.

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Boston (AFP) - Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone..

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69. McCorvey, then living …

Congressman hit with questions, boos over GOP plan to repeal Affordable Care Act

Congressman hit with questions, boos over GOP plan to repeal Affordable Care Act

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) is among many Congress members at town halls in their home districts who are facing constituents concerned about Obamacare.

An attack on abortion rights and a handout to the rich: The Republicans' new plan for repealing Obamacare

An attack on abortion rights and a handout to the rich: The Republicans’ new plan for repealing Obamacare

Congressional Republicans who have visited their home districts over the last few weeks have gotten a faceful of constituent rage about their plans to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act, which brings health coverage to more than 20 million Americans.

Man recovering from face transplant surgery pleased with result

Man recovering from face transplant surgery pleased with result

Feb. 18 (UPI) –A Wyoming man recovering from a facial transplant is pleased with the result months after the surgery. Andy Sandness, 32, opted to undergo the rare procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., nearly 10 years after he shot himself in …

This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand

This Is What Obamacare’s Critics Won’t Admit Or Simply Don’t Understand

THOUSAND OAKS, California ― Maryann Hammers is likely to die from ovarian cancer someday. But she hopes someday won’t come anytime soon. Hammers, 61, received the diagnosis in late 2013, and doctors told her that it was stage 3-C, which meant that she …

California to weigh single-payer, universal health care plan

California to weigh single-payer, universal health care plan

SACRAMENTO — In a surprise move made in response to President Donald Trump’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private medical insurance with a government health care …

Could A Fitness Tracker Be Used To Deny You Health Coverage?

Could A Fitness Tracker Be Used To Deny You Health Coverage?

Fitness trackers like the Fitbit are popular among health-conscious users for a lot of reasons: you can track stats like how far you walk each day, your heart rate or even the quality of your sleep. But could that information be used to deny you health …

Woman Gives Birth To Healthy Twins At 64 Years Old

Woman Gives Birth To Healthy Twins At 64 Years Old

This woman who gave birth to twins is 64-years-old. The babies were delivered through a cesarean section at a hospital in Spain. It’s the mother’s second successful pregnancy in six years. For this pregnancy she got in-vitro fertilization in the U.S …

Why Do Antiseptics Sting When Put on Cuts?

Why Do Antiseptics Sting When Put on Cuts?

Get ready for that antiseptic sting. Credit: Robert Przybysz/Shutterstock Imagine you’re chopping vegetables when — oops! — you slice your finger. You run to the sink to wash the cut and then ready yourself for the inevitable sting that will come when …

Death by Rat Returns to NYC

Death by Rat Returns to NYC

New Yorkers live alongside common pests like rats, mice, and cockroaches, considering them a part of daily life, or even a source of entertainment (looking at you, pizza rat). But what happens when these furry friends become dangerous, even deadly?

A DC lab had to repeat hundreds of Zika tests for pregnant women after they all came back negative

A DC lab had to repeat hundreds of Zika tests for pregnant women after they all came back negative

A mosquito is seen under a microscope at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District in Santa Fe Springs Thomson Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) - Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 …

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared

The following op-ed was exclusively provided to Business Insider to coincide with a speech Bill Gates is giving for the Munich Security Conference. The following is an abridged version of his remarks. When I decided 20 years ago to make global health the …

23 Ways to Love Yourself More This Year

23 Ways to Love Yourself More This Year

Self-love is an important aspect of a happy and healthy lifestyle. “Decisions we make every day that shape our lives are influenced by how much we love ourselves,” Dr. Krista Jordan, a board certified psychologist, says. “For example, do we take time …

Chikungunya outbreak declared in Mlang, Cotabato

Chikungunya outbreak declared in Mlang, Cotabato

MLANG, Cotabato - The Rural Health Unit (RHU) here has declared a chikungunya outbreak in Barangay Poblacion A following a rise in the number of patients admitted to various hospitals due to the said illness. Dr. Glecerio “Jun” Sotea, the town health …

Morning Rounds: Opioid prescriptions, treating back pain, and more

Morning Rounds: Opioid prescriptions, treating back pain, and more

February 18, 2017, 7:37 AM | In this Morning Rounds, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how some medical professionals may be fueling the opioid epidemic …

GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

GOP Leaders Urge Return To ‘High-Risk Insurance Pools’ That Critics Call Costly

Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own. One way to do that, GOP leaders say, would be to return to the use of what are …

Advances in imaging could deepen knowledge of brain

Advances in imaging could deepen knowledge of brain

Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative promised a multidisciplinary approach, with a budget of $434 million for 2017, aimed at unlocking the mysteries of the brain New imaging techniques enable exploration …

Why Oh Why Is There Phlegm?

Why Oh Why Is There Phlegm?

Struggling through a nasty round of bronchitis with little better to do than binge watch Netflix and feel epically sorry for myself, I pondered the ageless cold-and-flu-season question: Phlegm. Why? It begs an answer. The human body is capable of such …

Born addicts, opioid babies in withdrawal from first breath

Born addicts, opioid babies in withdrawal from first breath

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — They’re the tiniest and most innocent victims of the heroin addiction crisis but it doesn’t spare them their suffering. They cry relentlessly at a disturbing pitch and can’t sleep. Their muscles get so tense their bodies feel hard.

Researcher investigates why mothers sing to their babies

Researcher investigates why mothers sing to their babies

A mother singing to her baby is such a normal event that most people give the subject little thought. But why do mothers do it, and what can we learn from it? Researcher Shannon de l’Etoile aims to find out. Singing to babies is something that happens …

Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

The “love hormone” oxytocin is well known for its role in mother-infant bonding, but a new study suggests that it could also benefit the relationship between a father and child by boosting paternal caregiving. Researchers say that the findings may pave the …

Tips for finding motivation with depression

Tips for finding motivation with depression

Depression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily …

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face - and a new life

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face - and a new life

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his …

Videos

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

Pauta Especial - Outubro Rosa (BL1)

Pauta Especial - Outubro Rosa (BL1)

Get Top Headlines & Videos Sent Directly to Your Inbox

Add Newsblock to Favorites

Bookmark health