WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — A small and preliminary study suggests that caffeine does more than serve as an eye-opener: When consumed a few hours before bed, the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world seems to disrupt the body’s…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — While traffic exhaust and power plant emissions are the leading causes of air pollution deaths in the United States, that’s not the case worldwide, a new study reports.
Instead, smoke spewing from wood-burning stoves,…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Filtered sunlight may be a safe, cheap and convenient way to treat jaundice, a common problem in newborns, a new study suggests.
“This research has the potential for global impact,” said study senior author Dr. David…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States overall, but a new report finds that cancer remains the number one killer of U.S. Hispanics.
Hispanics now make up over 17 percent of the U.S. population,…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Obama Nominates New FDA Commissioner
Dr. Robert Califf, a well-known cardiologist and researcher from Duke University, has been nominated by…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Exposure to pesticides may increase your risk of diabetes, a new analysis suggests.
After reviewing 21 previous studies, researchers found exposure to any type of pesticide was associated with a 61 percent increased risk…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Major advances have been made in the fight against cancer, but Americans aren’t satisfied, a new survey suggests.
In fact, about three-quarters of those polled want more federal funding allocated for cancer research.
– Pregnancy can cause numerous emotional and physical changes, even in your mouth.
The American Dental Association mentions these changes that can occur during pregnancy:
Inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. This can cause bleeding of the…
– If you’ve got high blood pressure, you must work with your doctor to help keep it under control.
The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recommends:
Eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and stay at a healthy body weight.
Take all of…
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 — A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 418 illnesses in 31 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…