• By Time   -   Aug 22, 2019

    YET ANOTHER HEALTH PROBLEM LINKED TO AIR POLLUTION: EYE DISEASE

    It's no secret that air pollution isn't good for your health. In particular, exposure to the byproducts of burning the fuel that powers...

    Power, Pollution, Stroke, Cancer, Eye, health, macular degeneration
  • By Time   -   Aug 21, 2019

    WE'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO A BLOOD TEST THAT PREDICTS WHEN A PERSON WILL DIE

    While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn't necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could...

    blood tests, health
  • By Time   -   Aug 21, 2019

    IS FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER SAFE? A NEW STUDY REIGNITES A LONG-STANDING DEBATE

    A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent...

    Pregnancy, Child, Research
  • By Time   -   Aug 20, 2019

    HOW TO AVOID VEHICLE POLLUTION WHEN YOU'RE STUCK IN TRAFFIC

    Most non-electric motor vehicles emit multiple airborne pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons, and ultrafine chemical...

    Pollution, Neurology, Face, Air Pollution, Science
  • By Time   -   Aug 20, 2019

    PLANNED PARENTHOOD FACES AN UNCERTAIN ROAD WITHOUT TITLE X FUNDING-AND PATIENTS MAY STRUGGLE TO GET CARE

    Millions of patients may struggle to get the family-planning care they need after Planned Parenthood on Monday decided to leave the...

    STD, Plan, Abortion, Cancer, Face, Planned Parenthood
  • By Time   -   Aug 19, 2019

    NEARLY 100 PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED LUNG DISEASES THAT MAY BE LINKED TO VAPING, AND THE CDC IS GETTING INVOLVED

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to...

    Adolescence, onetime, public health
  • Newark Officials Providing Bottled Water to 15,000 Homes Over Lead Contamination Concerns. Here's What You Need to Know About the City's Water Crisis By Time   -   Aug 16, 2019

    NEWARK OFFICIALS PROVIDING BOTTLED WATER TO 15,000 HOMES OVER LEAD CONTAMINATION CONCERNS. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CITY'S WATER CRISIS

    It's now the fifth straight day that residents in around 15,000 Newark, N.J. homes are being given bottled water for drinking and cooking,...

    Face, health, Newark, onetime
  • By Time   -   Aug 16, 2019

    THE DOCTOR WHO INSPIRED HOUSE NAVIGATES THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN NETFLIX DOCUSERIES DIAGNOSIS

    For many of Dr. Google's most anxious patients-the ones who consult WebMD's Symptom Checker more often than the weather report-Lisa...

    Skin, Eye, TV Shows
  • By Time   -   Aug 16, 2019

    CONFUSED ABOUT WHO SHOULD GET THE HPV VACCINE, AND WHEN? THE CDC HAS NEW RECOMMENDATIONS

    For its first few years on the market, the human papillomavirus vaccine was approved only for young girls. Over time, the U.S. Food...

    Vaccination, Drugs, Cancer, Food, onetime, public health
  • By Time   -   Aug 16, 2019

    A THIRD OF AMERICANS AVOID CERTAIN PLACES BECAUSE THEY FEAR MASS SHOOTINGS

    A third of U.S. adults are so stressed by the prospect of mass shootings that they avoid visiting certain places or attending certain...

    Stress, Mental Health, Psychology, onetime
  • By Time   -   Aug 15, 2019

    WHY PARENTS ARE TURNING TO A CONTROVERSIAL TREATMENT FOR FOOD ALLERGIES

    For families with food allergies, micro-managing daily life to avoid accidentally consuming the wrong food can be a huge burden. They...

    Skin, Injection, Food, Allergies, Injections, Sport, Drugs, allergies, health, onetime, syndication
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    WEIGHT LOSS FOR KIDS? THANKS TO WW, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

    Last February, Weight Watchers set off a firestorm when it announced it would offer its weight-loss program, for free, to teens ages...

    Nutrition, Adolescence, Weight loss
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    2 EBOLA PATIENTS IN CONGO TREATED WITH NEW DRUGS HAVE BEEN CURED, SAY DOCTORS

    Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared...

    Cures, Drugs, congo, Infectious Disease, onetime
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    AN EBOLA DRUG TRIAL ENDED EARLY BECAUSE IT WAS SO SUCCESSFUL. THAT COULD CHANGE HOW DOCTORS HANDLE FUTURE OUTBREAKS

    A year into an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , researchers have halted an experimental drug trial there because...

    Drugs, Infectious Disease
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    SOCIAL MEDIA HURTS GIRLS MORE THAN BOYS

    The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mental health issues , including rising rates of depression,...

    Sleep, Depression, Child, Adolescence, embargoed study, Mental Health, Psychology
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    THERE COULD BE A CHLAMYDIA VACCINE IN THE COMING YEARS, A PROMISING NEW STUDY SUGGESTS

    The first-ever human trial of a genital-chlamydia vaccine suggests that it is safe and effective, according to a new study published...

    Vaccination, Infertility, embargoed study, Research
  • By Time   -   Aug 13, 2019

    MISSING DENTURES FOUND STUCK IN MAN'S THROAT 8 DAYS AFTER SURGERY

    Here's why it's best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of...

    Teeth, Sleep, Hospital, onetime, United Kingdom
  • By Time   -   Aug 9, 2019

    MOSQUITO-BORNE WEST NILE VIRUS SOARED IN 2018, ACCORDING TO CDC DATA

    Severe cases of West Nile virus were 25% more common than usual in 2018, and transmission patterns appeared to shift to new regions,...

    Neurology, Brain, Infectious Disease, onetime
  • By Time   -   Aug 9, 2019

    HOW EXERCISE LOWERS THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S BY CHANGING YOUR BRAIN

    More and more studies are showing how regular exercise benefits the brain , and in particular, the aging brain. What's less clear is...

    Alzheimer, Registry, Brain, Alzheimer's, Exercise, Fitness
  • By Time   -   Aug 9, 2019

    WHY DRINKING WATER ALL DAY LONG IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO STAY HYDRATED

    Dehydration is a drag on human performance. It can cause fatigue and sap endurance among athletes, according to a 2018 study in the...

    Fatigue, Exercise, Fitness