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Study finds no statistically significant link between talc powder and ovarian cancer, but questions remain

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:21:11 GMT

Recent high-profile court cases have raised concerns that women who use talc-based powder around their genital area may be at a risk for ovarian cancer, but a new study says that might not be the case.


A college student in Boston was diagnosed with measles. Health officials say many people may have been exposed

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 01:56:04 GMT

A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday.


Men should be allowed to donate sperm after death, study says

Sperm donations from dead men is "ethically permissible," say doctors seeking to tackle the shortage of living donors in the UK.


World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:41:49 GMT

Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said.


Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:26:11 GMT

Have you ever asked yourself: Do I have a fat tongue?


Scooter-related injuries are spiking in the United States, study finds

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:47:51 GMT

As electric scooters become increasingly ubiquitous in cities, so are scooter-related injuries, one study reports.


CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus

The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The virus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia.


China is trying to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year

The Lunar New Year holiday -- the largest annual human migration on Earth -- comes at the worst possible time for Chinese health authorities as they race to contain a new coronavirus.


Seven sunscreen chemicals enter bloodstream after one use, FDA says, but don't abandon sun protection

Adding to prior research, the FDA finds additional sunscreen chemicals used in over-the-counter sunscreens can invade the bloodstream after a single use. Still, the dangers of the sun are real -- don't abandon sun protection, they say.


Coronavirus explained: What you need to know

A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans.


A new virus found in Wuhan, China, has killed a small number of people in the country. The virus has also been detected in some countries across Asia.


Nearly 2 million adults are estimated to have shown symptoms of PTSD during Hong Kong protests, study finds

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:49:42 GMT

Almost 2 million people in Hong Kong --- about a third its adult population -- are estimated to have experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during months of social unrest in the city, according to research published Friday in The Lancet medical journal.


Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:06:04 GMT

Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream.


Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:57:22 GMT

The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that's likely an undercount, the researchers said.


More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 23:34:38 GMT

More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer.


Second baby in the US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:29:01 GMT

Jennifer Gobrecht always knew she would be a mother someday, but her birth experience was one she couldn't have imagined.


Five ways to improve your mental health in 2020

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 17:08:30 GMT

It's a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we're stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more.


Increasing the minimum wage by $1 could reduce US suicide rates, study finds

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:22:07 GMT

An increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher.


Losing one night's sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer's, study says

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:22:06 GMT

A preliminary study found the loss of one night's sleep in healthy young men increased the levels of tau protein in their blood compared to getting a complete night of uninterrupted sleep.


Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:29:57 GMT

Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests.


Tips for identifying bedbugs and keeping them at bay

Sun, 05 Jan 2020 22:21:26 GMT

Vacation is the time you may want to think about bedbugs. Edgar Treiguts reports.


Fewer than 100 Seattle students sent home after missing vaccination record deadline

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 02:30:45 GMT

Seattle Public Schools sent home fewer than 100 students who arrived for class on Wednesday without complete immunization records.


Allergic to dogs? It may only be the males

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:01:15 GMT

Love dogs but find yourself uncontrollably sneezing around some of them? There might be a solution that's easier than allergy shots. Neuter your male pup or opt for a female dog.


Weed may not ease sleep problems, especially for regular users, studies say

Contrary to popular opinion, a new study adds to existing evidence that smoking weed may not help sleep, especially for frequent users.


US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 00:22:32 GMT

Pediatricians across the United States are sounding the alarm about unusually high numbers of young children being admitted to emergency departments due to respiratory syncytial virus infection or RSV, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms.


A massive study of 200,000 veterans identifies genetic links to anxiety

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:49:08 GMT

A massive genetic study in nearly 200,000 veterans with anxiety is providing new insights into how and why people may be pre-disposed to anxiety issues.


A new virus related to SARS is the culprit in China's mysterious pneumonia outbreak, scientists say

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:38:59 GMT

A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists.


Texas 15-year-old's death is youngest vaping lung injury fatality in the United States

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:01:52 GMT

Vaping-related lung injuries have caused 57 confirmed deaths in 27 states and the District of Columbia, including the youngest victim yet at 15 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.


CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what public health officials are concerned about as they race to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, a new virus that has killed at least six and sickened almost 300 people in Asia.


Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:39:43 GMT

A 4-year-old girl in Iowa nearly died and is now blind because of the flu, and her parents have a message: Get your child vaccinated.