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FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.<p>Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second vaccine for shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Merck has sold a shingles …

Vaccines

Walking for 10 minutes daily reduces risk of early death, study says

<b>NEW YORK --</b> If you're able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American …

Health

Anxiety and depression linked to migraines

In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of …

Fibromyalgia

Brussels sprouts and green tea make aggressive breast cancers treatable: Study

Sprouts contain a compound known as sulforaphane. It 'turns off' tumour genes.<p>A new research suggests that eating sprouts and drinking green tea can …

Cancer

How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need

It all adds to America’s $765 billion in wasted spending on health care.<p>If you’ve ever put in an eyedrop, some of it has almost certainly spilled onto your eyelid or cheek. You probably thought you were doing it wrong, but according to ProPublica’s latest investigation, these drops — and many other …

Health Care

How the Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Got So Bad, So Fast

The death toll from a recent plague outbreak in Madagascar is rising, according to news reports.<p>The country's main agency responsible for tracking …

Public Health

Study: Sugar consumption makes cancer cells multiply faster

This doesn’t mean sugar causes cancer — to the contrary. But consuming it may speed up the rate that tumors grow<p>Research conducted by microbiologists and molecular biologists at three institutions in Belgium highlights the relationship between sugar and cancer cells.<p>The new study, conducted in …

Cancer

Former surgeon general on how loneliness could reduce lifespan

Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tackled a range of public health crises such as Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he's …

Health

Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet.<p>In 2015, nearly one in six deaths, an estimated nine million worldwide, was related to pollution in some form -- air, water, soil, chemical or occupational pollution, according to a new report published Thursday in The Lancet.<p>Air …

Pollution

We Still Don't Know Much About How Wildfire Smoke Affects Our Health

Little research has been done on this pollution's specific effects.<p>SAN FRANCISCO ― As California continues to weather its worst blazes in state history, the specific impacts of wildfire smoke on human health continue to elude scientists.<p>Since igniting earlier this month, the cluster of fires in <b></b>the …

Pollution

Across Asia, liver cancer is linked to herbal remedies: Study

Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said …

Cancer

FDA approves cancer breakthrough that costs $375,000 per treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Yescarta, a new gene therapy to treat patients with certain types of lymphoma, marking the second approval for this potential breakthrough approach to fighting cancer.<p>“This is a home run. This is a huge game changer,” Dr. Marc Siegel told …

Cancer

Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Is a Bigger Problem Than We Realized

It’s still rare, but doctors need to know about it so they can catch the cancer before it spreads.<p>In July, we reported on a rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It's technically not breast cancer, but a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that grows in …

Cancer

Doing This for 30 Minutes a Day Can Help You Live Longer

It sometimes feels like if you want to truly make a difference in your health, you need to hit the gym every day or make every workout as intense as …

Wellness

Life after death? Study finds brain still works after body dies

A major study from the NYU Langone School of Medicine found there was brain activity in people who were declared dead but later revived.

Afterlife

Clemastine

<b>Important:</b> The information below refers to medicines available in the United States that contain clemastine.<p>Medications containing clemastine:<p>Brand …

Medicine

Novel treatment causes cancer to self-destruct without affecting healthy cells

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing …

High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years, researchers report. But the finding does not hold for men.<p>Beginning in 1964, investigators collected health and lifestyle information on 5,646 men and women when they were 30 to 35 years old, and again …

Diabetes

Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races

For years, doctors have been warning us that high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, illegal drug use and diabetes increase our chances of having a potentially fatal stroke.<p>And yet, most of the stroke patients showing up at hospitals from 2004 to 2014 had one or more of these risk factors. And the …

Diabetes

Being in shape may not protect your heart

Jason Lathrop was training for a solo backpacking trip in 2015 when he started to feel a creaking sensation in his knees during morning runs near his …

Health

Stomach acid blockers promote liver disease, study finds

Chronic liver disease appears to be promoted by taking stomach acid blockers known as proton pump inhibitors, according to a study led by University …

Medicine

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

Scientists have developed a small molecule that directly triggers suicide in cancer cells without harming healthy cells.<p>In the journal <i>Cancer Cell</i>, …

Cancer

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Nerve Study Shows How Cells Adapt to Help Repair Damage, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A Cell Reports study identifies molecules that allow Schwann cells to help regenerate nerves.Source: University of Edinburgh.Genetic …

Neuroscience

Reduce your risk of recurring UTIs by following this one simple rule, says study

And, no, it's got nothing to do with cranberry juice...<p>Anyone who has experienced a urinary tract infection knows how painful and unpleasant they can …

Medicine

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

University of Sydney

Do you have liver damage?

According to the American Liver Foundation, at least one in ten Americans have some form of liver disease, and many of those living with liver damage remain unaware of the risks to their health until damage reaches a critical point.<p>For example, it’s estimated that 75 percent of people infected with …

Medicine

A Japanese Doctor Who Studied Longevity — And Lived To 105 — Said If You Must Retire, Do It Well After Age 65

He unlocks the keys to a long, healthy life.<p>Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan …

Life Expectancy

Severe Liver Damage Case Study Shows The Dangers of Naturopathy

Natural isn't always best.<p>One for the medical text books; a 38-year-old male with gallstones presents with dark urine and loss of appetite, and after …

Medicine

Black tea boosts weight loss by altering gut bacteria

With obesity affecting more than a third of adults in the United States, identifying new weight loss strategies is a key priority for researchers. In …

Tea