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New report from UN warns we have 'miles to go' in fight against HIV

Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established …

Public Health

FDA and CDC Warn People to Stay Away from Imported Crab Meat

<i>A bacteria called Vibrio parahaemolyticus has sickened at least a dozen people in four states.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Cookinglight.com by</i> …

Crabmeat

Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

New research suggests that a raised sensitivity to bitter tastes might be a good predictor for cancer risk in women.<p>A recent study has started to …

Cancer

Bayer Pulls Controversial Birth Control Device That Sparked Thousands of Lawsuits

Bayer announced Friday that it will no longer sell a controversial, permanent form of birth control that thousands of women say led to serious …

Contraception

6 ways to lower blood pressure without medication

If just reading about blood pressure is raising your blood pressure, a doctor may have mentioned you need to keep your numbers in check.<p>Chronic high blood pressure — higher than 130/80 — takes a toll on your arteries, heart, kidneys and brain. Lower it, and you reduce your risk of heart attack and …

Diabetes

Most common surgery in the western world might be unnecessary

A new study claims patients undergoing one of the most common surgical procedures in the western world might be wasting their time.<p>A team of …

Medicine

When Is Peeing Too Often the Sign of a Problem?

“I talk to people who just let it drop that they go to the bathroom 20 times a day. They don’t realize that’s unusual.”<p>It might have been the third time you stopped at a gas station during a two-hour drive to your parents’ place. Or maybe it was the fourth time during the flight you turned to the …

Washington University

CDC Issues Warning

An outbreak of a very infectious and difficult to treat strain of HPV, Human Papadopoulos Virus, has been spreading in the DC area and parts of …

hair loss

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

In hospitals across the country, anesthesiologists and other doctors are facing significant shortages of injectable opioids. Drugs such as morphine, Dilaudid and fentanyl are the mainstays of intravenous pain control and are regularly used in critical care settings like surgery, intensive care …

Medicine

Millennials Are Dying From Alcoholism-Related Diseases At Scary Rates

There’s nothing wrong with having a drink at the end of a long day. Nothing wrong with drinking a case of beer with friends, either. Or even getting drunk on occasion. But we all know that booze can be overdone. Now there’s a new study that underscores the point.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Binge Drinking

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the researchers found. But when …

Cancer

Digital Media Use Linked to ADHD in Teens

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark (KNWA) -<br>Anyone with a teenager knows how much time they spend staring at their computer and smartphone , but this obsession with …

Florida

14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

1/<p>Whole eggs<p>Eggs are a great fatty addition to your diet because the dietary cholesterol (that's the term for the kind of cholesterol you eat) in …

Nutrition

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults.<p>A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found …

Public Health

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

Medicine

This Incredibly Popular Supplement Is Pretty Much Useless, Says Huge New Study

Here's why.<p>There's a growing body of evidence to suggest most vitamin supplements don't do all that much. In fact, a study earlier this year found …

Research

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is beneficial to health, but guidelines on how much to take are not always clear. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from …

Weight Loss

Eating Processed Meats Has Been Linked to Serious Psychiatric Problems

Oh, great. Bacongate 2.0.<p>Nitrate-cured meats - things like beef jerky or bacon - have been linked to extensive periods of hyperactivity, insomnia, …

Mental Health

Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids

Researchers tested an alternative to opioids in a mouse model of chronic pain and found it to be safe, effective, and possess none of the side …

Chronic Pain

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Agriculture

This Misunderstood Practice May Actually Help With Inflammation, Gut Health & Anxiety

Hypnosis is a powerful, ancient healing tool; humans have been using it with great success for thousands of years. It helped me quit smoking (after …

Hypnosis

The Surprising Way Fracking’s Microbes Could Illuminate Heart Health

As an energy source, it’s controversial. But as a way to understand plaque and heart disease, fracking could be medicine’s most promising bet yet.<p>The …

Medical Research

Large study reviews the cardiovascular benefits of walnuts

In recent years, studies have started pointing to nuts as a way to boost heart health, but most of them were observational with a limited sample …

Holistic Medicine

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has …

Cancer

Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Patients whose blood cancers have failed to respond to repeated rounds of chemotherapy may be candidates for a new type of gene therapy that could send their cancers into remission for years. But the two approved therapies, with price tags of hundreds of thousands of dollars, have roiled the …

Health Care

3 Companies Recall Blood Pressure Medications Over Cancer Fears

Some drugs used to control high blood pressure and prevent heart failure were voluntarily recalled this past week due to an impurity that could …

High Blood Pressure

Government shuts down website for doctors searching for treatment guidelines

<b>(CNN) —</b> After Monday, the website for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which provides access to guidelines for practicing medicine, will no longer be available to its users -- mostly doctors -- due to a lack of funding, according to an announcement posted on the site in April.<p>No stranger to …

Health Care

Blood in the stool could point to more than colon cancer

A standard test for colon cancer that looks for blood in the stool may turn up more risks than doctors or patients bargained for, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that patients who had hidden blood in their stool had a higher risk of dying from colon cancer. That was no surprise.<p>But they also …

Cancer

5 things all women need to know about menopause—even if you think it’s decades away

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Mood swings. If the entirety of your menopause knowledge can be summed up by those six little words (or even fewer), …

Women's Health