Health

Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cannabidiol, which is found in marijuana plants, reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with a severe and often fatal epilepsy disorder, according to research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Among children taking cannabidiol, the decrease in the …

Cannabis

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.<p>"This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data" that a marijuana …

The New England Journal of Medicine

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block.<p>Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

For decades, therapists, patient advocates and countless families have worked to elevate mental health care in the political conversation. Their cause recently received a big boost when a new law created a federal mental health “czar” to help overhaul the system and bridge more than 100 federal …

Health Care

The main differences between Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Aspirin summed up

Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Aspirin. These over-the-counter drugs are essential to our daily body pains. But are we really using the right one for a headache?<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Pain

Report says 23 million Americans would lose health insurance

Millions of Americans would lose insurance over the next decade and premiums could skyrocket under the GOP health care bill, according to a new …

Health Care

Drug approvals bounce back as R&D labs churn out new winners

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of new drugs approved for sale in United States and Europe has bounced back this year, suggesting a marked slowdown in 2016 was an aberration rather than a sign of flagging research and development productivity.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already cleared …

Medicine

Why Are Women More Prone To Thyroid Problems

It is no surprise that women today are facing a plethora of health issues. Thyroid dysfunctions, usually related to an imbalance of thyroid hormones, …

Fibromyalgia

Deputy, EMTs exposed to opioids get medical treatment

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Maryland sheriff's deputy and two emergency medical technicians received treatment for possible heroin and fentanyl exposure after responding to a drug overdose.<p>About 11 p.m. Friday, a Harford County sheriff's deputy got sick as he and EMTs attempted to revive a person who had overdosed …

News

This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

Little is harder than losing weight and keeping it off for good, yet many find a way. Exactly <i>how</i> goes deeper than diet and exercise, according to new …

Weight Loss

Sarah Hyland Responds To Weight Concerns From Her Fans

Sarah Hyland would like to clear the air about her health.<p>The <i>Modern Family</i> actress took to Twitter on Wednesday (May 24) to shut down rumors that she …

Is addiction genetic, and should it be treated like a disease?

If the health care act recently passed by the House becomes law, it will eliminate requirements that Medicaid cover addiction treatment. In the latest installment of TODAY’s “Undercovered” series, NBC News investigative correspondent Ronan Farrow looks at a family with three generations of …

Consumers' Financial Entertainment, Medical Costs Go Crazy

Cutbacks are coming -- for all your health and entertainment needs. Health-care insurance and pay TV providers? Think less, pay more.<p>TV networks are …

Health Care

Is it menopause? Tests and diagnosis

Menopause is a stage in a woman's life at which point she has not menstruated for 12 months or more. Although going through menopause means that a …

Menopause

New medical chief at Akebia

Akebia Therapeutics (AKBA +0.6%) appoints Rita Jain, M.D. as SVP and Chief Medical Officer responsible for leading the clinical development of the …

Medicine

FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deaths

Federal regulators say nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of 26 deaths linked to malfunctions.<p>The recall covers the external power supply controller for the HeartMate II, made by Abbott Laboratories' Thoratec unit and distributed from July 2012 …

Medicine

Summer pregnancy may raise gestational diabetes risk

Researchers have identified a new possible risk factor for gestational diabetes: Being exposed to hot outdoor temperatures in the month before giving birth.<p>According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), in one geographic region in Canada, the rate of …

Diabetes

Menstrual Cycle "on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

The exquisite hormonal signaling that drives the female reproductive system cannot be modeled in a flat petri dish. Scrambling to address history's …

Biology

KQED

The year was 1945, and 2-year-old Lindy Thomson had been given a few weeks to live. She suffered from diarrhea and projectile vomiting, and was so …

Gluten

Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes With This No-Equipment HIIT Workout

There are a lot of excuses people use to skip workouts — let's review:<p>"I can't make it to the gym."<br>"I'm <i>really</i> busy this week."<br>"I don't have a …

Exercise

Century-old Procedure Treats Infertility by Flushing Fallopian Tubes With Oil

When confronted with a seemingly unexplainable medical condition, the best-case scenario is that it goes away on its own. The second-best-case …

Obstetrics

Sanofi gets an exclusive on Zika vaccine; what do taxpayers get?

When medical authorities last year celebrated test results confirming the success of a new Ebola vaccine, the doctors who work on the front lines of …

Public Health

Indians At Risk Of Thyroid Problem: Report

World Thyroid Day observed on 25 May every year is aimed to bring awareness about the disease and attention to the millions of people suffering …

Medicine

Light drinking might not be so good for your health

Claims about the health benefits of light drinking—and dangers of not drinking at all—don't tell the whole story, say researchers.

All of my male relatives have man boobs – will it happen to me too?

We asked the experts about gynaecomastia<p>I blame it on holidays at the beach, but I have a relative who's adamant every male in our family will be …

Pen pals of 47 years share incredible bond, bolstered by kidney donation

When Wendy Eldridge was about 14, she was flipping through a magazine and spotted an ad for pen pals. The Melbourne, Australia teen had pen pals in the past, but they never stuck. So, she signed up for a new one and met Chuck Baeten, a 14-year-old student at Holy Cross Catholic School in Kaukauna, …

Medicine

Love to Lift Challenge - Day 34 of 100

You have to love weightlifting. It is as much art as it is science and sport. These workouts are designed to encourage your growth as a lifter and …

Fitness

Tip: Two Ways to Train Abs with Bands

Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.<p>Start adding weight or band resistance to your ab …

Workouts

Kids of divorce twice as at risk for certain health issues: study

Breaking up is hard to do - and rough on kids' health.

Divorce

This is why you're more likely to get cystitis in the summer

Any time is inconvenient, but when it's warm outside that's the WORST.<p>It would be an understatement to say that cystitis is annoying; at the first sign of the UTI you find yourself glued to the toilet as tiny, burning drops of hardly anything emerge, despite the fact you've consumed about four …

Obstetrics