• Brain-Eating Amoeba Tied to Tap Water in Neti Pot December 10, 2018
    This a rare case that serves as a reminder for people to follow the directions when using a Neti pot, and to use only boiled or distilled water, said Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle who treated the woman, CBS News reported.
  • Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case December 10, 2018
    Abortion opponents have say Planned Parenthood -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- should not receive any government money.
  • New Exercise Guidelines Urge Everyone: Just Move December 10, 2018
    This is only the second time HHS has released these types of physical activity recommendations. The original set was issued in 2008
  • Study: Statins’ Benefits Solid, Side Effects Rare December 10, 2018
    The benefits of statins are clear, and side effects from the cholesterol-fighting drugs are rare, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research.
  • Autism, ADHD Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings December 10, 2018
    Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased relative risk they'll be diagnosed with autism themselves. They're also nearly four times as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, researchers report.
  • Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life December 10, 2018
    People who were recently diagnosed with heart failure and got a flu shot cut their risk of premature death by 18 percent, compared with not getting a shot, according to a new study from Denmark.
  • Electronic Health Records Bogging Docs Down December 10, 2018
    Managing electronic health records is creating “technology-related stress” for physicians, and primary care doctors are most at risk, according to a new survey.
  • Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot December 10, 2018
    Results showed that 43% of adults have received the flu shot and that 14% had not yet been vaccinated but planned to be. Yet 41% of adults surveyed said they did not plan to get vaccinated. About 2% were undecided or did not respond.
  • Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads December 10, 2018
    Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental problems.
  • Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies December 7, 2018
    The stronger a student's reported positive family relationships, the more likely a student was to deem aggressive behaviors and retaliation unacceptable, and the more likely they were to intervene in either case, researchers found in a recent study.