Microplastics in Drinking Water Poses Low Risk to Humans
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns... Read more
Study Points to Harms From MRI ‘Dye’ in Early Pregnancy
Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A concerning number of U.S. women are exposed to the MRI contrast agent gadolinium early in pregnancy, a new study reveals. In many cases, this exposure occurs before women know they’re pregnant. The researchers said their findings underscore the... Read more
Benefits of Physical Therapy
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet — your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most... Read more
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s announcement that it won’t vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts. Latest Cold and Flu News Since December, three migrant children in U.S custody have died after coming down with the flu,... Read more
Electromagnetic Fields May Stop Breast Cancer Cells from Dividing and Spreading
Cancer’s ability to spread throughout the body can turn a curable case into an aggressive and sometimes fatal one. A team of engineers and cancer biologists may have found a way to slow down, and even stop, the migration of breast cancer cells. Electromagnetic fields may stop breast cancer... Read more
Many People Receive Too Intensive a Treatment for Diabetes, Overtreatment Seriously Endangers Health
People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk. Many people receive too intensive a treatment for diabetes. In... Read more
Too Much of Gluten During Toddler Years Could Increase Their Odds of Developing Celiac Disease
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Too much white bread and pasta fed to at-risk kids under age 5 could increase their odds of developing celiac disease, a new international study has concluded. Every extra daily gram of gluten... Read more
Too Much Social Media Can Harm the Mental Health of Young Girls
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bingeing on social media isn’t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young... Read more
New Study Shows Anxiety is More Than Twice as Common in Younger Stroke Survivors
Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients, according to a new study that recommends routine mental health screenings for survivors of all... Read more
Eating Fruits and Veggies Lower the Risk for Heart Disease, Heart Attacks and Early Death
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans still don’t get enough fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. If money and time are concerns, your favorite drive-through donut and coffee place in the morning and the closest... Read more