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Plague: What to Know in 2019

Plague: What to Know in 2019

It dates back to the 6th century, but bubonic plague is still active in the U.S. Three new cases have been reported in the last six months in cats, but no humans, in Wyoming.
Study: Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent

Study: Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent

Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.
Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

More than 100 genetic variants are linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study.
Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked

Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked

A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts to physicians, researchers say.
Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Wood Particles

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Wood Particles

The problem was discovered when Perdue received three complaints from consumers that wood was in the bag.
Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection

Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection

Researchers have been working for years on a universal flu vaccine that would mean no annual flu shots. How close are they getting to one?
Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?

Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?

An A1C level above 8 percent was linked to a greater risk of a specific type of fracture in people with type 1 diabetes, but not in those with type 2, according to a new study.
Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

A new study indicates that a 'frail brain' might be more susceptible to neurological problems like dementia, a new study has found.
Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs

Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs

Most doctors surveyed said they were comfortable treating lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, but half or fewer felt confident in their knowledge of these patients' health needs.
Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied

Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied

Nighttime room entries dropped by 44 percent after researchers educated doctors and nurses on the health consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation.
Study Aims to Reduce  Hospital Sleep Disruptions

Study Aims to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions

Nighttime room entries dropped by 44 percent after researchers educated doctors and nurses on the health consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation.
Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?

Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as
Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes

Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months.
WHO Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Global Health Threat

WHO Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Global Health Threat

The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States, making anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World
Study: 1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Not Needed

Study: 1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Not Needed

More than 23 percent of prescriptions studied were inappropriate, or not medically justified, researchers said. The inappropriate prescriptions were mostly for colds, chest infections and coughs.
Money Woes May Damage Black Americans' Hearts

Money Woes May Damage Black Americans' Hearts

Compared with those without financial stress, the risk of heart disease was nearly three times higher among those with moderate-to-high financial stress, investigators found.
Experts: People Must Change Diets to Save Earth

Experts: People Must Change Diets to Save Earth

People will need to eat half as much sugar and red meat as now, and double the amount of plant-based foods they eat, including nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, to make sure the Earth will be able
How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

The flu can alter your immunity and make you more prone to other infections,. Getting a flu shot is relatively cheap and can reduce hospitalizations, acute heart illnesses and death.
Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example. Other health effects, though, are less
Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers found.