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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A report issued by the California Department of Public Health on Wednesday calls electronic cigarettes a "community health threat."CDPH Director and State Health Office Ron Chapman wrote the introduction to the report, highlighting his concerns regarding marketing methods that "may...mislead consumers into believing that the...
(NEW YORK) -- Medical experts considered measles essentially eradicated in this country thanks to large scale vaccination. But with at least 64 confirmed cases of measles this month, the disease seems on pace to have its worst year in nearly two decades.Many young doctors are slow to recognize measles and may not realize its potential dangers, said...
(LAS VEGAS) -- A Las Vegas kindergartner who died days after coming down with the flu felt well enough to play outside 24 hours before she collapsed, her father told ABC News.Kiera Driscoll, 5, had a slight fever on Sunday morning, but she seemed to be feeling better after taking some children's ibuprofen, said her father, Patrick Driscoll."In fact...
(SEATTLE) — Seniors are being warned to cut back on the use of certain over-the-counter medications as well as older antidepressants as they may hasten the onset of Alzheimer's disease.A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine says that the sleep-aid Nytol and anti-allergy drugs Benadryl and Piriton contain ingredients that bloc...
(NEW YORK) — Before she was singing about "bringing booty back" and embracing her curves, Meghan Trainor had to fight low self-esteem just like the rest of us. The 21-year-old singer admitted to U.K.’s Reveal that she used to be "addicted to diets," and tried to follow Beyonce's weight-loss secret.Meghan tells the publication that her i...
(WINNIPEG, Manitoba) -- Health officials instituted a boil water advisory for the city of Winnipeg on Tuesday after two clusters of E. coli were located.Officials at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say that no source for the contamination was located as of Tuesday afternoon. Still, residents east of the Red River were being urged to boil all...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a new method that may help detect high-risk prostate cancer early.According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at 1,000 men with either elevated test results or suspicious results from rectal examinations with an MRI to...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at Harvard Medical School say that sugary drinks may be linked to the earlier onset of menstruation.According to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers surveyed girls between the ages of 9 and 14 who had not yet begun to have their periods, to calculate the amount of sugary drinks they consumed. T...
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The latest update from the California Department of Public Health notes 64 cases of measles linked to an outbreak at California's Disneyland.The latest tally includes 50 cases in California with epidemiologic links to Disneyland, as well as 13 in other U.S. states and one in Mexico. The states affected by the outbreak thus f...
(NEW YORK) -- As millions of people in the Northeast hunkered down during a massive winter storm this week, many took the excuse to stay indoors as a chance for a snow day hook-up.Some dating sites reported record amounts of traffic over the past 24 hours in New York City and surrounding states, around the same time a storm was walloping the area, ...
Posted 2015-01-27 08:59:04
(NEW YORK) — Forget the New England Patriot’s deflategate. Diet experts say the real Super Bowl story is actually “inflategate” -- the anticipated eating frenzy at Super Bowl parties everywhere.In fact, the average American will inflate their waistline several inches by gobbling up at least 2,400 calories during the four to ...
(NEW YORK) -- Can you create closeness in 36 questions?That’s what sociologist Arthur Aron attempts to do. In a study titled “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings,” published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a journal of the Society for Personality and Soci...
(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have cracked the code for un-boiling hard-boiled egg whites and it could have huge implications for cancer research.Egg whites are made of proteins that start out with a certain shape, explained Gregory Weiss, a professor of chemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Irvine, and the experiment’s ...
(WASHINGTON) — During the midst of last fall's panic in the U.S. over Ebola, there was a lot of grumbling about how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seemed to have dropped the ball in its response to the possible spread of the deadly virus.However, after all is said and done, the CDC still comes on top when 1,500 adults were ask...
(NEW YORK) -- Early detection of high cholesterol could be a major help in minimizing the development of heart disease, researchers said.According to a study published in the journal Circulation, adults in their 30s and 40s may want to begin monitoring their cholesterol. Researchers looked at more than 1,400 healthy individuals who were split into ...
(NEW YORK) -- Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint in the U.S., but a new study indicates that a lack of sleep could be associated with greater risk of high blood pressure.According to the study, published in the journal Hypertension, researchers analyzing data from over 200 individuals with chronic insomnia and 96 normal sleepers found that...
(NEW YORK) -- Even if you live in a tiny studio apartment, you can still find a way to stay active indoors until the Blizzard of 2015 blows over. Grace DeSimone of American College of Sports Medicine Spokeswoman explains how:Take the StairsIndoor stairs and steps can be turned into calorie-blasting machines, DeSimone said. Walking up and down stair...
(NEW YORK) -- As the blizzard of 2015 gets ready to wallop the Northeast, the last place you want to spend the storm is in the emergency room.Here's what lands many people in the ER during snowstorms and how to avoid becoming one of them:Heart AttacksCold weather alone puts people at greater risk of having a heart attack because it constricts the b...
(NEW YORK) -- A leading pediatric medicine group has come out against the use of medical marijuana for children in all but the most exceptional circumstances.The American Academy of Pediatrics said in a statement Monday that it is opposed to the use of marijuana for medical purposes in young people, except for drugs that are approved by the U.S. Fo...
(NEW YORK) -- With winter storm watches, warnings and advisories in effect from the mid-Atlantic to New England on Monday, residents from New York City to Boston can expect perhaps 2 feet or more of snow.The storm, which began as a clipper system that brought snow and slick roads to the Midwest on Sunday, is expected to hit the East Coast hardest M...
Posted 2015-01-26 06:32:18
(PHILADELPHIA) — The scent of cinnamon can elicit some powerful feelings…such as making you want to spend money.That’s what researchers from Temple University and two other institutions discovered when they examined how different smells affected shoppers’ so-called “spatial perceptions.”In particular, they teste...
(DAVIS, Calif.) — Keeping your distance from others could be the best way to prevent spreading the flu, based on how Mexico City handled the swine flu epidemic in April 2009.At the time, government officials closed schools, cancelled major events and told residents of Mexico City to stay home.As a result, TV viewing exploded by 20 percent dur...
(LONDON) — Fathers-to-be shouldn’t take it personally when a woman howls in pain during childbirth. Or maybe they should.A new study out of the University of London suggests that women in the delivery room may actually feel more discomfort when their significant other is hanging around to provide moral support.To get a better idea, rese...
(KIEL, Germany) — The government can run all the public service announcements it wants about convincing people to change their eating habits but it all may be a big waste of time.It has to do with people’s preconceived notions about what tastes good and what doesn’t, according to researchers Robert Mai and Stefan Hoffmann from Kie...
(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics reiterated its opposition to the legalization of marijuana in an updated statement on Monday.The group is against legalized marijuana -- both for recreational and medicinal purposes -- due to the potentially harmful effects on adolescents, such as memory impairment and difficulty concentrating.The AA...
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