• FDA October 13, 2021 11:05 pm

    FDA Moves to Cut Salt In Food Supply, Citing Health Risks

    On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration asked companies to gradually lower sodium in 163 processed foods.

  • Heart Health November 13, 2020 7:59 pm

    Big Study Supports Cheap Combo Pill to Lower Heart Risks

    Researchers say a cheap, daily pill combining four cholesterol and blood pressure medicines taken with low-dose aspirin can cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths by nearly one third.

  • Michigan November 15, 2019 11:51 pm

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Halloween November 4, 2019 3:50 pm

    Halloween's Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids' Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • San Diego September 6, 2019 11:51 am

    Missing Man With Alzheimer's Disease Returns Home

    San Diego police are asking for help to find a missing 75-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • China July 29, 2019 11:44 pm

    Pfizer, Mylan Strengthen Ties, Create New Company

    Pfizer, the country’s largest drugmaker, is creating a hybrid new drug company by combining its off-patent branded drug business with the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan. Pfizer’s Upjohn, which sells one-time blockbusters like Viagra and Lipitor that have lost patent protection, will be spun off and then it will combine with Mylan, a $10 billion company.

  • DONALD TRUMP July 10, 2019 10:27 pm

    Trump Directs Government to Revamp Care for Kidney Disease

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don’t get that sick in the first place. Trump said his order was aimed at “making life better and longer for millions” by increasing the supply of donated kidneys,...

  • Cancer June 28, 2019 2:38 am

    FDA Once Again Expands Recall of Blood Pressure Drugs

    The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs because of contamination with a chemical linked to cancer. The latest recall, announced Wednesday, targets 32 lots of the drug losartan sold by Macleods Pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical company said that it would voluntarily recall the affected batches.

  • California June 25, 2019 4:03 am

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • Chicago June 13, 2019 8:23 pm

    Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • Chicago June 10, 2019 10:24 pm

    Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • United States May 11, 2019 1:24 am

    Tainted Drugs: Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made in China, India

    The notice arrived at the home of Denise Schreck, a New Jersey woman who suffers from high blood pressure, last July. Valsartan, the blood pressure medication used by Schreck and millions of other Americans, was tainted, NBC News reports. “URGENT PRODUCT RECALL,” blared the words at the top of the letter from her pharmacy. Since last summer, drug companies have...

  • head May 8, 2019 2:15 am

    US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

    Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth. Black women, along with Native Americans and Alaska natives, are three times more likely to die before, during or after having a baby, and more than half of these deaths...

  • Facebook April 11, 2019 3:11 pm

    How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

    It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. Fast-forward 35 years, and...

  • Atlanta March 28, 2019 6:26 pm

    Johns Hopkins Performs First Kidney Transplant From Living Donor Who Has HIV

    Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ.

  • New Orleans March 17, 2019 12:49 am

    Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

    A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.

  • San Diego March 15, 2019 12:54 am

    Sharp Healthcare, City Hold Free Stroke Prevention Workshop

    With the recent death of actor Luke Perry shocking so many fans, the interest in how to prevent a stroke has grown and the city is holding a free seminar to help.

  • Oregon March 10, 2019 12:03 am

    Unvaccinated Oregon Boy Almost Dies of Tetanus: CDC

    An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep cut while playing on a farm, according to a case study published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than...

  • health April 29, 2019 5:38 pm

    Stroke Prevention Tips: Don't Think You're Too Healthy

    The death of “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry this week from a massive stroke at the age of 52 is drawing attention to the risks for men of all ages. Men under 65 tend to fall behind other demographic groups in treatment and control of risk factors, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Strokes...

  • Food and Drug Administration March 1, 2019 5:44 pm

    New Recall for Losartan Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Medication

    Thousands of bottles of a prescription medicine for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure have been recalled over the detection of trace amounts of a possible carcinogen. About 56,000 bottles of losartan tablets were recalled by Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday, the latest in a series of losartan-related recalls. No one has reported any adverse affects from the drug...

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