A TINY BUG ENDED MY NFL CAREER-AND ALMOST MY LIFE

During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my...

BIG STUDY FINDS MANY HEART PROCEDURES WON'T CUT RISK OF HAVING HEART ATTACK

People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood...

 
 
 

WHITE HOUSE TO REQUIRE HOSPITALS, INSURERS TO DISCLOSE ACTUAL HEALTHCARE PRICES

New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common...

FEWER AMERICANS THAN EVER ARE SMOKING. WILL VAPING TAKE ITS PLACE?

Tobacco use in the U.S. is changing , according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of...

 
 
 

HERE'S HOW WELL THE APPLE WATCH CAN DETECT HEART PROBLEMS

It's one of the goals of digital medicine: you wear a device on your wrist that constantly monitors aspects of your health, and if...

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS CLOBBERING KIDS' HEALTH

Let's pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement's...

 
 
 

MICHIGAN TEEN RECEIVES DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT AFTER ‘ENORMOUS' DAMAGE FROM VAPING

A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged...

VAPING MAY BE WORSE FOR HEART HEALTH THAN TOBACCO CIGARETTES, NEW STUDY FINDS

E-cigarettes may be more harmful to a smoker's heart than traditional tobacco cigarettes. That's the finding of new research from Cedars-Sinai...

 
 
 

KAISER PERMANENTE CHAIRMAN AND CEO BERNARD J. TYSON DIES AT 60

Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson , who was widely praised for his commitment and contributions to holistic affordable...

HEALTH OFFICIALS MAY HAVE FOUND THE CHEMICAL AT THE CENTER OF VAPING ILLNESS OUTBREAK

U.S. health officials reported a breakthrough Friday in their investigation into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. A...

 
 
 

JUUL HALTS SALES OF MINT E-CIGARETTES, ITS BEST-SELLING FLAVOR

Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide...

WHY MODERN-DAY FORAGERS WANT YOU TO EAT WEEDS FOR DINNER

Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes....

 
 
 

LUNG CANCER RATES AMONG WOMEN ARE FALLING MUCH SLOWER THAN THOSE IN MEN. HERE'S WHY

Gina Hollenbeck said she did “everything right.” The Tennessee nurse and mother of two avoided cigarettes all her life. She ate organic...

RUNNING CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER. BUT MORE DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN BETTER

One major reason Americans don't get enough exercise is they feel they don't have enough time. It can be difficult to squeeze in the...

 
 
 

MILLENNIALS' CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS WILL LIMIT THEIR LIFETIME EARNINGS, REPORT SAYS

More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of...

Food Addictions Are Real Addictions-And More And More People Are Getting Hooked

FOOD ADDICTIONS ARE REAL ADDICTIONS-AND MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING HOOKED

Nobody has to score Hershey's kisses on the street. Nobody has to smuggle Pringles across the country hidden in the wheel well of a...

 
 
 

JUUL ONCE LOOKED TOO BIG TO FAIL. LAWSUITS AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS ARE CHANGING THAT

It's been a rough fall for Juul. After weeks of intensifying scrutiny from federal regulators, resulting in plans to pull many of its...

THE REAL REASON GOOGLE IS BUYING FITBIT

In announcing its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit , Google said the deal will “help spur innovation...

 
 
 

THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO BE MORE HONEST ABOUT MEDICAL ERRORS

Twenty years ago this fall, the Institute of Medicine -an U.S.-based independent, nongovernmental organization widely regarded as an...

Kidney Swaps Are Revolutionizing a Broken Organ-Donation System in the U.S

KIDNEY SWAPS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING A BROKEN ORGAN-DONATION SYSTEM IN THE U.S

2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn't look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and...

 
 
 



Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system...

Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system is 'success'

Three leading NHS hospitals have pioneered technology which monitors patients' vital signs and automatically triggers an alert to doctors if sepsis is suspected. Read more ...

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children. Read more ...

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. Read more ...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also protect against flu

A new study found that the high-fat, low-carb diet activates the release of immune system cells that trap the virus before it spreads. Read more ...

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher intakes of lutein during pregnancy are associated with better behavior regulation in the children at mid-childhood, suggests a new study from Tufts University and... Read more ...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce illicit opioid use

A new study from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use has found that daily cannabis users were 50% less likely to use illicit opioids, such as heroin, to manage their... Read more ...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the Floor!

A strong core isn't just about looking lean. I need it to run fast, lift heavy, and effortlessly hold a handstand. This is the 10-minute ab workout I've been doing a few nights... Read more ...

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

A consumer reported finding a small bit of what looked like red plastic in their cup of cottage cheese. Five more people reported the same but no injuries have occurred... Read more ...

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

A little over half of US teens are up-to-date on HPV vaccinations that prevent 90% of anal cancer cases, but rates are rising among older Americans University of Texas... Read more ...

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression... Read more ...