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Archived Since:May 25, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Food-borne illness linked to poultry, seafood on the rise

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

An increasing proportion of Americans made ill by food-borne pathogens in 2012 suffered from the effects of bacteria often found in uncooked poultry and in seafood from warm coastal waters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

Freeway air pollution travels farther in early morning

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Two years ago researchers outfitted an electric Toyota RAV4 with a set of test instruments and drove back and forth near four Los Angeles County freeways between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., sampling the air.

Abuse-resistant OxyContin will be only version available: FDA

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Three years after it approved a version of the opioid analgesic OxyContin designed to discourage the painkiller's abuse, the Food and Drug Administration has effectively barred the original form of the drug from ever reaching the legal U.S. Show More Summary

Our dogs and our kids bind us (and our microbiomes) together

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

People who live with canine companions — dog owners, some would call us — have certain common quirks: a fondness for wet kisses, for instance, and a compulsion to grab a fistful of fur and ask, "Who's a good boy (or girl)?" with no expectation of an answer.

FDA chief vows to get 'aggressive' with compounding pharmacies

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Agency endured heavy criticism Tuesday as House members accused the agency of failing to act on complaints against the New England Compounding Center, the Massachusetts firm linked to an outbreak of deadly meningitis.

Heart attack, stroke not enough to prompt some people to shape up

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

We all know that smoking is bad for us, that exercise is good for us, and that we should eat vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious foods. All of this advice is even more true for people who have had serious health scares due to heart disease or stroke.

Beer's taste, sans alcoholic effect, triggers dopamine in brain

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Remember that Jamie Foxx song "Blame It (On the Alcohol)"? If not, perhaps it’s just as well, because scientists say that even the taste of beer (without the intoxicating effects of alcohol) can trigger that flow of striatal dopamine in the brain.

FDA finds mold, other contaminants at some drug compounders

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Black particles floating in medication; rust and mold in "clean rooms" where injectable drugs are packaged, workers handling sterile products with bare hands.

You lookin' at me? (The answer may surprise you)

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Determining what someone else is looking at -- and whether he or she is looking at you -- is one of humankind's most distinctive feats of mental agility. Even a baby human can wrest more information about another person's intentions by looking at the direction of his gaze than an adult chimpanzee ever will. Show More Summary

Doctors describe "death with dignity" program for cancer patients

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A majority of Americans support the idea of allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of their doctors. For instance, 55% of people questioned for the NPR -Truven Health Analytics Health Poll last  year said they were in favor of legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Show More Summary

School meal standards may help students maintain weight

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Researchers have found an association between stricter school meal standards and the weight of students, especially those from low-income families.

Small dishes mean less food for kids, study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Everyone who has ever read a diet book knows this tip: Use a smaller plate, and you are likely to put less food on it. Now researchers have found the same is true for children taking food at school lunch.

French wine could get pricey, climate change study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

That bottle of Bordeaux you put aside may become even rarer in the next few decades as climate change could reduce wine grape production in traditional parts of the world and move it elsewhere, researchers say. Danish Cabernet, anyo...

Living near traffic linked to increased cancer risk in children

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Researchers have already uncovered worrying signs that exposure to traffic – and the vehicle emissions that come with it – can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma and autism. Now comes evidence that it may make children more susceptible to certain kinds of cancers.

Study identifies genes linked to Alzheimer's in African Americans

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

One complaint leveled against genome studies is that they don't survey a broad enough swath of humankind. Though many projects have searched DNA collected from people of European descent -- hoping to ferret out which changes in what parts of the genome are linked to this disease or that -- fewer have investigated the genomes of other ethnic groups. 

Last chance to weigh in on feds' proposed rules on school snacks

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

If you've recently discovered your darling child is throwing away the apple you give her and buying a neon-green slushie and bag of cheese-flavored salt doodles from the school cafeteria's "a la carte" line, Tuesday's your last chance to sound off on snacks offered for sale at schools across the nation.

FDA approves an old drug for morning sickness

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a drug to treat the severe nausea and vomiting that some women experience during early pregnancy. The Canadian-made medication will be marketed as Diclegis. It is the only prescription...Show More Summary

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