Wednesday, December 11, 2019

BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A...

Drug Reduces Delusions in Dementia Patients

Dec. 5, 2019 -- A drug used to reduce delusions in Parkinson's disease patients does the same for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study shows. Pimavanserin...

Flesh-Eating Infection Tied to Heroin Kills Seven

Dec. 5, 2019 -- Infections linked to injections of black tar heroin have killed seven people in San Diego County in the past two months, health officials said Wednesday. Nine people, aged...

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly. New research suggests it's not the stuff of science fiction anymore. ...

Beware of Workplace Germs

You collect more than a paycheck at work: Every time you touch your desk, keyboard, or telephone, you pick...

Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Talking and texting on your smartphone is a big no-no for drivers, but new research suggests the same should be true for pedestrians. According to one database, more than 2,500 men...

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of...

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

One breast cancer expert said she read the new study with "surprise and dismay." "As a breast cancer surgeon of greater than 25 years, I spend a lot of time debunking myths about the causes of breast cancer,"...

Why Science Can’t Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right

SOURCES: USDA Choose My Plate: “Dietary Guidelines for America.” News release, Harvard School of Public Health. ...

How to Start a Couch-to-5K Program

With an abundance of couch-to-5K programs at your fingertips, from smartphone apps to...
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