Inadequate levels of physical activity are associated with $117 bn in annual healthcare costs, say CDC experts...
Between 2011 and 2017, the average number of drinks consumed by binge drinkers per year has gone up from 472 to 529.
The study that was conducted by Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research at Imperial College Lond found after nine months of a failed pregnancy, about 18% of women had post-traumatic stress, 17% moderate to severe anxiety, and 6% had moderate to severe depression
The findings contradict a 2019 study which said the series was associated with 28.9% increase in suicide rates among 10-to 17-year-olds in the US in the month (April 2017) following the show's release
Drug use, poverty, stigma, which can reduce access to STD prevention and care, decreased condom use among vulnerable groups, and cuts to STD programs at the state and local level, are multiple factors that drive the continued increase in STDs, say CDC experts.
Researchers caution that people need to watch out for flame retardants, found in furniture and carpeting, and children's toys, and pesticides, as their impact on IQ rose from 67% to 81% in the recent years. They are overtaking heavy metals as the biggest contributors to IQ loss.
Researchers have identified a probiotic bacteria which prevents the formation of toxic clumps that starve the brain of dopamine, a key chemical that coordinates movement.
In developing nations people are most miserable at the age of 48.2 years, says the analysis
The flu has claimed the lives of 32 children so far -- it was 16 last year. Of the 32 children, Influenza B alone killed 21 children, says CDC. About 9.7 million people have been affected by the flu already and the numbers are set to grow
A rise of 1.5 and 2 degree celsius, might bring about 2,100 and 1,600 additional deaths every year due to injuries -- with drowning and transport accidents becoming more common
After over 25 years, the researchers observed that participants showing the highest levels of burnout had a 20% higher risk of developing irregular heartbeat than those with little to no evidence of the condition.
About nine out of every 1,000 babies born in the US have a congenital heart defect, according to the American Heart Association. Now a study has found that a high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major fetal heart problem tested positive for stress, anxiety and depression.
The body temperatures in both men and women have constantly decreased by 0.03°C per decade of birth; researchers propose that this decrease is the result of changes in our environment over the past 200 years, which have, in turn, driven physiological changes.
Relief was the most prominent emotion reported at the end of the study, just as it was at every time point in the study; this debunks the idea that most women suffer emotionally from having an abortion, say experts.
The drug is designed to target these regions to reduce physical pain. But they inadvertently affect experiences of emotions and social pain too. This is because physical pain and emotions are controlled by the same regions in the brain, says the study
Experts say though the study is elaborate and competent, it could not entirely rule out a link between cancer and talc, which is a carcinogenic used in powder
If a larger clinical trial shows successful results, the drug can be easily adopted worldwide, says the team
Toxic metal particles from worn-out brake pads are small enough to reach the lungs, and this could be responsible for increasing people's susceptibility to respiratory infections.
The continuous decline since 1991 has resulted in an overall drop of 29%, translating into approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths. Declines in lung cancer deaths have accelerated, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, spurring the largest ever single-year drop in overall cancer deaths.
Students will be allowed to attend schools if they provide proof of an upcoming vaccination appointment.
In May 2013, Angelina Jolie sparked widespread interest in mastectomy after writing an open editorial about her experience undergoing a risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy
Researchers found that baseline BMI in young adulthood explained 52.3% of a person's BMI 25 years later
HPV is a group of more than 200 related viruses and sexually transmitted infections that can lead to certain cancers, including cervical cancer
The findings do not support the use of folic acid and zinc supplementation by male partners for the treatment of infertility, say researchers.
Scientists found that 10% of cannabis-related emergency department visits are linked to edible forms of weeds, which is 33 times higher than what was expected
Young adults who smoke cigarettes, as well as use e-cigarettes, are also nearly two times more likely to have a stroke compared to current cigarette-only smokers and nearly three times more likely than non-smokers, says the study
These runners developed more youthful, elastic arteries and showed a lower blood pressure, both of which lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, says the study.
An American adult today consumes an average of 300 more calories per day than they did in 1985. Expansion in portion sizes over 40-years might be linked to rise in obesity, say experts
Brains of adults raised in orphanages with deprived conditions were 8.6% smaller than those who have not been through any form of deprivation, shows brain scans of 67 young adults, exposed to severely depriving conditions as children
This was the first time a blood clot had been found in an astronaut in space, so there was no established method of treatment in zero gravity; Blood clot expert Dr. Stephan Moll, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, consulted NASA on how to treat the US astronaut.
In parallel with this trend, the percentage of women seeking cosmetic surgeries has gone up dramatically, with butt and lower body lift increasing by 4295% and 256%.
The announcement has public health experts worried who believe flavors attract kids, and that even menthol is a flavor
This trend of children ending up in intensive care is being fuelled by suspected suicide cases among under-19s who have overdosed on legal or prescription opioid drugs
The vaccine, which combines two drugs, cleared mice brain of proteins and plaque responsible for memory loss and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
The researchers measured the children's motor skills and found that maternal obesity during pregnancy was strongly associated with lower motor skills in boys
The cream contained methylmercury, a form of organic mercury, making it the first known case of such poisoning in the US
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, claims regarding abortion 'reversal' treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards.
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy refer to a range of clinical conditions, all of which include high blood pressure during pregnancy. Such disorders complicate more than 10% of pregnancies worldwide and are a leading cause of maternal and fetal illness and death
Traditional risk factors for developing stomach cancer among older Americans, such as smoking tobacco or binge drinking, did not appear to correlate with its early onset counterpart
These man-made chemicals are found all over the world, even in places far away from industrial sites or from agricultural areas, such as the Arctic circle
He Jiankui, who was convicted of practicing medicine without a license, was also fined 3 million yuan ($430,000) by a court in the southern city of Shenzhen
Mutations were present in up to 15% of the sperm cells in fathers, information that could not be determined through other means, such as blood samples, say experts
Engaging in recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity was associated with a significantly lower risk for breast, colon (men only), endometrial, kidney, myeloma, liver cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (women only).
Health authorities link the US outbreaks to travelers who brought measles back from other countries, including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines
The US spent $572.7 million in 2016 to treat children born with this condition called neonatal abstinence syndrome, which occurs when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he/she was exposed to in the mother’s womb.
CDC has issued an updated clinical guidance which recommends that patients be clinically stable before discharge and calls for follow-up with a clinical provider within 48 hours of hospital discharge
The research team, however, warns that the study is not a clinical trial and they do not recommend these medications to all women
The drug replenished the levels of dopamine, a chemical that is lost in Parkinson's patients, leading to issues with movement, say researchers
Researchers found that every additional exposure to a unique class of antibiotics significantly increased the associated development of allergic disease. The reason could be that exposure to multiple antibiotics may negatively affect the gut bacteria of an infant
Prices for US private insurance are significantly higher than those seen under other kinds of health systems, say experts. Americans have spent $3.65 trillion on healthcare in 2018 alone