Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions.


Air Quality in California: Devastating Fire Leads to a New Danger

A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air.


25 Fitness Quotes to Push You Through Your Toughest Workouts

Think of these words of wisdom from Arnold, LeBron, and more before your next workout.


Study: Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit

Smokers who regularly spent time with e-cigarette users (vapers) were about 20 percent more likely to be highly motivated to quit and to have made a r...


Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contac...


The Male Suicide Rate Is Rising. This Job Has the Highest Risk.

Here's how to take care of your friends and yourself.


Do You Clean Your Baby's Pacifier With Your Mouth?

A parent sucking on a pacifier was linked to suppressed levels of an antibody related to allergic responses in their infant, researchers report.


FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials

Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized.


Alphabet's life sciences unit halts glucose-sensing lens project

Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences division, is putting on hold one of its oldest and high-profile projects, a smart lens to help monitor sugar leve...


Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects.


High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery

People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to recei...


Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to new...


First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies have not released the names of any other companies involved.


At War: Debunking Stereotypes Around Veterans and PTSD

Readers tell us about the stereotypes they have encountered around veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the ways in which they have challe...


Noted: A Juul Case for $5,000?

Smokers are customizing their trendy vape pens with purple glitter, fake designer labels and even 18-karat gold.


Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest.


Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and hars...


The Price of Cool: A Teenager, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the ta...


16 Fast Food Items That Won't Ruin Your Keto Diet

Yes, you can hit up the drive thru on keto.


She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start...


Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vic...


F.D.A. Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to outlaw menthol cigarettes.


'Huffing' Deodorant Cost One Teen His Life

To highlight the continued dangers of huffing, Dutch physicians outline the tragic case of a 19-year-old who died after inhaling spray deodorant to ge...


CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just ...


Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death

The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why.


Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97

Mr. Fingarette concluded that heavy drinking was willful behavior, not a disease, and that moderate use of alcohol was an acceptable treatment goal.


Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researc...


What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying

Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protec...


FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.


Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects.


Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked

People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of di...


Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North

Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north in the United States in the next 35 years, scientists say.


Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 st...


Meanwhile: Green Burials: At the End of Life, Thinking Outside the Coffin

They offer lower costs, fewer chemicals and a quicker route to being reborn — in one sense, anyway.


Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drin...


Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change th...


Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death ...


Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety

No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’


Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic tra...


There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important.

Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what th...


Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn

People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study.


Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggres...


All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness

Limiting your use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to 30 minutes total or less per day results in reductions in depression and loneliness, especial...


How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight

Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.


Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure

Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure.


Teen Obesity, Later Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked?

Your odds of getting pancreatic cancer can quadruple if you’re obese as a teen, researchers have found. But it’s still rare, and even with increased o...


Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say

New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.


Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

Earlier in November, media reports suggested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon ban sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in...


CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise

The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and legs.


How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

People whose mothers who had more marriages or lived with more romantic partners were likely to follow the same path, a new study found.


Losartan Latest BP Drug Recalled for Contamination

NDEA is found naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and it may cause cancer, according to the Internati...


Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise

People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese...


Many Pharmacies Don't Follow Opioid Antidote Law

Many pharmacies need to be taught about the law that allows them to give out the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study found.


Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble

People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open wit...


Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

In a new study, adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs were more likely to have a relapse within a week and were more likely to be prescribed an incorr...


As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

One review of 15 studies involving 284 otherwise healthy subjects found that those who took melatonin before bed fell asleep 3.9 minutes faster on ave...