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Zika Fears, Opioid Abuse Crisis Top Health News for 2016
THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When news reports first began to emerge of mysterious, severe birth defects in Brazilian newborns, few could have imagined these isolated tragedies would explode into the leading health news story of 2016: ...

Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what's known as laparoscopic ...

Five of the best ways to stop smoking in 2017
This New Year's Day millions of smokers around the world will resolve to stop smoking. But numerous studies suggest that at least half will fail within a few weeks. As such, smoking-related diseases and complications remain a global epidemic, with the ...

Army warns of new threat to troops: Energy drinks
The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do “some serious harm to your body.” A post on the pentagon's official science blog this week details the health risks involved, citing a report that ...

Mouse Study: Inactivity in Obesity May be Tied to Dopamine Receptors
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, a new study has revealed why so many of us seem to have a hard time sticking to a workout routine — and it's not just about extra weight. The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, show that in ...

Newsmaker: Opioid Initiative tackles problem
Newsmakers is a series of stories that takes a look back or updates some of Action Reporter Media's bigger stories from 2016. FOND DU LAC - Those involved with the Fond du Lac County Opioid Initiative say they are determined to quell the rise of deadly ...

Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn't until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she felt ...

Sara Kelly Keenan has the U.S. first intersex birth certificate
On Tuesday, Sara Kelly Keenan received the country's first intersex certificate. The document was issued in New York and finally makes Keenan feel she has an accurate birth certificate. The paper is the start to identify better people that do not ...

Teens' view of marijuana changed in one state after legalization
After marijuana was legalized for adults in the state of Washington, younger teens there perceived it to be less harmful and reported using it more, a new study found. States should consider developing evidence-based prevention programs aimed at ...

Health Department promotes tobacco quitline
There is no better time than the holiday season for people to adopt a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle. According to the American Cancer Society, the benefits of quitting smoking are immediate. Within 20 minutes, blood pressure drops; within 24 hours, a ...

Ariz. twins born in different years
PHOENIX — When twin brothers Everett and Sawyer Shay tell the story of the night they were born, it will include an added twist: The fact they arrived in different years. Everett was Banner Health's first Arizona baby born in 2017. He arrived at 12:01 ...

Resolved: A no-diet new year starts now
The first time I went on a diet, I was 11. "Getting a little pudgy," my mom teased. My weight became my life. Kelsey L. Munger Skip to Comments. Topics: Dieting, Eating Disorder, Editor's Picks, Health, Life stories, weight, Weight Loss, Life News ...

California woman gives birth to twins in two different years
A San Diego woman rang in the new year by giving birth to twin girls in two different years. The New Year's births happened at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in Kearny Mesa, Calif. One girl, named Scarlett Annie, was born at 11:56 p.m ...

New Year's babies named for World Series champs
Baby girl Wrigley Rose, born at 12:12 a.m. atAMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village weighed in at 5 pds. 12 oz. She was born to die hard Cubs fans Ellen, left, and Aaron Dalbey of Roselle. Baby girl Wrigley Rose, born at 12 ...

Obesity And Inactivity: Study Uses Mouse Model To Show Why Obese Individuals Have Low Motivation To Move
A recent study stated that there are biological reasons behind the inactivity of overweight people. Using a mouse model, researchers showed why those obese have low motivation to move. ( Joe Raedle | Getty Images ). Advertisement. A study conducted on ...

US Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo
BOSTON — As more marijuana shops take root in states that have legalized the drug, they're struggling with a lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

First Intersex Birth Certificate Marks New Option For People With Non-Binary Gender
The first intersex birth certificate in the United States marks efforts to accommodate people with non-binary gender. This could simplify access to legal documents that more accurately reflect a person's sex. ( Sara D. Davis | Getty Images ...

Children of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, says study
(CNN) Being overweight may impact not only your health but your future child's development as well, a new study suggests. Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, says the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics. In the ...

Stores defy experts to recommend sports supplements to teens, study says
(CNN) More than two-thirds of sales attendants in vitamin stores nationwide recommended using a popular sports supplement to a caller who claimed to be a teen athlete, going against expert medical opinion, according to a study published Monday in the ...

Twins born minutes apart but in different years
Everett Shay was the first baby of 2017 at the hospital. His brother Sawyer was the last baby born in 2016 at the hospital. aptfire · Two-alarm fire reported at apartment complex in southeast Columbus. Updated: 10 mins ago. Firefighters are on scene of ...

'Obama and other Muslims not welcome here': Convenience store sparks outrage with racist 'welcome' sign
A shop in America has sparked outrage with a racist sign saying 'Obama and other Muslims not welcome here.' The sign is on the window of Mayhill convenience store, in New Mexico, that is reportedly owned by Kevin Crouch. The store has previously ...

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone
Obamacare touches just about everyone. It's not just for the 20 million people who have health insurance through the individual Obamacare exchanges or Medicaid expansion. ×. Repealing Obamacare affects everyone. Obamacare touches just about ...

After gastric bypass surgery, many experience eating difficulties
People considering gastric bypass surgery often focus on the immediate result: an end to obesity after struggling unsuccessfully to lose weight. Over the long term, though, might the procedure affect their eating and digestion? This study. The study ...

Parental Obesity Linked to Delayed Development in Children
Study also looked at obese fathers and realized that for some reason, their children are highly likely to have social problems. Ruth Schuster. Jan 02, 2017 3:42 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email ...

Nevada Troopers Warn That Driving While High Still Illegal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State troopers are warning Nevada drivers that driving while high will remain against the law in 2017 despite the legalization of recreational marijuana. Voters in November passed a measure legalizing the possession of up to an ounce ...

Fish and chips and flu pills: sick customer's delivery order goes viral
London (CNN) Plenty of us turn to takeout when we're feeling too sick to cook. But a Belfast woman's order has gone viral after she asked for a side order of medicine with her food. Feeley's Fish & Chip Shop received the unusual request from Fiona ...

'Diet is a four-letter word'
Marvin Joseph Five Washington Post staffers plan to try five diets in January to see how they work. From left: Food and Dining Editor Joe Yonan, Local Living Editor Kendra Nichols, food critic Tom Sietsema, Deputy Food Editor Bonnie S. Benwick and ...

How to make your financial New Year's resolutions stick
About 46 percent of New Year's vows will be in force six months into the year, according to widely cited research from John Norcross, a University of Scranton psychologist and author of "Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions ...

New law prohibits Florida minors from buying cough syrup
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Minors won't be able to buy some cough syrup brands over the counter as a new law to curb youth substance abuse took effect. The Pensacola News-Journal reports Senate Bill 938 took effect Monday. It's a measure prohibiting ...

Pakistani City Launches New Polio Campaign After Rare Strain Found
A girl receives polio vaccine drops from a vaccination worker outside her family's home in Quetta, Pakistan, Jan. 2, 2017. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. QUETTA, PAKISTAN —. Pakistan began a ...

Twins Born Minutes Apart, In Different Years
A pair of twins born minutes apart will share everything except for the day they were born or even the same year. (Source: KUTV). Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A pair of twins born minutes apart will share everything ...

Marijuana-Related Illness Increases in Legalized States
As various states move towards the legalization of marijuana, doctors are noticing the increase of a particular illness that is associated with regular use of the drug. Emergency rooms have been seeing an influx of patients with the same symptoms ...

New Mexico Store Bans 'Obama & Other Muslims'
A New Mexico convenience store owner appears to promote his business by making threats of political violence. The Mayhill Convenience Store has had signs up for more than a year that include phrases like “Bullets Not Ballots” and “Kill Obama” with the ...

Ten-month-old revived twice after being exposed to fentanyl
METHUEN — A 10-month-old girl who narrowly survived after ingesting fentanyl is the latest victim of an opioid epidemic that has been blamed for hundreds of deaths in Massachusetts. Police were called to the baby's home shortly before 12:30 p.m ...

Doctored marijuana gives relief to boy whose parents found no other way to help him
Lisa Leyden gives a dose of marijuana extract to her son Jackson. His seizures have declined greatly since he began the therapy. MEDICAL-MARIJUANA. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount. The dispensary that prepares his marijuana extract has ...

After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting
Dr. Arthur C. Coffey performing a coronary artery bypass grafting at Indiana University Health's Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Credit Jonah Kessel/The New York Times. skip ad. After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting. A transformation ...

The Perfect New Year's Resolution
Only eight percent of New Year's resolutions are resolved. To be blunt, people choose one, two or even three areas of their lifestyle to resolve and they end up breaking 92% of those resolutions. They want to lose weight, save money, become more health ...

State FDA receives renewal approvals for 33 blood banks out of 59 from DCGI
Based on inspections carried across 59 blood banks licenses of which were due for renewals on December 31, 2016, the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received approvals for license renewal for 33 blood banks from the Drug ...

Children of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, says study
Children of obese parents may be at risk of developmental delays, study says. Obesity in mothers can affect children's motor skills, researchers say. Paternal obesity may lead to difficulties in personal-social activities. × ...

Medicare changes might be on the way
Whether patients are getting information from a doctor or recovering after hip or heart surgery, Medicare experiment looks to reward hospitals that coordinate care to get the best results. (sturti/Getty Images). THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Monday, January 2 ...

Elizabeth Warren pushes to allow weed biz to bank green
HIGH STAKES: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pushing for the budding marijuana industry to have access to banks and credit unions, saying the cash industry may breed organized crime. comments. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is driving a push to make it ...

Two sets of twins born in different years in U.S.
(Reuters) - Two sets of twins were born in different years over the weekend, with parents in Arizona and California getting double doses of joy in 2016 and 2017, local media reported. Twin girls were born at San Diego's Sharp Mary Birch Hospital when ...

Philippine FDA Orders Sanofi to Take Down Dengue Vaccine Ads
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has ordered pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. to stop airing television and radio advertisements for its dengue vaccine in violation of a ban on promoting ...

Hearing Loss Could Be The Cause of Anemia
An exhibitor wears a hearing aid device at a trade fair at the “Seniorentag 2012” senior citizens convention on May 3, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo : Getty Images/Joern Pollex). The study was published on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in the journal JAMA ...

Influenza rates double in past week and expected to rise
People with bad colds and flu symptoms have been urged to get the flu vaccination as soon as possible as levels of influenza and respiratory illness continue to rise throughout the country. The latest influenza report from the Health Protection ...

Diet Resolution: Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight
The New Year usually comes with new resolutions, but change can be hard, especially once life goes back to normal after the holidays. To succeed with resolutions going forward, sports psychologist Dr. Stephen Graef at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center ...

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards: 'We Will Not Go Without a Fight'
"I do believe that the world only rolls forward," says Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards in the wake of Donald Trump's win. Credit: Benjamin Norman/The NY Times/Redux. By Tim Dickinson. 3 hours ago ...

Flu kills second Iowan as winter illnesses spread
Two wintertime bugs — the flu and norovirus — are ramping up in Iowa, with the flu causing its second death of the season, the state's top public-health expert said Tuesday. Both types of virus have begun to cause outbreaks around the state. “We're ...

Federal judge mulling fate of Texas fetal remains rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers told a federal judge Tuesday that Texas' attempt to require burial or cremation of fetal remains was "government interference" without public health benefits, while state lawyers countered that clinics want to ...

Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears
(CNN) The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your years. Updated clinical guidelines published Tuesday in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery say they're not ...

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