• Michigan Nov 15, 2019

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Bianca Castro Nov 13, 2019

    Blood Test May Help Determine Who Really Needs Blood Pressure Medication

    People have high blood pressure now more than ever, thanks to recent guidelines that lower the threshold of what’s considered healthy blood pressure numbers. Researchers believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could people decide whether they need medication.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 13, 2019

    Blood Test May Help Determine Who Really Needs Blood Pressure Medication

    People have high blood pressure now more than ever, thanks to recent guidelines that lower the threshold of what’s considered healthy blood pressure numbers. Researchers believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could people decide whether they need medication.

  • Halloween Nov 4, 2019

    Halloween's Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids' Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 8, 2019

    Take Care of Your Heart While Still Young

    Take care of your heart while you’re still young, that’s the big message from doctors.

  • CEO Jul 29, 2019

    Pfizer, Mylan Strengthen Ties, Create New Company

    Pfizer, the country’s largest drugmaker, is creating a hybrid new drug company by combining its off-patent branded drug business with the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan. Pfizer’s Upjohn, which sells one-time blockbusters like Viagra and Lipitor that have lost patent protection, will be spun off and then it will combine with Mylan, a $10 billion company.

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2019

    Trump Directs Government to Revamp Care for Kidney Disease

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don’t get that sick in the first place. Trump said his order was aimed at “making life better and longer for millions” by increasing the supply of donated kidneys,...

  • cancer Jun 28, 2019

    FDA Once Again Expands Recall of Blood Pressure Drugs

    The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs because of contamination with a chemical linked to cancer. The latest recall, announced Wednesday, targets 32 lots of the drug losartan sold by Macleods Pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical company said that it would voluntarily recall the affected batches. Read More

  • California Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • California Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • Chicago Jun 13, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • Chicago Jun 10, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • Chicago Jun 10, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • texas May 22, 2019

    Fort Worth Woman Survives Stroke at 29

    A North Texas woman is sharing her story of survival after having a stroke at just 29 years old.

  • North Texas May 16, 2019

    What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Eating Right and Exercise

    New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type. Dementia is currently incurable, but studies show a variety of things can affect the odds of developing it.

  • United States May 10, 2019

    Tainted Drugs: Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made in China, India

    The notice arrived at the home of Denise Schreck, a New Jersey woman who suffers from high blood pressure, last July. Valsartan, the blood pressure medication used by Schreck and millions of other Americans, was tainted, NBC News reports. “URGENT PRODUCT RECALL,” blared the words at the top of the letter from her pharmacy. Since last summer, drug companies have...

  • HEAD May 8, 2019

    US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

    Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth. Black women, along with Native Americans and Alaska natives, are three times more likely to die before, during or after having a baby, and more than half of these deaths...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Apr 30, 2019

    High Blood Pressure a Growing Concern for Americans

    High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, continues to be a growing concern in Americans and specifically black men. In fact, it may have played a role in the death of 51-year-old film director John Singleton.

  • disease Apr 29, 2019

    Stroke Prevention Tips: Don't Think You're Too Healthy

    The death of “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry this week from a massive stroke at the age of 52 is drawing attention to the risks for men of all ages. Men under 65 tend to fall behind other demographic groups in treatment and control of risk factors, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Strokes...

  • North Texas Apr 16, 2019

    Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Learn How to Ward Off Obesity

    Doctors hope intense healthy lifestyle education will help traumatic brain injury survivors overcome obstacles that put them at risk for obesity later in life.

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