Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health...07/01/15
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With...
Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home
Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With...
California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.
Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good
For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?
To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist
Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.
Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health...
Researchers watched a group of young adults as they tried signing up for insurance on HealthCare.gov. Half didn't know what a deductible was. Needless to say, they struggled with enrollment.
Who Knew Yoga Could Be So Stressful!
Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?
Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart
American adults play more golf than any other sport. So how much exercise do you get from an afternoon on the links? Players clipped on pedometers and Fitbits to help us find out.
Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart...
The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.
Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential
Searching a medical issue on the Internet seems harmless enough, but one researcher found that online medical searches may be seen by hidden parties, and the data even sold for profit.
Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have...
There are a few populations in the world where back pain hardly exists. One woman thinks she has figured out why, and she's sharing their secrets. Have Americans forgotten how to stand properly?
How Many Viruses Have Infected You?
Most tests for viruses aim to detect only one or two. But researchers can now check a drop of blood for antibodies to hundreds of viruses, tracing the history of a lifetime of infections, old and new.
Advisers To FDA Recommend Agency Approve Drug To Boost...
Proponents claim the Food and Drug Administration is applying a double standard to its review of a drug some call the female Viagra. Critics say flibanserin hasn't been proved safe or effective.
Vaccine Court Aims To Protect Patients And Vaccines
It has been nearly 30 years since Congress established a special court to help keep good vaccines on the market and fairly compensate the rare person who has a severe reaction. Who wins these cases?
Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local
Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.
New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Little Girl
Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.
When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?
Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments
The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.
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