CBD Is the Rage, But More Science Needed on Safety, Effectiveness

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Everywhere you look, CBD products are for sale, and they may hold promise for treating chronic pain, opioid addiction and other conditions. But a new review says more human clinical trials on the safety and effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) products are needed. “There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD...
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Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising

Tweet What Is Cystic Fibrosis? What Causes It? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chance Ammirata was a vaper for almost two years. But three weeks ago, the 18-year-old began to have trouble breathing. “I would say my chest felt like it was collapsing and tightening up, and I couldn’t breathe,” he told CBS News. After...
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CDC Warns of ‘Super’ Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned Thursday. First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected. The...
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Even a Little Exercise Means a Lot for Life Span

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise, even a little of it, can lengthen your life, a new study suggests. The Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. “Developing ways to limit sedentary time and increase activity at any level could considerably improve health and reduce mortality,” the study authors...
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TB Cases Drop Among the Young, But Racial Disparities Persist

Tweet What Is Cystic Fibrosis? What Causes It? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good and bad news in a new report on tuberculosis rates among American children and teens: Overall, the number of cases have fallen by nearly half, but they still remain much higher among minorities than whites. Tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial...
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However the World Health Organization also noted that more research is needed into how microplastics may impact human health and the environment, the Associated Press reported.

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 — Levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be a health risk, according to the World Health Organization. However the U.N. health agency also noted that more research is needed into how microplastics may impact human health and the environment, the Associated Press reported. Microplastics — tiny particles smaller than about one-fifth...
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Brutal Ragweed Season Forecast

Tweet Alan Reppert, senior meteorologist, AccuWeather. Stanley Fineman, MD, allergist; former president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Weather.com Allergy Tracker. National Weather Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20190821/brutal-ragweed-season-ahead-blame-extreme-weather?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

Tweet Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking certain antibiotics — especially multiple times or for long courses — may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests. The researchers found that as people’s antibiotic use increased, their odds of...
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Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds. “We need to consider tailoring vaccine formulations and dosages based on the sex of the vaccine recipient, as well as their age,” said study senior author Sabra Klein....
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Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations

Tweet Advanced Breast Cancer and Your Job By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — are known to significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, but experts have long debated which women should be tested for them. New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)...
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