Health & Fitness

HealthWatch: New Hope For Autism; Too Much TV Could Lead To Blood Clots

CBS Boston (Health) 11/15 12:10P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) A new study is offering some hope to parents of children with autism. Scientists say they have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in animals. They genetically engineered mice to have autism-like changes and then...

Volunteers Wanted To Knit Red Hats For Babies

CBS Boston (Health) 11/14 6:21A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – The American Heart Association is looking for volunteer knitters to help out a good cause. The organization is teaming up with The Children’s Heart Foundation to mark American Heart...

Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA

CBS Boston (Health) 11/14 4:57A Health – CBS Boston
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other...

HealthWatch: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

CBS Boston (Health) 11/13 2:04P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) For the first time in more than a decade, the American Heart Association is changing the guidelines for high blood pressure. This means nearly half the US adult population is living with...

Blue Lights Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

CBS Boston (Health) 11/8 10:39A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble...

Experts Concerned About Effectiveness Of This Year’s Flu Vaccine

CBS Boston (Health) 11/8 8:15A Health – CBS Boston
(CNN) Last year s seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu. This limited effectiveness was due to a mutation...

Food Allergy Detection Device Could Remove Danger Of Dining Out

CBS Boston (Health) 11/6 4:32P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS)  Clare Maloney-Kolenberg is high school junior from Winchester who is looking forward to traveling to Spain on an exchange program with her Spanish class. But that excitement is coupled...

HealthWatch: Effects Of Sugary Drinks, The Importance Of Strength Training

CBS Boston (Health) 11/6 1:05P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) There s no question that drinking a lot of soda is bad for your health but what if you only do it once in a while? A new review of 36 studies finds that one sugary beverage a day is associated with high blood pressure, and just two...

40 Percent Of Doctors, Nurses Have Gone To Work With The Flu, Survey Finds

CBS Boston (Health) 11/6 7:42A Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local As flu season kicks into high gear, a new report is revealing the unhealthy habits of the people entrusted with keeping Americans healthy. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 healthcare professionals, over 40 percent who say they ve...

CVS To Offer Same-Day Prescription Delivery

CBS Boston (Health) 11/6 5:10A Health – CBS Boston
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts...

Report Shows Big Increase In Complaints About EpiPen Failures

CBS Boston (Health) 11/3 2:58A Health – CBS Boston
NEW YORK (CBS) – The EpiPen and its manufacturer, Mylan, have made headlines in recent years over a pricing controversy. Now, the company may have an even more serious problem on its hands – devices...

Slowing Breast Cancer Progression May Improve Quality of Life, Study Finds

CBS Boston (Health) 11/2 11:36A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Certain patients with advanced breast cancer can extend their quality of life by delaying disease progression. German scientists found that women who received a drug cocktail to slow down the cancer enjoyed a better quality of life...

Popular Over-The-Counter Antacids Could Increase The Risk Of Stomach Cancer

CBS Boston (Health) 11/1 12:15P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) A new study finds that the long-term use of popular over-the-counter antacids called proton-pump inhibitors more than doubles the risk of gastric cancer. Proton-pump inhibitors include medications like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid....
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