Health & Fitness

Feminine Hygiene Products Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

CBS Boston (Health) 4/19 11:40A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) While douching is largely a thing of the past, most women still turn to feminine products as part of their regular hygiene routine but they could be doing more harm than good. Canadian researchers found gel sanitizers were associated...

Study: Teens Who Use Marijuana Have Slight Reductions In Cognitive Function

CBS Boston (Health) 4/19 11:38A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) A new study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry finds that teens and young adults who use marijuana frequently are more likely to have slight reductions in cognitive functioning. Researchers reviewed nearly 69 studies from more than four...

Experts Say Showering Too Much May Do More Harm Than Good

CBS Boston (Health) 4/18 5:56A Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local Many people start the day with shower to wake themselves up or at night to get the day s grime off; however, health experts are saying people are probably washing up too much. According to multiple reports, excessive showering is...

Spouses Can Boost Early Detection For Melanoma Patients, Study Says

CBS Boston (Health) 4/18 5:51A Health – CBS Boston
CHICAGO (AP) — There s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious...

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Gets Darker In Sunlight

CBS Boston (Health) 4/17 12:30P Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new invention that may make wearing sunglasses a thing of the past. FDA officials signed off on the first ever transition contact lenses, which will get darker when the wearer is out...

Marijuana-Based Medicine To Reduce Seizures Gets Positive FDA Review

CBS Boston (Health) 4/17 4:58A Health – CBS Boston
WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday. British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals...

One In 8 People Have Cocaine On Their Hands, Study Finds

CBS Boston (Health) 4/16 1:30P Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local A British study has found that many people may be coming into contact with illegal substances like cocaine and heroine during their day, even if they don t use drugs. Researchers at the University of Surrey discovered that 13 percent of...

Bathroom Hand Dryers Spray Feces Particles On Your Hands, Study Says

CBS Boston (Health) 4/12 6:56A Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local A new study has found a dirty little secret about hand dryers found in many public restrooms. Researchers say the machines which are designed to blow hot air on you are actually sucking up feces particles and spraying them onto your...

FDA Clears Way For First Contact Lenses With Light-Adaptive Technology

CBS Boston (Health) 4/11 11:31A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) More than 40-million Americans wear contact lenses and today the FDA cleared the way for the first contact lens with light-adaptive technology. The Johnson & Johnson’s ACUVUE OASYS soft lenses darken when exposed to light similar to...

Strawberries, Spinach Top List Of Pesticide Contamination

CBS Boston (Health) 4/11 11:29A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) It s springtime and many of us are craving colorful seasonal delights, like for example, a strawberry spinach salad, but strawberries and spinach both top the list when it comes to pesticide contamination. The Environmental Working...

‘Sweet Tooth’ Gene Linked To Having Less Body Fat, Study Finds

CBS Boston (Health) 4/11 10:05A Health – CBS Boston
CBS Local A new study has found that people with a specific gene that makes them crave sugary treats actually have less body fat than others. According to scientists at the University of Copenhagen, a variation of the gene FGF21 is responsible...

Reading Aloud To Young Children May Improve Attention

CBS Boston (Health) 4/9 11:52A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds reading out loud to your young child could help reduce their risk of developing hyperactivity and attention problems. Researchers enrolled nearly 700 families in a program and videotaped...

Teachers Worry Digital Devices May Harm Kids’ Well-Being

CBS Boston (Health) 4/9 11:51A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) New research finds most teachers believe that digital devices have a negative impact on kids. The nationwide Gallup poll found that while 42% of teachers say these devices are helpful when it comes to students education, most believe...

New Stem Cell Treatment Could Help People Suffering From ALS

CBS Boston (Health) 4/4 11:27A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Massachusetts General Hospital is testing a new treatment that could help people suffering with ALS. Forty-one-year-old David Neufeglise was a healthy family man and mechanical engineer...
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