Boys who are diagnosed with ADHD may be at an increased risk of obesity later in life, says a new study from researchers at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. The study dates back to 1970, when researchers began following over 200 boys diagnosed with ADHD and 178 boys without. The boys had an average age of 8 at the time of their diagnosis.
The FDA has approved Xofigo for treatment of men with late-stage, castration-resistant prostate cancer. The drug will be available to patients whose cancer has spread to the bones but not to other organs, according to the agency. The treatment uses pinpoint delivery of alpha radiation to combat cancer. Because of its targeted approach, cancer cells are killed off with less damage.
The FDA has issued its proposal to boost consumer awareness of tanning bed use. Should the proposal be finalized the agency will reclassify sunlamp products, necessitating labeling with a warning against use by young persons. "Using indoor tanning beds can damage your skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer," said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
It has been recorded that 80% of Americans are not meeting the physical recommendations made by the federal government, according to a new report from the CDC published in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The government's Physical Activity Guidelines suggests 2.5 hours of walking or 1.25 hours of jogging per week.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for HIV and AIDS has issued an official recommendation that everyone between the ages of 15 and 65 be tested for the deadly diseases. The task force, which was created in 2005, issued their official recommendation on Monday. "HIV is a critical public health problem, and there are still 50,000 new infections per year," said Owens.
The FDA has announced plans to review the effects of caffeine added consumer goods on teens and adolescents. Products that include added caffeine, such as Wrigley's newly released Alert Gum, is currently classified by the FDA as "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS, but could soon change. Specifically the FDA says that they will examine the new forms of caffeine delivery being employed.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has suspended a clinical trial on an HIV vaccine called HVTN 505. The clinical trial involved 2,500 participants and early data showed that those who received the vaccine were slightly more likely to contract HIV than those who had a placebo. The NIAID confirmed the news in an official statement.
Young adults who binge drink may be at an increased risk for heart disease later in life, says a new study from researchers at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. For the study researchers collected health data from 38 college students. Seventeen considered themselves binge drinkers while 19 were non-binge drinkers.
Some Americans are breathing dirtier air than they were a decade ago, says a new study from researchers at the American Lung Association. For the study the ALA researchers studied the levels of pollution in air in 1,000 U.S. cities between 2009 and 2011. Of the 25 most polluted cities half were found to have improved in the last ten years while the other have fell backwards.
Playing the video game Tetris has been put forth as a treatment for sufferers of amblyopia, a vision impairment more well known as lazy eye, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology. Researchers studied 18 adults with lazy eye. They put a pair of goggles on the participants, which allowed one eye to see the falling blocks in the game.
Living in a city may be tough on a person's health, but researchers have now linked the presence of green spaces—or simulated natural environments—to several positive health outcomes, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Science. Researchers surveyed 10,000 adults between 1991 and 2008.
People who participate in community gardening projects are likely to have a lower body mass index and are less likely to be obese, says a new study from researchers at University of Utah. For the study lead researcher Cathleen Zick and her team surveyed 423 adults that had participated in Utah's Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) for at least one year between 1995 and 2010.
Alcohol results in many different causes of death in teens, according to a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to their report roughly 32 percent of teen deaths involving alcohol are traffic related while another 68 percent are caused by lethal accidents.
Those who achieve fame and fortune in their career may die younger than successful people who do not become famous, according to a study from researchers at the University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales. For the study the researcher examined obituaries posted in the New York Times between 2009 and 2011.
A new study offers support for the theory to the idea that circumcisions reduce a man's risk of HIV infection by at least half. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Liu and her colleagues in a paper published in the journal mBio, offers support for the theory that removing the foreskin deprives troublesome bacteria of a place to live.