Children from lower income families suffering from allergies may suffer worse from their symptoms than those from higher income families, according to a new study from researchers at the Program for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from 1,200 parents of food allergies.
The FDA has issued a warning that a common yeast infection drug may lead to miscarriages for some women. The FDA's warning follows a recent study from Danish researchers claiming that the drug oral fluconazole could pose some birth risks. The drug, which is marketed in the U.S. under the brand name Diflucan, currently has no warning on its label about possible birth defects.
Obesity amongst children in the U.S. has continued to rise in recent years despite various efforts to curb the trend, according to researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from kids between 1999 and 2014 and found that one-third are overweight while one quarter are obese.
As little as one minute of exercise could be beneficial to health, according to a new study from researchers at McMaster University. For the study the researchers collected data from 27 previously sedentary men who underwent one of two different exercise regimens over the course of two years. "Most people cite 'lack of time' as the main reason for not being active," said Dr. Martin Gibala.
Consuming sugary drinks could be linked with increased cancer risk, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,200 U.S. citizens over 20 years, reviewing their dietary information and cancer data. They found that men who routinely consumed sugary drinks were as much as three times more likely to develop prostate cancer.
Whole milk may be a healthier option overall than skim milk, according to a new study published in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For the study the researchers collected data on nearly 30,000 people over 15 years. They found that drinking full fat milk and consuming other such dairy was associated with a significant decrease in diabetes risk as compared with skim milk.
Tanning may limit the skin's natural ability to produce vitamin D, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pernambuco Medical School in Recife, Brazil. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for 1,000 males and females from Recife who were between 13 and 82 years old.
A new freezing technique may reduce phantom limb pain in amputees, according to a new study. The new study, presented at a meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, in Vancouver, Canada, included 20 amputees diagnosed with phantom limb pain who underwent image-guided cryoablation, which involved insertion of a probe needle under the skin at the point of limb loss.
The death of a partner could be linked with increased risk of heart problems, according to a new study from researchers at the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center, in Boston. For the study the researchers collected data from 88,600 Danish citizens with new cases of atrial fibrillation as well as 886,120 healthy people.
The life expectancy for non-Hispanic white women has decreased slightly over the past few years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to new research, experts from the National Center for Health Statistics ran the numbers for the years 2013 and 2014 and found non-Hispanic white women have a slightly lower life expectancy, dropping 0.1 year.
Botox has become a viable treatment option for those suffering from migraines, according to a new study from researchers at Academy of Neurology. The academy this week released a new set of guidelines for the drug, including treatments for a variety of neurological disorders. The drug, full name botulinum neurotoxin is best known as a cosmetic drug to treat aging skin.
People who report regular loneliness in their lifestyle could be at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham Young University. For the study the researchers collected data from 180,000 participants ranging between 3 and 21 years. those who reported having little or no social interaction were 29 percent more likely to have a heart attack.
Depression is a common side-effect in heart attack victims, according to a new study. The study, to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Athens, Greece, included more than 800 people younger than 75 with an average age of 62. All had suffered one heart attack. They compared this group to an equal number of similarly aged people who never had a heart attack.
Using an SPF 30 rated sunscreen may help prevent the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to a new study from researchers at The Ohio State University. For the study the researchers examined a group of mice that were genetically predisposed to developing melanoma. They used an SPF 30 rated sunscreen on some of the mice and none on others.
A record number of surgical lip procedures took place in 2015, according to a new study from researchers at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For the study the researchers collected data on plastic surgeries throughout the U.S. over the course of the last decade. They found that in 2015 there were 27,400 lip implant surgeries in the U.S., up 48 percent from 2000.