Could fast food make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Could fast food make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Women who eat more fast food spend longer trying to get pregnant, while those who eat more fruit conceive more quickly, researchers in Australia reported Thursday. It’s one more finding adding to evidence that a healthy diet can […]

Older Americans aren't talking about sex and here's why that matters

Older Americans aren't talking about sex and here's why that matters

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Half of Americans over the age of 65 who are in a relationship are sexually active, according to a new poll. But not many of either half — the older Americans who are having sex and the ones […]

Can Saunas Lower Stroke Risk?

Can Saunas Lower Stroke Risk?

Action Points Frequent Finnish-style sauna baths may be linked to a substantially reduced risk of new-onset stroke, especially ischemic stroke, according to a long-term observational study in Europe. Note that saunas have previously been linked to lower cardiovascular disease and overall mortality, but have not been studied in stroke until now. Frequent Finnish-style […]

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE Her hands were bloodied and oozing, yet she was compelled to dig her fingernails in deeper — the pain worth it, if it would quell the urge to scratch. I would watch in helpless horror as my 9-year-old daughter, Emily, tore her hands apart every time her eczema flared. […]

Canadian Raw Oysters Are Behind a Norovirus Outbreak in California

Canadian Raw Oysters Are Behind a Norovirus Outbreak in California

Raw Canadian oysters are likely behind a norovirus outbreak that has both Canadian and American health officials warning consumers to use caution. The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday said that approximately 100 people there have become sick after eating oysters from Baynes Sound in British Columbia. The department said several people have tested […]

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak kills 1. What is E. coli? Where is it coming from? How do you treat it?

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak kills 1. What is E. coli? Where is it coming from? How do you treat it?

e.coli-map-5-1-18.jpg A map released May 2 by the Centers for Disease control shows where E. coli illnesses connected to romaine lettuce have been reported. CDC graphic An outbreak of E. coli bacteria linked to romaine lettuce has grown to include half the country, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control. Twenty-five states have […]

Young people are the loneliest Americans

Young people are the loneliest Americans

But they’re not alone: a new report finds that most Americans are considered lonely. Loneliness is a mental state commonly associated with the elderly, but a new report by Cigna says that it’s actually much younger Americans, between ages 18 and 22, that are the loneliest in the nation. The report found that loneliness decreases […]

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Reduced risk seen after adjustment for CV risk factors, physical activity, socioeconomic status (HealthDay News) — For adults, frequent sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of future stroke, according to a study published online May 2 in Neurology. Setor K. Kunutsor, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined […]

'Deaths of despair' in Pennsylvania, led by opioid fatalities, double in 10 years

'Deaths of despair' in Pennsylvania, led by opioid fatalities, double in 10 years

Deaths from suicide, alcohol and drug use doubled over a 10-year period in Pennsylvania, driven by historically high opioid overdose deaths, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. New Jersey, meanwhile, also tops the national average in these fatalities, but by a smaller margin. Pennsylvania ranked 24th in overall health in the 2018 […]