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Valsartan drug recall: 4 things patients should know

Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:10:59 GMT
Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus

Baltimore became the largest city in the United States to bar soda and other sugary drinks from restaurants' kids' menus this week.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:40:26 GMT
UNC coach under fire over his remarks on football's link to brain illness

University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora is under fire after he questioned the validity of studies on a degenerative brain illness that affects players.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:26:54 GMT
Non-dairy beverages like soy and almond milk may not be 'milk,' FDA suggests

Got milk? If you're buying "milk" made with non-dairy products like almonds or oats, the US Food and Drug Administration isn't so sure you do.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:32:48 GMT
EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:03:22 GMT
Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:26:04 GMT
Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water?

Good news: Sparkling water (including the flavored kind), which often helps with the taste fatigue some people experience with plain water, is just as hydrating as non-carbonated water.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:06:06 GMT
Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, according to the CDC. People reported preparing or eating turkey products that were purchased raw, including ground turkey, turkey pieces, and whole turkey.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:14:00 GMT
Having a working mom has benefits for kids later in life, study says

Growing up with a working mom may have some benefits for both daughters and sons later in life.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:36:05 GMT
Having 5 or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk, study finds

Giving birth to five or more children may increase Alzheimer's risk by 70% in old age, according to a new study of women in Korea and Greece.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:08 GMT
Bill Gates jump-starts research on test for Alzheimer's

Bill Gates joins a coalition of investors giving $30 million to find a "reliable, affordable" diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:23:04 GMT
An earlier dinner may lower your risk of some cancers

People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:01:29 GMT
Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans

More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:19:44 GMT
An entire medical school class will get free tuition after donation

Students at the University of Houston's new medical school won't need to worry about tuition. It's paid for.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:31:50 GMT
California keeps close eye on whooping cough after infant's death

The first whooping cough death in California since 2016 was confirmed Tuesday.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:25 GMT
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