Health

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday.While the court said Ginsburg's tumor "was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," and no…

CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links a lower risk of early death to higher levels of physical activity at any intensity in middle-aged and older people.Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior,…

Summer isn't a break for kids or parents

As my son's camp brochures told it, summer's appeal remains as timeless as popsicles and dappled light. It's the season of freedom; a time to commune with Mother Nature and our unfettered selves.Conveniently left out of these bucolic scenes were…

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

The average American eats nearly 60 pounds of beef (27 kg) a year -- roughly equal to a couple of hundred burgers.But for how much longer will the beef burger remain king?A new generation of burgers made with, "plant meat"…

'Crazy cat ladies' are not a thing, study finds

It's the news cat owners have been waiting for: Owning lots of cats does not, in fact, mean you're mad, sad or anxious.That's according to researchers at UCLA, who analyzed more than 500 pet owners and found nothing to support…

A federal program says you should keep your home above 78 degrees

A federal program recommends people keep their homes between 78 and 85 degrees, and the internet is freaking out.The guidelines come from Energy Star, a government-backed program to promote energy efficiency, and they've sparked a fiery debate on social media.The…

CBP will not vaccinate migrants against flu

US Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants, even though three children who had been in US custody died after contracting the flu.The cases all occurred since December."In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the…

E-cigarettes change blood vessels after just one use, study says

A new study is the latest to show changes in cardiovascular function after vaping e-liquids, though in this case, those liquids didn't even contain nicotine.The study, published Tuesday in the journal Radiology, concluded that vaping temporarily impacts blood vessel function…

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients

For people with very high triglycerides, doctors generally recommend exercise and dietary changes, and if that doesn't work, statins, fibrates or niacin. But a new advisory from the American Heart Association says that prescription omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce…

Having kids makes you happier -- once they've moved out

Having children will make you happier than staying childless, according to a new study, but not until later in life, when they have flown the nest.A team of researchers led by Christoph Becker at Heidelberg University in Germany found that…