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Apr 10, 2019 12:40 PM CDT
Bosses Nab Intimate Details on Workers—via Fertility Tracker
Data is so useful, some employees are paid to use Ovia: 'WaPo'
- Some of the 10 million users of Ovia's health apps, including women trying to conceive via period tracking and expectant mothers recording everything from bodily functions to sex drive, are sending some of that data straight to their bosses. That's according to the
, which reports employers...
Family Shocked to Get
Grim News by 'Robot' Video
Mar 9, 2019 4:45 PM CST
Family Shocked to Get Grim News by 'Robot' Video
They were devastated by how the hospital handled it
- Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient...
Here Are the
Feb 11, 2019 9:19 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Healthiest, Least Healthy US Cities
Heading west for good health seems sound
- Staying healthy can be challenging these days, thanks to hectic lifestyles, conflicting advice, and rising health-care costs. WalletHub tries to at least narrow down the US cities where you might have the best chance for good health, looking at more than 170 of the most populated urban areas across more...
What's a Threat
to Our Health
WHO's Top 10
in case you missed it
Jan 20, 2019 12:45 PM CST
What's a Threat to Our Health Worldwide? WHO's Top 10
Climate change, a pushback on vaccination, and dengue all make the list
- The World Health Organization has a five-year plan—one that it hopes will help billions of people obtain universal health coverage, be taken care of in health emergencies, and enjoy better health overall. To that end, the WHO has whittled down the world's biggest health challenges, coming up with...
Easy Cancer Test
Takes Just 10 Minutes
Dec 8, 2018 3:00 PM CST
Easy Cancer Test Takes Just 10 Minutes
It could help as a quick and cheap approach
- Worried you have cancer? One day you may take a 10-minute test with a touted 90% success rate—though some experts are raising doubts, the
reports. Devised in Australia, the test uses a color-changing liquid and a new cancer-detection approach that could help people pre-screen before having more thorough...
Woman Sues Hospital
for Keeping a Secret
Nov 25, 2018 1:15 PM CST
Woman Sues Hospital for Keeping a Secret
Englishwoman says she should have known about her father's Huntington's Disease
- A woman who inherited Huntington's Disease is suing a London hospital for not divulging that her father had the degenerative illness, the
reports. Still unidentified, the woman says she would have aborted her child if she'd known, and now worries for the future of her 8-year-old daughter—...
Man's Runny Nose
Was Really Far Worse
Nov 17, 2018 2:21 PM CST
Man's Runny Nose Was Really Far Worse
Greg Phillpotts thought it was just allergies
- Turns out Greg Phillpotts' had more than just a runny nose, ABC7 Chicago reports. The North Carolina man was plagued by runny noses—while traveling, eating, in mid-conversation—and figured he just had bad allergies, although some doctors had diagnosed bronchitis and pneumonia. Even when Thanksgiving dinner was ruined in...
Here Are Your New
Federal Exercise Guidelines
Nov 12, 2018 9:55 AM CST
Here Are Your New Federal Exercise Guidelines
Feds now recommend children begin healthy habits as young as 3
- Move more, sit less, and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago, reports the AP . Since...
More Marital Battles,
More Health Problems for Men
Jul 17, 2018 7:40 PM CDT
More Marital Battles, More Health Problems for Men
New study looks at how relationship conflicts impact health
- Disagreeing too often with your spouse could be bad for your health—a finding that might be used to sway arguments in favor of women, as it especially applies to men. It comes from a 16-year study of 373 heterosexual married couples in the US, presented at a recent meeting...
Couple May Divorce to Pay
for Daughter's Health Care
Jul 14, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Couple May Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care
Maria and Jake Grey are considering an unpleasant option
- Six-year-old Brighton Grey has a rare illness that costs her parents $15,000 a year and may force them to file for divorce, KTRK reports. Maria and Jake Grey make sure Brighton has full-time care because her rare disorder, Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, limits her vision and hearing and keeps her at...
Can't Stop Eating Snack
Food? Here's Why
Jun 16, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Can't Stop Eating Snack Food? Here's Why
Yale researchers have found that the fat-carbo combo creates a powerful chemical reward
- Yes, that donut is delicious–practically irresistible. And here’s why. Yale researchers have found that foods that combine fat and carbohydrates create a powerful reward in the brain, reports
. The investigators recruited 206 volunteers and gave them a small amount of money to bid on various foods...
Speculation Ramps Up on
Melania Trump's Health Status
May 19, 2018 8:10 AM CDT
Speculation Ramps Up on Melania Trump's Health Status
All went well in Melania Trump's procedure, but WH is staying mum on how and where she is
- The president has said she's doing well, and the first lady herself tweeted on Wednesday she was "feeling great," but other than that, Melania Trump's health status after her kidney surgery on Monday has been kept "under wraps," per the
New York Times
5 Lifestyle Habits Have
'Huge Effect' on Longevity
in case you missed it
May 5, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
5 Lifestyle Habits Have 'Huge Effect' on Longevity
Harvard researchers surprised at how much of a difference familiar advice makes
- Harvard researchers say five things will help you live longer, and the list isn't all that surprising: exercise, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy body weight, don't drink too much, and don't smoke. More surprising is just how much of an effect those five combined factors...
Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,'
Won't Seek Further Treatment
Apr 15, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Further Treatment
A spokesperson broke the somber news on Sunday
- Barbara Bush is in failing health and won't be seeking further treatment for her illness, said a statement released Sunday. Per the AP , family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the news release saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old...
Sorry, Night Owls, You
Might Be Early to Die
Apr 12, 2018 11:55 AM CDT
Sorry, Night Owls, You Might Be Early to Die
Study suggests they have a 10% higher risk of early death
- Some bad news for those who like to stay up late. A six-and-a-half-year study on the sleep habits of almost half a million people in the UK suggests that night owls are at a higher risk of early death than morning people. Though the study didn't examine the cause...
There's a Natural, Cheaper
Alternative to Sports Drinks
Apr 5, 2018 12:20 PM CDT
There's a Natural, Cheaper Alternative to Sports Drinks
Peel a banana
- During an Australian Open match in January, tennis star CoCo Vandeweghe refused to continue play until someone gave her a banana. She was mocked, reports Deadspin , but the snack was probably worth the scorn. Like sports drinks, bananas are packed with sugars—14.43 grams in a medium-size one—proven...
Doctors: Assange's Health
in 'Dangerous' Condition
Jan 25, 2018 3:49 AM CST
Doctors: Assange's Health in 'Dangerous' Condition
Years holed up in an embassy have taken their toll
- The years that Julian Assange has spent holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London have taken a "considerable" toll on his physical and mental health, doctors warn. Two physicians who examined Assange for a total of 20 hours in October tell the
that the WikiLeaks founder, who...
A Big Day Coming Up for
Trump, a Curious Nation
Dec 28, 2017 5:30 PM CST
A Big Day Coming Up for Trump, a Curious Nation
President will head to doctor on Jan. 12 for his presidential physical
- The White House says President Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirming the date Thursday, the AP reports. Sanders has said the results will be released after the physical. The White House had previously indicated Trump would have the physical...
North Korean Defectors Reveal
'Ghost Disease' Back Home
Dec 4, 2017 8:41 AM CST
North Korean Defectors Reveal 'Ghost Disease' Back Home
They say people's health is suffering from radiation exposure due to country's nuclear tests
- Horrific tales are being shared by North Korean defectors who fled their homes near the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, with stories of sickened residents and wildlife, and even a deformed baby born without genitals and murdered soon after birth. Lee Jeong Hwa, who got out in 2010 from her home...
Paper Claims Sugar Industry
Quashed Unfavorable Research
Nov 22, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Paper Claims Sugar Industry Quashed Unfavorable Research
International Sugar Research Foundation says 1968 study was over budget and delayed
- Just as the tobacco industry aimed to quash evidence of health risks linked to smoking, a new paper claims the Sugar Research Foundation decades ago suppressed research on the sugar's negative effects. The assertion comes via University of California at San Francisco researchers who reviewed internal sugar industry documents,...
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