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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO – Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON – Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.” As a teenager,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Don’t spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless

For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s

WASHINGTON – Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut – maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine

CHICAGO – It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Guns send over 8,000 U.S. kids to ER each year, analysis says

Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a first-of-its-kind study found. Researchers...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Science Says: Sex and gender aren’t the same

WASHINGTON – Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the “male” or “female” box on the birth certificate – but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren’t always the same thing. The Trump...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Desperate and duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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