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Healthline Arrived - Scorpion Venom May Help Reverse RA Symptoms - <img src="" /><p>Yes, venom from scorpions sounds scary - but a new study shows that it could also scare away rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2018-03-17T12:00:00Z I Wasn’t Ready to Learn About My Risk for Alzheimer’s Through 23andMe - <img src="" /><p>Learning if I was at increased risk for several diseases empowered me, but 23andMe's explanation of results may make some worry.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2018-03-17T12:00:00Z Fighting Insomnia with Therapy - <img src="" /><p>A new book uses therapeutic techniques to help get readers back to sleep.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-16T21:00:00Z Why Firing VA Secretary Would Have a Major Impact on Veterans Healthcare - <img src="" /><p>In an exclusive interview with Healthline, VA Secretary David Shulkin talks about what he's trying to do for veterans' health services and the obstacles he's facing.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2018-03-16T18:00:00Z What Exercises You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Slow Down Aging - <img src="" /><p>New research shows that frequent long-distance aerobic exercise may slow age-related declines in your immune system.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-16T17:00:00Z CDC Investigating Why Dentists Have Come Down with Deadly Lung Disease - <img src="" /><p>Last week the CDC reported a cluster of deaths.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-15T22:00:00Z How Bone Implants Are Changing the Future of Prosthetics - <img src="" /><p>Here's one potential for the future of prostheses.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-15T20:00:00Z Employees with More Sick Days Take Better Care of Their Health - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say employees with 10 or more sick leave days per year are far more likely to utilize preventive health services, such as mammograms.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2018-03-15T18:00:00Z Scientists Developing Nanorobots Whose Mission Is to Kill Cancer Tumors - <img src="" /><p>Nanomedicine researchers have successfully programmed nanorobots to find tumors and cut off their blood supply while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT 2018-03-15T16:00:00Z ‘Senior Moments’ Study Reveals How Aging Impacts the Brain - <img src="" /><p>Study finds that memory lapses can happen in both the young and old.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-14T23:00:00Z ‘Tummy Tuck’ Surgery Could Help Resolve Postpartum Back Pain and Incontinence - <img src="" /><p>A new study finds medical benefits from this "cosmetic" surgery that isn't usually covered by insurance.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-14T21:00:00Z Reality TV Can Be Unhealthy for Participants as Well as Viewers - <img src="" /><p>Experts say being on reality shows such as MasterChef can be traumatic for the contestants, but they also can have negative effects on people who watch.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-14T20:00:00Z How Sucking on a Lemon Can Help Fight Leukemia - <img src="" /><p>The "Lemons for Leukemia" campaign has become a social media hit. It's the latest viral video effort to raise money for disease research.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-14T20:00:00Z The Limits of the 23andMe Breast Cancer Test - <img src="" /><p>The new at-home DNA test examines only 3 of more than 1,000 BRCA gene mutations, so it's applicable to only a small portion of the population.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2018-03-14T18:00:00Z Online Challenges: What Prompts People to Burn Themselves and Eat Detergent? - <img src="" /><p>The 'Tide Pod' challenge hit a few months ago. Now, there's burning your forearm on a hot stove. Why do people make online videos doing these things?</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-13T22:00:00Z DNA Test to Pick Roommates? What’s Next? - <img src="" /><p>A new at-home DNA test kit proclaims it can help match your personality traits with potential roommates. Do we really need tests like these?</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-13T21:00:00Z How Brain Surgery Stops Parkinson’s Disease Tremors - <img src="" /><p>Experts say two types of brain surgery can have immediate results for Parkinson's disease patients. However, they say oral medications should be tried first.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-13T19:00:00Z Your Old iPhone Might Save Lives During Brain Surgery - <img src="" /><p>Researchers have found that old iPhones could replace expensive surgical equipment. In some ways, the devices are easier to use, too.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2018-03-13T12:00:00Z Could a Lung Cancer Drug Point to a Cure for HIV? - <img src="" /><p>Researchers are taking a closer look at the cancer drug nivolumab which shows promise in targeting hidden "pools" of HIV-infected cells.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T23:00:00Z Will Apple’s Employee Healthcare Centers Succeed? - <img src="" /><p>The Silicon Valley technology company plans to open two primary care clinics at its offices. Can this lower healthcare costs and improve employee well-being?</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T22:00:00Z Why You May Want to Avoid These 2 Types of Blood Pressure Meds - <img src="" /><p>Experts urge a change in medication to decrease risk of death.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T21:00:00Z Here Are 5 ‘Fake Flu Products’ You Should Watch Out For - <img src="" /><p>The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to be on the lookout for unapproved products that claim to prevent or treat the flu.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T17:00:00Z Poor Sleep Can Be an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say disrupted sleep can increase a key biomarker of Alzheimer's. Their discovery could lead to better early intervention strategies.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T16:00:00Z Why Science Says It’s Time to Ban Youth Football - <img src="" /><p>Groups in four states are pushing to raise the age for tackle football and do more to protect young athletes from traumatic brain injuries.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-12T13:00:00Z The Connection Between MS and the Epstein-Barr Virus - <img src="" /><p>The Epstein-Barr virus has been linked to a number of serious ailments. Here's why researchers think it can increase your risk of multiple sclerosis.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-10T13:00:00Z My Doctor Fat-Shamed Me — And I’m Not the Only One - <img src="" /><p>Weight bias can contribute to incorrect diagnoses, eating disorders, and feelings of shame in people of size.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-09T23:00:00Z What Can We Do to Make Sure There Are No Mix-Ups During Surgery? - <img src="" /><p>Physicians at a Kenyan hospital did the wrong brain surgery on two patients. Surgery mix-ups happen more than you might think in the United States.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-09T21:00:00Z What It’s Like to Live for 15 Years After a Stroke - <img src="" /><p>An increasing number of young people are having strokes, meaning more people are living for over a decade afterward. Here's how some have adjusted.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-09T20:00:00Z The Next Generation of Antibiotics Could Come from the Dirt - <img src="" /><p>Researchers are scouring the soil looking for bacteria that can be used to create new antibiotics. It's part of a move away from lab-grown drugs.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-08T23:00:00Z 4 Doctors Give Us Their Ideas on How to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions - <img src="" /><p>As the opioid epidemic in the United States continues unabated, doctors in many specialties are trying new ways to treat acute and chronic pain.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-08T21:00:00Z Getting More Sun Could Protect You from the Flu — Here’s Why - <img src="" /><p>Researchers found evidence that more sunlight can help reduce flu infections.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-08T21:00:00Z Upping Inhaler Use May Not Help Kids with Asthma, Could Stunt Growth - <img src="" /><p>New study looks at higher doses of steroids used on children with mild-to-moderate asthma.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-08T13:00:00Z Too Much Technology: Children Growing Up with Weak Hands, Fingers - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say children using too much technology are showing up to school unable to hold pencils or cut paper with scissors. Here's some advice for parents.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-07T23:00:00Z Are There Really 5 Subgroups of Diabetes? - <img src="" /><p>New research suggests that the treatment for type 2 diabetes could be tailored to specific subgroups - but the findings may not be usable in the real world.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-07T23:00:00Z Do We Need a New Recipe for IV Bags? - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the traditional saline solution can cause kidney problems, so they recommend using a balanced crystalloid solution.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-07T20:00:00Z Cannabis Product May Reduce Epilepsy Seizure Rate - <img src="" /><p>Researchers sift through dozens of studies and conclude that cannabidiol can reduce seizures in half of epilepsy patients, and improve their quality of life.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-07T19:00:00Z Many Women Mistake Common Symptom of Ovarian Cancer for Indigestion - <img src="" /><p>Lack of awareness about cancer symptoms leads women to eat more probiotic yogurt instead of visit their doctor.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-07T19:00:00Z Why Obamacare Might Be Here to Stay - <img src="" /><p>The Affordable Care Act has hit a new high in popularity. There are several reasons for the increase in support, and Republican lawmakers are taking notice.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-06T23:00:00Z Opioids Don’t Relieve Chronic Pain Any Better Than Non-Opioids - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say opioids are effective for short-term pain relief, but aren't any better for long-term pain relief. Plus, opioids have more side effects.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-06T21:00:00Z Pregnancy Accelerates Cellular Aging, Researchers Say - <img src="" /><p>Contradictory studies have found protective benefits of having children, but this study seems to imply the opposite.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-06T19:00:00Z MassHealth Changes Disrupt Care for Some People with Chronic Conditions - <img src="" /><p>For Medicaid patients who've spent years building a team of specialists they trust, changes in insurance can be life-altering.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-06T19:00:00Z Is President Trump Right? Should We Open More Mental Institutions? - <img src="" /><p>After the Florida shooting in February, President Trump suggested reopening mental health facilities. Would this actually help reduce gun violence?</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-06T13:00:00Z Why ‘Despair Deaths’ Continue to Rise in the U.S. - <img src="" /><p>Alcohol, drug, and suicide deaths continue to increase, with most segments of society affected. What can be done to reverse this tide?</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-05T23:00:00Z Will 2019 Flu Vaccine Be Better Than This Year’s? - <img src="" /><p>After a flu season that hit hard in Australia and the United States, scientists are trying to see what lessons can be applied to the vaccine for next winter's season.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-05T22:00:00Z Is Pornography a ‘Public Health Risk’? - <img src="" /><p>Florida, Kansas, and Utah have all recently approved legislation stating porn is a health risk. Experts say there isn't any conclusive evidence on this yet.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-05T22:00:00Z New Diabetes Recommendations Challenge Decades-Old Guidelines - <img src="" /><p>Major new report advises some people with type 2 diabetes to cut down on meds.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-05T22:00:00Z Do You Know Somebody Who Suffers From ‘Selfitis’? - <img src="" /><p>A new term has been given to people who take too many 'selfie' photos. Although it may seem funny, there are some serious concerns about this obsessive trend.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-05T19:00:00Z A Fish Diet May Help Reduce Risk of Multiple Sclerosis - <img src="" /><p>Researchers say certain fish diets seem to help in the prevention of MS, but scientists aren't sure yet why.</p> Sun, 04 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-04T13:00:00Z Eat Your Veggies! Celery May Be a Good Choice for RA Patients - <img src="" /><p>Crunchy, crisp, refreshing, and cheap. Celery is an underrated veggie that just may help ease arthritis pain.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT 2018-03-03T13:00:00Z Could Europe’s Measles Outbreak Make It to the U.S.? - <img src="" /><p>The current measles outbreak has infected 21,000 people in Europe. U.S. officials are concerned that overseas travelers could bring it here.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-02T21:00:00Z