Healthline News- Healthline News en-us Copyright (c) 2017 Healthline, All rights reserved. en-us Copyright (c) 2017 Healthline, All rights reserved. Healthline News- Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet, Even with Exercise?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the ketogenic diet does a better job controlling metabolic syndrome. Dietitians aren’t so sure.</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-12-14T21:00:00Z Can Tylenol Really Relieve ‘Hurt Feelings?’- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the ingredient acetaminophen can lessen extreme emotional responses, allowing people to get over rejection and other social feelings.</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-12-14T14:00:00Z Birth Control’s Link to Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know- <img src="" /><p>The findings are no reason to panic, but it might be time to schedule a conversation with your OB-GYN about which birth control measure is best for you.</p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:00:00 GMT Whitney Akers 2017-12-13T23:00:00Z Doctors Urged to Reduce Opioids After Surgery- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say one of the best ways to lessen the opioid epidemic is to reduce the number of prescription painkillers given to patients after surgery.</p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-12-13T22:00:00Z What Happens If Half of Today's Children Are Obese at Age 35- <img src="" /><p>As obesity continues to rise in the United States, the epidemic will have a devastating effect on the future health of Americans and their healthcare system.</p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-12-13T21:00:00Z Why Do Some Organ Donor Campaigns Work… and Others Don’t- <img src="" /><p>A Utah man walked with a sandwich board for his wife’s kidney. Others use Facebook or other social media. Still, it can be difficult to find an organ donor.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Constance Gustke 2017-12-12T22:00:00Z What the Latest Healthcare Mergers Mean for Consumers- <img src="" /><p>CVS's purchase of Aetna as well as UnitedHealth's acquisition of DaVita are part of a growing trend. The mergers could bring some benefits to consumers.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-12-12T20:00:00Z Who’s Dying from Opioid Overdoses? It May Not Be Who You Think.- <img src="" /><p>A study of Medicaid patients found that many who died from a prescription opioid overdose had been diagnosed with chronic pain or a psychiatric condition.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-12-12T19:00:00Z Researchers May Have Discovered Peanut Allergy Genes- <img src="" /><p>Scientists say they may have found the genes that set off peanut allergies, opening up the potential for better treatments for the ailment.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-12-12T19:00:00Z Opening Windows, Doors Could Help You Sleep Better- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say ventilation in a room can reduce carbon dioxide levels and help you sleep more soundly. It might be as important as room temperature.</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Angelina Tala 2017-12-11T22:00:00Z Should Viagra Be an Over-the-Counter Drug?- <img src="" /><p>Viagra will soon be available in the United Kingdom without a prescription. Should the U.S. do the same? And what about women’s contraceptives?</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Ann Pietrangelo 2017-12-11T21:00:00Z Do We Need More Generic Opioids to Battle Opioid Epidemic?- <img src="" /><p>The FDA wants drugmakers to make cheaper, generic opioids that are harder to abuse. Experts question how much this will deter misuse of prescription opioids.</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-12-11T14:00:00Z Facebook Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Suicidal People- <img src="" /><p>Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide. It’s the second leading cause of death for people between 15 and 29 years old. Could AI on Facebook help?</p> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2017-12-10T14:00:00Z New Blood Test Could Help with MS Prognosis- <img src="" /><p>The new blood test is connected to a protein that is released after damage to cell axons. It could reduce the number of MRIs for people with multiple sclerosis.</p> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Caroline Craven 2017-12-09T14:00:00Z Synthetic Cannabis Might Become First Drug for Sleep Apnea- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say cannabis pill might someday replace CPAP mask to treat people who suffer from sleep apnea.</p> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-12-09T00:00:00Z A Royal Look: Women Want Plastic Surgery for ‘Markle Nose’- <img src="" /><p>Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry spurs plastic surgery requests for the future royal’s facial features. Why do people want to look like celebrities?</p> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-12-08T20:00:00Z Why Don’t People with High Deductibles Make Changes?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say a lack of knowledge and a fear of losing continuity of care keeps people with high deductible insurance plans from shopping around.</p> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-12-08T17:00:00Z Baldness, Early Gray Hair May Be Indicator of Heart Disease- <img src="" /><p>Researchers in India say hair patterns like baldness are linked to a fivefold increase in heart disease in younger men. This could apply to women, too.</p> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Roberta Alexander 2017-12-07T22:00:00Z Should Healthcare Employees Be Fired for Not Getting a Flu Shot?- <img src="" /><p>A Minnesota healthcare firm dismissed 50 employees for refusing to get flu vaccinations. Experts say this is a safety issue and should be required in other professions.</p> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-12-07T18:00:00Z Zapping Your Pancreas to Help Manage Your Diabetes- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say a new medical device may be able to send electrical pulses to your pancreas in an effort to stimulate insulin production.</p> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT Ginger Vieira 2017-12-07T17:00:00Z Why the U.S. Could Face a Devastating Flu Season- <img src="" /><p>The death of a young mother and a vaccine that was ineffective in Australia has experts worried about how hard the United States will be hit by this year’s flu.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-12-06T20:00:00Z Would Low-Gluten Wheat Help People Who Have Gluten Sensitivity?- <img src="" /><p>Scientists say they have engineered a low-gluten wheat. An expert says that might be OK for people with gluten sensitivity but not for people with celiac disease.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-12-06T18:00:00Z What Happens to Your Body When You Pig Out Over the Holidays- <img src="" /><p>When you overindulge during the holidays, you not only gain weight, you can also overtax your digestive system as well as lose sleep and develop heartburn.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Linda Hagen-Miller 2017-12-06T14:00:00Z Opioid Epidemic Burdening Grandparents, Foster Homes- <img src="" /><p>As the opioid epidemic pushes children out of their parents’ custody, grandparents and other relatives are forced to step up.</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-12-05T21:00:00Z FDA Defeats Pentagon in Battle Over Fast-Tracking Drugs- <img src="" /><p>The Department of Defense wanted to fast-track some drugs and devices for the battlefield. Here’s why lawmakers wanted that authority to remain with the FDA.</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT Constance Gustke 2017-12-05T16:00:00Z Why Cancer Is the Number One Killer of Firefighters- <img src="" /><p>It’s not the flames or even the smoke. It’s the toxins that escape during a fire that are causing high cancer rates among the nation’s firefighters.</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Jamie Reno 2017-12-05T14:00:00Z Light Therapy May Improve Symptoms of Bipolar Depression- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say study participants who were exposed to bright white light therapy experienced a reduction in depression symptoms.</p> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Bob Curley 2017-12-04T22:00:00Z How to Cope with the Top Holiday Stressors- <img src="" /><p>There are four main holiday stressors according to the American Psychiatric Association.</p> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-12-04T22:00:00Z Can a Brain Scan Tell If You’re Lying?- <img src="" /><p>Experts say a functional MRI is more accurate than a polygraph. However, more research needs to be done before judges will allow the tests to be used as evidence.</p> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Patrick Keeffe 2017-12-03T14:00:00Z Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Cause Family Planning Challenges- <img src="" /><p>There are additional burdens that women with rheumatoid arthritis have to consider in regard to reproduction and childbearing.</p> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Ashley Boynes-Shuck 2017-12-02T14:00:00Z Certain Foods Can Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms- <img src="" /><p>Rheumatoid arthritis may not yet have a cure, but researchers say some foods could have a positive impact on symptoms reduction.</p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ashley Boynes-Shuck 2017-12-01T23:00:00Z Most People With HIV Are Still Reluctant to Reveal Their Condition- <img src="" /><p>Despite advancements in prevention and treatment, two-thirds of people with HIV are hesitant to tell others they have the virus that causes AIDS.</p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-12-01T21:00:00Z Is Kellyanne Conway the Right Person to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic?- <img src="" /><p>Some experts expressed some support for the presidential advisor’s appointment. Others cited her lack of public health experience and past comments on the issue.</p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-12-01T18:00:00Z Hugging Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Is a Powerful Treatment- <img src="" /><p>Volunteers that cuddle opioid-dependent babies help them recover faster and with less medication withdrawal.</p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Ginger Vieira 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z New Pill Can Tell If You’ve Taken Your Medication- <img src="" /><p>Abilify MyCite sensor will be initially used in medications for people with mental health illnesses. It could help people who can't stick to pill regimens.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT Matthew Berger 2017-11-30T20:00:00Z Amazon Jungle Drug Could Be Potential Treatment for Depression- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say ayahuasca improved participants’ general well-being and was less addictive than other substances.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-11-30T16:00:00Z Why Seniors Aren’t Shopping Around on Medicare Plans- <img src="" /><p>By spending the time to compare Medicare plans, older adults could save money on prescription drugs and other health expenses.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-11-30T16:00:00Z Johnson & Johnson Announces Large Study for New HIV Vaccine- <img src="" /><p>Company officials say the ‘global vaccine’ could be effective against every strain of HIV. It’s one of several new developments in the fight against AIDS.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-11-30T07:00:00Z Electronic Stimulation May Be a Way to Treat Opioid Withdrawal- <img src="" /><p>A device that stimulates cranial nerves can reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and may help people stop using the addictive drugs.</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-11-29T18:00:00Z Ocean Spray Spending $10 Million to Fund Research on Cranberries- <img src="" /><p>The company wants to research the health benefits of cranberries, including their effectiveness against urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance.</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-11-29T17:00:00Z Is Sensory Processing Disorder a Real Thing?- <img src="" /><p>The medical community is split over whether SPD should be an official diagnosis, but parents of children with the condition say it’s all too real.</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT Leah Campbell 2017-11-29T14:00:00Z We’ve Crunched the Numbers… Here’s How Alcohol Can Increase Your Cancer Risk- <img src="" /><p>Drinking alcohol increases your risk of many types of cancer, whether you drink a lot or relatively little.</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-11-29T14:00:00Z How Your Body Shape May Hold Clues to Heart Health- <img src="" /><p>Having extra fat in your abdomen, or even your thighs, can be an indicator of a higher risk of heart attack.</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-11-28T20:00:00Z What’s the Impact of the New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure?- <img src="" /><p>The new guidelines will give more people an official diagnosis of hypertension, which could increase prescriptions and healthcare costs.</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2017-11-28T19:00:00Z Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Promise in Trials- <img src="" /><p>Tests show the patch can desensitize patients from peanut allergies. However, more research is needed to determine its long-term effect.</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-11-28T14:00:00Z Why Do We Still Grow Flu Vaccines in Chicken Eggs?- <img src="" /><p>There are new technologies out there to develop flu vaccines, but it may take a while to put them in place.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-11-27T21:00:00Z What the New National Diabetes Commission Will Try to Accomplish- <img src="" /><p>The 11-member commission will try to coordinate federal programs, as well as determine which ones should be eliminated or modified.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT Ginger Vieira 2017-11-27T17:00:00Z Fructan — Not Gluten — Could Be Source of Stomach Woes- <img src="" /><p>Turns out that fructan may be the culprit of gastrointestinal issues and you may not have to cut gluten after all.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-11-27T17:00:00Z What Happens If Obamacare Individual Mandate Is Repealed?- <img src="" /><p>Experts agree that the Senate tax bill provision to repeal the mandate would leave more Americans uninsured and increase premiums. However, some say it’s worth it.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-11-27T17:00:00Z Should People with Anorexia Be Force-Fed?- <img src="" /><p>Doctors and judges walk a fine ethical line when deciding if people with eating disorders should be treated against their wishes.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-11-27T14:00:00Z