Healthline News- Healthline News en-us Copyright (c) 2017 Healthline, All rights reserved. en-us Copyright (c) 2017 Healthline, All rights reserved. Healthline News- Why We Crave Anything with Pumpkin Spice in It- <img src="" /><p>Experts say pumpkin spice seasoning involves some “incredible chemistry” that can produce a nostalgic aroma as well as a comfortable feeling.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-10-19T20:00:00Z First-of-Its-Kind Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness- <img src="" /><p>An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the new treatment be approved. The therapy targets a gene mutation that can damage the eye.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-19T19:00:00Z Why Aren’t ‘Abortion Pills’ Available in Pharmacies?- <img src="" /><p>The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against federal restrictions that limit access to the drug mifepristone to doctor’s offices, hospitals, and clinics.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-10-19T19:00:00Z How Housework Can Make You Sick- <img src="" /><p>It’s not just chemicals like bleach that can create health problems. How you do housework as well as the surrounding environment can make a difference.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-10-19T18:00:00Z Want to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease? Eat More Bananas- <img src="" /><p>New research indicates that food rich in potassium can reduce the chances of vascular calcification and aortic stiffness.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT Jim Pietrangelo 2017-10-19T16:00:00Z Is the FDA Doing a Good Job Protecting Us from Food-Borne Illness?- <img src="" /><p>A new report criticizes the FDA for its food inspection protocol. However, the agency is just starting to implement new food safety procedures.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-10-18T21:00:00Z What If Insurance Companies Stopped Covering Opioid Prescriptions?- <img src="" /><p>Cigna Health has announced it will no longer cover costs for OxyContin, saying it's part of the company's effort to reduce the opioid epidemic.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Bob Curley 2017-10-18T21:00:00Z Can Vitamin D Reduce Asthma Attack Risk?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say studies show the vitamin supplement can reduce the risk of asthma attack by 50 percent. Here's why.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-10-18T19:00:00Z Why You Should 'Eat Like a Horse' at Breakfast- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say people who skimp on breakfast raise their risk for a variety of cardiovascular health problems.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Roberta Alexander 2017-10-18T17:00:00Z Will U.S. Consumers Warm Up to ‘Heat-Not-Burn’ Tobacco- <img src="" /><p>Federal regulators are studying these products that heat tobacco rather than burn it. Manufacturers hope they can overtake e-cigarettes.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-18T17:00:00Z Breast Cancer Vaccine Trial May Blaze Trail to Stopping Cancer- <img src="" /><p>A trial is underway for a breast cancer vaccine. Scientists are hoping this latest immunotherapy will help keep patients from developing cancer again.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-10-17T22:00:00Z Why Do People with Mental Health Illnesses Smoke so Much?- <img src="" /><p>People with mental illness smoke about a third of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. What can be done to help alleviate this problem?</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-17T20:00:00Z Why You Shouldn’t Get a Tattoo on Your Eye- <img src="" /><p>A young model became partially blind after getting a tattoo on her eye. Here’s why you should avoid tattoos on certain parts of your body.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-10-17T19:00:00Z Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the practice of "dabbing" marijuana may produce cancer-causing chemicals.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-17T17:00:00Z Most Consumers Unaware of Dangers in Mixing Alcohol and Common Drugs- <img src="" /><p>Patient advocate group NCPIE wants to remind patients and doctors about drug interactions.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-10-16T22:00:00Z Good News, Bad News on Breast Cancer Survival Rate- <img src="" /><p>More women are surviving breast cancer, but more than 40,000 will still die from the disease this year. Living with it hasn’t gotten much easier, either.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Ann Pietrangelo 2017-10-16T20:00:00Z Can You Really Work Yourself to Death?- <img src="" /><p>The death of a Japanese woman after she worked a huge amount of overtime has raised questions about the health problems associated with working too much.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2017-10-16T20:00:00Z Bacterial Infections the Latest Health Issue to Hit Puerto Rico- <img src="" /><p>The hurricane-ravaged island is struggling with a variety of health problems caused by contaminated water, power outages, and a lack of medical supplies.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-16T18:00:00Z President Trump’s Actions Expected to Have Quick, Harsh Impact on Healthcare- <img src="" /><p>The president said his orders were needed to counter the ''failing'' Obamacare system. Experts say they will cause the health insurance industry to implode.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-10-16T17:00:00Z ‘Water Cremation’ Becoming More Popular- <img src="" /><p>California becomes the 15th state to approve the process, which advocates say is better for the environment than fire-based cremation.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Matthew Berger 2017-10-16T17:00:00Z Will ‘Chemical Surgery’ Become Common in Embryos?- <img src="" /><p>Chinese scientists report they have used genetic “base editing” to create mutations in cloned human embryos. Ethical questions, however, remain.</p> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-10-15T13:00:00Z In Russian, French, and Chinese, ‘Baby Talk’ Is Universal- <img src="" /><p>Researchers find mothers change the timbre of their voice for infants, but the “language” is still the same.</p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-14T13:00:00Z 8 Ways People Allergic to Dogs Can Make Their Flights Less Miserable- <img src="" /><p>As more allergic passengers face off with pet owners on flights, learning how to minimize symptoms is critical to a decent flight.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Whitney Akers 2017-10-13T21:00:00Z What Exactly Is Borderline Personality Disorder?- <img src="" /><p>Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson has brought attention to mental health issues by discussing his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-10-13T20:00:00Z Can Those Masks Really Protect You from Wildfire Smoke?- <img src="" /><p>Fires have led to extreme levels of air pollution in the San Francisco area. Experts say those little masks provide some benefits if you use the right one.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-13T17:00:00Z Should Parents Be Punished for Not Vaccinating Their Children?- <img src="" /><p>A Michigan mother was sent to jail for disobeying a judge's order on her son's vaccination. As the vaccine debate heats up, there may be more cases like this.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Bob Curley 2017-10-13T13:00:00Z Could a CTE Diagnosis Have Changed the Aaron Hernandez Verdict?- <img src="" /><p>The former football player who was convicted of murder was found to have CTE after his suicide. How would “live CTE” diagnoses affect such cases?</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-12T22:00:00Z Fake Blogs: Warnings About Medical Advice from Online ‘Experts’- <img src="" /><p>The hefty fine leveled at Australian blogger Belle Gibson for lying about cancer spotlights the caution you should take when looking up medical advice online.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-10-12T21:00:00Z Have High Drug Prices Finally Reached a Tipping Point?- <img src="" /><p>High prescription drug prices may be forcing people to skip the medicines they need to treat and manage their health conditions.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-12T20:00:00Z Diabetes Drug Can Now Be Used to Treat Obesity- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say liraglutide, which is sold as both Victoza and now Saxenda, can be used to help with weight loss as well as type 2 diabetes.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Ginger Vieira 2017-10-12T17:00:00Z Big Pharma Creating Startup Firms to Do Drug Research- <img src="" /><p>Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies are investing in independent startups, hoping to find the next popular and profitable drug.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-11T21:00:00Z Being Creative Can Make Your Golden Years More Enjoyable- <img src="" /><p>Researchers and aging experts say music, painting, and writing can help people live longer and stay mentally sharp as they reach their senior years.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Jim Pietrangelo 2017-10-11T20:00:00Z Losing Weight Can Save Money, Too- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk of disease as well as increase your productivity and lower your medical costs.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2017-10-11T20:00:00Z Allergies May Develop Before Birth- <img src="" /><p>New research indicates that children may develop some allergies while still in the womb. Is there anything expectant mothers can do to lower the risks?</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-10-11T16:00:00Z Will Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days Have an Impact?- <img src="" /><p>In an attempt to slow the opioid epidemic, some drugstore chains, states, and health insurers are limiting the number of days for new prescription opioids.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-11T15:00:00Z Kids Do Better on Ibuprofen Instead of Opioids After Surgery- <img src="" /><p>Children reported more side effects when taking opioids after minor surgery. Researchers say alternative pain relief for kids should be considered.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-10T21:00:00Z How Women Will Be Affected by the Changes in the Birth Control Mandates- <img src="" /><p>The Trump administration has rolled back the requirements on birth control health insurance coverage. How will that affect women in the workplace?</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-10-10T20:00:00Z Keto Diet May Hold Key to Treatments for Brain Inflammation- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say a biological mechanism of the diet could be used to help treat brain trauma, stroke, and other neurological issues.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-10T19:00:00Z What Scientists Will Learn from Study with 1 Million Volunteers- <img src="" /><p>The "All of Us" research program will further advance precision medicine by studying how diseases and treatments work in different races, genders, and ages.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Priya Raja 2017-10-10T17:00:00Z Drug Price Gouging Laws May Become a New Trend- <img src="" /><p>Maryland is the first to go after price gouging of pharmaceutical drugs, but other states are trying to lower drug costs in other ways.</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-10T15:00:00Z Las Vegas First Responders Face Risk of PTSD After Mass Shooting- <img src="" /><p>The psychological effects of mass shootings take a toll on first responders as well as the victims and eyewitnesses. What can agencies do to help?</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-10T13:00:00Z The Cancer-Causing Chemical Probably in Your Drinking Water- <img src="" /><p>Researchers are starting to focus on dioxane, a potential carcinogen that’s starting to show up in tests of tap water.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-09T22:00:00Z How Dirty Is Your Office Kitchen?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say there are 500 forms of bacteria that can travel to 50 percent of your office in just four hours.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-10-09T18:00:00Z No More Finger Prick. New Technology May Help with Diabetes Management.- <img src="" /><p>The FreeStyle Libre system allows people with diabetes to check their glucose without a skin prick, but there are concerns about its lack of alarms.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Ginger Vieira 2017-10-09T17:00:00Z Too Many People Are Donating Blood After Hurricanes, Shooting- <img src="" /><p>People are lining up to give blood, but officials say if you really want to help, wait a few weeks and then come in to donate.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-10-09T16:00:00Z Cuba Does It. Why Can’t the U.S. Provide Healthcare for Its Poor?- <img src="" /><p>The island nation scores better than the United States when it comes to infant mortality and life expectancy. Part of the reason is healthcare is a right there.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT Temma Ehrenfeld 2017-10-09T15:00:00Z Are Biosimilar Drugs the Future of Cancer Treatment?- <img src="" /><p>The first biosimilar for cancer treatment has FDA approval and more are in the pipeline. Doctors say it’s too soon to say how it will affect cancer patients.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT Ann Pietrangelo 2017-10-09T15:00:00Z Why Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases Still on the Rise?- <img src="" /><p>New figures show continued increases for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Experts say there are a number of reasons for the rise in these STDs.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-10-09T13:00:00Z How Psych Experts Could Make Siri More Helpful- <img src="" /><p>Apple wants engineers who are psychology experts to program Siri to be more relatable. Will other AI assistants follow the same trend?</p> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-08T13:00:00Z Molecules May Help Explain the Mystery of Progressive MS- <img src="" /><p>Researchers hope their recent discoveries can lead to treatments and medications for this serious form of multiple sclerosis.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-10-06T22:00:00Z