Healthline News- Healthline News en-us Copyright (c) 2018 Healthline, All rights reserved. en-us Copyright (c) 2018 Healthline, All rights reserved. Healthline News- Precision Medicine Is a Hopeful New Innovation in RA Treatment- <img src="" /><p>Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may no longer have to deal with "trial-and-error" therapeutic approaches, thanks to precision medicine.</p> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2018-03-24T12:00:00Z New Drug Shows Promise in Treating Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis- <img src="" /><p>Half of all people with MS are ultimately diagnosed with secondary progressive MS. This new treatment is the first to slow progression of the disease.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-23T21:00:00Z Exercise at Middle Age Reduces Risk for Dementia- <img src="" /><p>A new study followed nearly 200 women for 44 years. Those who exercised more had a lower risk of dementia, backing up other research on this topic.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-23T21:00:00Z A Close Look at the ‘Game Changing’ Treatment for MS- <img src="" /><p>Experts say the results of a new study on stem cell treatments for multiple sclerosis are encouraging, but they urge caution as we move ahead.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-23T20:00:00Z You’re Likely Ingesting Plastic from Your Water, Food, Toys, and Cosmetics- <img src="" /><p>Researchers release a warning on plastics found in water bottles. Other experts are encouraging more study on the chemicals from plastics in household products.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-23T19:00:00Z One in Four Adults Has a Hole in Their Heart... This Procedure Can Fix That- <img src="" /><p>New suture delivery procedure can stitch up holes in the heart, reducing the risk of a stroke.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-22T23:00:00Z Most People with ALS Don’t Live Like Stephen Hawking Did- <img src="" /><p>Stephen Hawking's 55-year battle with ALS was inspiring, but most people with the disease don't live more than 5 years and don't have the medical care he did.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:00:00 GMT 2018-03-22T22:00:00Z Family in ‘Disbelief’ After Lab Loses Frozen Embryos- <img src="" /><p>Two fertility clinics this month have suffered malfunctions that endangered and damaged frozen eggs. One couple tells Healthline how devastated they are.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT 2018-03-22T21:00:00Z Dangers of Bee Acupuncture Revealed After Woman's Death- <img src="" /><p>Experts warn this Goop-approved treatment can be ineffective and even dangerous for some people.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-22T17:00:00Z Why Are Drug-Resistant HIV Strains Becoming More Prevalent?- <img src="" /><p>Experts say they're concerned an HIV strain in the Philippines that is resistant to common treatments could make its way to the United States.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-22T17:00:00Z New Weight Loss Method Freezes Nerve That Tells the Brain You're Hungry- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say this freezing technique can be used for overweight or moderately obese people who don't qualify for gastric bypass surgery.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-21T17:00:00Z Here Are 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Lead- <img src="" /><p>Lead exposure can affect the health of both adults and children. Here are ways to protect your family's health and your own.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-20T23:00:00Z Beware the Burger: Eating More Meat Linked to Blood Sugar Imbalances and Liver Disease- <img src="" /><p>Even on a Paleo or Keto diet, too much meat can be bad. </p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-20T20:00:00Z Why the CDC Isn’t Studying Gun Violence- <img src="" /><p>Here's a look at the reasons why we don't study gun-related injuries ahead of the "March for Our Lives" protest.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT 2018-03-20T20:00:00Z Why Graphene Hair Dye Is Better for Your Head- <img src="" /><p>Researchers detail the latest nontoxic alternative to hair dyes. Here's how it works differently than traditional hair dyes.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT 2018-03-20T17:00:00Z What If Women’s Exams Weren’t Awful?- <img src="" /><p>A team of women in San Francisco are redesigning the pelvic exam experience with patients' physical and emotional needs in mind.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2018-03-20T12:00:00Z Tiny Implantable Sensor Able to Wirelessly Transmit Data About Your Health- <img src="" /><p>This new biosensor may have overcome one of the biggest problems in precision medicine. </p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 2018-03-19T23:00:00Z Knee Surgery That Reduces Pain… But Doesn’t Heal the Injury- <img src="" /><p>An outpatient procedure could provide patients relief from the pain of knee osteoarthritis… without the need for medications.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT 2018-03-19T19:00:00Z Traumatic Brain Injury in Children Can Lead to ADHD Years Later- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say it can take up to a decade for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms to show up in children after they have a serious head injury.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2018-03-19T18:00:00Z Patients with Rare Diseases Turning to Online Medical Detectives for Help- <img src="" /><p>For the last five years, CrowdMed has helped thousands get valuable information about rare and difficult to diagnose conditions.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2018-03-19T18:00:00Z 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 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 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 Children are Suffering Brain Injuries from Contact Sports—And Now Parents are Demanding Action- <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