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  1. Docs Should Discourage Pot During Pregnancy: ACOG

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot's active ingredients can have on a child's brain development, new guidelines state. The recommendation was rele

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  2. HPV Shot and Precancerous Cervical Lesions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women. While it's still too early to say that vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix

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  3. CBO: 19 Million Uninsured If Health Law Repealed

    By Phil Galewitz Repealing the federal health law would add an additional 19 million to the ranks of the uninsured in 2016 and increase the federal deficit over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The report is the first time CBO has analyzed the costs of the health law usi

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  4. Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report. A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on a chart helped people lose weight and keep it off.

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  5. Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests. The findings, researchers said, do not prove that sitting in front of a TV or computer causes anxiety. For one, it's possib

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  6. Taking the Food Ingredient Fight Online

    July 23, 2015 -- After 4-year-old Trenton Shutters started pre-K, his behavior changed dramatically. When things didn’t go his way, “he would have a meltdown to the point of being inconsolable,” his mother, Renee Shutters, recalls. Trenton had nightmares and couldn’t sleep through the night. Shutter

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  7. Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help

    June 18, 2015 -- A diet rich in fermented foods and drinks likely to contain probiotics may help curb social anxiety in young adults, new research suggests. The study points to a promising link. It doesn't prove cause and effect, though, says Matthew Hilimire, PhD, an assistant professor in the depa

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  8. Heart Rate Linked to Women's Sexual Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems, a new study suggests. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between heartbeats. Those changes in he

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  9. New Drugs May Prevent Migraines Before They Start

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches. The drugs target a biochemical called calcit

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  10. FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency said Thursd

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