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  1. Skinny Jeans Took a Tight Toll on This Lady's Legs

    June 23, 2015 -- Squatting for a long time while wearing skinny jeans can damage muscles and nerves in the legs, according to a new case study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The study, called “Fashion Victim,” described a 35-year-old woman in Australia who found

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  2. Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests. "The most striking finding from

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  3. Too Few Old Heart Attack Patients Get This Device?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one in 10 older heart attack survivors gets a potentially lifesaving implantable defibrillator, a new study finds. This small, battery-powered device sits under the skin in the chest. If the heart starts beat

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  4. Evidence Backs Medical Pot for Some Conditions

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived dr

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  5. E. Coli Scare Spurs Bottled Water Recall

    June 23, 2015 -- The Niagara Bottling company is recalling 14 brands of its bottled water products after one spring showed signs of contamination with the E. coli bacteria, the company said in a news release. While the company says no E. coli has been detected in any finished product, "we immediatel

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  6. Labels on Edible Pot Products May Be Misleading

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to edible medical marijuana products, new research shows that ailing people are unlikely to get what they pay for in that pot brownie or chocolate chunk cookie. Most edible pot products sampled in three ma

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  7. Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's possible that among the millions of bacteria living in your gut, at least one microbe might change how your body processes food and affect your weight, a small French study suggests. The microbe -- Akkermansia muci

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  8. 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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  9. Decision May Cripple N.C. Health Insurance Market

    By Michael Tomsic, WFAE CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roughly half a million North Carolinians could soon lose money they depend on for health insurance. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule soon on a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It governs federal subsidies for insurance in states like North Carolina that

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  10. Many Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds. Fifty-five percent of those who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, researchers report. But, using advan

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