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The risky social media challenge has already resulted in one death. By Sarah D. Young of. September 25, 2020. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers, and health care professionals to be aware of risks posed by the Benadryl Challenge, which some TikTok users are participating in. The challenge, which dares kids to take excessive amounts of the allergy medication Benadryl to achieve a hallucinatory state, could lead to serious health consequences or even death, the agency. Thursday. The FDA has issued the warning in response to reports of children ending up in the emergency room or even dying after taking potentially lethal amounts of Benadryl while participating in the social media challenge. There are serious. 09/25/2020 13:51
No ban is in play, but certain groups might be vulnerable. By Gary Guthrie of. September 25, 2020. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threw up the caution flag for people with silver dental fillings -- referred to as dental amalgam. The agency warned that those particular fillings have been shown to cause health problems for some high-risk groups such as pregnant women and those with hypersensitivity to mercury. When the FDA uses the term amalgam, its referring to fillings that are a mixture of copper, mercury, silver, and tin. The inclusion of mercury has been a sore point for years for some dental professionals, but both the FDA and the American Dental Association (ADA) were on record as saying the amalgam was safe. Its taken almost. 09/25/2020 10:49
One order would block discrimination against patients with preexisting conditions. By Mark Huffman of. September 25, 2020. President Trump says he will sign a series of executive orders aimed at preventing patients from getting hit with surprise medical bills. Administration officials say part of that policy will be protections for people with preexisting conditions -- such as the protections provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which the administration is seeking to dismantle. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, on a conference call with journalists, said one of the presidents orders would stipulate that people with preexisting conditions are covered by health insurance regardless of whether the Affordable Care Act is. 09/24/2020 14:17
Experts say these types of courses could also be beneficial for overall mental health. By Kristen Dalli of. September 24, 2020. High levels of stress among college students has prompted experts to explore ways to combat anxiety, and recent studies have suggested that and can be helpful. Now, a new study conducted by researchers from Binghamton University looked at how college students can shift their perspectives about stress. 09/24/2020 13:42
Study findings suggest that weighted blankets improve overall relaxation. By Kristen Dalli of. September 24, 2020. The importance of cant be overstated, but many consumers still unfortunately experience hours of tossing and turning at night. However, a new study found that there could be hope for those who struggle with insomnia. According to researchers from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, using a can be an effective way to improve sleep outcomes and reduce symptoms associated with . A suggested explanation for the calming and sleep-promoting effect is the pressure that the chain blanket applies on different points on the body, stimulating the sensation of touch and the sense of muscles and joints, similar to acupressure and massage, 09/24/2020 09:46
A study suggests that health care losses could exceed $323 billion this year. By Mark Huffman of. September 24, 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has inflicted losses on the nations hospitals in more ways than one, and a new report says the combined effect may be a reduction in services and higher costs for patients. A from QuoteWizard, an online insurance marketplace, shows that health care spending at hospitals fell by 43 percent in April and declined 37 percent at doctors offices. While some hospitals were overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, people with other medical issues -- some very serious -- stayed away. 09/22/2020 13:41
Experts say the combination can seriously impact the immune system. By Kristen Dalli of. September 22, 2020. With rapidly approaching, researchers from RMIT University are exploring the risks associated with pregnant women contracting the infection. According to their work, the flu can be incredibly dangerous to pregnant women because the virus causes the immune system to go into overdrive. 09/22/2020 11:45
This explains why patients can experience such wildly different symptoms. By Kristen Dalli of. September 22, 2020. While a great deal of research about Parkinsons disease focuses on associated with the condition, a new study conducted by researchers from Aarhus University took a different approach. Prior to this study, it was generally believed that there was only one type of Parkinsons disease. 09/22/2020 11:32
Are saving steps worth the potential added cost of production? By Gary Guthrie of. September 22, 2020. Not one to pump the brakes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his plans to build a hyper-automated factory -- what he calls the machine that builds the machine -- will continue despite warnings that amping up production is complex and demanding. The extreme difficulty of scaling production of new technology is not well understood. 09/22/2020 08:08
An analysis from finds an average savings of more than $300. By Mark Huffman of. September 22, 2020. Used car prices are near all-time highs, but a new report suggests there is an often-overlooked source where consumers might get a better deal. The. shows that while auto dealers continue to mark up the price of a previously owned car, buying from rental car agenciesthat normally retire a vehicle after three years or less can actually save you money. As contact-free online dealers have gained popularity as a safe alternative to traditional dealerships, and as struggling car rental companies unload their inventory, consumers might be considering these alternatives to traditional brick and mortar dealerships, said iSeeCars Executive A. 09/21/2020 15:07
A new study highlights the importance of strong social connections. By Kristen Dalli of. September 21, 2020. While researchers have found how certain can affect consumers likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study is exploring the role that might play in the diseases progression. According to researchers from Kings College London, older adults who experience higher levels of loneliness are more likely to develop the condition. This study shows a strong relationship between loneliness and the later onset of type 2 diabetes, researcher Dr. Ruth Hackett. 09/21/2020 12:00
Researchers say finding time for relaxation can greatly benefit consumers mental and physical health. By Kristen Dalli of. September 21, 2020. With at an all-time high in recent months, its important to find ways to incorporate into your day-to-day routine. Now, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Konstanz found that consumers can help reduce their stress levels and feel more relaxed in just 10 minutes by resting or receiving a quick massage. To get a better handle on the negative effects of stress, we need to understand its opposite -- relaxation, researcher Jens Pruessner. 09/21/2020 08:10
A report shows banks failed to prevent thousands of suspicious transactions. By Mark Huffman of. September 21, 2020. Several international banks are in the hot seat following the publication of documents showing that terrorists, drug smugglers, and other criminal elements were able to move massive amounts of money through the institutions, despite banks own internal warnings. Critics of the banking industry seized on the report, saying it shows the need for reform of a system they charge has become less responsive to the needs of consumers and legitimate bank customers. BuzzFeed said it. filed with U.S. government agencies that describe financial transactions bank employees considered suspicious but were processed anyway. 09/18/2020 14:39
Researchers worry about the long-term effects linked to these types of drugs. By Kristen Dalli of. September 18, 2020. While many kids take steroids to manage conditions like or autoimmune conditions, a new study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University is exploring the effect that they can have on kids long-term health. According to their work, these types of drugs can increase the likelihood of several future health risks for children, including blood clots, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots from oral steroids have been studied in large populations of adults, researcher Daniel Horton. 09/17/2020 08:09
Cox Automotive reports supply is beginning to catch up with demand. By Mark Huffman of. September 17, 2020. Theres good news for consumers shopping for a used car. The significant runup in prices that has occurred during the pandemic may have peaked, according to the latest analysis from Cox Automotive. But if youre seriously considering a used car purchase, it might pay to put it off for a couple of months. Prices have risen over the last few months because the inventory level of used cars has gotten smaller. After what appeared to be a glut early in the pandemic, supplies have tightened as more buyers have shifted from the new car showroom to the used car lot. There was a sudden shortage of new cars in May and June after auto manufacturers c. 09/15/2020 14:34
Researchers are emphasizing how mindset can affect physical health. By Kristen Dalli of. September 15, 2020. While many consumers think of changing their or habits in an effort to promote better heart health, a new study is exploring how a persons attitude plays a bigger role in health outcomes than they might realize. According to researchers from the European Society of Cardiology, having a hostile attitude could make recovering from a heart attack more complicated. 09/14/2020 10:51
Researchers say eating healthier during pregnancy could have lasting benefits. By Kristen Dalli of. September 14, 2020. Researchers have previously found that mothers can affect their childrens health, and now a new study is expanding on that work. According to a new study conducted by researchers from Kings College London, kids are likely to be healthier when their mothers follow healthy diets and engage in physical activity during pregnancy.

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