SUNDAY, July 23, 2017 -- If you like grapefruit juice, you need to be aware that it can affect the way some medications work, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or an irregular heart rhythm.
That's the message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The Republican Party's quest to undo the Affordable Care Act -- either by replacing it, repealing it or letting it fail -- is creating enormous uncertainty for millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance.
Senate Republicans huddled again Wednesday night to discuss a path forward on health care after several doomed attempts to move bills to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds.
Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression risk among women, yet hormone fluctuations are something all women experience. So, the study authors tried to figure out how hormones might be linked to depression.
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Two particular types of nerve damage -- neuropathy -- have been increasing as more and more people develop diabetes in the United States, an expert says.
Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy were once rare conditions. Both occur when small blood vessels supplying the nerves are damaged by diabetes because they don't get enough oxygen and nutrients, said Dr. Divpreet Kaur, a neurologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Babies born today will have about a dozen wellness visits by the time they reach age 3. At that point, these checkups typically drop to just once a year, often before kids head back to school.
So it's important to make the most of each visit, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Nobody wants the flu, but it can prove deadly for frail residents of nursing homes.
Now, new research suggests that giving this population a high-dose flu vaccine -- one with four times the usual amount of immune-spurring antigens -- can greatly cut their risk of hospitalization from the flu.