Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs

  FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Reports of deaths and illnesses occurring soon after use are prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue warnings on two drugs used to fight the hepatitis C virus. The drugs, called Viekira Pak and Technivie, appeared linked to serious liver damage in patients with advanced… Read More »

Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease

Photo: Getty Images WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report. There were 19,659 hepatitis C-related deaths in 2014, according to preliminary data from U.S. Centers… Read More »

How to Get Birth Control Without a Doctor's Appointment

Women can now get birth control delivered to their homes as easily as they can order take-out—finally. The new app Nurx makes it incredibly convenient for women over 18 to access the patch, ring, or pill—even Plan B—privately and quickly. Although the service is only available in California and New York right now, the company plans to expand to other… Read More »

More People Are Now Obese Than Underweight, Study Finds

The number of obese people around the world has increased dramatically in the past 40 years, and now tops the number of people who are underweight, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at global, regional and national body mass index patterns among adults from 1975 to 2014,… Read More »

10 Health Trends That Will Be Huge in 2016, According to Pinterest

We may be just two weeks into January, but some of the biggest health trends of the year are already starting to emerge. Pinterest recently released a list of the top healthy topics that have spiked since Christmas Eve, and the results may surprise you: Instead of extreme ab workouts and crash diets (what we might’ve expected in the middle… Read More »

Is Zika Really Going to Hit the U.S. This Summer? Some Experts Say No

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Are health officials in the United States overreacting to the threat posed by the Zika virus this summer? Some leading insect and infectious-diseases experts think so, arguing that the mosquito-borne virus is unlikely to become a widespread hazard to pregnant women throughout the United States. “I… Read More »

How to Know When Your Bad Mood Is Something More Serious

How do I know if I’m really depressed or just extra cranky? Depression is more than just feeling down or crabby. It’s caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain that usually affects your mind and body. So while feeling sad is one sign of depression, there are usually also physical clues, such as changes… Read More »

Why We Loved Daisy Ridley’s Fake #NoMakeup Selfie

Daisy Ridley has an empowering reminder for her fans: Don’t believe everything you see on social media. Yesterday the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress, 24, shared ” target=”_blank”>an Instagram selfie with the sentence “I woke up like this #nofilter #nomakeup” across her forehead. In the caption, though, Ridley clarified the obvious—”3 of these statements aren’t true”—and took the opportunity to… Read More »