'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Paralyzed by Spinal Infection

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller nearly died after she developed a spinal infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down, People magazine reports. The former "Dance Moms" star sought emergency…

Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many young Americans don't realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows. Looking…

AHA: Hypertension Plus Prediabetes a Dangerous Duo for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated…

Americans Toss Out Tons of Fruits and Veggies

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may be trying to eat healthy, but they're throwing away mountains of produce in the process, a new study suggests. "Higher-quality diets have greater amounts of fruits and vegetables,…

Does Pot Really Dull a Teen's Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do not appear to be as strongly affected by…

Marriage Means 'I Do' for Skin Cancer Detection

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A walk down the aisle may be a healthy step to better skin cancer detection. New research shows that simply by being married, people increase their odds that a melanoma -- the most deadly form…

Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise. That's the finding of Canadian researchers who analyzed muscle samples from young…

Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is the "e" word -- exercise -- a downer for you? If so, you need look no further than everyday chores to find new ways to ramp up your workout level and burn more calories. Remember, if you're…

Could Banned Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic chemicals that have been banned for nearly four decades may be hiding in kitchens across the United States, new research suggests. Polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs,…

More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming, health researchers report. Ozone levels…

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research sheds light on why some people's blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt. The research team previously discovered that a natural gene variation that occurs in 48 percent of…

New Therapy May Prevent Tough-to-Treat Migraines

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first of a new class of drugs that harness the immune system to ward off the headaches. Researchers found…