• ABCJury chosen for fraud case retrial due to sleeping attorney

    A jury has been chosen in the case of a Pennsylvania businessman accused of mortgage fraud who won a new trial because the judge, witnesses and jurors who convicted him last year saw his defense attorney sleeping. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports jurors were selected Monday for the proceedings in the case of James Nassida scheduled to begin Aug. 29. U.S. Read more...

  • Associated PressPolice try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses

    Police try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses Associated Press – 14 August 2017 10:25-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • BBC News'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

    People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.The work, in the European Heart Journal, is further evidence against the idea people can be “fat but fit”. The researchers studied health data on more than half a million people in 10 European countries, including the UK.Normal blood Read more...

  • CBS NewsThe country where Down syndrome is disappearing

    Last Updated Aug 15, 2017 2:17 AM EDT “CBSN: On Assignment” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and on our streaming network, CBSN. Explore more on this topic in our “Behind the Lens” report.With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few Read more...

  • CNBCHow a drug company fighting depression and schizophrenia avoids 'ripoff' drug prices

    Lundbeck’s CEO Kare Schultz said he’s not concerned about the president’s tweet on “ripoff prices” aimed at the CEO of Merck. Schultz said generics keep Lundbeck’s drugs cheap for patients, while innovative therapies create higher-value products. President Donald Trump attacked a pharmaceutical chief executive over “ripoff drug prices” on Monday, but Lundbeck CEO Kare Schultz doesn’t anticipate a similar fate Read more...

  • FOX NewsCan a genetic test really boost your odds of becoming pregnant?

    A $950 DNA test is marketed as a way to maximize women’s chances of becoming pregnant. But there’s no proof it can actually help them conceive. Read more on FOX News.

  • New York TimesLess Sleep Tied to Diabetes Risk in Children

    Children who sleep less may be at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, researchers report.Earlier studies found a link between shorter sleep and diabetes in adults, but the connection has been little studied in children.British researchers studied 4,525 9- and 10-year olds from varying ethnic backgrounds. On average, their parents reported they slept 10 hours a night, with 95 percent Read more...

  • ReutersLittle evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

    (Reuters Health) – Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest. Read the story on Reuters.

  • UPIAir purifiers may help the smog-stressed heart

    MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 — High levels of air pollution can harm heart health, but air purifiers may protect against the threat, according to a small study from China. The study included 55 healthy college students who used real or fake air purifiers in their dormitory rooms. Researchers measured the students’ indoor and outdoor exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), Read more...

  • ABC'Healthy Living for Summer': Having a balanced diet

    Dieting can be a frustrating experience, at times leading to feelings of guilt or tempting cravings. In the seventh episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for Summer” series, we spoke with Shawn Stevenson, a nutritionist, author and host of the podcast “The Model Health Show,” who shared advice on how to have a balanced diet without necessarily having to diet. Read more...