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A million Australians abuse prescription drugs

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:19:05 GMT

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The Latest: McCain treated for viral infection, doctor says

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:38:06 GMT

In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session where Republican senators met on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment.




Trump: Sen. McCain returning home to Arizona after treatment

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:51:17 GMT

President Donald Trump says Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The president says: "They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won't."




Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:19:25 GMT

Montana's dental care for those populations have been praised by dentists, but the state's Medicaid program is now facing an $8.9 million funding cut as part of lawmakers' efforts to balance the state budget. States must provide certain dental coverage for children on Medicaid but adult benefits are optional, Lee Newspapers of Montana reported Sunday.




Huge suicide discovery shocks scientists

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:40:39 GMT

Scientists may have just achieved a major breakthrough in the battle against depression and suicide, demonstrating in a study that ketamine could reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed people within a matter of hours. The study found that ketamine was much more effective than other sedatives at reducing such thoughts, and it worked a lot more quickly.




Erectile dysfunction may signal heart disease risk

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:59:24 GMT

Young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease -- the leading cause of death among men worldwide, finds a study Young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease -- the leading cause of death among men worldwide, finds a study. The findings suggested that erectile dysfunction -- afflicting more than half of men aged 40-70 years and greater than 70 per cent of men over age 70 -- can be a simple and effective marker of underlying risk of subclinical cardiovascular disease.




Memphis woman gets custom-made knees thanks to 3D printing

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:32:55 GMT

A cruise in the Bahamas should've been the trip of a lifetime for Gail Blayde, but all it did was remind her how badly her knees hurt. "I couldn't even enjoy my cruise.




Ask the Doctors: Dad's diabetes causes painful neuropathy in feet

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:55:55 GMT

Dear Doctor: My dad is 65 years old and has Type 2 diabetes. He recently developed pain in his feet, which his doctor says is peripheral neuropathy.




Does Christmas music turn you into the Grinch?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:19:08 GMT

If you find yourself relating to a hairy, green, holiday-hating beast known as the Grinch when your ears are filled with the sounds of the season, you're in good company. A 2011 Consumer Reports poll found that almost 25% of Americans picked seasonal music as one of the most dreaded aspects of the holiday season, ranking just behind "seeing certain relatives."




Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:00:13 GMT

The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington on Dec. 15, 2017. A burst of sign-ups is punctuating the end of a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama's health care law.




Hospitals ask people with flu not to visit patients

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:40:08 GMT

Health officials in Springfield have a request for anyone who thinks just because they're feeling under the weather it's still OK to visit someone in the hospital: Don't do it. The State Journal-Register reports that as the area is in the height of flu season, HSHS St. John's Hospital and Memorial Health System are telling people they'd rather not they not visit patients if they're not feeling well themselves.




Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:48:46 GMT

Mason Tyson's cancer diagnosis prompted his family to switch to an organic diet and inspired them to start their own organic farm where they now donate food to cancer patients. Mason Tyson's cancer diagnosis prompted his family to switch to an organic diet and inspired them to start their own organic farm where they now donate food to cancer patients.




Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:48:45 GMT

Marriage is supposed to lead to happily ever after , right? A new report reveals women over 85 are actually happier after their partner dies. The Health Survey for England recently conducted a study to monitor trends in the nation's health.




Loneliness commission set up by murdered MP Jo Cox calls for government-led strategy

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:27 GMT

A commission set up by MP Jo Cox before she was murdered has concluded the government should create a national strategy to combat loneliness. The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission concludes that some nine million adults in the UK suffer from constant loneliness, which is as harmful to health as obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.




Every single one of us can tackle loneliness epidemic, says Jo Cox's sister

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:26 GMT

The cross-party commission was established by Jo Cox when she was Labour MP for Batley and Spen The "social epidemic" of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and "every single one of us" playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox. Kim Leadbeater was speaking after a commission set up by Mrs Cox before her death recommended that the UK needs a government-led national strategy to combat a problem which affects millions of people.




Review of - chaotic' alcohol duty preferable to minimum pricing, says think tank

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:25 GMT

Lager and cider drinkers will be hardest hit by minimum unit prices on alcohol, a respected economic think tank has said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the 50p minimum unit price planned in Scotland would see the price of a pack of 20 cans of Strongbow cider from Tesco double from A 11 to A 22. Minimum pricing is a vital public health measure with strong support from those who work in frontline of alcohol misuse.




CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:55:23 GMT

Officials in President Donald Trump's administration are forbidding officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including "fetus" and "transgender" - in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including "fetus" and "transgender" - in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget.