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Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:11 +0100

-- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Health Tip: Comparing Soap and Other Body Cleansers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:03 +0100

-- Traditional soaps are made by combining fats or oils with an alkali, such as lye. Most body cleansers, however, are actually synthetic detergent products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are very few pure soaps on the market... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:54 +0100

SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 -- You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn. " Cigarette smoking is probably the single most harmful thing you can do to your health, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:00:01 +0100

SATURDAY, Feb. 17, 2018 -- Strokes in babies may not have the same lasting effects as they do in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center found that people who'd had a stroke as a newborn that damaged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Sibling Bullying Could Have Mental Health Effects

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:02:23 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- People who, as young kids, either bullied their siblings or were bullied themselves by siblings face an increased risk for psychotic disorders, a new British study suggests. By age 18, those who'd been either the victim or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Flu Season Shows First Signs of Slowing

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:29 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- While this flu season is still one of the worst seen in years, the first signs that infection rates are starting to level off were reported by U.S. health officials on Friday. As of Feb. 10, a total of 43 states continued to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Fentanyl Test Strips May Help Stem OD Deaths

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:14 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- A thin test strip -- similar to a pregnancy test -- can detect whether a street drug contains the dangerous opioid fentanyl, according to a new report. Fentanyl -- one of strongest types of opioid painkillers -- is often... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



How to Put Mass Shooting Tragedies in Perspective for Kids

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:02:50 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- In the wake of yet another deadly school shooting in the United States, one health specialist offers advice on how to ease children's fears about acts of terror and violence. Consider the child's age and emotional maturity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Pets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental Ills

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:02:48 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Can the adoring gaze of a dog or the comforting purr of a cat be helpful to people with mental illness? Absolutely, new research suggests. Although furry companions won't replace medications or therapy for mental health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



After Another Shooting Tragedy,'Stop the Bleed' Kits Urged for Schools

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:59 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Some of the 17 people killed Wednesday in the senseless Florida school shooting might have survived if their bleeding could have been stopped in time, experts say. Noting that it takes only 5 to 10 minutes for a gunshot... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Antibiotics Don't Always Get Them

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:54 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds. " Longstanding recommendations say children with sickle cell anemia should take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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How to Spare Family and Coworkers Your Flu Misery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:24 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- You've caught the flu, but you have to go to work and you can't desert your family. What do you do? Believe it or not, one expert says there are ways to stem the spread of sickness -- even if you can't avoid being around... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:18 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- A gene mutation that's passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that sisters... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Hey Runners, Be Sure to Choose the Right Shoes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:04 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- The only equipment you really need to go running are running shoes. But choosing a pair can often feel like a shopping marathon. There's no shortage of big box sporting goods stores, but ask the staff at a local running... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:02:59 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Extends Use of Clot Retrieval Device The time window for use of a clot retrieval device to treat certain stroke patients has been extended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:Manage Stress

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:02:32 +0100

-- It's common to be frequently stressed. When faced with a stressful situation, according to the American Cancer Society, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense and your brain uses more oxygen. If your stress lasts too long,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Health Tip:Ski and Snowboard Safely With Your Kids

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:02:30 +0100

-- Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to keep your family active during the cold winter months. But as with any winter activity, you should avoid prolonged exposure to the cold by scheduling breaks to go inside and warm up. The American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Patients Want Information Before Imaging Tests

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Patients Want More Information Before Imaging Tests (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:02:08 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, new research out of Britain hints -- but cannot prove -- that the drugs might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:45 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Teenagers are impressionable when it comes to e-cigarettes, new research suggests. Nearly four out of 10 U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes said seeing others vape led them to try the devices themselves, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:01 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries likely contributing to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Household Products May Pollute the Air as Much as Your Car Does: Study

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:40 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Everyday products such as perfume, skin lotion, hair spray, deodorant, household cleaners and lawn pesticides are a top source of air pollution, as damaging to air quality as the exhaust from cars and trucks, a new report... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



CDC Says Flu Vaccine Just 25 Percent Effective Against Leading Strain

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:08 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Flu continues to ravage the United States in one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. And the ineffectiveness of this year's flu vaccine is partly to blame. According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Your Tax Dollars Fund Research on Hundreds of New Meds

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02:57 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health spent more than $100 billion on research that led to 210 new medicines gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval over six years, a new study shows. Nearly $64 billion of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02:35 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- In what researchers call a first step toward personalized vaccines for a multitude of cancers, a vaccine made from stem cells protected mice from tumors. The vaccine was composed of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:44 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential -- and unusual -- risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid. The investigators found that men and women who had been about 2 inches taller than average at age 7 had,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma a Survival Advantage

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:28 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Obese men with advanced melanoma skin cancer seem to have a survival benefit over their slimmer peers, a new study suggests. Among men who received treatment for the potentially deadly cancer, obese patients lived an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Booze Beats Pot at Being Unhealthy: Oregon Poll

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:19 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Many believe alcohol poses a greater danger to health than marijuana, a new study out of Oregon suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon before that state legalized recreational marijuana use in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Here's to a Healthy Pregnancy

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:15 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you'll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life. First, you'll want to monitor your weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy Personnel

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:08 +0100

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- They described hearing loud, unusual noises in either their homes or hotel rooms. Afterwards, they experienced concussion-like symptoms such as memory and thinking problems, headaches, dizziness and balance issues. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:When Arthritis Strikes Your Feet

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:02:19 +0100

-- If you have intense pain in your feet, arthritis may be the cause of your woes. Arthritis leads to swelling and pain in the cartilage and lining of the joints. If these symptoms affect your feet, it's probably time to visit a podiatrist, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:02:06 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cheeseburgers, Chocolate Milk No Longer on Happy Meal Menu Cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will not longer be listed on the Happy Meal menu,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:Balance Moves for Older Adults

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:02:04 +0100

-- Balance exercises can help prevent falls, especially among older adults. But before you begin any exercise program, always consult your doctor. The American Council on Exercise mentions these common balance exercises for active older... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Colon Cancer Symptoms vs Hemorrhoids

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Colon Cancer Symptoms vs. Hemorrhoids (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussion

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:41 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- If you worry about ever getting cancer, you might want to pass on the processed foods at your supermarket. Every 10 percent dietary increase in packaged snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and other highly processed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Being a Single Dad Can Take a Big Toll on Health

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:34 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Single dads have been played for laughs in countless TV sitcoms, from " The Andy Griffith Show " and " My Three Sons " up to modern takes such as " Arrested Development " and " Louie. " But in real life, being a single dad is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



New Treatment Apalutamide (Erleada) Approved for Prostate Cancer That Resists Hormone Therapy

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02:38 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Erleada (apalutamide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat non-spreading prostate cancer that continues to grow despite hormone therapy. Prostate cancer is the second-most-common form of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



First Blood Test to Evaluate Potential Concussions Approved

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:00:56 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test designed to help doctors evaluate whether a suspected brain injury is a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Traditional concussion evaluation includes a CT scan of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



New Treatment Approved for Prostate Cancer That Resists Hormone Therapy

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:00:38 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Erleada (apalutamide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat non-spreading prostate cancer that continues to grow despite hormone therapy. Prostate cancer is the second-most-common form of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



FDA Approves Apalutamide (Erleada) to Help Curb a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:02:25 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- A new drug that can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer has been approved for use by U.S. health officials. In a recent study, the drug called Erleada (apalutamide) has shown... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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It's Not Your Imagination: You're Hungrier After Losing Weight

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:37 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- If you find yourself famished after you've managed to diet away a sizable number of pounds, you're not alone. Cutting back on calorie consumption is likely to spark changes that permanently boost appetite among obese men... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



More Wild Weather to Come If Climate Change Goals Not Met

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:35 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Extreme weather such as severe flooding and droughts will become much more common if the targets in the Paris Agreement on climate change aren't reached, researchers warn. The agreement seeks to limit global temperature... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



FDA Approves Drug to Help Curb a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:25 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- A new drug that can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer has been approved for use by U.S. health officials. In a recent study, the drug called Erleada (apalutamide) has shown... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:05 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Obamacare Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care: Study

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:02:43 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- One of the main features of Obamacare -- providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents'health plan -- allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows. The study looked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Parents Find Kids' Weight Report Cards Hard to Swallow

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:02:01 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Schools across the country are issuing special report cards that assess a student's weight and health -- but parents often don't believe what they're seeing, a small study shows. Known as BMI report cards, they contain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Shedding Pounds Before Weight-Loss Surgery a Smart Move

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02:48 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- By the time you've decided to have weight-loss surgery, you've probably given up on dieting altogether. But a new study suggests that if you can drop some weight in the month before your procedure, you might have a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Pimavanserin Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02:40 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The " overmedication " of agitated dementia patients -- with the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs -- is an ongoing issue in U.S. health care. Now, British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Money Can Buy You Happiness, But Only So Much

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02:35 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- They say you can't put a price tag on happiness, but new research suggests that you can. In a study designed to see if more money might make people more content, researchers found there was a limit on what amount could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



One Hidden Culprit Behind Weight Gain: Fruit Juice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02:12 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Fruit juice isn't doing any favors for your waistline, a new study reports. People who drink a small glass of fruit juice daily can expect to steadily gain a bit of weight over the years, according to data from a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:36 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:20 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents'intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:08 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, new research suggests one behavior can predict how strong a couple's bond might be. The study of newlywed couples found that if either partner spent too much time looking at attractive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:02 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. " Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine's Day. Red or itchy eyes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:02:04 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Some Genes Remain Active After Death: Study Some genes keep working after a person dies, researchers say. They analyzed samples from a number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Health Tip:Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:02:36 +0100

-- Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that can lead to scarring in air sacs within the lungs. This can make breathing difficult. Most cases of the disease have no known cause, and its severity varies from person to person. About 140,000 Americans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:02:33 +0100

-- Lack of sleep is an often overlooked risk factor for type 2 diabetes, the National Sleep Foundation says. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to less insulin production and increased production of stress hormones, the foundation says. Over time, too... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Islet Cell Tumors

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Valentine's Day Is No Romance for Diabetes Control

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Broken Foot

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:02:09 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It estimated that increased spending to ensure wider distribution of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:02:37 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net. In a small study, young adults who had one of two psychotherapies were better able... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Too Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:02:28 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people saying they received no information about their procedures... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Do Common Household Chemicals Affect Your Weight?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:02:11 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- After losing weight, many dieters soon regain much of what they took off. Now, research hints that chemicals lurking in clothing and furniture may play a role in this frustrating yo-yo cycle. Widely used manmade chemicals... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:02:51 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say. That represents no change in advice from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:02:25 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research suggests the treatment might raise their odds for bone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:02:21 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say. National survey data showed that more than 8 percent of adults aged 20 and older suffer from low... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



The Right Way to Weigh Yourself

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:02:35 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- The scale can be your best friend -- or your worst enemy -- when you're on a diet. But whether or not you like what you see, a scale isn't the only -- or the best -- way to track your progress. Rather than looking for a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:02:30 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Want to Keep the Weight Off? Eat More Slowly

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:02:06 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Instead of gulping your food, try eating more slowly. It may help you drop those unwanted pounds, a new study by Japanese researchers suggests. Also helpful: Avoiding after-dinner snacks and eating anything in the two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:02:52 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Experts Slam Study Linking Ultrasound and Autism There is significant controversy over a study that found a possible link between autism and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:18 +0100

-- About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women. Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as gender, race or age. Other factors involve your lifestyle. The U.S. Office... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:Preparing for Surgery

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:11 +0100

-- To prepare for a visit with your surgeon before an operation, it helps to have a list of questions and concerns ready. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests what to ask: What is the success rate of the operation? How many of these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Cataract Risk Highest in Younger Diabetes Patients

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



No Proof At-Home'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:00:22 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain -- in the comfort of your own home -- are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human'Eye Worm '

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:02:47 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Imagine going to the mirror and finding a small translucent worm crawling across the surface of your eye. The first of many. That's what happened to an avid 26-year-old outdoorswoman from Oregon, who recently became the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:02:09 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of addiction and tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the United States, new research now suggests that taking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Valentine's Day Coping Tips When Loved One Is Gone

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:02:03 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- While many will be showered with flowers and candy on Valentine's Day, those who have lost loved ones may find the holiday hard to bear. " Valentine's Day is one of the days that might be stressful for some people if they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Think Extermination Ends Your Bedbug Woes? Think Again

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:02:49 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Long after you rid your home of unwelcome bedbugs, chemicals they leave behind in their droppings may continue to haunt you, a new study shows. In people, the immune system releases histamines to protect the body. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Unsafe Water Found in Faucets Across the U.S.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:02:30 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests. Almost 8 percent of community water systems are plagued by health-based violations of water quality standards in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Preemies Get a Slow Start on Friendships

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:02:38 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- As if preemies didn't face enough struggles, a new study finds they have more difficulty making friends, though things improve once they start school. " Having friends, playing with them and being accepted is important for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:02:41 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than others, health officials report. " Despite continued updates and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Driving May Be Risky Business on 4/20 Pot Holiday

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:02:31 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- America's highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there's an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which for decades has been a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:02:03 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don't need, new research shows. White adults and children, along with those who had private insurance and lived in urban areas, were more likely to receive a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:31 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- A variety of emotions can arise when kids go off to college and start on their adult life. Research done at the University of Kansas shows that being able to communicate through texting and other channels can help you feel... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Heart Defects May Raise Odds for Dementia

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:25 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 10,600 people in Denmark born with a heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:23 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- As a particularly nasty flu season rages across the United States, scientists have found a powerful new disinfectant that makes " light " work of the virus. Researchers say a certain spectrum of ultraviolet light -- called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:33:46 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Maker Stops Marketing the Painkillers to Doctors Faced with lawsuits and blame for contributing to the United States'opioid epidemic,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip: Prevent Exposure to Lead

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:56 +0100

-- Lead exposure has been linked to problems including reduced IQ, focus and academic performance. So every effort should be made to prevent lead exposure in the home, particularly among children. Lead-based paint was banned for use in American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Health Tip:Online Pharmacies You Should Avoid

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:14 +0100

-- Online pharmacies may be an affordable alternative to a big-box pharmacy store, but it is important to make sure the online pharmacy you select is safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mentions these warning signs of an online pharmacy that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Cancer Risk in Old Age and Immune System Decline

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Cancer Risk With Old Age Due to Immune System Decline? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



The Purrfect Diet for Your Fat Cat

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:00:51 +0100

SUNDAY, Feb. 11, 2018 -- Has your favorite tabby gotten a tad tubby? You can help that fat cat slim down safely. But be forewarned: It won't happen overnight. Researchers at the University of Illinois put eight overweight neutered male cats on a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:00:37 +0100

SATURDAY, Feb. 10, 2018 -- Just because it's not summer doesn't mean you're safe from sun-related skin damage. " The highest level of concern is usually during the summer months, but sun damage can occur year-round, even on cloudy or rainy days, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Don't Count on an American to Do CPR

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:00:44 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- If someone collapsed in front of you, could you perform CPR? If you answered no, you're hardly alone. Just over half of Americans know how to perform the emergency procedure. And even fewer know the recommended hands-only... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



A Bad Flu Season Keeps Getting Worse

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:02:57 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- This year's dangerous flu season shows no sign of waning, and " may be on track to break some recent records. " That was the sobering assessment offered Friday by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Acting Director... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Fidget Spinners May Be Dangerous in the Wrong Hands

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:02:06 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- Fidget spinners may well keep restless hands occupied for a time. But in the wrong hands, the popular gadgets can be harmful, doctors warn. A 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl suffered severe esophageal burns after they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:02:14 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- Acne can be emotionally devastating at any age, and new research suggests it could even throw you into a deep depression. " Our research has shown that patients with acne have a 63 percent increased risk of developing major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Fuel Up And Hydrate Properly Like An Olympian

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:02:04 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- While you watch the Winter Olympics from the comfort of your couch in the coming weeks, pay heed to what helped the athletes reach peak physical condition. " Olympians can teach us a lot about how to eat for better health and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Making Food Less Important in Your Life

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:02:32 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- Does it seem as though the second you try to cut back on calories all you can think about is food? It's even harder to minimize the role of food in your life if you're using tasty treats to manage emotions, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)