Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Worry Experts, as U.S. Cases Reach 34
SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2020 -- Outbreaks of " untraceable " cases of coronavirus in multiple countries around the world are raising the real possibility of a pandemic, public health experts say. Clusters of cases arising in South Korea, Iran, Italy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents
SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2020 -- Hitting the slopes or the skating rink as the winter of 2020 winds down? Don't let an accident or injury spoil your fun. " Winter sports and recreational activities have great health and cardiovascular benefits, " said Dr.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Care Far From Home for Rural Patients
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- As rural hospitals and specialty care units close, a new study shows that some breast cancer patients are forced to travel long distances for their treatments. University of Minnesota researchers found that those living in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Without Symptoms or Clear Test Results, Woman May Have Still Spread Coronavirus
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- A report from doctors battling China's coronavirus outbreak raises concern that people who have no symptoms and initially test negative on medical tests might still harbor and spread the COVID-19 virus. The case involves an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Patients Who Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery Often Relapse: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Many people who quit smoking before having weight-loss surgery go back to cigarettes after the procedure, a new study finds. Researchers followed 1,770 adults for seven years after they had weight-loss surgery at 10 U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In a First, Doctors Use Robotics to Treat Brain Aneurysm
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Canadian doctors who conducted the first robotic surgery to treat a brain aneurysm say the approach could boost the availability and precision of lifesaving stroke care. Use of the technology could also be a first step... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren't taking enough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soaring in U.S., Women Hit Hardest
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates, with women in particular hitting the bottle hard, a new study shows. The rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sticking With Meds Lowers Lupus Patients' Diabetes Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Taking their medications as prescribed significantly lowers lupus patients'risk of developing diabetes, a new study finds. Type 2 diabetes is a common complication of lupus, an autoimmune disease that can cause damaging... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: This Meaty Jambalaya Takes the Fat Out of Fat Tuesday
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Just because Mardi Gras is French for " Fat Tuesday " doesn't mean you have to load up on rich foods to celebrate. As you prepare for the holiday, consider chicken and ham jambalaya, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Listen up, guys: A healthy diet is good for your brain and heart, and also your sperm, new research suggests. In a study of more than 2,900 Danish men, median age 19, those whose diet was rich in fish, chicken, vegetables,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Brand-Name Rx Rise After Docs Get Drug Company Perks: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- American doctors prescribe more brand-name medications after they get a free lunch or other incentives from drug company marketers, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed drug prescribing between 2013 and 2015 for a large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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When'Time Is Brain,' Mobile Stroke Units Speed Care
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Ambulances outfitted as " mobile stroke treatment units " provide faster treatment and reduce patients'risk of severe disability and death, German researchers report. The new study examined the use of three mobile stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping Illnesses May Have Many Americans Quitting E-Cigs
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- New research suggests that last summer's spate of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping prompted many Americans to consider giving up e-cigarettes. Online searches about how to quit vaping spiked after serious lung injuries... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26, South Korea Fights to Stem Spike in Cases
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Eleven Americans who were evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested definitively for coronavirus, bringing the case count in this country to 26, U.S. health officials reported late Thursday. In China, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Flu Season That's Sickened 26 Million May Be at Its Peak
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- It's been overshadowed by the new coronavirus outbreak in China, but this year's flu season could be near its peak after surging throughout the United States for months. At least 14,000 people have died and 250,000 have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Alzheimer's Gene Mapping Project Proposed in New York State A proposed project to map the genes of 1 million people in New York living with or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts
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Presbyopia (Age-Related Farsightedness)
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Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Young men who have sex with other men don't fully grasp their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, due to a lack of information from health care providers, researchers say. Interviews with men in their early 20s... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report. They used historical data to assess how major weather swings in the fall months could affect flu... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Who's Caring for Family Caregivers? 1 in 5 Says Health Is Poor
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Caring for a loved one at home can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on your own health, a new study suggests. According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain. In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wearable'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device worn less than an hour a day can increase activity near stroke-injured areas of the brain, a small, preliminary study suggests. Those improvements in brain activity might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Making a Strong Showing This Season
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Though a severe flu season is now in full swing in the United States, a new government report delivers a bit of good news: This year's vaccine is working well against the viruses that are circulating. " Preliminary vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Adults with HIV have higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are diagnosed with the lung disease years earlier than those without HIV, a new study finds. Smoking may be a major reason why,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe Amputations
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic injury that occur in the U.S. each year. Diabetes is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. " In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Earth-Based or Star-Bound, Heed These Heart-Healthy Lessons From Space
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. About half an hour after launch, somewhere over Zanzibar, he made a bit of lesser-known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How'Stranger Things' Widened Awareness of a Rare Disorder
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Teenage actor Gaten Matarazzo III was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects bone development. And ever since his Netflix series " Stranger Things " became a hit, public interest in the condition has shot up, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New China Coronavirus Cases Decline, 2 Passengers From Affected Cruise Ship Die
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- The number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in China dropped Thursday, but the decline might just be due to new methods in how case numbers are tallied. Also on Thursday, two infected passengers from the Diamond Princess... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson's
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape. Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were about... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based Diets
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A new poll suggests that education is all that stops most Americans from embracing plant-based diets that are better for the planet. The poll, of just over 1,000 adults nationwide, found that 51% said they would eat more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Lung diseases have been striking more people around the world in the past 30 years, new research shows. And being from poor regions is the most important risk factor for respiratory trouble, the scientists added. Aging... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pregnant Women Who Take Macrolide Antibiotics Have Increased Risk of Birth Defects: Study A slightly increased risk of birth defects was found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Conjoined Twins
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Influenza Activity Remains High, Still Rising
Influenza Activity in US Remains High, and Still Rising (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved three drugs for nonprescription, over-the-counter use -- Voltaren Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1 percent), Pataday Twice Daily Relief (olopatadine HCl... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Power of a Number: How Your Birthday Could Influence Your Care
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- There may be something about a patient's age of 80 that makes doctors alter their heart attack treatment decisions -- consciously or not, new research suggests. In a study of U.S. heart attack patients, researchers found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise Surprise: Lifting Less Gets Better Results
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Changing up the amount of weight they lift could help weightlifters get stronger with less effort, a new study suggests. In traditional weight training -- called one rep max -- the maximum weight an athlete can lift... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds. Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Sexual Orientation Play a Role in Skin Cancer Risk?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Gay and bisexual men in the United States have higher skin cancer rates than heterosexual men, while bisexual women have lower rates than heterosexual women, according to a new study. Researchers from Brigham and Women's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial Heart Valve Would Grow With Kids, Cutting Need for Repeat Surgeries
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- An expandable artificial heart valve could save children with congenital heart disease from repeated open heart surgeries as they grow up, researchers report. Current artificial heart valves are fixed in size, meaning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What's The Source of'Stinging Water'? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The mystery of " stinging water " has been solved, scientists say. Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) -- and swimmers can get stinging, itchy skin while submerged in it, even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What's Source of'Stinging Water'? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The mystery of " stinging water " has been solved, scientists say. Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) -- and swimmers can get stinging, itchy skin while submerged in it, even if... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Scientists Take Key Step Towards Towards Coronavirus Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- There's been a crucial move forward in efforts to develop vaccines and treatments against the new COVID-19 coronavirus, U.S. researchers say. As of Wednesday, cases of infection with the virus have topped 74,000 (the vast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Baby Born From Use of Lab-Matured Frozen Egg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- In what doctors call a breakthrough, a cancer patient in France gave birth to the first baby conceived from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then later thawed and fertilized. " We were delighted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost, too. The diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, nuts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with autism, a new study warns. Phthalates are chemicals found in many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The highs and lows of the daily weather could signal something more important than which outfit to wear: A study from South Korea suggests the more temperatures fluctuate during the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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