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Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A new study from France shows the implants are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Music legend Neil Diamond announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will no longer be able to perform live. " It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Water pollution is damaging Americans'health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million cases a year of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is Obesity'Contagious'?
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Living in a neighborhood with a high rate of obesity might raise the odds that you and your children will become plus-sized, too. That's according to a new study involving more than 1,500 U.S. Army families. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes: Both Good and Bad, Expert Panel Says
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Potential harms and benefits of e-cigarettes may depend on your age, according to a report mandated by the U.S. Congress. The devices can lead young people to smoke conventional tobacco, but they also appear to help adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spending More on Health Care? Here's Why
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Americans spent more on health care in 2016, even though their use of health care did not increase, and rising costs are the reason why, a new report shows. " It is time to have a national conversation on the role of price... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Americans Finally Getting a Little More Sleep
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Are bleary-eyed Americans getting a break at last? New research suggests that people are sleeping a few more minutes each night than they used to. " Over 14 years [2003 to 2016], Americans were getting 17 minutes more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dinner Companions May Influence How Much You Eat
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- When eating out, helpful tricks like sharing an entree or ordering an appetizer instead of a main dish can curb calories. But your choice of dining companions may factor into the equation, too. An experiment done at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Timing of Cardiac Arrest May Affect Survival
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Survival rates are rising for people who have cardiac arrest while in the hospital, a new study finds. But if cardiac arrest happens at night or on a weekend, you're more likely to die than if it happens on a weekday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Unclear if Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Device Poses Fewer Health Risks Than Cigarettes: FDA It's not clear whether lower levels of some harmful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Disaster Preparedness For People With Alzheimer's
-- Severe weather, an earthquake, a fire or flood all present unique challenges for people with Alzheimer's disease. Their impaired memory and reasoning severely limits their ability to act appropriately during a crisis, the National Institute on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
-- Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria) that are sold as supplements, included in topically-applied skin creams and added to food products such as yogurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any health claims for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You've Lost the Weight. How Soon Before It Comes Back?
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of " thin " clothes. That's because new research finds that lost weight starts creeping back almost immediately after a diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Carbon Monoxide Hazards Rise in Wintry Weather
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Along with other hazards, winter storms bring with them an increased risk for illness and death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a gas known as the silent killer because you can't see, smell or taste it,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will Smoking Pot Harm Your Heart? Experts Weigh In
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Anyone worried that smoking a lot of pot could lead to a heart attack or stroke will just have to keep worrying for the time being. There's not enough scientific evidence to say one way or the other how marijuana affects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obamacare Helping Poor Families the Most
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Poor families have benefited the most from Obamacare, spending less on both out-of-pocket care and health insurance premiums, a new study shows. On the other hand, higher-income families have seen their out-of-pocket costs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research finds. The study can't prove cause-and-effect, so it's not clear if teens are made... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severe Flu Season, Tough Winter a Double Whammy for Blood Banks
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- A merciless flu season and lots of wintry weather are draining the U.S. blood supply, officials report. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500 American Red Cross blood drives have been canceled because of dangerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Were NYC Cancer Cases Tied to Chernobyl Disaster?
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- A possible link between a cluster of cases in New York City of an extremely rare type of cancer and the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine has been found by researchers. They began their investigation after 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast cancer survivors'risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly even the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- In yet another example of how far-reaching the fallout from America's opioid epidemic is, researchers report that babies exposed to these narcotics while in the womb run the risk of certain head and neck abnormalities. One... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teen Drinking Ups Risk for Liver Diseases Later
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Men who started drinking in their teens are at increased risk for liver disease, Swedish researchers report. " Our study showed that how much you drink in your late teens can predict the risk of developing cirrhosis later in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts: CDC A salmonella outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states has been linked to raw... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Winter Weight Gain? Exercise
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Don't let cold weather keep you from being active -- that's a surefire route to winter weight gain. Exercise keeps you healthy, trim and happy, and it's a great antidote to the gray-weather doldrums. With the right layers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can't Pay the Rent? Kids' Health May Suffer
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Millions of American families struggle to find and keep stable housing -- and the fight to do so may end up harming kids'health. Researchers found that when families faced various types of " housing instability, " moms had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Control Impetigo
-- Impetigo is a common childhood disease that is usually treated with an antibiotic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The skin infection typically produces blisters and sores in young children, most often around the nose and mouth,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Weight Gain
-- As people age, the amount of muscle decreases and the amount of body fat increases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. This slows a person's metabolism and makes it easier to gain weight, which heightens a person's risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Steroids
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Rotavirus
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Ear Tubes
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Ovarian Cancer vs IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ovarian Cancer vs. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Symptoms and Signs (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
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Diabetes Symptoms and Signs in Men and Women
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Preeclampsia
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
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Mammogram
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Smoke Inhalation
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Postpartum Perineal Care
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Fever in Children
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Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors
SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 -- Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Stay Safe on the Mountain
SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 -- The growing popularity of snowboarding and skiing has meant more injuries on the slopes, a new review shows. In 2015, more than 140,000 people were treated in U.S. hospitals, doctors'offices and emergency rooms for skiing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quick Test Could Spot Precursor to Esophageal Cancer
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- A pill-sized device that you swallow might help detect a change in the esophagus that can lead to a deadly form of cancer, researchers are reporting. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- The hours after sunset may be toughest for folks trying to stay slim, new research shows. The small study suggests that you're more likely to overeat in the evening -- especially if you're feeling stressed. " The good news is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- It's called " hot " yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- In the midst of an especially tough flu season, here's more bad news: Researchers say it may be possible to spread the virus simply by breathing. Until now, it was thought that people picked up a flu virus when they touched... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins -- is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Supersized Cities, the More Trees the Better
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- Increasing the number of trees in extremely large cities can lead to significant health and financial benefits, a new study claims. The researchers focused on 10 so-called mega-cities -- those with at least 10 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PMS: An Update on Solutions
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say. PMS is thought to be the result of a chain reaction that starts with the drop of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 4 U.S. Stillbirths Might Be Prevented
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- About 1 in every 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. Now, a new study suggests many of these tragedies are " potentially " avoidable. With better prenatal and obstetric care, that stillbirth rate might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Fight the Flu This Season
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus. In what is being described as the worst flu... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news