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Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggests. Belgian researchers assessed 31 young adults who had undergone chemotherapy.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- Autopsy results reveal that a cocktail of illicit drugs was in actress Carrie Fisher's system after her death on Dec. 27, but it remains unclear what role they may have played in her death. The autopsy report released... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breaking Bad (Eating Habits)
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- Breaking bad eating habits and starting good ones is one of the healthiest steps you can take. But making healthy choices second nature can take time. After all, it's hard to change a lifetime of bad habits overnight. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 20, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rawhide Dog Chew Products Recalled Rawhide dog chew products sold in the United States under a variety of brand names are being recalled due to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
-- Few things are more uncomfortable than dry, itchy skin. So, what's behind it? The American Academy of Dermatology says possible causes include: Aging. As you get older, your skin dries and thins. So make sure you use a daily moisturizer after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Make a Bright, Healthy Plate
-- Eating a rainbow of fruit and vegetables helps ensure that you're getting a healthy variety of nutrients. The American Heart Association suggests: Adding bright, colorful produce to every meal and snack. Looking at your plate before eating. If... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

6 Experts Resign from President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest
Six experts resigned from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS because Donald Trump " simply does not care, " one of the members wrote in an op/ed piece in Newsweek. Scott Schoettes, counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, and five... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Targeting IL-23 a Hit in Psoriatic Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple disease domains showed significant improvement (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Most Americans want to be in better shape, but few are putting in the work to get there, a new survey shows. More than three-quarters of U.S. adults said that being in shape and looking good were " very important " to them,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- If you suffer from chronic low back pain, yoga might bring you as much relief as physical therapy, a new trial shows. The less positive finding: Both therapies fell far short of helping everyone. People who did yoga or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Flying across time zones to your vacation destination this summer? You can't prevent jet lag, but you can minimize it, a sleep specialist says. " Anyone who has ever suffered jet lag knows firsthand that our bodies are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Patients with heart problems should receive personalized education to help them manage their conditions, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The AHA also called for a multi-pronged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- It's a not uncommon occurrence: Patients discharge themselves from the hospital against their doctor's best advice. Now, new research on over 29 million hospital stays sheds light on which types of patients are most prone to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strike Back Against Snake Bites
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- With summer comes a higher risk of snake bites, but emergency doctors have some advice on what to do if you are bitten. A car or cellphone are vital first aid items after a snake bite, because you should immediately call 911... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- " You're doing that wrong! " Sound familiar, Moms? It should: A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they've been criticized for their parenting skills. It's called mommy-shaming, and it goes viral when it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports. Acute migraine -- an intense, throbbing headache that may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- The rate of opioid addiction among Americans age 25 and under rose nearly sixfold from 2001 to 2014. But few young addicts get medical treatment that might prevent overdose or relapse, a new study finds. Only about 27... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- If climate change continues unchecked, three-quarters of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the end of the century, a new study warns. " We are running out of choices for the future, " said study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. " While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Did you know that the key to your " dream diet " may be as close as your bedroom? Along with cutting calories and adding exercise, getting enough sleep is important to fight weight gain. Sure, you can't eat if you're asleep.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds. Specifically, kids from 11 to 18 were asked if they supported the Tobacco 21 initiative --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 19, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 6 Experts Resign from President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest Six experts resigned from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing With Your Baby?
-- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if: The baby is younger than 4 months, or was born at a low birth weight or prematurely. Any user of the bed is a smoker, even if there is no smoking in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue
-- Fatigue is a common complaint among people with arthritis, but making a few lifestyle changes can help keep it in check. The Arthritis Foundation suggests: Getting regular exercise, gradually increasing your workout to most days of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Each year in America, nearly 1,300 children die from guns, with boys and blacks struck down most often, federal health officials report. More than half of these deaths are homicides, 38 percent are suicides and 6 percent are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?
-- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if: The baby is younger than 4 months, or was born at a low birth weight or prematurely. Any user of the bed is a smoker, even if there is no smoking in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kroger Expands Recall of Roasted Macadamia Nuts
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips
SUNDAY, June 18, 2017 -- Summer sun and warmer temps may provide plenty of play opportunities for kids, but they also mean parents need to be extra vigilant about preventing sunburns and other mishaps. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
SATURDAY, June 17, 2017 -- Keep food safety at the top of your mind when you cook out this summer. A key is using a food thermometer when you prepare meat or poultry, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Relax your mind and then consider this: The physical and mental health benefits of pursuits like yoga and meditation begin in your genes, a new review suggests. The researchers reviewed 18 studies, involving a total of 846... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- The best present you can give your dad this Father's Day is to help him get healthy, according to a doctor specializing in men's health. " We tend to think men don't want to talk about their own health, but I find that's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Riding a motorcycle without a helmet may conjure up images of a cool rider with the wind blowing through his hair. The reality? A fractured skull, and a bruised and battered face -- or worse -- are much more likely if a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Preventable deaths spike during the summer in the United States. But, following some simple safety measures can reduce accidents, the National Safety Council says. " Someone dies every 4 minutes because of something we know... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer, Including Epinephrine, in Short Supply: FDA
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it's working with the drug company Pfizer to remedy a shortage of important injectable medications, including emergency syringes of epinephrine. Epinephrine treats... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Having a mood disorder significantly boosts the odds that young people with autism will be hospitalized for psychiatric care, according to a new study. People with autism are often hospitalized when their behavior problems... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Many indoor tanning salons in the United States would let underage customers tan despite government bans, a new study finds. " Enacting well-crafted age restriction laws to maximize compliance through enforcement of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are US.Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Here's some compelling evidence that Americans have become a sedentary bunch: Research suggests that the average teen is no more active than the average 60-year-old. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,500 people of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- People over age 65 shouldn't avoid surgery for a herniated disc just because of their age. Seniors benefit from the procedure as much as younger patients, Norwegian research shows. The study involved more than 5,500 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage " no pain, no gain. " New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage. " The stress response of prolonged vigorous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- New research suggests that more than half of all drug overdose deaths may be caused by the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl. But most opioid addicts are not actively seeking out the potentially lethal painkiller. Instead,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Researchers say their small study offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes remain for months or years in patients who've undergone stool transplants. Medically known as " fecal microbiota transplantation " (FMT),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Happy Marriage, Healthier Spouses
FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 -- Is a happy marriage the key to good health? Yes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Overall, married people are in better mental and physical health than their unmarried -- divorced or widowed --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 16, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA A new competitor for EpiPen has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The emergency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
-- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake. So what should you do? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends: Visiting your doctor regularly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking
-- Thumbsucking is more than an unsightly habit that most toddlers easily outgrow. The practice can permanently damage their teeth. The American Dental Association explains: Children who suck their thumbs vigorously may have more dental problems... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA on Harms of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike
THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 -- Riding a bike is good for your body -- and your mind. So say health experts at Penn State, who add that biking provides superb heart conditioning. " That helps prevent weight accumulation, decreases the risk of heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Young Americans Using Snuff, Chewing Tobacco
THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 -- More than 3 percent of Americans age 12 and older said they'd used chewing tobacco or snuff in the past month, according to a recent federal government report. " Smokeless tobacco is an addictive substance that can lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later
THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 -- It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack. " I don't think we're ready to say... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Decline Seen in'Vaping' Among U.S. Teens: CDC
THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 -- For the first time since the U.S. government began tracking e-cigarette use among American youth, a new report shows fewer teens are vaping. The drop was significant, falling from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news