New Birth Control Skin Patch Being Developed
A skin patch that provides a month's worth of birth control for women is being developed by U.S. researchers. The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. " Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early. " When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- To fight America's opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors'prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining prescription opioids appears to have been overlooked, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Hookah Smoking Trendy, Despite Evidence of Health Risks
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- While cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, another form of tobacco use is rising in popularity -- hookah smoking -- and researchers are concerned there's a new epidemic brewing, especially... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows. About 37 percent of all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. Long stays in space can cause spinal muscles to shrink and become more fatty, they found. In some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Nearly all TV food ads aimed at Hispanic and black children in the United States are for unhealthy products, a new report claims. In 2017, black teens saw more than twice as many ads for unhealthy food products as white... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- To support your hip joints, you need to strengthen the muscles that support them. This can help prevent or relieve hip pain and guard against injury. Appropriate exercises target muscles of the thighs and the glutes. Here... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Today's teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Teens who didn't use birth control during their first month of sexual... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bribe Yourself to Diet
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- For many people struggling with weight, an underlying reason for the excess pounds is the habit of using food to soothe bad feelings and reward good behavior. To lose weight, turn that habit on its ear. Incentives can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Take a stand for a longer life. Researchers say even a few extra minutes off the sofa each day can add years to your life span. " If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods Routine inspections of riskier foods will resume as early as Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur
-- An " innocent " heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ's chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Getting Rid of a Mold Problem
-- Mold exposure can trigger health problems including asthma, respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Mold can grow on virtually any moist surface and should never be ignored. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how to prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Smoking just a couple of joints may cause significant changes in a teenager's brain structure, a new study has found. Brain scans show that some adolescents who've tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Calling All Blood Donors …
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night's Sleep
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Six hours: That's the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes' Role in Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise Preeclampsia Risk?
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- For women who use in vitro fertilization to get pregnant, particularly those who find success with frozen embryo transfers, recent studies have found they have an increased risk of preeclampsia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- For the first time in history, Americans'risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Millions of Americans are living with drug addiction, but a free, national hotline that offers help is underused because most don't know about it, new research finds. After the popular singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Teens, Young Adults Don't Get Private Time With Doctors
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Having confidential talks with a health care provider is important for teens and young adults, but they rarely get the chance to do so, a new study finds. " Discussing confidentiality and having private time with a provider... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaccines: Not Just for Kids
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- If you have children, you know how important it is to keep up with their immunization schedule. But getting vaccines and booster shots is vital throughout adulthood as well. The most common adult shot is the yearly flu... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Getting kids to try new foods can become a daily showdown. One promising approach: expose babies early on to varied tastes and textures. Researchers in Brisbane, Australia, found that food experiences when just 14 months old... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, Libraries
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- The number of parks, libraries and natural resources in the state where you reside might have a great deal to do with how happy you are. New research suggests that Americans who live where more money is spent on these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gay Dads and Their Kids Still Face Social Shaming
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Two-thirds of gay fathers have felt the pain of social stigma, and they have encountered that stigma most often in religious settings, a new survey shows. " We were not surprised that stigma is still experienced by gay... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Parents Often Unaware of Kids' Suicidal Thoughts
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows. The study included more than 5,000 kids, aged 11 to 17, and one parent for each child. Researchers found that among the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Rules on Employer-Provided Birth Control Blocked by Judge The Trump administration's new rules on employer-provided birth control have been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Managing Your Family's Digital Life
-- TVs and computers are part of everyday life, but the American Academy of Pediatrics urges caution about overuse of digital devices. They should never take the place of face-to-face time with family and friends, the academy says. The AAP suggests... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Improve Your Emotional Wellness
-- Having a positive outlook can boost your physical well-being, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Research has shown a link between an upbeat mental state and lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, healthier weight, better... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Ask Life Expectancy Prognosis Diagnose Lung Cancer
How Long Do You Have to Live after Being Diagnosed with Lung Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask How Do You Get Emphysema
How Do You Get Emphysema? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Infection in Wyoming
Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Infection Found in Wyoming Patient (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Vaginal Bleeding
(Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask Lung Cancer Prognosis Without Treatment
How Long Does It Take to Die From Lung Cancer Without Treatment? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask Life Expectancy for COPD
What Is the Life Expectancy for Someone with COPD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask How Do You Know if You Have Lung Disease
How Do You Know if You Have Lung Disease? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask What Are the Types of Lung Disease
What Are the Types of Lung Disease? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Play It Safe With Winter Sports
SUNDAY, Jan. 13, 2019 -- Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say. In 2017, U.S. emergency departments, doctors'offices and clinics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym
SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2019 -- If you pledged to hit the gym this year, take some steps to prevent skin infections, an expert says. " While skin infections are not a reason to cancel your gym membership, it's important to follow a few simple steps to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Make Cancer Prevention a Priority in 2019
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to improve your health, reducing your risk of cancer should be part of that goal, a cancer expert says. While cancer risk factors such as family history and aging can't be controlled,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Look to Your Aunts, Uncles and Parents for Clues to Your Longevity
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- Your chances of inheriting genes linked to longevity are highest if you come from a family with many long-lived members, researchers say. And that includes aunts and uncles, not just parents. Using databases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been infected with a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity in the Spotlight
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- An experimental Ebola drug was effective against all strains of the deadly virus in laboratory animals, scientists say. Previous research typically took the " one bug, one drug " approach, said researcher Thomas Geisbert, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are TV Cereal Ads Making Your Kids Fat?
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- Cereal TV ads aimed at young children put them at increased risk for obesity and cancer, researchers warn. A poor diet, including too much sugar, can lead to obesity, a known risk factor for 13 cancers. " One factor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day, experts say. Crucial inspections intended to protect Americans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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