New Compounds Might Help Stop Spread of Malaria
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease. " Current anti-malarial drugs can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire. " These practices can reinforce fussy eating,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Bacteria in a toddler's mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning on Pet Reactions to Common Flea Medicine
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer American Teens Having Sex, Most Using Birth Control
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- In a finding that should ease parents'minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that sexual violence has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help. Researchers found that almost... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of more than 1,900 older... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level on a fitness trip. With no shortage of " fitcation " options available any time of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cornell Food Researcher Resigns After Charges of Academic Misconduct Brian Wansink, a noted food researcher based at Cornell University, has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
-- Varicose veins and spider veins typically occur in the legs and can cause significant pain, swelling and an itchy rash, the Office on Women's Health says. Varicose veins are often caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Spider veins are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash
-- If you've been near or touched poison ivy, you may develop an itchy, blistering rash within 12 to 72 hours. Most everyone reacts to an oil in the poison ivy plant called urushiol. The rash typically goes away on its own in a few weeks, but some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mediterranean Diet Protective Against Stroke
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California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira, ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects. Speaking in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- The opioid epidemic has been front-page news for a few years now, with rising overdose deaths driving an overall decrease in Americans'average life expectancy. But a new study suggests that the opioid epidemic is, in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates. Scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered a stroke or mini-stroke. Patients in the study typically used the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk. But men did not reap the same benefit from the diet,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sharing May Be Contagious
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Your tendency to share may depend less on your own nature and more on the surrounding culture, a new study suggests. If you're among people who share, you will likely share, too. But if the group doesn't practice giving,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
This study shows that as the U.S. population increases, the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day. That's one of the lessons from the first study to take a deep dive into the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you're in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals. Australian researchers found this gender achievement gap appears in standardized tests and worsens over time. " The common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. " It's really the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
-- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby. The Nemours Foundation says you can help prevent diaper rash by keeping the infant's skin dry and clean. If your child develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: A Nutritious Diet Can Help Your Heart
-- Add another benefit to eating right: A highly nutritious diet can do wonders for your ticker, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds. People with heart failure who lacked seven or more micronutrients had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospital Rankings for 2018
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Mom-to-Be's High-Gluten Diet Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Baby
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests. In the study, pregnant women who had the highest consumption of gluten had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Unconscious: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Brain injury research typically focuses on football players and military veterans, but a new study suggests head injuries are far more widespread than estimated. About 1 in every 6 U.S. adults -- roughly 23 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Ovary Removal Linked to Kidney Disease
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause may find themselves at higher risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. Researchers believe the reason behind it is the drop in estrogen levels that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns. Ovarian cancer is called a " silent killer. " That's because many women are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fitter Folks Suffer Milder Strokes: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- It's well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one occur. So finds a study of more than 900... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: For Hispanics, Neighborhood May Be Key Factor in Heart Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don't to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Against the backdrop of an unrelenting opioid crisis, two new government reports warn that America's seniors are succumbing to the pitfalls of prescription painkillers. Issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Liking Gap' Might Stand in Way of New Friendships
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- When you meet new people, they probably like you a lot more than you think, a new study suggests. In that setting, most people try to second-guess how good an impression they made, what scientists call... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As More U.S. Women Delay Childbirth, Multiple Births May Rise
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows. Since the 1980s, the number of multiple... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Tickborne Illness
-- A dangerous tickborne illness may be difficult for doctors to diagnose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. So what can you do to protect yourself? Ticks are more active during the warmer months of April through September, so... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Traveling by Air
-- Crowded airports and planes can seem daunting to parents travelling with small children, especially when the unpredictability of air travel is factored in. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make air travel less stressful: Get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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