Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly
SATURDAY, April 20, 2019 -- Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs when narrowing of the aortic valve opening prevents blood from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Many children with asthma don't use their inhalers properly and don't get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control?
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control measures in hospitals may be inadequate, the Swiss researchers say. " Our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed outcomes for 63 young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves 1st Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows'superbugs'are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That's because such closures could mean patients skip or stop taking the prescriptions they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: After Family's Health Scare:'We Had to Do This Together '
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At his annual medical visit three years ago, John Lavaki told his doctor he sometimes felt short of breath going up and down the stairs. An electrocardiogram showed abnormal electrical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests. The researchers found that every hour of light exercise on top of recommended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Over one year, that small decline in smoking and its associated health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fennel: A Food Lover's Dream Ingredient
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragrant bulb that can be a food lover's dream ingredient, because it has a refreshing taste, similar to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic A $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut opioid overdose deaths in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Earache Home Care
-- An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus. To care for an earache at home, you can: Place a cold cloth on the outer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot
-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Prolonged Lung Cancer Screening Boosts Mortality
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No'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert Panel Says
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- There is no one right diet for people with diabetes, and patients should instead have personalized nutrition plans, a new American Diabetes Association (ADA) report says. There simply is no ideal percentage of calories... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Whether to Preserve Fertility Is Tough Decision for Transgender Youth
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision. A transgender person is one whose gender at birth does not match the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Girls' Online Sex Experiences Set Up Offline Dangers
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The types of sexual experiences girls have on the internet can help predict the kinds of risk they face offline, including HIV infections, physically violent relationships and sexual assault, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows. The number of these precancerous lesions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study. The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Will You Get Fat? Genetic Test May Tell
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic " score " might take the guesswork out of all of that, researchers say. Using... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Scared to Exercise After a Heart Attack? It's Probably Scarier If You Don't
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated -- in short, the last thing they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding Risk
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk. Bleeding is a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you've eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top -- but not the only -- food culprits... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. " This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- When you eat during the day could influence your chances of surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Specifically, skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can't Work Out During the Week?'Weekend Warriors' Still Benefit
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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When to Create and Update a Will
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something happens to you. But don't think of your will as static. It should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation Fifty-three medical professionals, including 31 doctors, are among the 60 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat
-- Thousands of young children face injury or death in car accidents each year. Proper use of car seats can keep children safe in the event of a crash, says American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP provides these guidelines for choosing car... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Cochlear Implants
-- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic. People with cochlear implants have reported: Ability to hear speech... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gene Therapy Might Prove a Cure for'Bubble Boy' Disease
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- They were once imprisoned in plastic bubbles that cut them off from the dangerous, infectious world. But now, children born with a disease that robs them of a functioning immune system may have gained a new lease on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the 1990s revolutionized HIV/AIDS treatment. But while it dramatically improves survival, some patients can develop troublesome side effects or even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Test strips help millions monitor their health at home, but people should avoid buying strips that are pre-owned or not approved for sale in the United States. Using such strips could lead to incorrect test results that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Magnet'Zap' to the Brain Might Jumpstart Aging Memory
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Folks start forgetting things as they get older, like where they put their car keys or what they had for breakfast. But their memories might get a boost from an electromagnetic device that gives the brain a helpful zap,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Five-year-olds who spend more than two hours a day in front of a smartphone or tablet may be at risk of attention problems, a new study suggests. Excessive " screen time " among children has been the subject of much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scientists Bring Pig's Brain, Dead 4 Hours, Back to'Cellular Activity '
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig's death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials involving more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Here's How Middle-Aged People -- Especially Women -- Can Avoid a Heart Attack
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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