Beach, Boating and Booze Add Up to Summer Injuries
SATURDAY, June 16, 2018 -- You'd better think twice before taking booze to the beach or out on a boat. Alcohol increases the risk of injury and death in and on the water, safety experts warn. For example, alcohol is a factor in up to 70 percent of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Hot Dog You Shouldn't Have
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- The scorching heat of summer poses dangers to people, but dogs also need protection from soaring temperatures, one veterinarian warns. Benjamin Brainard, director of clinical research at the University of Georgia's College... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise May Counter Effects of Obesity Genes
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Older women who carry genes that make them prone to obesity may take comfort in new findings that suggest exercise can counter that risk. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 8,200 women, aged 70 to 79, of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer, new research shows. How? Sunlight prompts the production of vitamin D, and people with sufficient levels of the vitamin had a 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Kids Can Drown Quickly and Silently, So Prevention Is Key
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Just back from a run with her husband, Laura Metro faced a parent's worst nightmare: Her 6-year-old daughter, Maison, ran to her screaming, " I think Clay died! I think Clay died! " Metro's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving " kangaroo care " to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful touch and skin-to-skin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Water's Great. Just Don't Overlook Safety.
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year. With pools, lakes and beaches open, it's tempting to fling yourself into the water. But don't dive in unless... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Salt Water Help Your Cut? And Other Health Myths of Summer
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- It's often said salt water is good for cuts. Or that sunscreen isn't needed on cloudy days. But both are incorrect, says Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 15, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Generic Under-the-Tongue Opioid Addiction Treatment Approved by FDA The first generic version of an under-the-tongue film to treat opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- The Kellogg Company announced Thursday it was recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with salmonella. In a news release, the company said it " launched an investigation with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. Even worse, the sharp rise in liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strategies to Avoid Sunburn
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren't taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type -- skin cancer, which will affect one in five people at some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When DEA Cracked Down on Opioids, Abusers Moved to Black Market: Study
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Illegal opioid sales on the internet have surged in the wake of U.S. government crackdowns on prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers, a new study shows. In 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Say Goodbye to Split Nails
-- Split fingernails, medically called onychoschizia, affect more women than men. The condition typically is caused by repeated wetting and drying of the nails, and tends to worsen in low humidity and during dry winters. The American Osteopathic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: What to Do if You Scratch Your Eye
-- If your eye hurts, you feel like there's something stuck in your eye or you have tearing or redness, you may have scratched your eye. If you think that's the case, the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests: See an eye doctor without... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D, Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low-Nicotine E-Cigs May Raise Toxin Risks
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Ex-smokers who use low-nicotine liquid in electronic cigarettes breathe more deeply and more often when using the devices than those who use high-nicotine liquid, a small British study suggests. That means that users of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo: Study
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Fast food and processed foods trigger deep-seated instincts in the human brain that likely promote overeating, a new study suggests. These modern foods, high in both fat and carbohydrates, produce a higher " reward " signal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cig Flavorings May Damage Lining of Blood Vessels
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Flavorings used in e-cigarettes harm blood vessel cells in a way that could trigger future heart damage, a new study suggests. Five flavorings tested in the lab damaged the heart-protective functions of endothelial cells,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex, Drugs Hold Less Allure for Today's High Schoolers
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Today's teens are a much tamer lot, a new U.S. government survey finds. Fewer high school students are turning to sex or drugs, with the 2017 rates the lowest reported since the survey began in 1991, said researchers from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Linked to Poverty
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Workers without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line, two new studies find. Compared to adults who have the employee benefit, those without paid sick leave are also more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity's a Larger Problem in Rural America
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- City folks are leaner than their country cousins, a new U.S. study finds. Americans in rural areas are more likely to be obese than metropolitan-area residents, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests. The study of college women included some who reported regularly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Test-Taking Can Be Tough for Kids With Vision Problems
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests. The study included 85 children, average age 10. Of those, 47 had lazy eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby's first year. Postpartum... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Who Will and Who Won't Get the Flu?
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine say they've... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests. There was some good news, though: Most who suffer a bout of " acute, "'new-onset... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 14, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rising Number of Unvaccinated U.S. Kids Raises Risk of Disease Outbreaks The rising number of unvaccinated children in the United States... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin
-- Healthy skin habits can make you look younger and reduce your risk of skin cancer. While ointments, creams and eye serums can mask the effects of aging, nothing beats a good skin-care routine, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: 4 Steps to Manage Diabetes
-- Every year, 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and other health problems, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Cut Drug Prices to Senate Panel
HHS' Azar Touts Trump Plan to Cut Drug Prices to Senate Panel (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- For years, doctors thought that giving IV fluids too quickly could trigger brain swelling in children experiencing a serious diabetes complication called ketoacidosis. But new research now suggests the treatment is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Scores Again for Heart Health
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown. " Extensive research has found a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states. The fruit salad mixes included precut watermelon, honeydew... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes Linked to Risk for Parkinson's Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests. The finding of a link followed the tracking of Parkinson's diagnoses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Religion May Be Potent Medicine
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps. Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious connections lived nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Are Statins Underused With Black Patients?
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- The color of a patient's skin appears to influence the medical care they receive for high cholesterol levels, a new study shows. Blacks are less likely than whites to receive appropriate treatment with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Family Perseveres After Losing Father to Heart Attack
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Oscar Washington Jr. thought he was taking care of his heart. He went to the doctor every three months to stay on top of his high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. He exercised... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgical Blood Transfusions Tied to Clot Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Blood transfusions around the time of surgery may raise your risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say. A new study of U.S. patients found that nearly 1 percent who received red blood cells before, during or after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Antipsychotic Meds for Kids Raise Diabetes Risk?
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Widely used antipsychotic medications for troubled kids and teens can trigger weight gain and decrease insulin sensitivity, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a new study. Antipsychotic medications... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Money Spurs Those With Heart Disease to Step Lively
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Money matters in motivating heart disease patients to do more exercise, new research suggests. The study included 105 heart disease patients, average age 60, who used wrist-worn step counters for 24 weeks. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Looking Good! Plastic Surgery for Men Surges
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- A growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Elevated blood pressure in your 50s might raise your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new European study has found. People with a systolic blood pressure of 130 or more at age 50 were 45 percent more likely to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Healthy Is Your Diet?
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- As Americans, we're making some headway in our efforts to improve the quality of our diet, but we're far from ideal levels. Research shows that healthier eating prevented over a million premature deaths in the 13-year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 13, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: AMA Adopts Several Gun Violence Prevention Policies A ban on assault weapons and opposition to arming teachers are among several gun violence... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Choosing Athletic Shoes
-- Wearing athletic shoes that don't fit can lead to injury, pain and poor performance. The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society suggests how to select the right shoes: Buy footwear from a specialty store, where the staff can offer advice and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Gum Disease
-- Gum disease is a common problem that can lead to bad breath, swollen gums and tooth loss if untreated. Most people don't show signs of gum disease until they're in their 30s or 40s. But getting older doesn't automatically mean you'll get gum... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug Shortages an 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news