Baby Boom or Baby Bust? What Nation-by-Nation Population Trends Reveal
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Birth rates are booming in 104 countries, but declining in 91 others, a new research reveals. The world's population has risen 197 percent since 1950, from 2.6 billion to 7.6 billion in 2017. Between 2007 and 2017, it grew... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Like mother, like child? Your mother's romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. " Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Executive Committee Minutes, September 11, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from August 14 meeting (Janice) approved Learning Exchange (Sarah) September Learning Exchange was held earlier on the day of this Executive Committee meeting. Webinar was excellent, but attendance was low. Timing of the promotions in late August likely played a role. Also, there were some negative comments about the registration process, which required a company name. Patients who don’t work for a company may find this off-putting. Also, when clicking the Webex link to attend webinar, it required registering again. ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Executive Minutes Executive Committee Meetings Executive Committee Minutes Source Type: news

AHA: PTSD Common Among Those Who Suffer Tear in the Aorta's Wall
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Murder of Family, Friends Takes Highest Toll on Black Teens
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Teens who lose a family member or friend to murder have an increased risk of suicide, and black teens are most likely to face this kind of heartbreak, a new study finds. University of Pittsburgh researchers analyzed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Makes Even the'Still Overweight' Healthier: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Heavyset folks who exercise regularly shouldn't get discouraged if they can't seem to shed more weight, no matter how hard they try. A new study suggests that their regular workouts are still contributing to better overall... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their heart drugs, new clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even Young Football Players Not Immune to Damage From Head Injuries
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds. Researchers tested college football players'blood for concussion markers and found that they had elevated levels of these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Drugstores Won't Dispense Opioid Antidote as Required
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- People who overdose on opioids have one lifeline, the drug naloxone, but two new studies find that many pharmacies won't offer this lifesaving antidote without a doctor's blessing. Though many states have passed laws... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight. While women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage Plans In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: What Triggers Peptic Ulcers?
-- The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in your stomach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Pain typically is felt between your belly button and breast bone, most often when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Living With a Fungal Nail Infection
-- Fungal infections -- common in toenails and fingernails -- have typical symptoms including discoloration, a thick and brittle appearance, crumbly edges and a curled up or down shape. Since fungus thrives in moist places, sweaty socks and shoes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. OD Death Rate Worst Among Wealthier Nations
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- With the rate of drug overdose deaths more than doubling since the turn of the century, the United States now leads the world in these preventable tragedies. New research from investigators at the U.S. National Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020. The expected shift owes to advances in technology and drugs that are making big headway against heart disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Concussion Tied to Suicide Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests. The analysis also indicates that men and women who have had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could a Natural Protein Help Fight Obesity?
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- It's a finding only observed so far in mice, but researchers say that a naturally occurring protein triggered significant weight loss in obese rodents. The scientists said the protein -- FGFBP3 (BP3 for short) -- might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- If your urinary tract infection isn't responding to antibiotics, you could be headed for a fast relapse, researchers say. In a new study of 151 adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs, investigators found that these patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Few American mothers learn from their health care providers that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 700 mothers. Of the 92 percent who said they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: 3 Things to Know About Cholesterol
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- With the release of new guidelines for treating and managing cholesterol, there may be questions not only about the changes in the update, but about cholesterol itself. Most people know that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Heart Attacks More Common Now in Younger People, Especially Women
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart attacks once characterized as a part of " old man's disease " -- are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according to new research. The study, presented Sunday at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby's'Microbiome' in Different Ways
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Breast milk and infant formula both encourage the growth of similar types of bacteria in a baby's digestive system, but the bacteria from the two forms of food work differently, researchers report. These differences could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your 6-Month-Old Isn't Sleeping Through the Night? Relax
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don't lose any additional sleep worrying about it. Even if she's still not getting six to eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye at night by her first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash. Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes'worth -- can add up to huge... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Major Injuries Take a Toll on Mental Health
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- People who've suffered major traumatic injuries are at much greater risk for mental health problems and suicide, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 people in the Canadian province of Ontario... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breaking the Smoking-Drinking Connection
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the eye. Researchers have found that nicotine in cigarettes cancels out... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Some Activity Fine for Kids Recovering From Concussions, Docs Say
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Children and teens who suffer a sports-related concussion should reduce, but not eliminate, physical and mental activity in the days after their injury, an American Academy of Pediatrics report says. " Athletes absolutely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's Diet
-- Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it's in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prevent Temper Tantrums
-- Temper tantrums are a way of getting attention and expressing displeasure among younger kids who can't express their needs or control their emotions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Tantrums tend to be worst between ages 2 and 3, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
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E-Alerts Dramatically Cut Heart Attack Rate for People Hospitalized With A-Fib
SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 -- A simple pop-up alert on a computer screen could help save the brains and hearts of many hospital-bound people with an irregular heartbeat, a new clinical trial reveals. Rates for heart attack and stroke plunged by close to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Arm Yourself Against the Coming Flu Season
SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 -- If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns. The 2017-2018 flu season in the United States was the worst since the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diabetes Drug Farxiga (dapagliflozin) Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diabetes Drug, Farxiga, Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials. Heart benefits from omega-3 fatty acids were found both in healthy people and in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States'best bet to lower everyone's risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Change Within the Eye May Be Early Warning for Macular Degeneration
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Age-related eye disease is a worldwide problem that costs people not only their vision, but also hundreds of billions of dollars globally. So an international research team decided to look into ways to prevent or treat this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking Kids
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) is ineffective in treating a rare, polio-like disorder that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis in children, researchers are reporting. In the United States, there have been 219... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Ebola Test Produces Results in Remote Areas
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use of a new Ebola fingerstick test, which includes a reader that makes it possible to obtain results outside a laboratory. The DPP Ebola Antigen System makes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Struggles to Control Sexual Urges
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The #MeToo movement has given many Americans a glimpse into an unfamiliar world that may have left many wondering, " What were they thinking? " It turns out they might not have been thinking much at all. New research suggests... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Flu Season Can Send More Heart Failure Patients to Hospital
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Getting the flu may not only make you feel crummy, it also might land you in the hospital for heart problems. A team of researchers analyzed monthly flu reports from the Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Defibrillators Can Help Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest, Too
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Sudden cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. To help save lives, automated external defibrillators, which shock the heart back into a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mammograms Do Save Lives: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Women confused by the conflicting advice surrounding the benefits and timing of mammograms will be interested in a new study out of Sweden. The research, involving more than 50,000 breast cancer patients, found that those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Will Ban Many Flavored E-Cigarettes
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will soon announce a ban on sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States, according to media reports. It's all part of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bringing Baby in a Lyft, Uber? Child Car Seats Are Rarely Included
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- There are wide variations between states when it comes to child restraint rules for ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber, researchers report. This can cause uncertainty and confusion for parents and other caregivers.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Community Choirs Can Be Social Salvation for Seniors
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Belonging to a community choir may be the best weapon against loneliness for seniors, a new study suggests. Researchers created community choirs for nearly 400 English- and Spanish-speaking participants at 12 senior centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes A ban on sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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