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Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Mexican-Americans have more risk factors for liver cancer than residents of Mexico do, a new study finds. Researchers compared data on almost 9,500 Mexicans living in Mexico; just over 2,300 U.S.-born Mexican-Americans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nerve Stimulation Pulls Patient From 15-Year Vegetative State
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- By stimulating a nerve that stretches from the abdomen to the brain, French researchers have restored a significant measure of consciousness to a brain-damaged 35-year-old car accident victim who had spent 15 years in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- People who stop following their doctor's advice to take a daily aspirin may see their risk of heart attack and stroke quickly rise, a new study suggests. Low-dose aspirin is a standard therapy for people at increased risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Seriously distressed cancer patients appear to miss more appointments and have more hospital admissions during treatment, a new study finds. The U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network describes severe distress as " a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Kids who see gun violence in movies are more likely to play with and fire a gun if they have access to one, a new study finds. " We know from past research that kids who see movie characters smoke cigarettes are more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Radiation'Less Scary' Than Thought
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Radiation therapy for breast cancer is actually " less scary " than anticipated, nine out of 10 patients say after treatment. A survey of 300-plus breast cancer patients also found that more than 80 percent said the side... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

GOP Sweetens Obamacare Repeal Bill to Woo Key Votes
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Senate GOP leaders have added language to their Obamacare repeal bill that would shift money to states such as Alaska and Maine in an apparent attempt to sway Republican holdouts. A summary of the revised version also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food Stamp Benefits May Lower Health Care Costs
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Health care costs could drop for poor Americans who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), new research suggests. SNAP was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. A study led by researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mastectomy Study Confirms'Jolie Effect '
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo breast removal to reduce her risk of breast cancer has led other women to do so, a new study shows. The findings show that celebrities can influence the health care decisions of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Putting Wine on a Diet
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Do you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or when unwinding at the end of a long day, but wonder how its calories are affecting your diet? As with everything you eat and drink, it comes down to portion size. The key is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Where It's Legal, One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Pot
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- If you legalize medical marijuana, a sizable number of cancer patients will sign up, a new Washington state survey suggests. One-quarter of cancer patients in Washington use marijuana, researchers found. But the study also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Major U.S. Study Will Examine Precision Medicine A groundbreaking study that will examine the interaction between people's genes, environments... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Medication Use After a Natural Disaster
-- Natural disasters often lead to power outages and lack of refrigeration and clean water. This may render some medications less potent and potentially harmful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration explains how this could occur: Drugs may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Healthy Brain Suggestions
HealthDay News) -- A healthy brain could mean a longer, healthier life, since it's responsible for most everything we do. A recent advisory from the American Heart Association suggests how to keep your brain active and healthy: Exercise more. Eat a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't Let the Tick Stick
SUNDAY, Sept. 24, 2017 -- As tick populations and the threats they pose increase across the United States, people need to know how to deal with them, a skin doctor suggests. Ticks can cause serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 -- News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life. " The biggest issue that we as first responders run into is that people fail to plan. Then... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Body Gestures Aid Conversation
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Talking with your hands has taken on a new level of importance in communication, researchers report. They found that hand and body gestures got responses faster when someone asked a question during a conversation. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Falls aren't the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn. Four-wheel-drive and all-terrain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain dealt a body blow to the latest effort to replace Obamacare on Friday by announcing that he can't vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill as it stands. " I believe we could do better working together,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

IUD Won't Interfere With Breast-Feeding
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Women who have a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after childbirth can still breast-feed, according to a new study. There's no reason for women to delay using this type of birth control after having... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Lack of paid sick leave can cause mental distress for workers when they're ill because they're afraid of losing wages or their jobs, a new study says. In the United States, only seven states have mandatory paid sick leave... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Teen Dads?
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- The number of teen mothers in the United States remained stable over two generations, but the number of teen fathers increased, new research shows. For the study, researchers analyzed data from two groups of about 10,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- About 95 percent of Americans take some action to prevent cancer, according to a new survey. Three-quarters of respondents said they don't smoke; 74 percent limit their alcohol consumption; 72 percent stick to a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Brain Disease A former NFL player who died by suicide while serving a life sentence for murder had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. " Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain. But new research supports the usefulness of a device that allows glaucoma patients to measure their own eye pressure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?
-- Athlete's foot is a fungal skin disease that leads to pain and itch, notably between the toes. The warm, moist and dark environment created by our footwear is an ideal breeding ground for fungus. The germ often lingers on pool decks and in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Chicken Pox
-- While chicken pox is not as common as it used to be, youngsters and unvaccinated adults are still at risk. The highly contagious disease is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to Significant Death Risk
Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica Infection)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Earlier this month, superstar Lady Gaga took to social media to announce that she has long struggled with fibromyalgia. The news has put the painful and poorly understood illness center stage. Just this week, the singer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds. Pain is common in dialysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Air pollution may harm your kidneys, a new study says. " Even levels below the limit set by the [Environmental Protection Agency] were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates. Children as young as 15 months old learn tenacity from watching their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests. The study was done in the United Kingdom, where experts recommend that blood donors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Premature births cost U.S. employer-sponsored health plans billions of dollars a year, a new study claims. About 1 in 10 infants in the country are born prematurely (less than 37 weeks gestation), putting them at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chlorine plus Pee equals Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Another summer ends, and at least some of America's waterpark attendants may be breathing easier, a new report finds. The research -- conducted at an unnamed indoor waterpark in Ohio last year -- found that high levels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Drug, Montelukast, Tied to Nightmares, Depression
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- The asthma medication Singulair (montelukast) appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. But experts aren't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Early exposure to pest and pet allergens -- cockroaches and mice droppings included -- may actually guard children against asthma, a new study of inner-city kids suggests. " This confirms a similar finding last year that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Two species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes could likely flourish in most of the United States, government researchers report. Specifically, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus could survive and reproduce for at least... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Fetal Deaths, Fewer Pregnancies When Flint Had High Lead Levels in Drinking Water: Study There was an increase in fetal deaths and a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face an increased risk of cancer, a new study claims. The risk persists into adulthood, and is especially elevated for gastrointestinal cancers, the researchers added. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Active middle-aged men are likely to stay active into old age, a new study finds. The research included nearly 3,500 British men, aged 40 to 59 at the start of the study. The researchers followed the men's health for 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too. When taking care of a sick child, handwashing is more important than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they'd get a very slanted view, new research shows. The study found alcohol intake is typically shown only as fun, with none of the downsides. Researchers analyzed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People
-- Some elderly people are at heightened risk for falling, especially at home. Six of 10 falls occur within the home -- often due to lax stair safety, the National Institute on Aging says. The agency offers these safety suggestions: Install... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news