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Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too
SUNDAY, OCT. 22, 2017 -- Creepy crawlers like leeches, maggots, snakes and ticks might make you squeal in fear or disgust, but they could save your life. All of them protect one thing people can't live without: blood. And that means they have a role... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean
SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 -- How much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed pain in nearly 700 women who gave birth via elective C-sections. Both short and long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?
SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 -- Giving patients acetaminophen during surgery may reduce their risk of shivering when they wake up, according to a small study. Up to half of patients have shivers and chills when they regain consciousness after surgery.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Kidney failure takes an especially tough toll on young adults, affecting their employment and relationships, researchers report. Young people with kidney failure are less likely to have jobs or be in long-term relationships... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga plus Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study. " Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Opioid abuse therapy may be more effective if patients are screened for hepatitis C as part of the program, a new Canadian study says. The research found a sharp drop in opioid abuse among patients after they were told they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 women each year, but... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man's risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Depending on the cancer, between one and 10 genetic mutations are needed to trigger the development of tumors, a new study reports. " We have addressed a longstanding question in cancer research that has been debated since... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets. Experts say teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night to be engaged and productive during the day. Anything less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previous research suggests daily... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Study Challenges Adult-Onset ADHD A new study challenges previous research suggesting that there is an adult-onset version of attention deficit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Finding Safe Shoes for the Elderly
-- As you age, you are at greater risk of falling. To compensate, you should wear shoes that can minimize your risk. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to select stable and comfortable shoes: Measure your feet each time you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Latex Allergy
-- An allergy to latex is quite common. So much so that your doctor or dentist may ask you if you have one before you have any type of examination. The American Dental Association identifies these possible symptoms of a latex allergy: Skin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working. Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to protect young athletes against traumatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- About 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun with them on a daily basis, a new survey reveals. Another 9 million U.S. adults reported they carry their weapons on them on a monthly basis. " Carrying firearms in public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a widespread outbreak. Public health experts have long been tracking the bird flu strain, which emerged in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obamacare Widened Access to Cancer Care
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- More U.S. cancer patients gained insurance they needed for their care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new research reveals. Researchers tracked government data on more than 858,000 adults aged 19 to 64 with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Lying down after an epidural increases a first-time mother's chances of having a normal birth, a new study suggests. With an epidural, a tube is inserted into a space below the spinal cord, and small doses of painkillers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Is a " nose job " worth it? And if so, how much? A new study suggests that casual observers may think patients who undergo such procedures are more attractive, more successful and healthier. " While we are not suggesting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- When it comes to exercise, can you get too much of a good thing? Possibly, suggests a new study that found white men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of developing plaque build-up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- In recent years, young American children have gone from spending 5 minutes a day on some sort of mobile device to spending 48 minutes a day doing so, new research shows. And while just 1 percent of kids aged 8 and under... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene Therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 --Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first form of gene therapy for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) form of cancer. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene Therapy, #Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 --Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first form of gene therapy for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) form of cancer. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- More than 20 percent of young white women who've been to a tanning salon become addicted to tanning -- even though doing so raises their risk of deadly skin cancer and premature skin aging, a new study reports. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gung Ho for Green Tea
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Whether to relax, warm up or even curb your appetite, there's nothing quite like sipping a soothing cup of tea. And while there's no shortage of brews available, green tea in particular has many potential... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the second gene therapy for use in the United States. The new treatment, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), is for a kind of blood cancer called large B-cell... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Your Dog'Talk' to You?
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Some people swear their dogs can communicate with them. A new study adds some credence to that belief. Dogs use more facial expressions when people are looking at them -- likely in an attempt to communicate with humans,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Most Americans who buy health insurance through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will not pay significantly more for their coverage in 2018, despite actions by President Donald Trump that have roiled the insurance... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Teen girls are much more likely to self-harm than boys, and the dangerous practice is on the rise. That's the conclusion of a new British study that also found a strong link between self-harm -- practices such as cutting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize -- new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death. " Walking has been described as the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lawsuits Target Diet Soda Marketing The three largest carbonated beverage makers in the United States are being sued for allegedly misleading... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer
-- Family history and age are risk factors that you cannot change, but there are lifestyle choices that you can make to better control your risk of developing breast cancer. The American Cancer Society suggests: Maintain a healthy weight Exercise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease
-- While playing organized sports is a great way to get exercise, buses and locker rooms may be perfect breeding grounds for infectious disease. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to keep your team healthier: Do not share water... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Workers who " telecommute " appear to have a lot more job satisfaction than folks who report to an office every day. But that positive comes with tradeoffs. Remote employees may also have a harder time separating work from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Higher doses of vitamin D can improve the bone health of premature babies, new research suggests. " We are hopeful that neonatologists will consider giving preterm infants 800 IUs [International Units], " said study author... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- For people seeking treatment for a migraine in the emergency room, a commonly prescribed opioid called hydromorphone (Dilaudid or Exalgo) doesn't seem to work as well as at least one other medication, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Scientists have pinpointed more gene mutations that may cause restless legs syndrome. A new study involving roughly 46,000 people with restless legs syndrome turned up 13 new gene variants that appear to raise the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. That's the message of a new long-range study examining alcohol use and atrial fibrillation, or Afib. This is when electrical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- The mental illness schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication network, a new study suggests. This research disputes a theory that schizophrenia is caused by wiring problems only in certain parts of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- As many as 2 million Americans may be drinking well water that contains potentially dangerous amounts of arsenic, a new government study warns. The analysis, conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Many cancer drugs can cause debilitating nerve damage as a side effect. But a small study suggests that simple cold wraps to the hands and feet might prevent it. The side effect, known as peripheral neuropathy, damages... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Value of Unplugging
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- It's no secret that we love our smartphones and other electronic devices for staying connected. Perhaps too much. According to one study on cellphone use by a mobile security company, 63 percent of women and 73 percent of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Firefighters face many known hazards on the job, but one area that hasn't been well researched is how their skin's exposure to hazardous chemicals might increase their risk of cancer. It has long been known that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- New anti-clotting drugs -- like Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis -- aren't linked with a higher risk of bleeding than the older drug warfarin, a new study finds. Many patients who suffer from blood clots in their legs --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Calorie-Counting App Pulled by Google A heavily-criticized calorie-counting app has been removed from Google Maps. While some viewed the feature... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news