' No Quick Fix' for A-Fib, But Cardiologist Says You Can Help Prevent It
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- There is no cure for a-fib, but the common heart disorder can be managed, an expert says. Atrial fibrillation -- which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications -- affects as many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Heat waves can pose a serious risk to people with Alzheimer's disease, so their families should know how to keep them safe, advocates say. Extreme heat is " dangerous for everyone, but especially for someone with Alzheimer's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins– or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- For seniors who've been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows. That's because the prescription change may not help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Forty percent of U.S. parents say they would likely find a new doctor if their child's primary care provider sees families who refuse childhood vaccines, a nationwide poll finds. And three in 10 say their child's primary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower Triglyceride Levels
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Heart experts are advising that prescription-strength fish oil pills might help lower excess levels of blood fats known as triglycerides. The pills contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When prescribed by a doctor,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Sometimes it's obvious when older parents need outside help -- like when they're having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and unable to maneuver well even at home. But mental problems may not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- If you spend a lot of nights watching the clock instead of sleeping, new research suggests you may need to be as concerned about your heart health as you are about lost shut-eye. People with genetic variants linked to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Dr. Google' Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- A middle-aged woman had persistent symptoms that doctors couldn't explain. Frustrated, she took an increasingly common route: a search through the internet. " Dr. Google " led the woman to specialists at Wake Forest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- If you're satisfied with your life, you probably have emotional well-being. Emotional well-being can be mastered just like any other skill, according to Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination
-- Painful urination (dysuria) is the pain or discomfort associated with going to the bathroom, says Cleveland Clinic. It doesn't refer to how often you urinate, although dysuria can be accompanied by frequent urination. Often, dysuria is associated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control
-- To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Your optimal portion size may or may not match the serving size listed on a product.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As School Starts, Pack That Lunch With Nutritional Goodies
SUNDAY, Aug. 18, 2019 -- Planning for your children's return to school this fall should include thinking about how to pack healthy lunches that they'll enjoy. Try to include children in the process of creating their lunches, including buying food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Health Tips to Promote Back-to-School Success
SATURDAY, Aug. 17, 2019 -- Healthy kids do better in school -- something parents need to think about as they prepare for a new academic year. " As a parent and grandparent, I know that back-to-school time is a busy time. Yet, I encourage parents and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Your Blues Away
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report. " The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast, " said study authors Felipe Barretto... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Inrebic (fedratinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with intermediate-2 or high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis, making it the second drug approved to treat patients with this disease, the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports. Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140% in the years after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. " Patients who have had a stroke or heart attack are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol (CBD). In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Amid'Epidemic' of School Vaping, a Search for Solutions
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the toughest challenges for those fighting the problem of vaping in schools may be getting people to realize how big the problem is in the first place. Many teachers and parents... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Dairy Fat Different?
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Dairy foods have been getting a lot of attention from researchers in recent years, notably from studies done both jointly and separately by scientists at Harvard and Tufts universities. They looked at the relationship... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Your dog bounds heedlessly into a local lake or pond, playfully splashing in the water. But within minutes, your canine companion is staggering, drooling or suffering seizures. Left untreated, the dog will likely die. This... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 1,200 gender-minority students on 71 U.S. campuses who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are You an'Extreme Early Bird'?
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study. Going to sleep at 8 p.m. and waking up as early as 4 a.m. is called advanced sleep phase.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection
-- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic. Serious staph infections have a range of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Getting Rid of Warts
-- Warts surface when skin cells grow faster than normal due to infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV), says Harvard Medical School. About 10 strains of HPV cause skin warts, which can spread by direct contact through breaks in the skin. To... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Nearly half of U.S. patients don't tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds. " For physicians to achieve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fast-Food Joints in the Neighborhood? Heart Attack Rates Likely to Go Up
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- If you live in a neighborhood where fast-food restaurants abound, you might be more likely to have a heart attack, new research suggests. It turns out that heart attack rates are higher in neighborhoods with more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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CDC Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccination for Young Adults
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Young adults up through the age of 26 should now get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, U.S. health officials recommended Thursday. Until now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had said this age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves Pretomanid for Most Deadly Form of TB
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Age Could Be Key to Women's Worse Quality of Life Post-Stroke
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a stroke, women are known to have a worse health-related quality of life than men, both in the short term and long term. Now a study gives some insight into why, and what can be done... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cigarette packs would have to carry very large warning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen's Impact on Marine Life
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Is the sunscreen you slather on your body marketed as safe for coral reefs? New research suggests those claims may not be entirely true. Trace metals and other compounds in many sunscreens have unknown effects on marine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Folks taking opioids for chronic pain may run into trouble if they need to find a new doctor. A new " secret shopper " survey of 194 Michigan primary care clinics found that as many as four out of 10 primary care doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Relieve Dry, Irritated Eyes
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Do all the ads for dry eye relief have you thinking you could have this condition? If you've ever felt like you had a grain of sand in your eye when nowhere close to the beach, you could be experiencing dry eye. Exactly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Spice Up Your Meals With Habanero Chili Chutney
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- If you're a chili pepper lover who can take the heat, then take it to the next level with super spicy habaneros. Habaneros aren't for the faint of heart. They rank among some of the world's hottest chilies on the Scoville... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Than Half of Younger Patients Skip or Quit Blood Pressure Meds
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- High blood pressure can be a killer. But a new study finds that more than half of younger patients -- those under 65 -- who are prescribed high blood pressure meds either stop taking them within a few months or don't take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety
-- Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan. The school encourages parents to: Speak... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding
-- Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby's actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pretomanid Approved for Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Pretomanid tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid have been approved for the treatment of a highly treatment-resistant type of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Kids Born With HIV, Taking Needed Meds Gets Harder With Age: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- As they get older, U.S. children born with HIV are less likely to take the medicine they need to fight the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds. About 12,000 children, teens and young adults in the United States have had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Surgery patients can routinely be prescribed fewer opioid pills -- even just a handful -- without sacrificing their pain relief. That's what doctors at hospitals in Michigan are reporting after analyzing a statewide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new clinical trials shows. One experimental treatment injects powerful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Who Multitasks Better: Men or Women? The Answer May Surprise You
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Multitasking is equally taxing for women and men, according to a study that challenges the popular notion that women are better at it. For the study, 48 women and 48 men were asked to do letter or number identification... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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