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Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Medical marijuana shouldn't be used to treat sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that the drug and its synthetic extracts haven't been shown to be safe,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Youth Access to Juul E-Cigarettes
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A crackdown on the sale of the wildly popular Juul brand of electronic cigarettes to teens was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It includes a nationwide undercover blitz targeting the illegal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: Study
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Receiving anesthesia before age 3 does not appear to affect a child's intelligence, according to a new study. However, having anesthesia a number of times at a young age may affect fine motor skills, behavior and learning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: What Does the Research Say About Coffee and Your Health?
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obese Men Suffer'Weight Stigma,' Too
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- It's a long-held stereotype that men are less self-conscious about their weight than women. But a new study reveals that obese men are just as likely as women to be mistreated and stigmatized by others due to their excess... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Are Naturally as Fit as an'Iron Man '
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Confirming what many exhausted parents likely already know, scientists say a typical young boy is a sort of super athlete. Compared with adults, preadolescent boys have a near matchless ability to endure and bounce back... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Hope Against The Disease, Progeria, That Prematurely Ages Children
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- In April 2011, at the age of just 10 months, Ohio native Carly Kudzia was diagnosed with the rare and fatal premature aging disease known as progeria. " There was an average life span quoted to me that I shall not repeat, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Colon Cancer Screen May Help Men More Than Women
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows. Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Avoid'Text Neck' From Your Cellphone
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck. There's even a name for the pain you get when looking down at your screen -- " text neck " -- and it can cause problems along the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds. " Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Soccer Players, Heading May Pose Bigger Risk Than Collisions
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Heading the ball -- not player collisions -- may lead to temporary thinking declines in soccer players, a new study finds. " Unintentional head impacts are generally considered the most common cause of diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank relatively... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 24, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Due to Blood Infection Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is being treated for a blood infection in a Houston... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ease Pregnancy-Related Leg Cramps
-- Leg cramps are a common symptom of pregnancy, often occurring at night. Cramps typically occur only for a short time, but they can be very uncomfortable, the Nemours Foundation says. The Foundation suggests how to ease the pain and reduce the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
-- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is abacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. More than 3,000 cases are reported each year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. While most tick bites occur... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The same may hold true for working stiffs whose jobs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- There's new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child's weight years later. The overall effect was small -- an average of an extra pound by age 8. But children of women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests. " We estimate that 11 percent of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cases may be associated to alcohol... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- People who have implanted devices to keep their hearts running smoothly can safely drive an electric car if they wish to do so, new research confirms. The study from Germany found that the technology used to power the cars... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't Wait to Take MS Drugs
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Most multiple sclerosis patients shouldn't wait to start taking medication in the early stages of the disease, new guidelines say. " The treatment landscape for people with MS has changed dramatically over the last decade, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say. " We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: New Rules on Saving Kids Stricken With Cardiac Arrest
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hydration May Be Key to a Beneficial Workout
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say. " Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store. On Friday, the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 23, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.K. Man Cured of'Worst Ever'Case of Gonorrhea Doctors say they've cured the man with the world's " worst-ever " case of super-gonorrhea. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- A cancer scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds. People who got a false-positive result on a breast or prostate cancer screening test were more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals. But too many young kids are still being exposed to liquid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Staying Healthy Between MD Visits
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Wellness exams are important for monitoring your health and detecting any problems early on. But there are also self-care steps to take to protect yourself the other 364 days of the year. The U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Vaping Lead Teens to Pot Smoking?
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to try marijuana in the future, especially if they start vaping at a younger age, a new study shows. More than 1 in 4 teenagers who reported e-cigarette use eventually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- If you have lung or throat cancer, exactly how you are positioned during your radiation treatments may alter your chances of beating the disease. New research suggests that even tiny shifts can mean the radiation may harm... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds. The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives
-- Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While personal care products manufactured in the United States are regulated by the FDA, imported products... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work
-- A hearing problem can make it difficult to be productive at work. The AARP offers advice on what to do if this applies to you: Ask for a desk that is away from background noise. Reduce noise reverberations by placing a small rug under your chair... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Use'Proper Form' When Practicing Yoga
SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 -- Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns. Improper technique can lead to serious muscle damage, including strain and overstretching of the neck,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. " What many people don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Nasal mucus could provide important clues about chronic sinusitis, researchers say. Chronic sinusitis, a common condition, occurs when the sinuses are swollen for more than three months. Analyzing mucus from the nose of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers. But they added that it isn't clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. " People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Participants reported on their cooking skills in 2002-2003 when they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call " internet gaming disorder. " The concept that gaming could become an addiction first gained... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Keep Eating Veggies (and Fruits) for Better Health
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Your parents'advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it. Filling half your plate with non-starchy selections, as well as some fruit, provides a high volume of low-calorie food that can tame hunger as it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows. The nation scored 7.1 on the 10-point 2018 National Health Security Preparedness... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dengue Vaccine Use Should Be Restricted: WHO Use of the vaccine for dengue should be used " exclusively or almost exclusively in people who have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis
-- Appendicitis isa painful inflammation of the appendix. It can be life-threatening if ignored and the appendix ruptures. More than 5 percent of people in the United States will develop appendicitis at some point during their lives, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults
-- Though a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help prevent cancer as you age, you shouldn't ignore cancer screening tests, the American Cancer Society warns. Otherwise, you may not realize that you have the disease until it's too late, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn't take a single pill... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes
THURSDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news