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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

Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
-- Carbon monoxide (CO) is routinely called a " silent killer, " since the toxic gas is odorless and tasteless. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and more than 50,000 people visit the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. Doctors have known that a type of obesity surgery, called gastric bypass,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- A new distance record for delivery of blood samples by a medical drone has been set. A Johns Hopkins University drone transported dozens of human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- For one unfortunate Mexican teenager, an unwanted tenant living in his eye led to what may be a permanent loss of vision, doctors report. As published Sept. 21 in The New England Journal of Medicine, an unnamed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Having magnesium levels that are too high or too low may put you at risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias, Dutch researchers report. In a study of more than 9,500 men and women, the highest or lowest levels of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- The nicotine in e-cigarette vapor may cause adrenaline levels to spike in the heart, potentially increasing risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, a new study reports. Electronic cigarettes have been promoted as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A combination antibody strategy could be the key to halting the spread of HIV, according to results from two promising animal studies. Two separate research groups completely protected their own sets of lab monkeys from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Although about 1 in 7 men will be eventually be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, the warning signs of the disease are often vague and may be confused with other conditions, experts at Fox Chase Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A widening waistline may make for shrinking numbers of sperm, new research suggests. Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- For many obese Americans, weight-loss surgery can be a path to losing lots of unhealthy pounds. But new research suggests it can also lead to a long-term loss of healthy red blood cells, otherwise known as anemia. In a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Styling a Home Gym
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Whether it's a matter of cost or convenience, you might want to opt out of a fitness facility and opt to work out in the comfort of your own home. A home gym can be simple or elaborate, but it's important to have the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A " green schoolyard " might boost the health of children in your community, researchers report. " Green schoolyards can include outdoor classrooms, native gardens, storm water capture, traditional play equipment, vegetable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Obtaining a restraining order may not be enough to prevent domestic violence, but when state laws require the removal of firearms, risk of those violent crimes goes down, a new study says. In states that require people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. " Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Folks who rely on their " gut feelings " to form opinions are more likely to believe fake news than others, researchers report. " People sometimes say that it's too hard to know what's true anymore. That's just not true, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Francisco's Health Warnings on Sodas Blocked by Appeals Court A San Francisco law mandating a health warning on ads for sodas and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne
-- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria. The American Skin Association identifies these common types of acne and their causes: Comedones- These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?
-- Most babies are born with 20 teeth below the gum line, but the process of teething typically doesn't start until about 6 months of age. Most teeth will come in before the child turns one, with the molars coming in by age three. The American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Besides the toll in deaths and disability, hospitalizations linked to gun injuries cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study finds. A University of Iowa analysis of nationwide data on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests. Researchers say playing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Cancer therapies often change patients'sense of taste, which may affect what they like to eat, according to a nutrition expert. " Increased taste sensitivities are more common than a muting of taste, " said Catherine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Youth obesity rates are leveling off in the United States, with about one-third of kids and teens now overweight or obese, a new report shows. " Obesity rates are still far too high, but the progress we've seen in recent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- As much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its master, when that beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll exacted can be steep. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans'life expectancy, a U.S. government study finds. Between 2000 and 2015, researchers found, U.S. life expectancy increased overall -- from nearly 77 years... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests. The autoimmune disease causes the body to attack and damage vital organs such as the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Due to Fibromyalgia Pain has forced Lady Gaga to postpone the upcoming European leg of her current tour. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wrongly Focusing On The Airway Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to best save their lives, a new study claims. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) applied... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Medication Suggestions for Older Adults
-- It may be difficult and confusing for older adults to manage an ever-growing list of medications and supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests: Take only medications and supplements recommended by your doctor. Keep a medication... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Restaurant Rules for Weight Loss
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Is eating out your diet downfall? Getting together with friends is fun, but a tempting menu can quickly derail your weight loss efforts. Try these restaurant rules to stay on the calorie track. First, choose a restaurant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. " Medical education needs to catch up to marijuana legislation, " said senior author Dr. Laura Jean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heath Tip: 10 Mistakes People Make in Food Preparation
-- Homemade food should be nutritious and safe. But experts at the foodsafety.org website cite 10 common food-preparation mistakes: Tasting older food to see if it's still good. It's better to be safe and just throw it out. Putting cooked meat back... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Girls who play soccer try to tough it out after a concussion more often than their male peers do, researchers warn. In fact, they were five times more likely than boys to return to the field on the same day, putting them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to best save their lives, a new study claims. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) applied... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Parents may still marvel at how fast their kids grow up, but a new study finds that U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations. In some ways, the trend appears positive: High school kids today are less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Sometimes, being too invested in just one sport may not be the best idea, new research shows. The study found that teen girls who focus only on one sport -- in this case, soccer -- tended to have more stress and poorer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Eye the Danger From'Nerf' Guns
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Nerf guns can be great fun for kids -- until someone damages an eye, doctors warn. Nerf guns or " blasters " are hugely popular toys -- used by kids and adults alike -- that shoot a soft foam " dart " or " bullet. " But a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Nonwhite Americans are surrounded by more air pollution from traffic than whites are, a new study finds. While exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell among all Americans between 2000 and 2010, there was only a slight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Death Risk From Triathlons May Be Higher Than Thought
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Could some triathlon participants be pushing themselves too hard? New research suggests the odds that an athlete will die during these tests of endurance are higher than previously believed. " We identified a total of 135... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Nursing Home Workers Change Gloves Often Enough?
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Nursing home workers often fail to change their gloves when they should, which increases the risk of patient infections, a new study finds. " Glove use behavior is as important as hand washing when it comes to infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline. The finding didn't surprise one U.S. expert in child health, because when fewer mothers can afford to smoke any longer -- or take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- As if those who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey don't have enough to worry about, one bug expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Residents need to drain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- American seniors are getting healthier overall, but the well-educated, rich and white are seeing the greatest gains, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed federal government data on more than 55,000 older adults. They... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news