Some E-Cig Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: FDA
Consumers should not use two e-cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs because they may pose health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The two HelloCig e-liquids contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the main... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Extreme Dieting in Teens Often Intensifies in Adulthood
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Extreme dieting behaviors often begin in the teen years and worsen in adulthood, a new study finds. Unhealthy weight-control behaviors -- such as purging and fasting -- are associated with problems later in life,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over " watchful waiting " may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700 men with earlier-stage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly raising the odds of later dementia, new research suggests. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Sleep in Seattle: Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Would delaying the start of school help sleep-deprived teens get more of the shut-eye they need? Yes, suggests a Seattle experiment that assessed how adolescent sleep habits changed after the opening school bell shifted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease -- and researchers say they're starting to understand why. " Our study has a strong public health message that modest changes in known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Easy Way Out'? Stigma May Keep Many From Weight Loss Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- For many obese people, weight loss surgery can be a new lease on life, but too few who qualify for the procedure opt for it. One big reason: The widespread notion that surgery is an " easy way out, " signifying a weakness... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes? A new hospital study finds that stethoscopes are laden with a wide range of bacteria. Some, such as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise. Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level. Making walking more of a challenge enables you to burn more calories and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Some E-Cig Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: FDA Consumers should not use two e-cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hispanics Bear Brunt of Exposure to Workplace Hazards: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Exposure to metals and pesticides at work could increase risk of heart disease, researchers say. Hispanic workers in the United States may be especially vulnerable because of language barriers and lower levels of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin remain the street drugs of choice, but more overdose deaths involve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Experience to Share': Facebook Page Helps Families Hit by Polio-Like Illness
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Isolated and afraid, Erin Olivera cast about the internet looking for information about the mysterious paralysis that had stricken her 11-month-old son Lucian. She found next to nothing. No clear reason why over the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp, don't have the impact on blood cholesterol that was once thought. So depending on your current... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Celebrate a Healthier Holiday
-- The holidays are typically full of tempting meals and desserts. The downside is the resulting weight gain. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sugests how to keep holiday weight gain at bay: Stay active. Walk often and park far... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Help Create a Healthy Community
-- Where you choose to live can affect your health. Nearby parks and woods can help boost your health, while close highways and thoroughfares can trigger air pollution and road noise that can take your health down a notch. The U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- The bites of insects, spiders and dogs are a $1 billion yearly drain on the U.S. health care system, a new study has calculated. And climate change is only going to make matters worse, researchers contend. Attacks by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds. The study included 211 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hospitalizations Rising Among the Homeless
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- On any given night in America, more than 550,000 people are homeless, and they are being hospitalized in greater numbers, a new study suggests. Despite expanded Medicaid and increased funds for health care clinics,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hidden Dangers in Dust
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- An antibacterial called triclosan is common in dust and could result in dust-dwelling bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant, researchers report. " There is this conventional wisdom that says everything that's in dust is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new research that found regular physical activity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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When Heart Attack Strikes, Women Often Hesitate to Call for Help
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Women often delay calling for emergency help when heart attack symptoms start, a new study finds. Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Warns of Raw Cookie Dough Dangers
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- As tempting as it might be to sample some raw dough while you're making a batch of cookies this holiday season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that the guilty pleasure could make you very sick. That's because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Studies Highlight Risks of Red Meat-Rich Diet Eating a lot of red meat boosts levels of a chemical linked to heart disease and also changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nose Holds Clues to Baby's First Cold
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- When a baby starts sniffling and sneezing, the type of bacteria in their nose may predict how long the cold will last, a new study finds. Babies with a wide variety of bacteria in the nose recover faster from their first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women. Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some -- like high blood pressure, migraine with aura, diabetes and stress --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could You Be Short on Vitamin D?
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You'd think vitamin deficiencies would be rare in the United States, but many people are running low on vitamin D, and it's a serious health threat. Being short on vitamin D not only affects bone density, it's also been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For College Students,'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Intimacy plays a larger role in casual sex among college students than previously thought, a new U.S. study reports. Researchers analyzed the results of an online survey that asked several hundred students at a university... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Take Care of Your Mental Health
-- A healthy mental attitude helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices, the National Library of Medicine says. But more than half of American's are diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in life, the agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During the Holidays
-- The holiday season can be difficult to navigate if you have diabetes. But with proper planning you can stay healthy, the American Diabetes Association says. The ADA offers this advice: Focus on timing. If your meal will be later than usual, eat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hospital Discharge at Christmastime May Not Be a Gift for Some
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests. The risk of hospital readmission or death was higher among patients who were discharged over the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the " use it or lose it " theory on brain health.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sporting Events Dangerous for Spectators, Too
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds. " You don't expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator, " said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea -- in which a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds. Younger siblings of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the Way
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- In a feat that might help pave the way to restoring hair on patients with skin wounds from burns, injuries or surgery, scientists report regrowing hair on damaged skin in mice. In their experiments with the rodents, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- If you have heart failure, a flu shot can truly be a lifesaver, researchers report. A study of patients in Denmark who were recently diagnosed with heart failure found that a flu shot cut their risk of premature death by 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleep, Don't Cram, Before Finals for Better Grades
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- It's a college tradition to pull " all-nighters " during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest. Researchers found that students who met an " 8-hour sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Electronic Health Records Bogging Docs Down
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Electronic health records are supposed to help doctors, but stress from using them may lead to burnout -- and primary care doctors are at greatest risk, new research suggests. " You don't want your doctor to be burned out or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Catnip: The'Why' Behind Cats' Favorite High
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Rolling around, meowing and generally acting blissed-out: cats love the plant known as catnip. Now, British scientists say they're closer to knowing how catnip works -- and their insights might end up helping felines'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. " We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. " Babies chronically exposed to opiates [during pregnancy] had a head size about a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based on how much they raise blood sugar. While monitoring... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it's chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren't always the answer. Why not try meditation rather... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Ice Skate Safely
-- Ice skating is a fun winter activity, and it's also great exercise. The National Safety Council suggests how you and your loved ones can skate safely: Wear skates that fit comfortably and provide enough ankle support. Sharpen your blades... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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