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Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, a new federal study reports. In a review of female homicide statistics from 2003 to 2014 in 18 states, the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests. Folks who had a sweetened drink with a high-protein meal stored more unused fat, compared to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Cows already give us milk, meat and leather. Now, researchers say they may also hold the key to an AIDS vaccine. Scientists found it took cows just a few weeks to develop powerful antibodies against HIV, the virus that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Donor-Sperm Kids No Different From Their Peers: Study
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Children conceived using donor sperm are no different physically or mentally from other kids, a new Australian study says. " For prospective parents, the decision to use donor sperm can seem like a step into the unknown, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Nobody wants the flu, but it can prove deadly for frail residents of nursing homes. Now, new research suggests that giving this population a high-dose flu vaccine -- one with four times the usual amount of immune-spurring... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Dirty Diapers Offer Clues to the Infant Brain?
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Babies'diapers may hold clues to their brain development, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed fecal samples from dozens of 1-year-olds and assessed their thinking (cognitive) skills a year later. The results revealed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Babies born today will have about a dozen wellness visits by the time they reach age 3. At that point, these checkups typically drop to just once a year, often before kids head back to school. So it's important to make the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- People who undergo knee surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can expect to stay active and maintain a high quality of life, researchers report. Activity levels may decline over time, but a new study found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blame Diabetes: Rates of 2 Nerve Conditions on the Rise
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Two particular types of nerve damage -- neuropathy -- have been increasing as more and more people develop diabetes in the United States, an expert says. Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy were once rare conditions. Both... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An'Active' Workstation Won't Lower Your Job Performance
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Companies needn't worry that job performance will suffer when employees use " active " workstations that come with potentially distracting treadmills, bikes or ellipticals. New research shows that most of the thinking skills... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41 Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, has died at age 41 in what is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Sugar
-- Too much sugar makes you gain weight and can harm your health. And you have to be especially careful about how much sugar you eat if you have diabetes. The American Heart Association advises: Not adding table sugar, syrup or honey to cereal,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If Heartburn Doesn't Go Away
-- If eating the right foods and taking medication doesn't ease your heartburn, there may be a bigger issue. The American College of Gastroenterology says you should be concerned about heartburn symptoms if you're: Having a difficult time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What's Ahead for Health Reform in 2018?
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The Republican Party's quest to undo the Affordable Care Act -- either by replacing it, repealing it or letting it fail -- is creating enormous uncertainty for millions of Americans who buy their own health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MRIs use strong magnets and radio... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scans May Show Consciousness in'Comatose' Patients
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says. " Early detection of consciousness and brain function in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Americans traveling to Europe should take steps to protect themselves against measles, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. Since January 2016, more than 14,000 cases of measles have been reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- AIDS-related deaths worldwide have been halved since 2005 as more people were able to get lifesaving drugs, UNAIDS (a United Nations Program) says in a new report. In 2016, 19.5 million (53 percent) of the almost 37... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye'Floaters '
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- A laser treatment can reduce spots in people's vision known as " floaters, " a new study finds. " Floaters often arise as the vitreous -- a gel-like substance that fills the eye -- contracts and pulls away from the back of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain faces an uphill battle fighting the aggressive cancer discovered in his brain last week, experts say. The cancer, glioblastoma, is the most common malignant tumor that originates in brain cells, as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Health initiatives typically center on diet and fitness. But the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society state that getting enough sleep is just as important as eating right and exercising. Your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Patients OK'd for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The Affordable Care Act has enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for new cancer treatments, a new study contends. Speedy approvals are important for patients who want to participate in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- One-third of dementia cases worldwide might be prevented by paying attention to nine risk factors throughout life, researchers say. These measures include: staying in school until you're at least over the age of 15;... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Choosing a cheaper health plan could cost you access to cream-of-the-crop cancer doctors and facilities, a new study reports. Less-expensive " narrow network " health plans are much less likely to cover treatment by doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sen. John McCain Has Brain Cancer
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain, a respected longtime lawmaker, former prisoner of war and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. A statement released by McCain's office Wednesday... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- In the long-standing debate over whether antidepressants are safe to take during pregnancy, a new study suggests that exposure to the drugs in the womb might bump up a child's risk of autism. The risk of autism was 45... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ease the Pain of a Blister
-- A blister may be painful and uncomfortable, though it's best to avoid popping it. But it's important to keep the area clean, especially if the wound pops on its own. The Mayo Clinic offers these care suggestions: Washing your hands with soap and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep
-- Talking in one's sleep is common. But the National Sleep Foundation says it may not be anything to worry about, except when it is attributed to or results in: Using alcohol or drugs. Feeling stressed, depressed or anxious. Getting insufficient... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 20, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Republican Senator John McCain Has Brain Cancer Sen. John McCain, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has been diagnosed with an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Nearly 10 percent of patients with terminal cancer don't want to know they're dying, which can make their final days more difficult, a new study finds. Unwillingness to face poor prospects can lead to unnecessary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Modern dogs likely descended from a single population of gray wolves in Europe up to 40,000 years ago, new research suggests. The findings challenge existing evidence and could help scientists gain a better understanding... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s -- brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who closely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Proposed changes in Medicaid coverage could hit people with depression especially hard, a new study suggests. " These vulnerable populations are being hit hard by the loss of Medicaid coverage when they need help, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure, a new study finds. Adding pounds can change the structure of your heart and its ability to pump blood. But losing weight can reverse... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers Grow Functioning Liver Tissue in Mice
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Researchers say they were able to coax tiny " seeds " of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice. If this approach works in people, it could help reduce long wait lists for liver transplants. It might also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Scientists say they have developed a " smart " robotic harness that might make it easier for people to learn to walk again after a stroke or spinal cord injury. The harness, the researchers said, can be fine-tuned to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction. Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn't raise a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients'money woes. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Resisting the Seduction of a Buffet
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Whether at a party or a restaurant, don't let a buffet be your diet downfall. With certain strategies, you can enjoy a range of choices without going overboard and without experiencing any of the usual guilt. Cornell... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Animal research may have yielded a potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children. Two common medications reversed memory and learning problems in rats exposed to alcohol while in the womb, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- The earlier a woman begins menopause, the greater her risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests. Following almost 4,000 women in the Netherlands, Dutch researchers found that those who went through menopause... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash in Paris prompted tougher traffic laws that have saved thousands of French lives, and those laws could serve as a model for the United States, a new study suggests. After the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores
-- Foot sores are more common among people with diabetes, who often have problems with circulation to the legs and feet. To help prevent this dangerous condition, the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Maintaining tight control of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 19, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Mother Advocates for Newborn Safety After a Kiss Leads to Her Baby's Death An Iowa mother is warning other parents about letting people get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?
-- Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin. The American Academy of Family Physicians says failure to use sunscreen can lead to: Changes in your skin, including moles and freckles that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Fail, Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 -- The collapse of Senate Republicans'efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act raises questions about the future of health care reform. After two more GOP senators rejected the measure Monday night, Senate Majority Leader... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news