Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows. Teens reported using Juuls... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they'd tried to lose weight over the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked for Decades
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Gerard Blaney figured his excruciating headache was simply due to a combination of too much stress and too little food. It was budget season at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, and as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Americans Fear Most
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Government corruption is Americans'biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear. The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Try Small'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends. It's been long known that herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) can been found in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hormonal Changes Might Lead to Hernias in Aging Men, Mouse Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Age-related increases in estrogen may be the reason why inguinal hernias are common among older men, new research with rodents suggests. Inguinal hernias occur when soft tissue -- often part of the intestines -- protrudes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed: CDC The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Juul Drawing Lots of Teen Followers on Twitter
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company's Twitter followers are under 18, a new study finds. And many of these young fans are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Your Dog Really Understand You?
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Many dogs perk up at certain words, like " treat " or " squirrel. " But does Buddy really understand what you're saying, or is he simply reacting to the excitement in your voice? Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Suggestions For Healthier Aging
-- Many factors influence how we age, ranging from dietary choices and physical activity to health screenings and managing risk factors for disease. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests these steps to promote healthier aging: Get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: It's Never Too Late to Exercise
-- If you are middle aged and out of shape, it isn't too late to get active and improve your health, the American Heart Association says. A study in the journal Circulation showed that heart stiffness -- a potential precursor to heart failure --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Test Strips for Fentanyl May Help Prevent ODs
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests. " Test strips could be a lifesaving intervention for many young adults who use drugs, " said study leader Brandon Marshall, of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Did Leonardo da Vinci's Genius Stem From a'Lazy Eye'?
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Leonardo da Vinci gave the world the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Now, a British researcher suggests an untreated eye ailment may have helped the Renaissance genius perfect these and other masterpieces. After analyzing a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antiviral Med Fuels Rapid Decline in New HIV Infections in Gay Men: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows. Researchers followed 3,700 gay men who were given what's known as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis'Breakthrough '
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- In what researchers are calling a " breakthrough, " two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. The trials were short-term,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Slowed Wound Healing in Animal Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats. " Based on our findings, e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to traditional... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain's'Self-Control' Center May Be Key to Weight-Loss Success
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say. Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Countering standard advice, a new study finds that skin creams are safe to use in moderation for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. " Patients are routinely advised not to apply anything on the skin prior to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ketoprofen Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug, Ketoprofen, Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts Sound Warning About'Baby Boxes '
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets? Experts say no. Without supporting evidence, " the cardboard baby box should not be promoted as a safe sleeping space, but as only a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040: Study The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protein-Packed Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Protein is key to your well-being and deserves a significant place in every diet. Knowing the best sources can boost your health as well as help you feel more satisfied on fewer calories. Seafood is an excellent protein... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Be Aware of Autumn Driving Hazards
-- Autumn is a particularly dangerous time to be out driving. The days are getting shorter, the weather can be unpredictable and wet leaves frequently cover the roads. The American Association of Retired Persons suggests these Autumn driving... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away
-- If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet. Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home: Prune trees. Clear brush. Remove litter. Mow grass short, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specific type of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study spanning 22 years, researchers found that higher blood levels of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menthol Cig Ban Didn't Spur Black Market Sales: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- A ban on menthol cigarettes in one Canadian province did not trigger a rise in the sales of illegal cigarettes that was predicted by the tobacco industry, a new study shows. When Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't Want Rosacea? Drinking Coffee Might Help
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests that drinking coffee might be a good prescription for avoiding the unsightly skin condition known as rosacea. The finding is based on an analysis of rosacea risk and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Closer to Drug That Cuts Nicotine Dependence
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers. The scientists gave the enzyme to nicotine-dependent rats and found it broke down nicotine in the bloodstream before it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Map of Mouse Hippocampus Could Be Weapon Against Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- A precision map of a part of the brain of the lowly mouse could be a potent new research tool against Alzheimer's, researchers say. The highly detailed look at the mouse hippocampus should provide new insight into a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: No Direct Link Between Preeclampsia and Cognitive Impairment, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- While preeclampsia puts women at greater risk for stroke and high blood pressure following childbirth, a new study found that the pregnancy-related condition may not predispose them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Take 10 for Mindfulness
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what's really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you get centered and re-focus on what's meaningful to you. And it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says. " Clinicians and patients want to know the extent of weight regain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Number of Autism Genes Now Tops 100
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report. They also said that they've made significant progress in distinguishing between genes associated with autism and those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Drop as Age of New Moms Rises
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- American women are having fewer children, and they're having them later in life, a new government report shows. " Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility, " said report author Danielle Ely, a health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday and while many welcome the move, others... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Using a Home Fireplace
-- Many homeowners enjoy relaxing by a hot fire at the end of a cold day. But a crackling fire can lead to a disaster, especially if there are small kids at home and some basic safety rules aren't followed, the American Academy of Pediatrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Plantar Warts
-- Plantar warts stem from a common virus and are formed on the bottoms of your feet. You increase your risk of infection by walking in bare feet in public showers or locker rooms, the American Orthopaedic Food& Ankle Society says. Plantar... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

N. Carolina Sees Alarming Spike in Heart Infections Among Opioid Users
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Adding to growing alarm about America's opioid crisis, cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have jumped 10-fold among North Carolina's injection drug users, new research shows. The infection is endocarditis,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults. That's what researchers concluded after studying more than 2,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Kids
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children. There have been 127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year, with 62... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- If you come from a large family, you may have a lower risk of cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 178 countries and found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: After 2 Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survivor Learns She Needs a New Heart
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The hair loss, fatigue and nausea were a given. As a nurse, Toni C. Wild had seen patients faced with these common side effects of chemotherapy. What Wild did not expect when she was diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news