Many'Gen Xers' Desolate as They Navigate Adulthood: Study
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Despair runs rampant through Generation X as these Americans struggle through middle age, a new study reports. So-called indicators of despair -- depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse -- are rising among those in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You Can Cut Your Odds for an Aortic Aneurysm
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- People at risk for an aortic aneurysm should get screened for the life-threatening condition, an expert says. Aortic aneurysms are balloon-like bulges that can develop anywhere along the aorta, which runs from your heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes -- metformin -- may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss. People who lost weight while taking metformin maintained a loss of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- As you dig into gardening this spring, be sure you don't plant the seeds of skin problems, an expert advises. " Adverse skin reactions from gardening are very common and may include bug bites and stings, plant-induced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Preschool Is Prime Time to Teach Healthy Lifestyle Habits
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Teaching preschoolers about healthy habits can reduce their risk of obesity and heart disease later in life, new research suggests. The New York City study included 562 youngsters in 15 preschools in Harlem, which has a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sit All Day at Work? Exercise Can Counter That
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- If your job keeps you chained to a desk all day, you might be able to erase the ill effects with regular exercise, a large new study suggests. Research has shown that people who spend a lot of time sitting may pay for it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many U.S. Kids Don't Drink Enough Water, and Obesity May Be the Result
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don't drink any water at all, a new survey shows. And those who don't end up consuming almost twice as many calories from sugar-sweetened beverages. That, investigators warn,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Evidence Grows for an HPV-Heart Disease Connection
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it's also linked to the nation's leading cause of death --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found two factors appeared to be behind a majority of infant deaths by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asparagus: A Tasty Spring Veggie That Boosts Gut Health
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Asparagus is a great spring vegetable that can be a tasty side dish or the starring ingredient in a main course like risotto. And it's more than just delicious -- asparagus is great for digestive health, too. It's a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Even if you love your job, your workspace might not love you back. Because people may spend 40 or more hours on the job, often at a desk, all that exposure to less-than-inspiring surroundings can negatively influence... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping Nicotine
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don't understand the amount of addictive nicotine they're inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Strict Blood Pressure Limits for Kids Tied to Heart Health Later
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Tighter high blood pressure guidelines for children might better spot those at risk for heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests. Compared to 2004 guidelines, the updated 2017 guidelines from the American Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 22, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD The first medical device to treat children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Improving Your Memory
-- Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory: Stay physically and mentally active. Socialize often. Stay... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness
-- Feeling woozy or lightheaded is often rooted in a simple cause, says Harvard Medical School. Common reasons for faintness include: Dehydration. Medication side effects. Sudden drop in blood pressure. Low blood sugar. At its most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

There's a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training
SUNDAY, April 21, 2019 -- High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost -- perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly
SATURDAY, April 20, 2019 -- Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs when narrowing of the aortic valve opening prevents blood from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Many children with asthma don't use their inhalers properly and don't get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control?
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control measures in hospitals may be inadequate, the Swiss researchers say. " Our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed outcomes for 63 young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves 1st Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows'superbugs'are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That's because such closures could mean patients skip or stop taking the prescriptions they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: After Family's Health Scare:'We Had to Do This Together '
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At his annual medical visit three years ago, John Lavaki told his doctor he sometimes felt short of breath going up and down the stairs. An electrocardiogram showed abnormal electrical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests. The researchers found that every hour of light exercise on top of recommended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Over one year, that small decline in smoking and its associated health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fennel: A Food Lover's Dream Ingredient
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragrant bulb that can be a food lover's dream ingredient, because it has a refreshing taste, similar to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic A $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut opioid overdose deaths in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Earache Home Care
-- An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus. To care for an earache at home, you can: Place a cold cloth on the outer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot
-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert Panel Says
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- There is no one right diet for people with diabetes, and patients should instead have personalized nutrition plans, a new American Diabetes Association (ADA) report says. There simply is no ideal percentage of calories... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whether to Preserve Fertility Is Tough Decision for Transgender Youth
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision. A transgender person is one whose gender at birth does not match the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teen Girls' Online Sex Experiences Set Up Offline Dangers
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The types of sexual experiences girls have on the internet can help predict the kinds of risk they face offline, including HIV infections, physically violent relationships and sexual assault, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows. The number of these precancerous lesions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study. The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Scared to Exercise After a Heart Attack? It's Probably Scarier If You Don't
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated -- in short, the last thing they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will You Get Fat? Genetic Test May Tell
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic " score " might take the guesswork out of all of that, researchers say. Using... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding Risk
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk. Bleeding is a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you've eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top -- but not the only -- food culprits... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. " This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- When you eat during the day could influence your chances of surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Specifically, skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can't Work Out During the Week?'Weekend Warriors' Still Benefit
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When to Create and Update a Will
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something happens to you. But don't think of your will as static. It should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation Fifty-three medical professionals, including 31 doctors, are among the 60 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat
-- Thousands of young children face injury or death in car accidents each year. Proper use of car seats can keep children safe in the event of a crash, says American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP provides these guidelines for choosing car... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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