Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair
-- Want your hair to look healthier? The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks: Wash oily hair more frequently. Wash chemically treated hair less often. As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Tongue Scrapers Won't Prevent Bad Breath: Experts
-- There is no scientific evidence that tongue scraping will prevent bad breath, the American Dental Association says. Such devices may clean the tongue, but the bacteria that cause bad breath can grow back very quickly, the ADA says. Here's what it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Blood Test Spots Parasitic Infection in Pregnant Women
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- A low-cost blood test can identify pregnant women with the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, researchers report. People typically acquire the Toxoplasma gondii parasite by eating undercooked contaminated meat or through... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blood Test in Early Pregnancy May Predict Mom's Diabetes Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- A blood test seems to detect signs of gestational diabetes as early as the 10th week of pregnancy, a new U.S. government study says. Gestational diabetes occurs only in pregnancy and can pose a serious health threat to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Are Eggs Good for You or Not?
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. A large egg... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye. His cornea had developed a severe ulcer and ruptured, tearing a hole in his... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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1 in 4 in U.S. Has a Disability, CDC Reports
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these disabilities are more prevalent among women, people in the South, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's a Part of Aging That Really Stinks
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds. Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6.5 percent said they experience nasty odors -- such as burning hair... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson's
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Your eyes could provide early evidence that you're developing Parkinson's disease, a small study out of South Korea suggests. People with early Parkinson's appear to experience a thinning of their retinas, which are the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Drug of Last Resort, Ibalizumab, Tackles Resistant HIV
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don't work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don't work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- High levels of exposure to the insecticide DDT in women seems to more than double the risk of autism in their children, new research suggests. The study looked for a link between the development of autism and two common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Opioid Epidemic Fueling Life Expectancy Decline
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans'life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates among Americans ages 25 to 64, but cited a number of factors as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Friendships Matter
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Your calendar might be filled with play-dates for your kids, but it's important to ink in some get-togethers of your own. Existing friendships may take a back seat to other priorities, and making new friends might seem... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments A U.S. National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Diabetic Feet Healthier
-- People who have diabetes often have foot problems that, if severe enough, can lead to amputation of a toe or the entire foot. But by taking care of your feet every day and by watching your blood sugar carefully, diabetics can help prevent these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Gallstones
-- Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder contains a fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine to aid digestion. Gallstones can vary from the size of a grain of sand to that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests. The BRCA mutations are linked with a greater risk for aggressive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why You Should Watch Your Weight After You Stop Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- There's good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit. In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of weight faced a higher short-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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One Reason Why Kidney Transplants Fail
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Scottish scientists say they've found new clues to why some kidney transplants fail. It has to do with the amount of " wear and tear " a transplanted kidney has and how that affects its work in the recipient, the new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stem Cells Restore Some Vision in Blind Mice
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health of Those Near and Far
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More than 100 wildfires are blazing through parts of the western United States, including one in California that has grown to become the largest fire in the state's history. Fires that vast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds. For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Immigrants Not a Burden on U.S. Health Care: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Immigrants in the United States use health care services less often than native-born citizens and may actually be subsidizing some of their health care, a new study reports. A team of researchers systematically examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Forecast Sees Abnormal Heat Worldwide Through 2022
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- This year's record-breaking worldwide heat wave is likely a preview of coming attractions, scientists say. Using a new method for predicting global temperatures, researchers concluded that 2018-2022 may be even hotter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Amputation May Not Be Best Option for Severe Circulation Problems
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Trying to restore blood flow may be better than amputation for patients with a serious leg circulation problem called critical limb ischemia, a new study contends. Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Rehydration: How Much Is Too Much?
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Staying hydrated is a mantra not only when exercising, but throughout the day for optimal health. Yet it's possible to get too much of a good thing. In recent years, a number of athletes have died from a condition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's What Predicts a Woman's Odds of Living Till 90
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests. A long-term study of about 22,000 postmenopausal women in the United States found that those whose mothers had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
-- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older, the U.S. National Eye Institute says. AMD damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina that's needed for sharp, central vision... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Keep Your Gut in Good Condition
-- Everything you eat goes through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables will help keep your gut in good condition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. As many as 70 million Americans are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer An ancient gene that protects elephants against cancer has been pinpointed by researchers and could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cellphone Use Puts Pedestrians Off-Balance
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places. And now, new video analysis reveals the extent to which cellphones interfere with a person's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Home-Delivered Meals Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of Hospital
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The delivery of personalized, low-sodium meals to the homes of heart failure patients just out of the hospital has the potential to help them avoid rehospitalization in the days ahead, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases include coronary artery disease, the heart rhythm disorder atrial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report. That risk more than triples in the first six months after a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in'Global Loneliness Epidemic '
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn, makes others less likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Triple-Combo Pill Controls Blood Pressure, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial. About 70 percent of patients with mild-to-moderate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Give Your Child a Head Start With Math
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is important because research shows that young children who have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Eclipse Viewers Eclipsed Viewing Records
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- The total solar eclipse of August 2017 was one of the most watched scientific events ever for millions of Americans, researchers report. And it led a record number of them to seek more information on eclipses, survey... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- U.S. researchers say they've identified more genes that may be associated with Alzheimer's disease. They studied nearly 6,000 people with Alzheimer's and 5,000 people with healthy brains and pinpointed rare variations in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Bug Bites
-- Hot summer weather and long days spent outside are the perfect combination for bug bites. But it may be difficult to figure out which type of bug was responsible. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this primer: Mosquitoes are typically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Making an Emergency Call
-- A medical emergency can be scary and stressful, but knowing how to call for help can mean the difference between life and death. The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these suggestions when making an emergency call: Speak calmly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's Cancer
A $289 million award against Monsanto in a case linking its Roundup weed killer to terminal cancer in a former school groundskeeper may lead to similar judgments against the company, according to the man's lawyers. The ruling in favor of Dewayne... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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