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5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors
SUNDAY, May 28, 2017 -- Infections picked up in the hospital can be serious, even life-threatening. But patients and their visitors can help prevent the spread of dangerous germs by keeping their hands clean, health care professionals say. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
SATURDAY, May 27, 2017 -- Safety should be on the front burner when you fire up the barbecue this Memorial Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. Propane used in gas grills is highly flammable and about 30 people in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Pollution from diesel engines may cause heart damage, a British study suggests. " There is strong evidence that particulate matter emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Near-drowning victims are more likely to recover with good brain function if bystanders immediately begin chest compressions rather than wait for emergency personnel to arrive, researchers report. " What we found is that when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- The rising nighttime temperatures that come with climate change could mean poorer sleep for millions, a new study suggests. Americans'reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests. " Many interventions to prevent falls are expensive and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A drug first used in the early 1900s to treat sleeping sickness has shown promise in an early trial as a potential treatment for autism. The study involved just 10 boys, aged 5 to 14, with autism. This was the first human... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Promising Results for Ixekizumab Against Psoriatic Arthritis
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A new drug might help ease the pain and disability of a form of arthritis often linked to psoriasis. According to Stanford University researchers, psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder tied to an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One Man's Trash Is Another's Fiber
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Wasted food results in a huge loss of important nutrients for Americans, new research contends. " Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans'dietary needs, " said study lead author... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A type of weight-loss surgery -- called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, a new study finds. Specifically, the procedure leads to increased diversity of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 26, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: German Parents Who Don't Have Children Vaccinated Will Face Fines Parents who don't have their children vaccinated will face fines, the German... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 Food Groups to Jump-Start Nutrition
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Most Americans still don't eat enough nutrient-rich foods from key groups including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy, according to federal health statistics. And they take in too many refined grains,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A new genetic test may detect anal cancer, a disease that's become more common in women, gay and bisexual men, and people with HIV. " If other studies confirm and build upon these findings, this promising research could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9'Biological' Years
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Could regular, strenuous exercise be a " fountain of youth " ? New research suggests it could be -- for your cells, at least. " Just because you're 40 doesn't mean you're 40 years old biologically, " said Larry Tucker, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Child care experts say it's dangerous for infants to sleep in the same bed with their parents. Now, researchers report that " baby boxes " and parent education can help reduce the unsafe practice. Bed-sharing is linked with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe?
-- Want to make playtime safer for your children? Look no further than your own backyard. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions: Keep outdoor stairways clear, and install handrails on both sides. All walkways,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day
-- Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain. The American Academy of Family Physicians reminds seniors to: Play online games designed to sharpen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors can save the lives of patients on the transplant wait-list, researchers say. For the study, investigators compared U.S. data from more than 8,100 recipients of kidneys from deceased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report. " Alzheimer's disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Several factors raise the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia, a new study suggests. Preeclampsia is a condition marked by high blood pressure and protein in a pregnant woman's urine. It affects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- New gene-based therapies appear to significantly decrease cholesterol levels in people, and could even cut down on arterial plaque, according to results from two early drug trials. Both treatments improve the body's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Parents of children with autism often try diet changes or supplements to ease symptoms of the disorder, but a new review concludes there's no solid evidence that any work. After analyzing 19 clinical trials, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Teens who are taunted about their weight may be more likely to become obese adults who struggle with poor body image, a new study finds. Researchers also found that teens who are bullied about their weight are more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Autism's'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- High rates of suicide among people with autism are drawing specialists to a conference this week in England. " What relatively little we know about suicidality in autism points to a worryingly high prevalence of people with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eye Problems May Be Tied to Zika, Lab Study Suggests
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Scientists exploring how the Zika virus passes from pregnant monkeys to their fetuses believe the infection may be more dangerous to human pregnancies than previously believed. " The results we're seeing in monkey... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Violence is common in pregnancy, with mothers-to-be in the United States at greater risk for assault-related injuries and death than women who aren't expecting, a new study finds. " The striking results of our study suggest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Faulty immune cells may play a role in hair loss, a new study suggests. In experiments with mice, researchers found that regulatory T-cells ( " Tregs " ) -- a type of immune cell that helps control inflammation -- trigger stem... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's'Softer Side'?
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Mom, it's not all in your head: Dad does respond to toddler daughters and sons differently. Brain scans and random recordings of their times together prove it. Fathers are not only more attentive to little girls, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 25, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heart Pump Controllers Recalled Nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of malfunctions resulting in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report. Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient near... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Supercharging Exercise With Interval Training
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- If your exercise routine isn't producing lower numbers on the scale, consider kicking it up a notch with high-intensity interval training. The concept is simple: alternate bursts of high-intensity activity with intervals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are All Those'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids'toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say. Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with anxiety,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat More Mediterranean Foods
-- Following a Mediterranean diet offers plenty of health benefits, but as a bonus, such foods can be kid-friendly. Here's how to include Mediterranean-style foods in your meals: Focus on fruit, veggies and whole grains. Instead of building a meal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out
-- Warming up is an important part of any workout, and it's well worth the extra few minutes. The American Heart Association recommends: Warming up for five minutes to 10 minutes. If you're planning for a long, intense workout, increase warm up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House last month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating chemical -- reduced seizure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens. Investigators at Boston University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests. Known as metabolic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- The 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida wasn't due to a single introduction and spread of the virus, but rather at least four separate events, researchers report. By analyzing the genetic material of Zika viruses found in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker
TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 -- Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat any cancer that has a certain genetic biomarker, regardless of where in the body the cancer originated. " This is an important... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- One hospital's germ history may help doctors curb infections in all hospitals, researchers report. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 samples collected over 12 months from surfaces, air and water in the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Scientists say they've developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly type of tumor because it's often... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- A new regulation requires New York state hospitals to follow a protocol to rapidly diagnosis and treat the potentially fatal infection known as sepsis, and research suggests it's saving lives. The mandate was implemented... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Many new cancer drugs target genetic " biomarkers " that are specific to tumors -- wherever in the body they may appear. So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Where you carry extra fat may be as key to your cancer risk as how much extra fat you carry, new research suggests. The study revealed that too much fat around the waist is as good an indicator of obesity-related cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- While the number of Americans hospitalized each year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be holding steady, new research suggests the number of patients dying in the hospital over the past decade... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- If parents need more proof that car seats and seat belts save young lives, researchers now report that one in every five children killed in car crashes in the United States was unrestrained or improperly restrained. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- When your thyroid isn't working properly, it can cause a lot of problems. It's important to understand what your thyroid does and to be aware of signs that can signal a health issue. The thyroid is a small gland located... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 24, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Administration Funding Cuts to AIDS Programs Could Mean 1 Million Lives Lost Experts gathered in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday warned that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer
-- Hundreds of babies die every year from accidents that are completely preventable. What can parents do to prevent a tragedy? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Whenever baby travels with you, always securely strap the infant into an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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