Health Tip: Living With Dementia
-- Dementia is not a " normal " result of aging, the American Psychological Association says. It may be caused any of a number of illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities. The APA suggests how to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Treating stroke survivors'blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates. Last year, new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests. Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Human Trials Set for Experimental HIV Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers. The vaccine targets a vulnerable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Early Birth Hinder Adult Success?
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Babies born prematurely or very small may not fare as well in life as those born full-term, a new research review suggests. Adults who were born tiny or early may be more likely to lag behind educationally and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy " keto " diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that's sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Husband Saves Wife a Week After Learning CPR From TV Show
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought. Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, a new survey finds. That rate -- the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey -- likely reflects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart Attack
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Maybe there's a good reason you dislike cold weather: The risk of death from a heart attack is higher in the winter than in the summer, a new study says. Researchers at Leeds General Infirmary in England examined data from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Go Vegan to Jumpstart Weight Loss
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss. Vegan is the strictest type of vegetarian diet -- you choose only foods from plant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: June 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ariana Grande Reveals PTSD a Year After Concert Bomb Attack A year after a suicide bomber attack at a concert in Britain, singer Ariana Grande... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Avoiding Rip Tides
-- If you swim in the ocean, you should be aware of dangerous rip tides, sometimes called rip currents. Most often, these fast-moving flows of water form at low spots, breaks in sandbars or near structures such as piers, experts at Texas A&M... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing Loss
-- Hearing loss affects a lot of people, especially seniors. About one-third of people aged 65 to 74 can't hear as well as they should, and nearly half of people 75 and older have difficulty hearing, the National Institute on Aging says. If you have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- If you're a man and you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, stress at work may shorten your life, a new study finds. The researchers said a demanding job in which you have little or no control over your work environment... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Millions Die Worldwide Each Year for Lack of Quality Care
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Eight million people in less-developed countries die needlessly each year, and that loss of life strips $6 trillion from the economies of those nations, new research calculates. If the rate of preventable deaths continues... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Stress Contributes to High Rates of Heart Disease Among Black Adults
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. The results suggest that primary care... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your Tummy Rumblings Might Help Diagnose Bowel Disorder
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- A belt that wraps around your stomach and listens for the telltale sounds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may make it easier to spot the notoriously elusive disease. " IBS is difficult to diagnose because it affects the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- If you're feeling overwhelmed at work, you'll want to read on. Job-related stress may raise your risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers found the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High Schoolers on Heroin Abuse Other Drugs, Too
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- High school seniors hooked on heroin are likely to misuse a multitude of other drugs, a new study finds. " It may be inadequate to focus on heroin and opioid use in isolation, " said study author Joseph Palamar, an associate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are You a Prospective Poop Donor?
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Fecal transplant is considered the best treatment for one of the most dangerous intestinal infections around, and it is being tested as a potential cure for many other illnesses. But these transplants require that healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Judy Perkins was 49 and battling breast cancer that had spread, but chemotherapy and hormone treatments had failed to rein in her disease. So, her doctors tried a highly sophisticated, but experimental, immunotherapy. It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Rover Unleash a Flu Pandemic?
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Dog lovers might be distressed by the latest research on flu pandemics. In the new study, scientists suggest that your beloved furry companion could trigger a flu pandemic among people in the future. Why? Researchers found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sex Robots Are Already Here, But Are They Healthy for Humans?
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- World, meet Harmony. Completely artificial and programmed by computer chips, the somewhat lifelike sex robot is marketed by sex doll maker Realbotix for $15,000. According to The Guardian, she's equipped for intimate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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1st'Biosimilar' To Neulasta, Fulphila (Pegfilgrastim), OK'd to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- The first " biosimilar " drug to Neulasta, designed to ward off infections related to chemotherapy, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fulphila (pegfilgrastim) is approved for people with symptoms of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Man Was Awake for 90 Minutes During CPR: Report
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- It's your worst nightmare: As doctors race to save your life while performing CPR, you're actually awake and conscious of what they are doing. A new report shows it happened for one man for up to 90 minutes, and the finding... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Non-Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds. Lack of time, cost and skepticism are among the reasons why, said Dr. Mia Minen, director of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Smart Steps for Safer International Travel
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Experiencing other cultures, visiting world landmarks and tasting foreign cuisines are just some of the pleasures of international travel. But for a safer trip, take these steps before you leave home. Check the U.S. State... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: June 5, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled A recall of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone was announced Monday. The U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: What To Expect From Joint Replacement Surgery
--Joint replacement surgery removes damaged parts of a joint and replaces them with man-made parts. The goal is to restore function and reduce pain and inflammation. The most commonly replaced joints are the hip or knee. Less often, a shoulder,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Three Weight Stats That Can Predict Health
-- Your weight can be a strong indicator of your general health. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says three weight calculations are good predictors of how healthy you are: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and risk factors for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tips for Handling a Medical Emergency
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Knowing how to respond to an emergency can save valuable time and lives. But do you know what to do? Whether it's a life-threatening injury, car accident or medical emergency, the most important thing is to quickly assess the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Dogs Born in Summer Likelier to Get Heart Disease
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of year, according to new research. Scientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame. Researchers at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Treatments May Extend Pancreatic Cancer Survival
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Innovative ways of using chemotherapy can significantly extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers known, two new clinical trials report. A four-drug chemo " cocktail " extended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many High School Pitchers Suffer Pain as Pitch Counts Mount
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- The new baseball season could bring pain to lots of America's younger players. New research shows that more than half of all high school pitchers are likely to suffer discomfort in their throwing arm during the season. " We... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sunitinib (Sutent) May Spare Some Kidney Cancer Patients From Organ Removal
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Many people with advanced kidney cancer might not need to have their kidneys removed during treatment, something that until now has been standard practice. Patients who only received a targeted drug for their kidney cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows. " We now know that if these kids get the flu, the risks are very high that emergency treatment for an asthma attack will fail, " said study co-author and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High-Calorie Foods Fit for a Diet
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Not every food you eat has to be low-calorie when you want to lose weight. There are many nutritious and tasty foods that can help you feel satisfied, rather than deprived, and that's important when you're facing calorie... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tragedy of Child Sexual Abuse Takes Financial Toll, Too
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Child sexual abuse in the United States exacts an enormous economic toll, researchers report. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that in 2015 alone, the costs associated with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: June 4, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: American Seniors Facing Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs for Brand-Name Drugs American seniors are filling fewer prescriptions for expensive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Should You Eat Fish?
-- Fish is a protein-rich food that may be very nutritious. But it can also harbor dangerous levels of mercury that could add it to the " do not eat " list for some people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers these suggestions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Swim Safely in a Pool
-- Swimming is a great way to stay active and spend time with family and friends. But if you or a family member has an intestinal bug, it's important to avoid a pool. While chlorine can help keep water safe from other germs, some diarrhea-causing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds. In a phase 3 clinical trial, adding six months of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cancer Drug Keytruda a New Weapon Against Advanced Lung Tumors
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- A cancer drug that boosts the immune system outperforms chemotherapy in fighting advanced lung cancer, a new trial shows. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) extended life four to eight months longer than chemotherapy in lung cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gene Test May Allow Many With Early Breast Cancer to Avoid Chemo
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- A majority of women with an early form of a common breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, depending on the results of a comprehensive gene test. The new study of nearly 7,000 women found that use of the already... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds. In a phase 3 clinical trial, adding six months of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Drug, Taselisib, Shows'Modest' Benefit in Slowing Advanced Breast Cancer
SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 -- A new and highly targeted drug slowed the growth of advanced breast cancers by about an average of two months, researchers report. " The findings in this study show a modest benefit to a subgroup of women with estrogen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early?
SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 -- Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting. For example, a panel of three different genetic tests was able to detect early stage lung cancer about... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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