Study Urges Genetic Testing of Relatives of Aortic Disease Patients
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Many lives could be saved if relatives of patients with aortic diseases underwent routine screening and genetic testing, a new study suggests. Aneurysms, tears in the lining called dissections and other types of thoracic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Woes Hit 1 in 7 Babies Exposed to Zika in U.S. Territories
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- About 14 percent of babies born in U.S. territories to women infected with Zika have health problems that may be related to the virus, federal officials reported Tuesday. The babies either had a Zika-associated birth defect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Little'Kemp the Warrior' Battles Heart Defect
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Despite a nerve-racking pregnancy and delivery, Bevin and Scott Reinen described the moment that they finally got to meet their baby boy as " euphoric. " Four days after his birth, the couple sat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Combat Childhood Obesity, Start at Birth, or Even Before
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials. First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Combat Childhood Obesity, Start at Birth & hellip; or Even Before
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials. First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- New mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home stop breast-feeding sooner than those in smoke-free households, researchers report. " Just being in a smoking household -- whether it was the husband, mother or member... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Become an Educated Patient
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Emergency treatment rarely allows you much time to consider your options. But what about care that can be done on your timetable? There are many tools available to help you understand the pros and cons of nearly any... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For School Kids, Vaccines Are Key
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say. By protecting infants, children and teens from serious diseases, vaccinations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Snap, Polish, Post: Why Selfies May Be Bad for Your Health
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat, medical experts warn. The tidal wave of altered photos on social media is changing perceptions of beauty. And that can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. But new research now adds to mounting evidence that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Dialysis patients waiting for kidney transplants might safely accept an organ from a donor infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study finds. Using hepatitis C-infected kidneys would expand the organ pool and save... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Tick Species Spreading in U.S. The first new tick species to appear in the United States in 50 years is spreading rapidly in the East and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: How Often Do Kids Need to Bathe?
-- Some children love taking a shower, while others find it just another chore to struggle with. Thankfully, for the parents of kids in the latter category, a daily shower may not be necessary, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Suggestions for Cleaning Fruit and Veggies
-- Some 48 million people in the United States get sick each year from contaminated food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. And animal products aren't the only culprit. Produce -- such as spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cantaloupe -- also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Signs Your Child Might Have Hearing Loss
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- " Put your listening ears on! " frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad -- they really can't hear them. If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Moms Who Smoked as Teens More Likely to Deliver Smaller Babies
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A woman's risk of having a baby with a low birth weight is higher if she starts smoking in her teens, a new study suggests. That's because women who start smoking as teens are far more likely to smoke during pregnancy, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Access to Diabetes Drugs Improved Under Affordable Care Act: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act. A new study reports that the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Barriers to Doctor-Nurse Communications Thwart Care
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A " power gap " between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends. To learn more about communication breakdowns between the two groups, researchers recorded... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Female Heart Attack Patients Fare Better If ER Doc Is a Woman
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals. The finding comes from a study of two decades of data on almost 582,000 heart attack patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Just 2 Weeks' Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetes in at-Risk Seniors: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A short stretch of inactivity can unlease diabetes in older adults at risk for the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds. For the study, overweight patients with prediabetes were asked to reduce their daily steps to no more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Homeless Babies Face Lasting Health Risks
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Homelessness in infancy poses long-term harms, including greater risk for poor health and development later in childhood, a new study finds. " We too often refer to'resiliency'when we talk about children exposed to hardship... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms. The test is a more sensitive version of one that emergency physicians... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Forecasts Dramatic Floods in Western U.S. Due to Climate Change
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Climate change could more than double the risk of rain-on-snow flooding in parts of the western United States and Canada by the end of the century, researchers report. The risk is highest in the Sierra Nevada, the Colorado... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: August 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak The number of confirmed cases in a new Ebola outbreak in Congo has reached 13,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Too Much Screen Time May Pile on the Pounds
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, making it more likely they'll become overweight or obese, a new review claims. The average 8- to 18-year-old spends more than seven hours a day fixated on a screen,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Recognizing Early Childhood Speech Problems
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Things to Remember About Acne
-- Acne tends to form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says although acne isn't usually a serious health concern, it can be embarrassing and lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: When Small Children Play Near Water
-- Anyone -- especially a young child -- can drown in only a few inches of water. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it doesn't recommend any swim instruction for kids under the age of 1. And even after a child learns how to swim, the child... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Makes a Better Baseball Batter?
SUNDAY, Aug. 5, 2018 -- Ace hitters like Barry Bonds and Derek Jeter probably can confirm this: Baseball players with faster hand-eye coordination are better batters, a new study finds. This is especially true when it comes to measures of " plate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Keep Foodborne Illness at Bay
SATURDAY, Aug. 4, 2018 -- When you're having a barbecue or picnic, be sure you don't invite foodborne illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria. Each year in the United States, salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 23,000 hospitalizations,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Choo-Choo is Better for Baby's Language Skills Than Train
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Baby talk may sound silly, but it speeds infants'language development, a new study suggests. Researchers in Scotland recorded people talking to 47 infants whose language development was assessed at ages 9, 15 and 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Seniors Can Struggle With Swallowing
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- If you have developed swallowing problems as you age, a new study may explain why. A loss of muscle mass and function in the throat helps explain why 15 percent of seniors have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hiccups for a Month? It Can Happen
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Don't kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you're willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you're still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. " For the most part, adults who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Enlarged Hearts
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Healthy people exposed to even low levels of air pollution over a handful of years developed enlarged heart chambers, a common precursor to heart failure, a new study indicates. While previous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Better Sleep During Pregnancy May Cut Odds of Preemie Birth
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery. The review of published studies provides... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Links between brain damage and contact sports continue to emerge, with scientists now tying repetitive head impacts to a condition that can lead to Parkinson's disease. Researchers have already tied repetitive head impacts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: August 3, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: E-Cigarette Sales in U.S. Climb as Prices Fall There was a large increase in sales of electronic cigarettes and related products in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Too Little Fish for Mom Linked to Higher Preemie Birth Risk
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- If you love fish and you're pregnant, new research suggests eating lots of it might help you avoid delivering your baby too soon. The researchers found that women who had the lowest levels of fatty acids from fish during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Home Check: Electrical Safety, Room-by-Room
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- You might not think much about it when turning on a light in your home, but faulty wiring and electrical products can lead to fire, injury and even death. That's why it's important to check for and fix potential problems... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Eat Safely at Outdoor Fairs
-- The summer calendar is filled with fairs and festivals, but with the warmer temperatures comes an increased risk of food contamination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. The CDC suggests considering these questions when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Heeding Motorcycle Safety
--In 2016, nearly 5,000 motorcycle users died in crashes, and about 88,000 were hurt, the National Safety Council says. The council offers these suggestions for safer riding: Always wear a full-coverage helmet. Choose a bike that fits you. Invest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Addicts Turning to Unapproved Antidepressant to Get High
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- In a trend that suggests opioid addicts are turning to new fixes, a government report shows that use of an unapproved antidepressant is becoming more widespread in the United States. Tianeptine is used in some European,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Heart Problem Forced Her Baby to Be Delivered Early. Then Came a Steeper Challenge.
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- One night after work, on her way up three flights of stairs to her apartment, Kayde Wolf paused on every landing to catch her breath. In her 20s, fit and healthy, she didn't understand what was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Better
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don't tell them. That's the advice of one expert who says simple and easy steps are better than direct discussions about weight and health. " Food is powerful.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early. The scans can detect heart abnormalities even before patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Moon Dust a Health Hazard?
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets, researchers say. They found that up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse brain cells... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Navigate Emotions of Others
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions. " Within two, maybe three weeks, I... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Naked Mole-Rats May Give Clues to Human Longevity
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- In their quest to unravel the secrets of human puberty and health, scientists are betting naked mole-rats can help. The hairless rodents reportedly have a lifespan of more than 30 years -- nearly eight times that of mice --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Steer Clear of Obese Friends With the Flu
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Excess weight boosts the odds of flu complications, but that's not all. Obese adults are contagious for much longer than their slim peers, researchers report. It's known that obesity increases a person's risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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