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What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Memo to Mom and Dad: Rein in your screen time. That's one of the things that kids say they'd like to tell their parents, according to a survey on families'technology rules and expectations. To better understand the tug of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Staying physically fit can help ward off heart trouble, even if your genetics put you at higher risk for clogged arteries, a new, large study suggests. The researchers looked at nearly 500,000 middle-aged and older adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills
SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 -- Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests. Specifically, reading aloud and pretend play may offset disruptive behaviors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art. The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and the quality of life of those with chronic obstructive pulmonary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Painkiller Hashtags Blocked on Instagram Hashtags using the names of prescription opioids have been blocked on Instagam, which is owned... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer
-- Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, trailing only lung cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer each year, resulting in more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
-- If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers this information for women who are considering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Safeguard the Arms of Young Pitchers
SUNDAY, April 8, 2018 -- Young baseball pitchers are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a sports medicine expert says. " Pitching year-round, inadequate rest between seasons and pitching in multiple leagues all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Looking for Online Advice on Your Heart Device? Beware
SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 -- Folks using online message boards to learn more about their heart implant should take any advice they come across with a grain of salt. Researchers report it's as likely as not the guidance they find will be bogus. About... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise for High Blood Pressure? Most Not Keen on Idea
SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 -- When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows. Much more preferable was popping a pill or sipping a cup of tea every day, the poll of 1,400... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Will a Narcissist Steal Your Sweetheart Just for Kicks?
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Narcissists aren't more likely to pursue partners who are already taken, but it doesn't stop them, a new study finds. Study leader Amy Brunell wanted to find out if people with narcissistic traits were more likely than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dance Club Scene Rife With Opioid Abuse
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Ecstasy and molly have other deadly company on the club drug scene. A new study finds odds of opioid misuse are higher than average among electronic dance music devotees. Of almost 1,000 EDM partygoers questioned in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kratom-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Widens: CDC
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Salmonella infections linked to the use of the popular botanical drug kratom now number 132 people in 38 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Since the last outbreak update on March... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Summer Sun Might Bring Fewer Heart Attacks, Study Finds
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sun's radiation could be a factor in seasonal patterns of a deadly type of heart attack, according to new research that tracked a " summer shift " in their occurrence across seven... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Americans' Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say. The researchers compared how biological age changed in the United States compared to age in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Disease Carries Huge Cost for Some Families
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Having a chronic heart condition is stressful enough, but new research suggests the cost of caring for the condition is also a huge financial burden for poorer families in the United States. One in four low-income families... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hope Against Inherited Eye Disease That Brings a Colorless World
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Imagine a world in black and white. That's the plight of people with an extremely rare condition called blue cone monochromacy, an inherited eye disease that renders people unable to see color. But there's a glimmer of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Head to ER More Often
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood may mean more visits to the emergency room, a new study suggests. When children came from areas of " low opportunity, " they were about one-third more likely to have been treated at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- COPD may seem like an adult disease, often tied to smoking. But two new studies suggest it could have roots in life's earliest years. Kids with issues such as asthma or those exposed to secondhand smoke may be more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sometimes, Headaches Can Be an Emergency. Here's When.
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hope Against Disease That Brings a Colorless World
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Imagine a world in black and white. That's the plight of people with an extremely rare condition called blue cone monochromacy, an inherited eye disease that renders people unable to see color. But there's a glimmer of hope... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hawaii Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Hawaii was signed into law Thursday by Gov. David... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues. Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Preparing for a Blood Test
-- Having blood drawn is a mainstay of a routine annual physical. Never provided a blood sample? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute describes what to expect: A technician usually will draw blood from a vein in your arm. Less often, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Loopholes May Lead Young Facebook Users to Tobacco Products
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Facebook needs to close loopholes on its measures to keep kids away from tobacco, a new study suggests. Although the social media giant doesn't allow paid ads for tobacco products, researchers found cigars, e-cigarettes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why More People Don't Walk or Bike to Work
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Walking or cycling to work doesn't take as long as you probably think, a new study finds. A major reason people favor a car for their daily commute is that they believe they don't have time to walk or cycle, Pennsylvania... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Can Statins Help Prevent Brain Aneurysms From Rupturing?
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative -- drugs to lower the odds of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Older Brains Replenish Cells Just Like Young Brains: Study
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Contrary to popular thought, older adults'brains can churn out just as many new cells as younger brains do, a new study suggests. Using autopsied brain tissue, researchers found that healthy older adults had the same... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Addicts Should Be Trained to Give OD Antidote, Naloxone, Study Finds
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Frequent opioid users may be the best candidates for training to reverse overdoses in other users, researchers say. The U.S. opioid crisis has led many public health departments and community groups to begin training... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Major Project Completes Genetic'Map' of 33 Cancers
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In what could prove to be a big advance in cancer care, a consortium of scientists said it has mapped the genetic blueprints of 33 cancer types. The hope: that DNA similarities observed between 10,000 tumor samples --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Magnetic Pulse' Device May Be New Way to Prevent Migraines
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report. This new way to approach migraine headaches is called " single pulse transcranial magnetic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds. Later weight loss also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, just not as much, new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's How to Pack Protein Into Your Diet
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your weight or just eat healthily, you need to know about protein. Protein in the foods you eat helps build and maintain your bones, muscles and skin. However, you need to consume... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Smokers' Diets Let Them Down, Too
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren't doing their health any favors either. The researchers found that compared to ex-smokers and people who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poor College Grades? Maybe Your Class Schedule Is to Blame
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- A mismatch between a college student's class schedule and natural body clock can cause a type of " jet lag " and worse grades, a new study reports. Night owls with morning classes suffer the most, researchers concluded after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 5, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More People Need to Carry Opioid OD Antidote: U.S. Surgeon General The large number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States has led the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for Cradle Cap
-- Cradle cap, medically called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively harmless condition that leads to rough and scaly skin patches on a newborn's scalp. The condition isn't contagious and typically goes away without treatment. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Coping With Polluted Water
-- Drinking polluted water can trigger vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, reproductive problems and developmental problems, the website girlshealth.gov says. Here are the site's suggestions to help curb water pollution: Recycle batteries and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- A girl who would have died without a new windpipe is still doing well four years after doctors made her a new one from her own body tissue. That's according to a new report detailing the results of the 12-year-old's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Oldest Students in Class Most Likely to Attend College
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Researchers have found evidence to support what some parents and teachers call " the gift of time. " Turns out that teens who are old for their grade in school are more confident in their academic abilities and more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder -- such as depression or anxiety -- when they grow up, a new study suggests. For adults whose parents are first-cousins, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Shedding So-Called'Protective' Thigh Fat May Help the Heart
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Although past research has shown that thigh, hip and buttocks fat might actually protect against heart disease, a new study says losing fat in those areas is linked to better cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Early Promise for Eye Implant to Fight Macular Degeneration
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- A new stem cell transplant might help preserve or even restore vision being lost to the dry form of age-related macular degeneration, a new pilot clinical trial has shown. In the experimental therapy, a specially... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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2 Out of 3 Tanning Bed Users Have Never Had a Skin Cancer Check
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Even though it's widely known that tanning bed use greatly increases the odds for skin cancer, 70 percent of Americans who've used the devices have never had a doctor check them for the disease. That's the finding from a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Zika Infection After Birth May Require Long-Term Follow-Up
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Babies who contract Zika virus early in infancy should have long-term monitoring, a new animal study suggests. Researchers found that monkeys infected with the Zika virus shortly after birth developed long-term... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Super Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Coming to U.S., Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Americans should expect that a super-resistant form of gonorrhea like that found in the United Kingdom will soon reach these shores, health experts say. Earlier this year, doctors diagnosed a man in England with a case... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Many adults with diabetes don't see the dentist often enough, even though they're at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from just over 2.5 million American adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA:'No Excuses' for Not Being Active: 3 Heart Disease Survivors Walking to Stay Fit
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there's no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during Move More Month in April. For each of them, becoming... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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