Health Highlights: April 12, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Baby Created With 3 People's DNA Born in Greece A baby created with the DNA of three people was born in Greece earlier this week, doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Pool Safety
-- A tragedy can happen in any swimming pool without proper supervision, says Intermountain Healthcare. Following water safety guidelines can prevent children from drowning. Intermountain Healthcare urges parents to: Always watch children who are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Pets and Severe Weather
-- Keeping your furry friends in mind when severe weather strikes should be a key part of your family's safety plan, says the U.S. National Weather Service. Pet owners should be sure to: Bring pets indoors during storms. Never leave pets alone in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it's a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds. " One of the main goals of managing chronic disease is alleviating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poverty Could Leave Its Mark on Genes
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Poverty may influence how genes function, researchers report. Specifically, they found that poverty is associated with levels of DNA methylation -- which can shape gene expression -- in nearly 10% of genes. The findings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Astronaut Twins Show Space Travel Doesn't Bring Lasting Biological Changes
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station. His twin brother, fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on the ground. And a large, interdisciplinary research team tracked the health and biology... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Science Says: Smiling Does Bring a Mood Boost
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Here's something to make you smile: Turning that frown upside down does makes folks feel a little happier, researchers conclude. While most of us might know this instinctively, academics have not always been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Chemo Drug Shortages Have Little Effect on Cancer Care: Study
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Cancer drug shortages don't appear to have a significant impact on chemotherapy treatment in the United States, according to a new study. " These findings are surprising in light of the substantial media and policy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Medical School Project Pushes Healthy Habits'Beyond Hospital Walls '
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn't always answer real-world questions -- like how to get people to eat better. As part of an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests. The research, based on over 1.6 million Swedish adults, found that those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don't Tell Their Doctors
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That's a real concern, the study's lead author said, especially when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Mindlessly switching from your smartphone to other media devices and back again might lead to added pounds, scientists say. A small, new study found that heavy-duty media multitaskers also tended to be heavier,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Easy, Delicious Recipes From Your Blender
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Blenders aren't just for whipping up fruity drinks. You can also use them to make delicious savory recipes such as dressings, spreads and soups, all in seconds. For a tasty black bean dip that's delicious hot or cold,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Misdiagnosed With MS
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Of 241 previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred to two major Los Angeles... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you're putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that runs from neck to middle back and from shoulder to shoulder across... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sunscreen's Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Sunscreen may do double duty when you're outside on a summer day, keeping you cool as it protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays. New research suggests how: When unprotected skin is exposed to the sun's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 11, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans: CDC The United State has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Using an AED
-- Automated external defibrillators can save lives during sudden cardiac arrest, says the Red Cross. For children aged 8 or older and adults, bystanders can follow these AED steps after calling 9-1-1: Turn on the AED and follow the prompts. Open... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies
-- When babysitting, it's important to know what to do in an emergency, says Safe Sitter. Sometimes, unfortunate incidents can happen, even if you're careful. Being prepared is the safest precaution for anyone watching children. Safe Sitter offers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Traffic pollution causes about 4 million new asthma cases in children worldwide each year, new research shows. Two-thirds of these kids live in urban areas, according to the study by researchers at George Washington... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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NFL Retirees Help Scientists Develop Early Test for Brain Condition CTE
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- When NFL legend Frank Gifford died in 2015 at the age of 84, his family revealed that for years he'd suffered from mental issues caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), tied to head trauma experienced during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Amyloid beta has long been a prime suspect in Alzheimer's disease, since abnormal levels of the protein form disruptive plaques between patients'brain cells. But drug trials aimed at lowering amyloid levels have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests. It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide -- and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Very Low'Bad' Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say researchers who now report that women who have excessively low LDL ( " bad " )... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding " natural " supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Because of the danger of " serious harm " to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose. In a statement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- It's a classic Catch-22: While kids who play sports are more likely to suffer a concussion, they seem to recover faster if they had already spent a lot of time on the field. So finds new research that discovered kids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Too Many Pets Are Packing on Too Many Pounds
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Pets make us healthier. They can raise our spirits, extend our lives, lower our blood pressure and make us more active, research shows. Do we do the same for them? If not, we may not be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin' Season
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Have you started feeling like your allergies are acting up earlier every year, or maybe they're lasting longer? New research suggests it's not just your imagination -- climate change appears to be disrupting nature's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Cut Your Kids' Sugar Intake
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The concerns about sugar and kids go far beyond the risk of cavities. An extensive research review by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that kids who consume a lot of foods and drinks with added sugar could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Living Near Major Roads Can Slow Kids' Development: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Living near a major road may significantly increase a young child's risk of developmental delays, a new study claims. It also found that children whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to high levels of specific... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Still No Source as E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases Across 5 States: CDC
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- U.S. health officials say an outbreak of E. coli illness from an unknown source has risen to 96 cases across five Eastern states, up from the 72 cases reported last Friday. The origin of the food-borne illnesses remains... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Healthy Kitchen Essential: The Vacuum Sealer
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- If you're looking for a cooking shortcut and a way to make food more economical, consider vacuum sealing. With a vacuum sealer, you can extend the storage life of foods by measuring out the right portion sizes and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 10, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dozens Charged in Medicare Brace Scam Two dozen people have been charged in an orthopedic brace scam that cost Medicare more than $1.2... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Thermometer Options
-- Three primary types of thermometers are on the market for consumers. Digital thermometers record body temperature through electric heat sensors. They can be used in the rectum, mouth or under the armpit. However, armpit temperatures are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Treating an Infant's Fever
-- A baby's first fever can be scary for parents. However, most fevers are relatively harmless, says MedlinePlus. When treating your child's fever, MedlinePlus suggests: Do not bundle up a child, even if the child has the chills. Use acetaminophen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Evenity Approved for Osteoporotic Women
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Evenity (romosozumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. More than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves New Osteoporosis Treatment Evenity (romosozumab)
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Many aging Americans face the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Now, they have a new means of fighting back, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new treatment on Tuesday. The FDA gave its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves New Osteoporosis Treatment, Evenity (Romosozumab)
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Many aging Americans face the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Now, they have a new means of fighting back, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new treatment on Tuesday. The FDA gave its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pediatricians' Group Calls for Recall of'Rock'n Play' Sleeper After Infant Deaths
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Fisher-Price's Rock'n Play Sleeper has been linked to dozens of infant deaths and should be recalled immediately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Tuesday. The inclined sleeper has been associated with 32... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Brooklyn Measles Outbreak
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- A public health emergency has been declared in New York City as it grapples with one of the largest measles outbreaks in decades, which is centered in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New'Cancer Vaccine' Attacks Tumors From Within
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- A new method of brewing a cancer vaccine inside a patient's tumor could harness the power of the immune system to destroy the disease, researchers report. Immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumor, which teaches... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid Treatments
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- In a finding that suggests that not all weapons are being deployed in the opioid war, new research shows that nurse practitioners often face tough restrictions for prescribing a medication that treats opioid addiction. At... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Those Whitening Strips May Damage Your Teeth
This study shows that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: She Wrote Goodbye Letters to Her Kids. A Transplant Kept Them From Being Read
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The first time Cherron Gilmore was denied a heart transplant, it was because her support system was too small. The second time, it was because she had a compromised immune system. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- People with severe pain from cancer or sickle cell anemia should not be denied coverage for opioid painkillers, a new clarification on federal guidelines states. In the wake of the national opioid epidemic, various medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Earlier You Develop Type 2 Diabetes, the Greater Your Heart Risks
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Young adults and women with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing heart disease -- and dying from it, a new study says. The findings suggest " we need to be more aggressive in controlling risk factors in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Teenagers tend to shortchange themselves on sleep, but when they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can really hamper their thinking skills, researchers say. The new study included teen volunteers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pros, Cons to Multiple Meds for Nursing Home Residents
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- There's an upside and a downside to prescribing nursing home residents a long list of medicines, new research confirms. Taking multiple meds can boost a resident's odds of survival after a heart attack, for example, but it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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