Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Shortage of Anxiety Drug Concerns Patients, Doctors A shortage of the anti-anxiety drug buspirone has patients and doctors concerned. Some people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Signs of Vision Problems in Infants
-- A newborn's vision isn't as developed as an older child's, although significant progress is made during the initial months of life, the American Optometric Association says. Although rare at this early age, signs of vision problems among newborns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating
-- Bloating is often described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders says. The foundation mentions these common triggers for bloating: Too much gas in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- People with dementia show a different makeup in the bacteria dwelling in their guts, a preliminary study finds -- raising questions about whether the " bugs " play some role in the brain disease. Researchers in Japan found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Smoking, Heart Woes Boost Native Americans' Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Stroke risk factors are on the rise among Native Americans, a new study reveals. Previous research has shown that Native Americans have a higher rate of stroke than other racial groups in the United States. " It was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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First Generic Version of Advair Diskus Approved for Asthma, COPD
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It can now be used to treat children aged 4 or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Healthy or Not? Keeping Score on Super Bowl Ads
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- With more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl each year, advertisers launch a high-stakes blitz to win the battle of the brands. From a wellness perspective, viewers face their own... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Chilling Studies Show Cold Weather Could Raise Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Overexertion with a snow shovel isn't the only cardiovascular risk during the winter. When temperatures go down, the incidence of stroke -- the country's fifth-leading cause of death --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blood Donors Needed as Cold Weather Freezes U.S. Supply
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- The U.S. blood supply is expected to drop to dangerously low levels as sub-zero weather in many parts of the country forces cancellation of crucial blood drives, American Red Cross officials warn. Severe winter weather... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Generic Version of Popular Asthma Inhaler, Advair Diskus, Wins FDA Approval
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- The first generic version of the widely used Advair Diskus inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. This approval " is part of our longstanding... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- If you've had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could protect themselves from a second stroke, they had lower blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, a new report shows. That figure is up sharply from what the American Heart Association (AHA) reported last year -- largely because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Prevent and Treat Eye Allergies
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- When it comes to allergies, allergic rhinitis with its congested, itchy nose gets a lot of attention. But for some, allergic conjunctivitis with itchy, watery eyes is the greater nuisance. You might even have both... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Minus 29 Fahrenheit in Fargo, minus 28 in Minneapolis, minus 13 in Des Moines. With potential record-setting low temperatures ahead for much of the nation, one expert warns that frostbite can quickly strike exposed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As Millions of Teens Get Hooked on Vaping, What Works to Help Them Quit?
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- E-cigarette use is surging among American teenagers, with millions of kids flirting with nicotine addiction by regularly vaping. Unfortunately, these kids are going to face a rocky road if they try to kick their nicotine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Guarding against injury means increasing both flexibility and strength. Target the muscles that support your ankles to protect your joints by strength-training two or three times a week on alternating days and always after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Using medical scribes in emergency departments is a smart way to increase the number of patients seen by doctors and reduce the time patients spend there, a new study indicates. Medical scribes do administrative tasks,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning Person Researchers have identified 351 genetic variations that may be associated with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Dry Eye
-- Dry eye occurs when the amount of tears you produce fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated, the National Eye Institute says. The risk of developing dry eye increases with age, and more women than men have the condition. Dry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes
-- Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands, triggering rashes, dry patches and irritation. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to prevent a rash on your hands: Wear task-appropriate gloves to protect your hands from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Skipping Breakfast Won't Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- For years, you've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight. But new research suggests that's not true. Eating a hearty breakfast doesn't help people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaping Beats Nicotine Patch, Gum in Helping Smokers Quit
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- For those who want to kick their smoking habit, switching to electronic cigarettes may offer better odds of success than nicotine patches, lozenges or gum, new research suggests. The finding follows a small year-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests. For the study, scientists tracked more than 130 adults, aged 20 to 67. The investigators found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Extreme' Exercise No Danger to Middle-Aged Hearts: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Middle-aged men who partake in extreme exercise are not putting their heart health at risk, a new study contends. Aging athletes who do eight or more hours a week of vigorous exercise have no greater risk of early death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Could a Heart Attack or Stroke Lead to Early Menopause?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- New research has found that women who have a heart attack, stroke or some other type of cardiovascular event before age 35 have twice the risk of going into early menopause -- which could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Plunging Temperatures a Threat to People With Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- The polar vortex that has enveloped much of the United States this week poses a special danger to people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. " This type of weather can be hazardous for everyone, but even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests. Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a: 71... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dirty Air Tied to Raised Risk of Strokes, Shorter Lives
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Americans who live and work in counties with dirty air have a shorter life expectancy and are more likely to die from a stroke, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed health and air pollution data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Climate Change Could Bring More Infant Heart Defects: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Climate change could lead to more U.S. babies born with congenital heart defects, researchers say. Specifically, they concluded that hotter temperatures may lead to as many as 7,000 additional cases between 2025 and 2035... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Why More People Don't Call 911 When Stroke Symptoms Hit
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911 -- a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Cocktail' Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- The research is in its early days, but Chinese scientists say they're using bartenders'tricks to stir up a new, reversible male contraceptive. In experiments with rats, the method successfully kept sexually active males... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Flu can make you deathly ill, but it could also trigger a stroke or a rupture in your neck arteries, two new studies suggest. The findinsg prompted an urgent reminder from the researchers: Getting a flu shot will not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cauliflower: The Versatile Substitute for High-Carb Veggies
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- If you'd like to lighten up on carbs without compromising the taste of dishes you love, make cauliflower " rice " your go-to substitute ingredient. Cauliflower is among the healthiest of all vegetables, high in vitamin C,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Another Opioid Scourge: Infection-Related Strokes
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- As abuse of injected heroin and other addictive opioids spreads throughout the United States, heart experts warn of a growing threat: strokes caused by infections contracted through dirty needles. " People need to be more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time -- on average one pound a year -- so it's not always obvious at first, especially if you don't regularly weigh yourself. But if this weight creep goes unnoticed year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- An expandable pill that can stay in the stomach for a month could help diagnose and monitor a myriad of gastro ills, a new study in pigs suggests. The pill has a Jell-O-like consistency. Once it reaches the stomach, it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 30, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Gets'F'in Tobacco Prevention Report Card The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was given an " F " in a new American Lung Association report... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo
-- Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Safely Remove a Splinter
-- When a thin piece of wood, glass or metal gets embedded within the top layers of your skin, you know how annoying and painful a splinter can be. The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests how to remove a splinter safely: Sterilize a pin or needle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Mind-Reading' AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech. The feat was accomplished with the assistance... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Fish oil did not improve asthma control in overweight/obese young people with uncontrolled disease, a new study shows. It included 98 participants, aged 12 to 25, who had diagnosed asthma but poor asthma control, despite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood " recycled " and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called " intraoperative autologous " blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Use of'Zombie' Drug Rare Among High School Seniors: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- The synthetic drug alpha-PVP -- or Flakka -- is sometimes called the " zombie " or " cannibal " drug, and about 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors have tried it, according to a new study. " Flakka is infamous for being tied... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: This Family Walks to Honor a Young Life Lost to Heart Condition
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- " I'm going to be there -- I'm part of Team Glenn! " Lauren Harris told her father, Glenn, in 2017. Although she was recovering from shoulder surgery, she told her dad she wasn't about to miss... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Layer Up During the Polar Vortex
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- As a giant polar vortex sweeps down over most of the United States, bringing with it temperatures so frigid that frostbite and hypothermia can happen within minutes, doctors have some advice for those who dare to venture... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Areas of the United States with high unemployment and few mental health services have higher rates of newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 6.3 million births... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bonding With Friends -- Without Food
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Socializing with friends is great for physical and emotional well-being, but if all of your get-togethers are at restaurants or bars, it can be hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Try these ideas for having fun without... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- If you were up all night and you ache all over the next morning, your lack of sound slumber might be to blame. New research found that sleep loss delivered a double whammy to the brain that all but guaranteed greater levels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Big Gains Against Hep C Possible With Big Investment
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Millions of hepatitis C cases and related deaths could be prevented, but it will require a significant investment, researchers say. In the first study to model such measures worldwide, the authors concluded that sweeping... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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