IVF Won't Cause Birth Complications: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- " Test tube " babies are more likely to be premature and have a low birth weight, but it's unlikely that assisted reproductive technology is the reason why, researchers say. Their findings challenge the widely held belief... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health. Now, a new evidence review suggests... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer. But now, research suggests that fecal transplants -- basically, delivering a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating Before Bedtime Won't Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Avoiding food before bedtime probably won't help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests. Some experts say not eating for two hours before going to bed helps prevent high blood sugar (glucose) levels and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Here's a new study finding that's bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women. If these women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. They followed 161 older adults for five years and found that those with the most severe memory declines had the greatest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

4 Exercises for a Better Back
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- To strengthen your back -- the most commonly injured part of the body -- it's important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs. Here are four moves to boost back fitness: For the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Fight Norovirus, the'Cruise Ship' Germ
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States. While food can be tainted at its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chinese Researcher Who Edited Babies'Genes Acted on His Own: Officials A Chinese scientist who said he edited the genes of twins to protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure
-- Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death, the American Heart Association says. The AHA offers these suggestions for controlling high blood pressure: Know your numbers and identity your target blood pressure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Diagnosing Alzheimer's Early
-- If a loved one has symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, he or she should visit a doctor for a formal evaluation. It may be easier to control the disease if it's diagnosed early, the Alzheimer's Association says. Here is the association's list of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is Air Pollution a Downer?
MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- Air pollution may not only make it hard to breathe, but it may also make you unhappy, a new study suggests. In China, air pollution reportedly causes an average of 1 million premature deaths each year and costs its economy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever
MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There's also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids
MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an over-the-counter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?
MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once? Northwestern University researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Simple CPR
-- Doing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can double the chances of survival, the American Heart Association says. The AARP recommends these steps for administering CPR: Do not wait. A person's chances for survival fall up to 10 percent for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?
-- The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested sleep amounts for each age,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?
SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 -- Boosting athletes'neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shoes Make the Difference When Starting to Exercise
SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 2019 -- If you've vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a doctor suggests. " The right shoe is important for a runner as much as a good tennis racket is important for a tennis player, " said Dr.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- The quality of your care won't suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests. It included 254 patients and 61 health care providers who participated in virtual video visits offered by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Parents often worry that violent movies can trigger violence in their kids, but a new study suggests PG-13-rated movies won't turn your kids into criminals. Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Taking Medicine for a Cold? Be Mindful of Your Heart
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big Pharma's Marketing to Docs Helped Trigger Opioid Crisis: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Aggressive direct marketing to doctors by pharmaceutical companies is tied to spurring the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, a new study claims. A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Do you shy away from risky business or cast caution aside and go for it? Either way, your answer could come from your DNA. Scientists have identified more than 100 genetic variants linked with risk-taking, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You're probably overplanning. With so many demands on your time, precise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer's disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows. " By reducing an individual's physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Oncologists in the Dark About LGBTQ Health Needs
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Most cancer specialists are comfortable treating LGBTQ patients, but many aren't confident in their knowledge about these patients'specific health needs, a new survey finds. " Cancer care within the LGBTQ community is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disrupted Sleep Plagues Hospital Patients, But New Program Might Help
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Anyone who has cared for a hospitalized loved one knows that frequent nighttime sleep interruptions -- caused by noise or nursing checks -- are a big concern. But in a new study, a Chicago hospital adopted sleep-friendly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Poor blood sugar control puts people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for fragility fractures, a new study shows. A fragility fracture is a broken bone caused by a fall from standing height or less. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Seniors From Scammers
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods Possible wood contamination has led to the recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Rotavirus
-- Rotavirus causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. It is highly contagious, especially among young children with weaker immune systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Children can become dehydrated and may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely
-- Refrigeration can help keep food safe from germs and prevent food-borne illnesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these refrigeration tips: Marinate food in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. Bacteria can multiply... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn't get enough attention as a traffic safety issue, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report says. " If we want to get to zero deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to recommendations issued more than a decade ago, a new study finds. Bronchiolitis is the leading... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban Americans
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- As the United States battles an epidemic of opioid abuse, people living in rural areas have nearly two times the odds of being prescribed the painkillers when compared to their urban peers. That's the finding from a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday. The condition, called gastroschisis, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few. But now, experiments in pigs and rats suggest that stem cell therapy might help curb at least one form of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Are Some Breads Getting a Bad Rap?
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- There may be no dietary staple more in need of a public relations makeover than bread. Concerns over carbs, sodium and gluten sometime overshadow what can be a simple, tasty way to add... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- The first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent complex partial seizures in adults and children 10 and older with epilepsy. " The availability of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- As if the opioid crisis wasn't already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives. These sedatives, known as benzodiazepines, are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Money Woes May Take Toll on Black Americans' Hearts
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Money worries may contribute to heart disease in black Americans, a new study suggests. " Stress is known to contribute to disease risk, but the data from our study suggest a possible relationship between financial stress... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Your Medications Are the News
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Would you stop taking a medication if you heard a negative news story about it? Sticking with a prescription drug regimen, or " medication adherence, " is already a challenge for many patients, with not taking medications... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren't meant to treat, a new study finds. Antibiotics are miracle drugs that can cure deadly bacterial infections. But too... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When to Treat Varicose Veins
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- About half of the population will one day have a vein problem. For some, it will involve the thinner, blotchy spider veins that don't bother some people, but cause itching or burning in others. Still others will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Doctor at Ohio Hospital Gave Potentially Lethal Doses of Painkillers to Patients A doctor at an Ohio hospital was fired after an internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Starting a Healthy Weight Loss Plan
-- More than 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Are you one of them? Before starting a weight loss plan, you should visit your doctor. The first questions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news