Health Tip: Warmer Weather Triggers Rashes
-- Hot summer weather can lead to itchy skin rashes, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Clogged sweat glands, bug bites and exposure to certain plants, chlorine and fungi are just a few of the common triggers for rashes. The AAP offers this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Ear Tubes May Help Prevent Ear Infections
-- By the age of 5, the majority of young children will have an ear infection, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. Most ear infections will resolve without medical intervention or with a dose of antibiotics. But in some children, ear... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- In a sign that the U.S. opioid epidemic is still not under control, a new report shows that prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers haven't declined in the last decade. After peaking in 2012-2013, opioid use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy Help Kids of Women With Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk. One U.S. ob/gyn said the finding has real... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Obesity Could Set Stage for Heart Issues in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests. The changes seen might lead to a pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Germs Gaining Resistance to Hand Gels in Hospitals
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports. A bacteria called Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report. This line of research on bioengineered lungs could eventually lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. " Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Murder, Suicide Rates Climbing Again
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show. Experts believe the opioid addiction crisis may be at least partly to blame. Researchers tracked data from a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quick Fixes: 3 Ways to Combat Food Cravings
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- If you think your inability to control food cravings is all in your head, you're right. Losing weight is about more than cutting calories -- you also have to resist food urges. And while behavior modification is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wait Times for Obesity Surgery Are Growing
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds. Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the typical wait time almost doubled between 2006 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Research Links Sunscreens to Marine-life Damage
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Sunscreen washing off swimmers may pose a threat to fish and other aquatic life, a new study suggests. Ultraviolet (UV) filters have been added to many personal care products, including sunscreens, moisturizers and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more than 40 percent. Researchers in Spain reported that between 2015... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Severe Brain Injuries Might Trigger Dementia
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. " Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults, " said researcher Elisa Zanier, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: August 1, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Man's Legs, Hands Amputated After Infection Caused by Bacteria in Dog Saliva A Wisconsin man had his lower legs and hands amputated after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help a New Mom With Postpartum Depression
-- Postpartum depression causes symptoms including unhappiness and hopelessness among new moms. The good news is that it's usually temporary and treatable, Postpartum Support International says. The organization offers these suggestions for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection
-- The urinary system is the body's way to rid itself of wastes and extra water. But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI). While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests. University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found that Medicaid patients were more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Striking More Americans in More States
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- There's been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows. " Lyme disease is a bigger risk to more people in the United States than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain's'Plasticity' Amazes as Boy Recovers From Drastic Surgery
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- The developing brain of a growing child has incredible ways of compensating for the loss of an essential brain region, a new case study shows. A young boy has retained his ability to recognize faces even though surgeons... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he's been living with Parkinson's disease for more than three years. " The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago, and I've had a full... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Change Means More Deadly Heat Waves: Study
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- As the northern hemisphere is struck by one deadly heat wave after another this summer, new research suggests things are only going to get worse. Climate change is triggering record high temperatures. And extreme heat has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new study finds. Between 2000 and 2014, amputations among U.S. patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Scientists May Have Cleared Gene Therapy Hurdle
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Scientists may have found a way to slip a special type of disease-fighting virus past the guard of the body's immune system and into targeted cells where it can do its intended work, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Heading' a Soccer Ball More Dangerous for Women: Study
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Heading soccer balls poses a much greater threat to women's brains than men's, new research suggests. The study included 49 female and 49 male amateur soccer players, aged 18 to 50. They reported a similar number of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: A Better Way to Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes … in Space
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts -- and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Azedra Approved for Rare Adrenal Tumors
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Azedra (iobenguane) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people 12 and older with rare adrenal gland tumors that can't be surgically removed and have spread beyond the original site. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- A new survey suggests health care professionals are giving short shrift to their older patients when it comes to explaining the risks of opioid painkillers. Researchers found that most older Americans who are prescribed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caffeine Not a Dieter's Friend
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- If you're trying to control your weight, don't look to caffeine for help. Caffeine is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid, researchers report in a small, new study. The study involved 50 healthy adults,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Decipher Those Food'Sell-By' Dates
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Did you know that a store can sell food past the expiration date printed on the label? Or that manufacturers only voluntarily stamp dates on foods? While the law states that foods must be wholesome and safe to eat, and the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could a Blood Test Help Spot Severe Depression?
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- People with severe depression may have particularly low blood levels of an amino acid involved in brain function, a new study suggests. The substance, called acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC), is naturally produced in the body. It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 31, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Consent Required Before Giving Immigrant Children Psychotropic Drugs: Judge Unless it's an emergency, the U.S. government must seek consent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Foot Blisters
-- While blisters can occur most anywhere there's friction against the skin, they are commonly associated with the feet. To help prevent foot blisters, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Wear socks that absorb moisture. Make sure your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cope With Stretch Marks During Puberty
-- Stretch marks aren't confined to pregnant women. Youngsters in puberty also may develop these lines on the body due to rapid growth. Skin is typically quite elastic, the Nemours Foundation points out, but when it overstretched, small scars known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

If You're Tempted to Eat Raw Centipedes, Don't
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Eating raw centipedes never sounds like a good idea, but for two people in China it turned out to be downright dangerous. In a new case report, doctors say the people became infected with a foodborne parasite called rat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HIV Doubles Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- People with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those without the AIDS-causing virus, British researchers report. Their review of studies from 153 countries also found that HIV-associated heart disease has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't Believe the Hype on'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called " vaginal rejuvenation " procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The procedures, which use lasers and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here's What Happened When 1 Unvaccinated NYC Kid Got Measles
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- A new report details how a measles outbreak tore through two Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2013, ignited by an unvaccinated teen who brought the highly contagious disease home from a trip to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Limit Diet Sodas and Drinks, Stick to Water Instead
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that's a good idea. A science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) counsels against regular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

LGBQ Youth More Prone to Obesity
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Rates of obesity and inactivity are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) youth than among their heterosexual peers, a new study reports. " Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth may not only be at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sun's Harms Rise After Organ Transplant
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancer and need to protect themselves, a dermatologist warns. " Individuals who receive organ transplants need to take immunosuppressive medications for the rest of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Warps the Shape, Function of Young Hearts
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Doctors have long known that obesity raises the risk for heart disease later in life, but new research reveals it can damage even young hearts. British scientists found that young adults who had a higher body mass index... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yes, There Is Room for Chocolate in Your Diet
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Dark chocolate is soothing and satisfying, and it may have health benefits, including some for heart health. But can it fit into a weight-loss diet? Yes … if you control portions. Unsweetened cocoa -- the cacao bean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Media Reports of Celeb Suicides May Trigger'Copycat' Tragedies
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates -- especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds. The research adds to evidence of a phenomenon known as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug Reverses Hair Loss in Mice
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol. Previous research has suggested a link between fatty diets and hair/skin issues... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Americans strongly support medical marijuana, and a majority also believe that pot should be legal for recreational purposes, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has found. Nearly nine out of every 10 adults -- 85 percent --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drinking While Breast-Feeding May Dampen Child's Brain Development
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Sorry, new moms, although you've already waited at least nine months, it's not time for a glass of wine just yet: New research suggests it might be best for baby's brain to wait until you've stopped breast-feeding. That's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 30, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Gun Murders on the Rise in U.S. Gun murders are on the rise in the U.S. and are the most common type of murder, a federal government study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Have a Safer Summer
-- Summer typically is a whirlwind of long days, summer barbeques, pool parties and camping trips. With all of that activity, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the American Cancer Society says. The society suggests: Get plenty of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news