MRI Sheds New Light on Brain Networks Tied to Autism
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- New research suggests that a special MRI technique can spot abnormal connections in the brains of preschoolers with autism. The discovery " may be a clue for future diagnosis and even for therapeutic intervention in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking While Pregnant Could Harm Child's Breathing
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are apt to have breathing issues in childhood and beyond, a new study has found. The finding comes from the analysis of data on more than 2,000 U.S. children, ages 6 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest Danger
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- The flavorings used in e-cigarettes might potentially be the most toxic part of the vapor inhaled by users, a new study suggests. E-cigarette liquid contains dozens of different chemicals, and these vary widely from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cig Ads May Prompt Teens to Take Up Tobacco Too
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- American teens and young adults who are receptive to ads for electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds. A nationwide analysis found that 12- to 24-year-olds who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global Antibiotic Use Soars as Resistance Fears Rise
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of the dangerous health threats posed by antibiotic resistance -- when the drugs are no longer effective against the diseases they were designed to fight. Yet new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Though fewer Americans are now dying from infectious diseases, great disparities persist across the country, a new study finds. Between 1980 and 2014, just over 4 million Americans died from infectious diseases. But while... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Say They Discovered a'New Organ' in the Body
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- The human body is full of surprises. The latest: A newly identified " organ " that might affect major diseases. Using updated technology, U.S. scientists report they've discovered a " highway of moving fluid. " Layers of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills. Evaluating prior studies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some. Research has shown that you wake up each day with a limited supply that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 27, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Human Error to Blame for Loss of Frozen Eggs/Embryos, Fertility Center Says Human error is to blame for the loss of thousands of frozen eggs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Care for Pierced Ears
-- Pierced ears may be all the rage, but they can lead to infection if not properly cared for. The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests how to reduce your risk: Always wash your hands after touching your ears. After you pierce your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Testosterone Treatment
-- The hormone testosterone is responsible for male characteristics such as facial and body hair, muscle development, regulating sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Low testosterone can result in loss of hair and muscle, mood changes, less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug, Valproate, Tied to Lower School Grades Later
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- There's another study that finds that taking the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant may take an intellectual toll on offspring. Children whose mothers took the anti-seizure medication during pregnancy appear to get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do E-Cigs Really Help Smokers Quit?
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- E-cigarettes did not help people quit smoking, a small study found, but the researchers said more studies are needed to determine if the devices could play some role in smoking cessation. The investigation included more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment. Their study looked at the changes that occur... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Does Your Height Play a Role in Heart Risks?
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Your height may affect your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke. Scientists have looked at whether... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: This'Heart of the Family' Awaits a New Heart
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Felix Aguirre has always been close to his family. The oldest of four siblings, he's known for putting the needs of his relatives above his own. A recent diagnosis of heart failure has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Remove Alzheimer's Brain Plaques in Mice
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease. Experts have long viewed plaque buildup as a largely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they're less safe than you might think. Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Theater Workers' Head Injuries Often Go Unreported
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Concussions are common among theater workers and even actors, but perhaps because the show must go on, these head injuries get little attention, a new study finds. Ohio University researchers did an online survey of 209... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anti-Vaccine Movement Affecting Kids With Autism
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Vaccine skeptics appear to be swaying many parents of children with autism to forgo critical childhood vaccines, a new study suggests. And the hesitation to fully immunize includes the children's younger siblings, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sports'Sponsorships' Hawk Junk Food to Kids
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Far from trying to keep kids fit and trim, America's biggest sports leagues are actually pushing junk food at them, a new study contends. Multimillion dollar " sponsorships " forged between professional sports organizations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots Equally. See Who's Left Out
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors don't recommend the shots to boys'parents, researchers say. HPV is a sexually transmitted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 26, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Bug Spray-Doused Drug Overdoses on the Rise in Indianapolis There's been a large rise in the number of overdoses with bug spray-doused drugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most With Very High Cholesterol Missing Out on Right Meds
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Less than 40 percent of American adults with extremely high cholesterol levels get the medications they should, a new study finds. Researchers examined federal government data to assess rates of awareness, screening and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty
MONDAY, March, 26, 2018 -- Poverty may be fueling America's opioid crisis, a new study suggests. Of the more than 515,000 Americans who have died from drug overdoses since 2006, most lived in poor areas where there were few job opportunities,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seeing Clearly
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Many people don't think twice about their vision until there's a problem, but seeing an eye doctor should definitely be on your wellness radar at different stages of life. Newborns should get a standard reflex test. If a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treat Diarrhea in Young Babies
-- Diarrhea in young babies should be taken seriously if it lasts for more than one day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Common symptoms of diarrhea in an infant are a faster heartbeat, dry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ways to Reduce Stress
-- Stress can be triggered by workplace tension, a new baby, an upcoming event or even day-to-day traffic or long lines. Chronic stress may put you at risk for a host of health issues, including digestive problems, anxiety, headache, depression,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Tree Workers, Stronger Storms Pose Deadly Hazards
SUNDAY, March 25, 2018 -- Tree care workers have one of the nation's most perilous jobs, and the danger could grow as climate change increases the risk to trees from major storms, diseases, insects, drought and fire, experts warn. Better training... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Foot Fungus on the Run … But Race Has a Long Way to Go
SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 -- The good news is that the fungus that causes athlete's foot and other nasty skin and toenail infections is headed for extinction. The bad news is it could take millions of years. Scientists analyzed samples of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Foot Fungus on the Run & hellip; But Race Has a Long Way to Go
SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 -- The good news is that the fungus that causes athlete's foot and other nasty skin and toenail infections is headed for extinction. The bad news is it could take millions of years. Scientists analyzed samples of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Though doctors recommend an early introduction to peanuts, many new moms prefer to delay giving them to their babies, researchers report. Allergy experts now say that infants should be exposed to the allergen by the time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

His Prostate Cancer Becomes Her Struggle, Too
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Difficulties tied to prostate cancer may not be limited to men. Many wives of men with advanced prostate cancer say their husband's illness has harmed their own health, a new study finds. " Many prostate cancer patients have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring -- and real relief -- may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: The Heart-Healthy Way to Dye Those Easter Eggs
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Put a twist on making colorful eggs this season that is to dye for. Add pigment to eggshells this Easter holiday in an old-fashioned, natural way by using fruits and vegetables. Plus, if you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Meds May Help Spur Antibiotic Resistance, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- More than one-quarter of non-antibiotic medicines inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance, new research suggests. Many species of bacteria live in the human gut --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Weight-Loss Surgery Helps the Hearts of Very Obese Teens, Too
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Bariatric surgery in severely obese teenagers could lower their risk of heart attack and stroke by about 40 to 50 percent -- and could maintain that lower risk for at least five years, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Keep Rising for U.S. Adults
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn't held true for children, a new government report finds. Obesity among adults increased to about 40 percent in 2015-2016, up from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Some'Preemies' Grow Up to Have Weaker Hearts
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- The hearts of adults who were premature babies pump less blood during exercise than adults who were full-term babies, a small study finds. That might help explain why some people born prematurely are at greater risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Benefits of Moving More
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- In the battle of the bulge, it's not just getting exercise that matters -- what you do when you're not formally working out counts, too. Research shows that even getting 30 minutes of focused exercise a day may not be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Downside of Weight Gain: Toenail Fungus
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Piling on pounds is bad for your health from head to toe. So say Korean researchers, who report that unhealthy weight gain ups a person's odds for disfiguring toenail fungal infections. In fact, people who are statistically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person's health, even when such activity is spread across the day, new research suggests. After... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unchecked Air Pollution a Death Sentence for Millions: Study
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Quicker action to cut fossil fuel emissions and slow climate change could prevent as many as 153 million premature deaths worldwide this century, new research contends. That's how many lives could be saved in 154 of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 23, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield to Lead CDC Leading AIDS researcher Robert Redfield is the new head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap
-- While napping can't replace a good night's sleep, it can offer a quick recharge in the midst of a busy day. The National Sleep Foundation says a nap shouldn't be longer than 30 minutes, to prevent a groggy feeling when you wake up. So where can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

7 Household Items That May Fight Age Spots
-- Age spots are small brown patches that can develop on your hands and face as you grow older. They can be caused by sun damage or changes in hormone levels. While there are more sophisticated and expensive ways to diminish age spots, you can also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that's been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. A person's risk of atrial fibrillation increased by about a third if they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news