Race Affects Health Care of Even the Smallest and Youngest
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Racial segregation starts early in a child's life, with vulnerable black " preemies " receiving worse hospital care in the United States than white, Hispanic or Asian infants, a new investigation finds. Researchers looked at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Male Contraceptive Pill' Makes Another Advance
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- A male contraceptive pill, long a goal of men -- and women -- everywhere, may be one step closer to reality, U.S. researchers report. They say their experimental pill appears to be safe while reducing levels of hormones... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Which Diet Keeps Your Heart Healthy?
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diet doesn't have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren't very healthy. But new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Easy Way to Cook Fish: Wrap It in Parchment Paper
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Fish is a delicious, lean protein with healthy fats, but many people are afraid to cook it and save it for when dining out. Whether you avoid cooking fish because you're concerned about causing a fishy odor in your kitchen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toddlers May Gain More From Paper Books Than E-Books: Study
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- When it comes to reading to toddlers, apparently there is no substitute for an old-fashioned book. That's according to new research that found paper books foster better parent-child interactions than electronic books... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Two medical groups have declared war on sodas and energy drinks by calling for taxes on what has become the leading source of sugar in the diets of children and teens. In a new joint policy statement, the American Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Reasons to Follow the Mediterranean Diet
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- More and more research supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the way of eating followed by people who live in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece and Italy. Various studies have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 153,000 people who took part in the National Health Interview Survey, conducted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 25, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel to Revisit Breast Implant Safety The safety of breast implants will be in the spotlight once more during a two-day hearing before a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome
-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Tics may include blinking, shrugging,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Biking Safely
-- Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution. But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council. To stay safe, the NSC recommends: Become... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages: Study
SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 -- When couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss, it's natural for them to want to know why. Now, a new study suggests that sperm DNA damage could be a factor. Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as the consecutive loss of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies' Hearts
SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 -- Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. " When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to Stay Trim? Don't Eat in the Evening, Study Finds
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later in the day you eat, the more weight you're likely to pack on. That's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for these transgender men. Now, research shows that transgender men can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Extra Calcium Safe for the Aging Eye
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- To take calcium or not to take calcium, that is still the question. In a new study that contradicts earlier research, investigators found that adding calcium to your diet will not raise your risk of a common age-related eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most, according to a new report. For the study, researchers examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Managing MS
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Proper treatment can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) contend with their disease, an expert says. " Patients get a predisposed feeling that their life is doomed. That it's going to be a complicated life, which isn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Is the New'Fasting' Diet Trend Healthy?
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened. " We believe that mailing kits directly to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report. In 2017, gun violence claimed more 5- to 18-year-olds than police officers or active-duty members of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Raise Global Citizens of Tomorrow
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- It's never too soon to teach kids to be culturally competent -- to learn about, respect and accept people whose culture is different from their own. Children as young as 2 start to become aware of differences among people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section. Now, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Easy Eggs for a Nutritious Breakfast
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Recent research shows that eggs can be part of a healthful diet. Eggs are highly nutritious because they deliver the essential amino acids your body needs to build and repair muscle and help keep your metabolism humming.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 22, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:'Game of Thrones'Actress Had Two Brain Aneurysms " Game of Thrones " actress Emilia Clarke disclosed Thursday that she's had two surgeries for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Hearing Loss Prevention
-- About 1 in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. And about half of those over 75 have trouble hearing. Though age-related hearing loss is difficult to prevent, noise-induced hearing loss can be minimized. People should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection
-- More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo. Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink's origin. Manufacturers may use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tighter Gun Laws = Safer Schools
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Stricter gun laws keep U.S. high school students safer, a new study says. Surveying nearly 100,000 high school students, researchers found that tightening of state gun laws was associated with a lower risk of teens being... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Help Your Kids Achieve a Healthy Weight
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Obesity can lead to physical, social and emotional struggles for kids, so parents need to help their children maintain a healthy weight, experts say. " Children with obesity are more likely than their classmates to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Heart Failure Device Is Approved
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- The Optimizer Smart System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not candidates for other heart failure remedies. " Patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- She's cute, and perhaps a medical breakthrough. Scientists say they have used frozen testicular tissue to achieve the birth of a healthy baby monkey named Grady -- a success they hope to eventually translate to childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pesticides Tied to Autism Risk in Kids
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Children who are exposed to common pesticides, either while in the womb or in the first year of life, may be more likely to develop autism, a new study suggests. While the researchers stressed that it's premature to say... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Drives'Anti-Vaxxer' Parents? It's a Mixed Bag, Study Shows
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Anti-vaccination campaigns abound on social media, but the people involved are not necessarily driven by any single motivation, a new study suggests. Instead, researchers say, people who voice their anti-vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. " So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration, " including urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Culture, Paycheck, Neighborhood Key to Your Heart's Health
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise and watching your weight can help lower risk for heart disease and stroke. But environmental and cultural factors also make a difference.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Abuse in Childhood Tied to Brain Changes and Later Depression
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Abuse during childhood can cause structural changes in the brain that increase a person's risk of severe and recurrent depression, a new study reveals. The findings " add further weight to the notion that patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- A woman's age and previous pregnancy complications influence her odds of miscarriage, a new study says. The findings suggest that miscarriage and other pregnancy complications share underlying causes that require further... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stretches to Strengthen Your Core
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Ever had a bad spasm from bending down to pick up your child or tie your shoes? Keeping your core muscles -- the workhorses that stabilize your spine -- flexible with a stretching routine can help prevent this common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl Soaring: Report
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- The number of Americans dying from overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl rose 12-fold in recent years, health officials reported Thursday. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that's hundreds of times more potent than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Topical Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Tens of millions of Americans develop sun-linked skin lesions called actinic keratoses, which are tied to later cancer risk. Many will get a combo of treatments to help clear the blemishes. Now, research shows that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strengthening Family Ties Through Online Gaming
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Video games provide unlimited entertainment, and interactive ones can even help you burn off calories. But you may not know that playing games -- either in person or through shared online networks -- can unite family... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 21, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Kentucky Governor Exposed His Children to Chickenpox Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's revelation that he exposed his children to chickenpox so they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Learning Disabilities
-- Difficulty reading and writing is common for children and does not always indicate a learning disability. But children with learning disabilities usually show several signs that don't get better over time, the U.S. National Institute of Child... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics
-- For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says. When reading food labels, the clinic suggests: Choose healthy fats,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of Psychosis Varies With ADHD Meds, But Still Small: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry a small risk of a psychotic episode, but it appears to vary depending on which medication young people use, a new study finds. Soon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eye-Soothing Tips for Computer Users
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Screens: They're at work, at home and even in the palm of your hand. But stare too long at them and your eyes -- and mind -- could pay a price, experts warn. For example, too much screen time can lead to problems such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Extra Pounds in Childhood May Mean Higher MS Risk in Adulthood
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Research has suggested that kids who enter puberty early appear to face an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults. But a new study asserts that it's actually the excess weight these kids carry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many With Opioid Addiction Don't Get Meds That Can Help
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Most people struggling with opioid addiction lack access to FDA-approved medications that can head off withdrawal symptoms and quell their cravings, a new report finds. Methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Men Won't Mention Suicidal Thoughts to Their Doctor
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Men may avoid talking with doctors about suicidal thoughts because they fear psychiatric hospitalization, researchers say. In the United States, men are more than three times as likely to kill themselves as women.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news