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

Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- New research finds that, for women over 60, there's a link between long-term use of antibiotics and heightened odds for heart-linked death. But the study of more than 37,000 U.S. women couldn't prove that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chilean'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be " alien " -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-Prone
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely. " Many adults believe that hearing loss, particularly due to aging,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Putting just a bit less on your dinner plate each day might be key to a longer life, preliminary research suggests. People who reduced their caloric intake by just 15 percent over two years experienced a significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides for children and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA:'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids Save a Life
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. " Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain. " Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Mammograms Became Widespread, Breast Tumor Size Shrank
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. That's the finding from a new look at data on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 22, 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 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Illegal Online Purchases of Pot on the Rise
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Millions of Americans buy marijuana online illegally, a new study found. " Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their smartphone, regardless of what state they live in, " said study leader... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Top Calorie-Burning Exercises
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise. Exercise is also key to maintaining weight loss and being heart healthy, according to the U.S. National Institutes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Your School Develop a Wellness Policy
-- A wellness policy is a written document that helps guide a school's approach to nutrition and physical activity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Including nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Constipation
-- Although constipation is more common in older adults, it can occur at any age. Potential causes for the condition include: diet that lacks fiber, insufficient exercise, misuse of laxatives, medical conditions, use of certain medications and an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Astronauts Need Extra Exercise and Calories in Space
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space. The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds. The study included women who took part in the Finnish National Breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked. People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened beverages every day had more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world suggests low back pain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. " Vaccination is the centerpiece of current public health strategy against... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Pap tests have helped drive down rates of cervical cancer, and a new study suggests they also could be used to detect other gynecologic cancers early. According to the study authors, tissue and fluid collected during a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smartwatch App Might Help Detect A-Fib
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm irregularity known as atrial fibrillation, new research suggests. " Atrial fibrillation is the most common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Many U.S. military personnel are plagued by nightmares that put them at increased risk for mental health and sleep disorders, but few let doctors know, a new study shows. The study included 493 active duty personnel who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ice Cream That Melts in Your Mouth … Not on Your Hand
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Want smoother ice cream that's also slower to melt? Scientists might have found a way to make that happen. The secret, they say: adding extract from the banana plant. " Our findings suggest that cellulose nanofibers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Importance of Wills & Living Wills
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age. Writing out a will is the first step in what's called estate planning -- how you want your property... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The study, presented Tuesday at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Bring Hotter Summers to U.S.
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Get ready for extreme heat. Researchers warn that climate change will soon trigger more severe summers across the United States. Heat waves -- the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States -- have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Just How Safe Is Your Pet's Food?
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Pet owners care deeply about what their furry family members eat. So should they worry about a new study that finds chemical preservatives known as parabens are often in dog and cat food, as well as in urine samples from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 21, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NIH Investigating Alcohol Companies'Funding of Study An investigation has been launched into meetings between the U.S. National Institute on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
-- A high chair is a staple in a baby's household, but it must be used safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Make sure the chair cannot be tipped over easily. If the chair folds, be sure it is locked in the open position each... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Using Diabetes Equipment
-- Millions of Americans living with diabetes use a blood glucose meter to keep track of their blood sugar. Since these are medical devices, they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA offers these suggestions when using a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Successful in Macular Degeneration Patients: Study
Stem cell therapy restored some vision to two patients with a common cause of blindness called age-related macular degeneration, U.K. doctors say. Stem cells from a human embryo were converted into a patch of a specific type of eye cell and grown... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds. But the survey,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adcetris Approval Expanded to Include Later-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) has been expanded to include adults with untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- For people with chronic heel pain, costly " custom " shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The study found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely. " The concerns around flavors in tobacco are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Waist Size Tied to Autism Risk
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- The pre-pregnancy width of a woman's waist -- but not whether or not she is actually obese -- may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research suggests. What's behind the association remains unclear, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen girls who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram and other social... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelines that bump that starting point back to the age of 6 months. This recommendation, from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news