AHA: Nicotine Patch Safe for Smokers Hospitalized With Heart Trouble
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Nicotine replacement therapy appears to be a safe option for smokers hospitalized for heart disease, even for critically ill patients on their first day, according to a new study. Researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- New research seems to settle the question of whether there's a link between how much a woman works out and her risk of early menopause. The conclusion? There is no link. Previous studies have produced conflicting results,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poor Health Care Linked to 5 Million Deaths Worldwide a Year
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Poor-quality health care results in about 5 million deaths a year in low- and middle-income countries, new research suggests. And another 3.6 million deaths a year are caused by lack of access to care, the study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA:'Gronk Girl' Tackles Her Second Heart Transplant in 5 Years
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Now that she's on her third heart, Lauren Meizo knows a good deal about how to live for months in a hospital room, about how her internal organs work together, about how to be patient and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in U.S.
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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LGBT Americans Typically Poorer Than Straight Peers: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- LGBT people in the United States are more likely than their straight counterparts to be poor, and this is especially true for women, a new study says. Wealth plays a key role in health and well-being, and it's one factor in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleep Apnea Often Missed in Black Americans
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Sleep apnea is common -- but rarely diagnosed -- among black Americans, researchers say. The new study included 852 black men and women, average age 63, in Jackson, Miss., who were participants in the Jackson Heart Sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Say No to Yo-Yo Dieting
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- New to weight loss or tired of yo-yo dieting? Learning " stability skills " first may lead to greater long-term weight loss success. Many dieters regain up to 50 percent of the weight they lose within a year because they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Southwest Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles Passengers and crew on four Southwest Airlines flights within Texas in late... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Using an ATV
-- All terrain vehicles (ATVs) may be a great form of recreation, but they should be used with care to prevent serious injury. Children who are too young for a driver's license shouldn't be allowed to ride ATVs, the American Academy of Pediatrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Connect With Your Child
-- By being sensitive and responsive to your child's needs, you can forge a positive, healthy relationship, the National Institutes of Health says. Children who are bonded with their parents are more likely to cope with challenges such as family... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kids Without Access to Good Food Face High Blood Pressure Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Poor nutrition increases a child's risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed national health survey data for 2007 to 2014 from more than 7,200 U.S. kids between 8 and 17 years of age. More than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- There are plenty of reasons to work out, and this may be another: Exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells that improve thinking in mice with a form of Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. Massachusetts General... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Million Hearts' Project Aims to Prevent 1 Million Cardiac Crises
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Millions of Americans aren't taking simple steps that could ward off a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke, a new government report shows. Heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related conditions caused 2.2 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Are Die-Hard Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Tailgate parties are kicking off the National Football League's regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese dips and chili bowls aren't enough to give passionate sports fans heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: WNBA Stars Take Their Shot at Heart Health Awareness
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Achieving victory in a high-stakes competitive sport like professional women's basketball takes a lot of heart -- in every sense of the word. So, as the WNBA championship finals begin Friday,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Probiotics: Don't Believe the Hype?
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- They're sold everywhere, but can probiotics -- the good bacteria found in some foods like yogurt and in supplements -- really help restore digestive health? Maybe, but only for some people, new research suggests. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- An experimental single-dose flu drug shows promise as a new way to alleviate the misery of influenza, researchers say. The drug -- called baloxavir -- worked better than no treatment in one phase of a new study. The study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose Jobs
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Many patients who have nose surgery use far fewer opioid painkillers than they're given, evidence that doctors are overprescribing the highly addictive drugs, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers reviewed 173... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Online History Gives Clues to Heart Ills
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Online searches about heart disease peak in the winter, a new study says. That's when deaths from heart disease top out, too. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and more than 600,000 people die from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Aging Boomers Are Embracing Pot
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Have those weed-loving hippies taken their habit into the new millennium? Maybe so: New research shows pot isn't the drug of choice for just the young anymore. More middle-aged folks, and even seniors, are lighting up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Walking: Still the Starting Line for Fitness
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Being physically active is one of the most important steps people of all ages can take to improve their health. Yet despite everything we know about the benefits of exercise, only half of U.S. adults and only about a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Rattlesnake Bites After Rainy Spells
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- The threat of rattlesnake bites in California decreases during droughts and increases after rainy weather, a new study finds. Rainy spells result in more shrub growth and, with that, more rodents, the snakes'primary food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stigma Another Burden for Many With Psoriasis
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Though psoriasis is not contagious, many Americans shun people with the skin condition, new research indicates. The study included a cross-section of about 400 Americans who viewed images of people with visible psoriasis.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Evidence Doesn't Support Statin Use in Healthy Seniors
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- There is no evidence to support the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to prevent heart disease and stroke in old and very old people, Spanish researchers say. For the new study, the investigators analyzed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: OxyContin Maker Gives $3.4 Million to Help Develop Cheaper Opioid Overdose Antidote A $3.4 million grant to help a nonprofit company develop a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Urinary Incontinence
-- Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, a common concern for people as they get older. Millions of adults in the United States have urinary incontinence, more often women than men. Treatment varies based on the problem's severity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Heart While on Dialysis
-- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people with kidney failure, the National Kidney Foundation says. If you need dialysis and also have heart issues, your heart treatment may be changed somewhat to accommodate your need for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scientists Finally Get Around to Finding Procrastination's Home in the Brain
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Is it time to let procrastinators off the hook? The inclination to delay things rather than get right to work on them may be hardwired into some people's brains, and not the product of a flawed character, German... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Surprising Tactic in War Against Antibiotic Resistance
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Combining four or five antibiotics might help fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, researchers report. Biologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, identified more than 8,100 combinations of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- After correctly spelling the first word given to her at an eighth-grade spelling bee, Emma Baker walked back to her seat, sat down and promptly collapsed onto the shoulder of another young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Walking, Exercise Both Linked to Lower Heart Failure in Older Women
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- The more a middle-aged or elderly woman walks, the less likely she is to have heart failure, a large new study reveals. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization among people aged 65 and older. Researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Over 1.4 Billion of World's Adults Face Disease Because of Inactivity, WHO Says
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Couch potatoes, take note: Sedentary living has put more than one quarter of the world's adults at risk for serious disease, a new study says. More than 1.4 billion adults face a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Heart Health Research of 9/11 Survivors Slowly Realized, 17 Years Later
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Back when Charlie Wilson was an avid runner, the only flutter he ever felt in his chest came from indigestion. That changed on Sept. 11. The now-retired New York police sergeant spent nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Doctor Burnout Likely to Impair Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- You're much more likely to receive poor or unprofessional health care if your doctor suffers from burnout, a new analysis contends. Physicians who feel burned out are twice as likely to make a mistake that endangers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- One hundred thirty people across 36 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. For the time being, the " CDC... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Deaths of Despair' May Have Helped Fuel Trump's Victory: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- U.S. voters'despair over poor health and premature deaths might have tipped the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, a new analysis argues. Counties that voted Republican more heavily had a 15 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fish Oil Pills During Pregnancy Might Mean Stronger, Healthier Kids
This study highlights the fact that in utero exposure can have a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Large Rise Seen in Serious Birth Complications in U.S. There has been a 45 percent increase in serious birth complications in U.S. hospitals in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Elective Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- No one looks forward to surgery, but if you're able to have an elective procedure -- meaning on your schedule -- rather than an emergency operation, taking certain steps in the weeks beforehand will lead to a better... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why So Many Firefighters Die From Cardiac Arrest
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Firefighters who die from cardiac arrest tend to have underlying heart problems, a new study finds. Cardiac arrest accounts for more job-related deaths among firefighters than any other cause, and researchers wanted to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work
-- Chronic back pain makes it more difficult to do your job, whether you're behind a desk or operating heavy machinery. The Mayo Clinic suggests how to avoid back pain at work: Maintain good posture. Lift with your legs and tighten your core... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prevent Lawnmower Injuries
-- Lawnmower injuries range from minor cuts and burns to broken bones and amputations, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand says. The society suggests how to stay safer while using a mower: Read the mower's manual before use. Keep the mower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' On-Again, Off-Again' Relationships May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Ross and Rachel from " Friends " did it. So did Carrie and Mr. Big from " Sex and the City. " But couples who break up and then make up repeatedly -- in what's known as " relationship cycling " -- may be setting themselves up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Younger women who undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer are more likely to experience early menopause, researchers have found. The new study included 182 women who were an average age of 43 when they were diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Ebola Virus Found in Bats
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- A new Ebola virus species discovered in bats in Sierra Leone has never been detected in sick humans or other animals, a new study shows. It's the first finding of its type, according to the researchers. The newly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hormonal Link Suspected in Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Two disorders that often occur together -- type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure -- may have a common link in a hormone called aldosterone, researchers suggest. Aldosterone has already been implicated in the development... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer's disease changes depending on the season, researchers report. These patients are better in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Most older adults who are current or former cancer patients have good mental health, a new study finds. The study included 438 Canadian adults with cancer and 1,174 cancer survivors who took part in a 2012 survey on mental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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A Vaccine to Prevent Acne? It May Be Possible One Day
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Acne and adolescence go hand in hand. But researchers say the skin lesions might become a torment of the past if preliminary tests of an experimental vaccine pan out. So far, the vaccine has only been tried on animals and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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