World's Oldest Stored Semen Successfully Used to Breed Sheep
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Sheep semen frozen for 50 years was as fertile as samples on ice for just one year, according to an unpublished Australian study. University of Sydney researchers said they used semen frozen since 1968 to inseminate 56... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nix That TV in Your 4-Year-Old's Bedroom
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Thinking about a TV for your young child? Based on new evidence, you might want to reconsider that. Preschoolers who had a TV in their bedroom were at increased risk for poor eating habits, overweight/obesity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Benefits of a Home Rowing Machine
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Rowing is often called the best aerobic exercise because it offers a total body workout and is low-impact. Rowing involves performing a continuous motion with focused coordination between the arms and the legs. If you've... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Harvesting Sperm Before Ejaculation May Help Infertile Men
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Sperm DNA from the testicles of infertile men is often as good as that of ejaculated sperm from fertile men, according to European researchers -- a finding that could lead to new treatments for male infertility. The study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Drinks to Help You Kick Your Soda Habit
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Are you a sugary soda junkie? If you're ready to kick the habit, know that the answer isn't diet sodas. Following up on research that calls the safety of these artificially sweetened drinks into question is a February... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cost Puts Sports, Art Programs Out of Reach for Many Families
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- After-school activities help develop social skills and talent, but a new report finds that many kids are priced out of participating. In fact, for 1 in 6 middle and high school students, costs are the prime reason for not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money High drug prices prompt about one-third of uninsured American adults to not take their medicines... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana
-- Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States. More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Treating Acne Scars
-- Treating acne scars starts by consulting a dermatologist. To get the most out of the consultation, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before seeing a doctor: Why do I want to treat my scars? How do I want to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds. In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From the Patient's Rib
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3-D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to treat severe head and facial injuries. The technique was tested in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Male Twin's Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 13,800 twin births in Norway between 1967... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More U.S. Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns. Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. " We have the tools to end the HIV... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or " a-fib, " is a common form of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren't doing their heart any favors. A new study of more than 110,000 U.S. health professionals found that the more people drank sugary beverages, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Healthy Cooking on a Budget
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Cooking healthy at home is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. And your budget doesn't have to take a hit when you stock up on this list of good-for-you foods. When it comes to produce, it's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life. In fact, the pediatric group says... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention
SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 -- Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might lower their risk. But new guidelines issued Sunday by two cardiology... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Knives: Essential Equipment for Healthy Food Prep
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Every home chef will find that cooking healthfully is easier with a well-made set of knives. When shopping, let quality, not quantity, be your guide. You can master most any cutting task with just three knives. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Prescription Fish Oil Pill Vascepa Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hate Those Stressful Office Parties? Just Fake It, Study Suggests
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Though they often dread social events, many introverts find they're not as bad as feared and some have learned to fake an outgoing personality to get through the experience. In the business world, socializing is a key to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer Surgeries Expandable heart valves that can be placed in the heart through a minimally invasive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens
-- Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers. When dealing with questions of identity, the Children Welfare Information Gateway suggests: Talk to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Treating Rashes
-- Children often visit the pediatrician for skin rashes. From viruses to allergies, rashes have a multitude of causes. To ease discomfort, KidsHealth tells parents: Do not rub the skin. Pat it dry after a bath or shower. Do not scratch or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After Pacemaker Implant
SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 -- Tucking a pacemaker inside an antibiotic-soaked mesh envelope before implanting it inside your body can drastically reduce your risk of a dangerous infection, a new study shows. About 1.7 million patients receive cardiac... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins
SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins. Yet new research found that only about 6 percent of patients take these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Funding Gap Leaves Women Scientists at a Lifelong Disadvantage: Study
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Women scientists get less early-career research funding from the U.S. government than men, which can put them at a disadvantage for the rest of their careers, a new study says. Researchers analyzed grants given by the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Human Ancestors' Diet Led You to Pronounce Your F's and V's
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Think of it as another example of a refined palate. The ability to make speech sounds such as " f " and " v " is due to diet-led changes in humans'bite, researchers say. The range of speech sounds people can make was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Overweight Kids at Higher Risk for Blood Clots as Adults
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The good news is, getting to a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or " a-fib, " and they're typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically -- evidence that campaigns to prevent heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Eggs may not be all they've been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even Housework, Gardening Can Help an Older Woman's Heart
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Think exercise has to be high-intensity to make a difference to your health? Think again. New research shows that even routine housework and gardening can help older women's hearts. " For older women, any and all movement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Care Guidelines Rarely Backed by Top-Notch Science
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Precious few treatment guidelines for heart patients are supported by the best scientific evidence, a new study shows. Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Cyberbullying
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- No type of bullying is acceptable, but cyberbullying can be harder for parents to spot because it takes place via cellphone, computer or tablet, often through social media. Cyberbullying can be a hateful text message or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children. To help parents protect their kids in and around the water, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its water... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are Enhanced Waters Better for Your Health?
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- You'll find plenty of nutrient-enriched flavored waters on grocery shelves, but are they any better for your diet than a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon? Many drinks promise health benefits, from more energy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Burden of Autism in Teens Weighs Heaviest on Minorities, Poor
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Autism exacts a heavy toll on the families of teens who struggle with the disorder, but the fight to get treatment and services is even harder among minorities who live in poverty, new research suggests. " We must... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: March 15, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson&... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Reducing Risk of Salmonella
-- From fruits and vegetables to chicken and pork, salmonella bacteria can make their way to a variety of foods. However, because contaminated foods often look and smell normal, detection can be difficult. To help prevent Salmonella infection, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work
-- Overeating on a regular basis can lead to weight gain. About 25 percent of adults eat 1,300 calories weekly from food they buy or get free at work, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. The academy recommends limiting these workplace... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med Acetazolamide Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med, Acetazolamide, Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social Media to Blame?
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents'generation, and social media might be fueling that troubling trend. So claims a review of a decade's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Ebola Survivors Continue to Suffer Years After Recovery
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds. More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in the outbreak. Researchers compared 966... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- There's good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Trial Drug, Bempedoic Acid, Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- It's one of the toughest cancers to beat. But new research suggests that identifying the genetics of pancreatic cancer in individual patients could boost survival for some. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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