Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Couples are usually told to wait six weeks after the birth of a baby before having sex again. But new research highlights that there's not a specific " right " time for everyone. Each woman's postpartum experience is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Given the choice of walking 3 miles or 1 mile, Amanda " Mandi " Tate always opts for the longer route at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. In 2015, her boyfriend Patrick Shelley and childhood friend... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Romance: Deal Makers & Breakers
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A global study about what men and women want in a mate seems to confirm -- to a point -- long-established stereotypes. Men still go for looks -- in general they said their preference is for a partner who is younger and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Romance: Deal Makers & amp; Breakers
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A global study about what men and women want in a mate seems to confirm -- to a point -- long-established stereotypes. Men still go for looks -- in general they said their preference is for a partner who is younger and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk -- but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. " What we have learned is that timing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Playing to Your Strengths
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Everyone has certain personality strengths that make them unique. For instance, you might be the type of person who loves to nurture others or who always tells it like it is and is known for your honesty. Studies on human... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does Bullying Start at Home?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won't be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that children are more likely to be bullied by a sibling if they have more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a study that tracked nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Sure, he may snore. She may steal the covers. But if a relationship is solid, your partner will help you sleep better this Valentine's Day and far into the future, a new study suggests. Good relationships in early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye
-- Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears. As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says. Certain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata
-- Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that's triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- If you have tattoos, it's probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having sugary, caffeinated soft drinks during exertion in a hot environment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- If you're in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think. Like dominoes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won't drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm's Success
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman's reproductive system presents a veritable obstacle course that stress-tests sperm, making sure that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom's breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Pot Use Linked to Later Depression, Suicide Attempts
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Pot may be particularly dangerous for the teenaged brain, a new review suggests. Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Social media is now a key part of American youngsters'lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect them from potential dangers, experts say. Social media can help kids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. " Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking -- that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Many drugs -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life. Sexual side effects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Despite Socioeconomic Gains, Black-White'Health Gap' Remains
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She's spoken with colleagues. She has even done her own research. Yet the information remains... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sweet Valentine Treats That Won't Bust Your Diet
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- You don't have to give up tropical drinks and chocolatey desserts for Valentine's Day and other celebrations. Just streamline them and boost their health profile. Sweet and fiber-rich pears can be whipped into great... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Travel Suggestions For Your Eyes
-- Don't forget to think of your eyes while you're traveling, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. Here are the academy's suggestions while you're on the road, either for business or pleasure: Bring an extra pair of glasses and contact... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics
-- When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head to the ER
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren't sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as high... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests. The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline. But don't panic if you no... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- It's safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients'risk of liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report. " Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it's a safe bet that Valentine's Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hepatitis Meds, Such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, Are Saving Lives: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients'odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little surprise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture, Study Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Children who have surgery for a broken elbow may be overprescribed potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Overprescription includes giving kids too many opioids when they are sent home -- raising the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics like groceries. That's the finding of a new national study of heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients'odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little surprise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Setting Preschoolers on an Active Path
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Physical activity is closely linked to development of a child's mental skills -- ones essential to academic success and navigating challenges they'll face throughout life. Studies show that boosts in thinking ability, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Unfit Teens Often Grow Into Sickly Middle Age, Study Shows
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Teen boys who are unfit and/or obese have higher odds for chronic disease and disability as adults, according to a large Swedish study. Researchers followed more than 1 million boys for an average of 28 years, starting when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Smart Steps for Healthy Feet
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of. The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: A.I. May Help Diagnose Patients Artificial intelligence (A.I.) could help doctors pinpoint patients'health problems, researchers report. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Caregiving After Stroke
-- Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult, but with the right information and preparation, you can keep your loved one safe, the American Stroke Association says. The association offers this advice for caregivers: Be aware of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions
-- As we age, so does our skin. With that comes wrinkles and age spots. While wrinkle creams, eye serums and other products can diminish signs of aging, the most effective anti-aging plan begins with healthy skin habits, the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Heavy Drinking Might Boost Your Appetite for Alcohol
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Binge and heavy drinking may trigger DNA changes that make your booze cravings worse, a new study says. " We found that people who drink heavily may be changing their DNA in a way that makes them crave alcohol even more, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too few patients adopt the regimen, new research shows. Advanced colon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- One in 10 Americans who survive a gunshot wound will wind up back in the hospital for further treatment within 90 days, a new study suggests. " Life does not go back to normal after surviving gunshot injury, " said study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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He Ate a'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon Followed
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- If you're an aging baby boomer who thinks you can handle today's potent marijuana " edibles, " the case of a man who had a heart attack after eating a pot lollipop should give you pause. The 70-year-old patient had been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, the agency announced Monday. The changes would be " one of the most significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poor Whites Bear the Brunt of U.S. Opioid Crisis, Studies Find
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- America's ongoing opioid epidemic has struck poor whites harder than any other group, and a new study argues that racism likely played a role in that. Whites have better access to prescription medications than either blacks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High Blood Pressure Hits Urban Blacks Harder
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- If you are black and live in a city, you may be five times more likely to have extremely high blood pressure than the U.S. national average. That's the conclusion of a study that analyzed the records of more than 3,500... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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