Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests. The researchers identified long, noncoding stretches of DNA (called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Really Can Chase Away the Blues, to a Point
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say. An analysis of data from 1.2 million people in the United States found they reported 3.4 days a month of poor mental health on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Trauma Doctors Push for Stricter Gun Controls
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Strict regulation of semi-automatic guns, accessories and ammunition is needed to stop " senseless " gun violence in the United States, an association of trauma surgeons contends. Guns are involved in more than 38,000 deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Pennies a Drink, Higher Taxes Would Help Counter Alcohol's Toll: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- As a tool to reduce the public health toll of drinking, higher taxes on alcohol get the most bang for the buck, a new study finds. Worldwide, more than 4 percent of diseases and 5 percent of deaths are directly linked with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who'd had many bouts of basal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Improve Diet Quality to Boost Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Eating fewer calories is essential when you want to lose weight, but there's growing evidence that the quality of those calories matters, too. Eating high-quality foods not only boosts weight loss, but also reduces your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Help Manage Stress
-- Feelings of stress and anxiety can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers these suggestions: Accept that you can't control everything. Avoid focusing on perfection. Keep a positive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Getting a Second Opinion Before Surgery
-- Before having major surgery, it may be helpful to get a second opinion on whether the procedure is medically necessary. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests getting a second opinion if your doctor says you need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Low-Calorie Diet Benefited Men More Than Women A low-calorie diet benefited men more than women, a new study found. It included more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Boxers vs. Briefs and Your Chances of Becoming a Dad
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Attention guys: Your tighty whities may not be doing your sperm any favors. Men who wear tight-fitting briefs have sperm counts that suffer in comparison to men who wear boxers, according to results from the largest study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Elective Labor Induction May Cut C-Section Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds. In fact, the study showed,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Severe Diarrhea Can Send IBS Patients Over the Edge
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- The agony of severe diarrhea can make some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) wish they were dead. So claims a new survey that reveals the mental and physical fallout from the chronic disease. " IBS can be an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Approved
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with two types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The drug was approved to treat relapsed or refractory mycosis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Online Daters Are Really Looking for Their Better Half
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Most people seeking romantic partners online try for someone " out of their league. " That's the conclusion of researchers who analyzed data from online dating networks in Boston, Chicago, New York and Seattle. They found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'd
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- More genes associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer have been identified by researchers. Until now, only mutations in the BRCA1 gene have been linked with this type of breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Parents' Religious Beliefs May Affect Kids' Suicide Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion themselves, new research suggests. The lower suicide risk among those raised in a religious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Seniors, Getting Physical Protects the Heart
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report. That's especially true for women, they added. " The 60 to 64 age range represents an important transition between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Picture This -- It Makes Kids Eat More Veggies
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Parents often struggle to get their kids to eat more vegetables. But could something as simple as a picture of broccoli on a plate get children to load up on the healthy stuff? Probably, at least for preschoolers, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child's breathing condition at home, a new study found. And one-third of those children had empty inhalers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are effective for teen girls who didn't get the recommended shots when they were 11 or 12, researchers report. The Kaiser Permanente study of more than 25,000 women aged 26 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Special Splurges That Don't Break the Calorie Bank
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- You can splurge from time to time and still lose weight when you choose foods that are lavish but also low-calorie. The meat in a steamed one-pound lobster has fewer than 100 calories. If you don't want to fuss, order a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Measles Case Reported in Minnesota A Somali-American child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with the measles after returning from a trip to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Avoid Mosquito Bites
-- Mosquito bites may be more than just an itchy annoyance -- they also can transmit deadly germs that cause diseases such as Zika, West Nile or dengue, the U.S. National Institutes of Health warns. Mosquito-borne illnesses kill about 725,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Studying Overseas
-- Spending a semester in another country can be an incredible experience, but it doesn't come without risk of travel-related illness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to prepare for a semester abroad: Learn... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. " Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Have Glaucoma and Need to Switch Eye Docs? Here's What You Need to Do
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- If you have glaucoma and need to find a new ophthalmologist, creating a personal data portfolio will help ensure a smooth transition in the care of your eye disease. The Glaucoma Research Foundation suggests the portfolio... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Urges Genetic Testing of Relatives of Aortic Disease Patients
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Many lives could be saved if relatives of patients with aortic diseases underwent routine screening and genetic testing, a new study suggests. Aneurysms, tears in the lining called dissections and other types of thoracic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Woes Hit 1 in 7 Babies Exposed to Zika in U.S. Territories
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- About 14 percent of babies born in U.S. territories to women infected with Zika have health problems that may be related to the virus, federal officials reported Tuesday. The babies either had a Zika-associated birth defect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Little'Kemp the Warrior' Battles Heart Defect
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Despite a nerve-racking pregnancy and delivery, Bevin and Scott Reinen described the moment that they finally got to meet their baby boy as " euphoric. " Four days after his birth, the couple sat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Combat Childhood Obesity, Start at Birth, or Even Before
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials. First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Combat Childhood Obesity, Start at Birth & hellip; or Even Before
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials. First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- New mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home stop breast-feeding sooner than those in smoke-free households, researchers report. " Just being in a smoking household -- whether it was the husband, mother or member... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Become an Educated Patient
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Emergency treatment rarely allows you much time to consider your options. But what about care that can be done on your timetable? There are many tools available to help you understand the pros and cons of nearly any... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For School Kids, Vaccines Are Key
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say. By protecting infants, children and teens from serious diseases, vaccinations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Snap, Polish, Post: Why Selfies May Be Bad for Your Health
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat, medical experts warn. The tidal wave of altered photos on social media is changing perceptions of beauty. And that can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. But new research now adds to mounting evidence that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Dialysis patients waiting for kidney transplants might safely accept an organ from a donor infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study finds. Using hepatitis C-infected kidneys would expand the organ pool and save... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Tick Species Spreading in U.S. The first new tick species to appear in the United States in 50 years is spreading rapidly in the East and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: How Often Do Kids Need to Bathe?
-- Some children love taking a shower, while others find it just another chore to struggle with. Thankfully, for the parents of kids in the latter category, a daily shower may not be necessary, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Suggestions for Cleaning Fruit and Veggies
-- Some 48 million people in the United States get sick each year from contaminated food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. And animal products aren't the only culprit. Produce -- such as spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cantaloupe -- also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Signs Your Child Might Have Hearing Loss
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- " Put your listening ears on! " frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad -- they really can't hear them. If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Moms Who Smoked as Teens More Likely to Deliver Smaller Babies
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A woman's risk of having a baby with a low birth weight is higher if she starts smoking in her teens, a new study suggests. That's because women who start smoking as teens are far more likely to smoke during pregnancy, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Access to Diabetes Drugs Improved Under Affordable Care Act: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act. A new study reports that the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Barriers to Doctor-Nurse Communications Thwart Care
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A " power gap " between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends. To learn more about communication breakdowns between the two groups, researchers recorded... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Female Heart Attack Patients Fare Better If ER Doc Is a Woman
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals. The finding comes from a study of two decades of data on almost 582,000 heart attack patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Just 2 Weeks' Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetes in at-Risk Seniors: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A short stretch of inactivity can unlease diabetes in older adults at risk for the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds. For the study, overweight patients with prediabetes were asked to reduce their daily steps to no more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Homeless Babies Face Lasting Health Risks
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Homelessness in infancy poses long-term harms, including greater risk for poor health and development later in childhood, a new study finds. " We too often refer to'resiliency'when we talk about children exposed to hardship... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms. The test is a more sensitive version of one that emergency physicians... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Forecasts Dramatic Floods in Western U.S. Due to Climate Change
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Climate change could more than double the risk of rain-on-snow flooding in parts of the western United States and Canada by the end of the century, researchers report. The risk is highest in the Sierra Nevada, the Colorado... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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