Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- E-cigarettes have obliterated past progress in reducing tobacco product use among teenagers, U.S. health officials said Monday. About 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of a tobacco product in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Heart patients prescribed opioid painkillers when they leave the hospital may be less likely to get follow-up care and slightly more likely to die, a new study finds. It included nearly 2,500 patients discharged from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get Treatment
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- If you're worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports. Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Color Can Help You De-Stress
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Widespread mammography screening and big advances in breast cancer treatment have saved hundreds of thousands of American women's lives since 1989, a new study estimates. Researchers tracked 1990-2015 U.S. data on breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Getting the Most Benefit From Ab Exercises
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Men and women alike want defined abs. But you don't have to achieve a " six-pack " -- the nickname for the three most visible pairs of abdominal muscles -- to get the benefits of a stronger middle, needed to support your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State Health clinics in Clark County, Washington are scrambling to meet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Avoid Burns From Playground Equipment
-- Materials used in modern playgrounds, often plastics and rubber, can get very hot in the summer sun and are capable of burning a child's skin, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The agency offers parents this advice: A child can get a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home
-- Taking care of a significant wound helps prevent infection and minimize scaring, the Nemours Foundation says. The foundation suggests how to care for a wound at home: Keep the wound covered with a clean dressing until it stops producing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Decide When You're Too Sick to Work
SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 -- Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. " I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying home... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier
SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 -- Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution. The monitors were originally designed for people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. " We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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One Key Step Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Cancer patients are already fighting a tough battle, so quitting smoking while doing so is a real challenge. Now, research from Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania shows that a combo of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn't peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels of the disease.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vocal Cord Surgery Hits High Notes for Grammy Winners
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Just ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, new research shows the voice-saving powers of vocal cord surgeries for 18 Grammy Award-winning singers. Insights gleaned from those procedures may help everyday Americans with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Deadliest Type of Stroke
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The risk of a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the brain is higher among women during pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery, new research finds. While studies have shown that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don't need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From HIV, Malaria: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery -- more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide occur... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Her New Workout Routine Helped Spot a Rare Heart Defect
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As a medical malpractice lawyer, Diana Mauro is no stranger to stress. Her job in the New York area consists of long hours and challenging cases. Some days, she would stay at the office until... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- When kidney failure patients undergoing treatment at dialysis clinics suffer cardiac arrest, the clinic staff usually jumps in to perform lifesaving CPR, but not always, a new study finds. " It is reassuring that bystander CPR... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more essential to emotional wellness might be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does Social Media Push Teens to Depression? New Study Says No
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn't driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction -- teenage girls who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Get The Most From Frozen Vegetables
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- When it comes to cooking veggies, fresh from the farmer's market always tastes best. But when you're cooking produce out of season, head to the freezer section of your favorite store. Veggies are typically frozen at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Walgreens Worst Pharmacy in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says Walgreens'high rate of violations for selling tobacco products to minors has led... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Put Your Obese Dog on a Diet
-- Being overweight isn't just an issue for people. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says more than half of all dogs are overweight. A dog that weighs too much is at greater risk of osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, orthopedic problems,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Sleep Deficiency
-- You probably have sleep deficiency if you don't get enough sleep in general, you sleep at the wrong time of day or you don't fall asleep normally or stay asleep, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. The agency says you may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For Preventing Hangover, Wine First or Beer First?
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- In drinking lore, it's said that having beer before wine, instead of the other way around, can help prevent a hangover. Well, it's not true, a new study finds. You'll suffer the next day if you drink too much, regardless of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients'risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Strict Blood Pressure Control Could Help Make Stroke Care Safer
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- For patients who receive clot-busting drugs after a stroke, intensive blood pressure lowering is safe and it reduces their risk of bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Brain bleeds are a major potential side effect of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Addicts Are Overdosing on Diarrhea Drug
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- A popular anti-diarrheal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high. Investigators found that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High-Tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over? It's now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Efforts to keep seniors heart-healthy have saved tens of billions of dollars in U.S. health care costs in recent years, researchers say. Between 2005 and 2012, health care spending among people 65 and older fell an average... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she'd be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven weeks of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy, she... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study. The surgery isn't necessarily a cure for type... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- There's bad news and good news in a study of lives lost to suicide around the world. In sheer numbers, more of the world's people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight. Three decades of animal studies have found that eating fewer calories can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and even some cancers.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Reality of Watching Reality TV
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- When it comes to analyzing the effects of watching reality TV, well, it's complicated. While some see these shows as a brief escape from daily life, they can have negative effects on some viewers, including impressionable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Measles outbreaks across the United States -- including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified -- have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dangerous Bacteria May Lurk in Hospital Sinks
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface There's been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent
-- If step-parenthood is in your future, there may be pending bumps in the road between you and your new spouse, your younger children and the children's other parent. The Nemours Foundation suggests these steps toward an easier transition: Start... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids Early About Alcohol Use
-- You should speak with your children while they're younger about the dangers of alcohol use and abuse, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests. Alcohol is the substance most frequently abused by teens, and leads to the greatest number of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Antibiotic, Omadacycline, Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- An updated version of an old antibiotic works well against pneumonia and serious skin infections -- giving doctors a new option for some common ills, researchers say. In two trials, researchers found that the drug --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid OD Deaths Are Saving Lives Through Transplantation
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- More than 70,000 lives were lost to drug overdoses in the United States in 2017. Now, some of those touched by these tragedies might take a little comfort knowing their loved one's heart helped save a life. Nearly 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In West Virginia, Few Opioid OD Survivors Get Good Follow-Up Care: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Ninety percent of people who survived opioid overdoses in West Virginia did not receive recommended treatment to reduce their risk of overdosing again, according to a new study. West Virginia has the highest opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Education No Match Against Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer's disease probably isn't one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person's level of education wasn't related to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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