Exercising in the Great Outdoors
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Outdoor exercise can be invigorating and a great morale booster. But always take a few simple steps to stay safe, no matter the season. For starters, dress for the weather. Whether it's cold or hot, that usually involves... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 14, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Top Sunscreens Named by Consumer Reports The best sunscreens for 2018 have been named in Consumer Reports'annual list. The group assessed 73... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Providing End of Life Care
-- End of life care is focused on easing pain and comforting a person who is dying. The focus should be on the person's mental and emotional needs, spirituality and fulfilling everyday obligations, the National Institute on Aging says. The agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Keep Food Safer
-- Your refrigerator should be kept at or slightly below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests using a thermometer to ensure that your refrigerator maintains the correct... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Shield Your Kids From the Sun's Damaging Rays
SUNDAY, May 13, 2018 -- Sun damage puts children and teens at risk for deadly melanoma, so parents need to protect their youngsters from the sun and teach them about sun safety, oncologists say. " Don't assume children cannot get skin cancer because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What You Need to Know About Strokes
SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 -- Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. " We must aggressively continue our efforts to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sun's UV Rays a Threat to Your Eyes, Too
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- It's not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis) and UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Mum's the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hair Care Products for Black Women May Disrupt Hormones
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Many black women use a plethora of hair care products that contain chemicals that can interfere with their hormones, researchers warn. They noted these chemicals could be a reason why black women have higher rates of certain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Take It From an Olympian, The Healthiest Mother's Day Gift Is Self-Care
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn't always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother's Day, putting another word at the top of that list... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Across the nation, the rate of deaths from falls among those 65 and older increased 31 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Americans are fast becoming a very depressed lot. New research shows there's been a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, especially among teens and millennials. The Blue Cross Blue... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bone Drug'Holiday' From Bisphosphonates May Raise Fracture Risk
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Osteoporosis patients who take " holidays " from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients who took a break from the bone-building drugs found 15 percent of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. " We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- There's a danger lurking in rice and you won't find it by reading labels. It's the chemical arsenic. And the threat isn't about immediate poisoning but rather that long-term exposure to small amounts can increase the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Appalachian States Expand Clean-Needle Programs
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- In 2013, there was just one clean-needle program in all of West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and the latter two states had laws banning such programs. Fast-forward four years: All of those laws have now been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Alcohol, Tobacco Cause More Health Harm Than Illegal Drugs
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- It's smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to people's health, a new international study contends. Researchers found that alcohol and tobacco use combined cost... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 11, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Illnesses in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Eggs The number of people who have become ill in a salmonella outbreak linked with Rose Acre... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: If Your Child Becomes Too Aggressive
-- All children become aggressive now and then. But is your youngster prone to long or frequent outbursts? If so, it may be time to see a pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Providing your child with a stable, warm, and secure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Find Your Resting Heart Rate
-- A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute, but this rate will be affected by a person's stress, caffeine consumption, anxiety, hormones, medication and fitness level, the American Heart Association says. Your resting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hostile Teachers Take the Joy Out of Learning
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Teacher hostility can dampen students'desire to learn and harm their grades. That's the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate students who watched either a lecture presented in a normal fashion... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Most cancer doctors say they don't know enough about medical marijuana to provide an informed opinion to patients. Nevertheless, many go ahead and give its use their blessing, a national survey reveals. Seven out of 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- When loved ones develop dementia, it's hard to know how to make their lives better. But now researchers have pinpointed ways to help these folks live as well as possible. " While many investigations focus on prevention and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Little'Quit-Smoking' Help at U.S. Mental Health Centers
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Many mental health and addiction treatment centers in the United States don't help patients quit smoking, a new government study finds. People with mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction are far more likely than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- In a new study, a widely used form of spinal surgery was no more effective than placebo in treating spinal fracture pain for people with osteoporosis. Researchers and experts now say that the technique -- called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- A " well " visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say. " As the leading health care providers for women, ob-gyns provide care that goes far beyond reproductive health and are in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After analyzing records on more than 4,000 children with ADHD, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller Baby
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby's birth weight. The study involved more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 10, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Targets Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched legal action to stop two stem cell... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Manage Your Daily Medication
-- It may be no small chore to manage all of the prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds and supplements you're taking. The American Cancer Society offers these suggestions: Create a chart of your daily medication schedule and use it to remind... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado
-- Although there is a tornado season between May and June in the Southern Plains, June and July in the central United States, and earlier in the spring on the Gulf Coast, tornados can form off season. The National Safety Council suggests how to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Testing for Zika in U.S. Blood Supply Worth the Cost?
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Since 2016, every blood donation in the United States has been individually tested for the Zika virus. A new study suggests it's not worth it. Researchers at the American Red Cross found that of roughly 4 million donor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Women's Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term Fix
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Surgery to repair so-called pelvic floor disorder often fails within five years -- but many women still say the procedure improved their quality of life, a new study finds. " We may be at the point where we need to think of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Depression May Dampen Memory
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. " Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as heart failure and stroke. That's the finding of a study that included more than 67,000 U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Almost 150 Now Sickened By E. Coli-Tainted Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Twenty-eight more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. So far, a total of 149 cases caused by a particularly virulent strain of E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Affected by the EpiPen Shortage? Here's What to Do
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Production issues have made EpiPens hard to find in some areas of the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The devices give a shot of epinephrine to people who are hit by severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Smoke-Free' Rooms Still Loaded With Smoke Residues, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Harmful cigarette smoke residue may be lurking in rooms where no one has ever lit up, researchers report. In a new study, scientists from Drexel University in Philadelphia found that in an empty, nonsmoking classroom,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. " Communication disorders are among the most common childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Mother of the Bride Survives Heart Attack on Mother's Day
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Belinda Waggoner is the type of person who gives her all to everything she does. She devoted so much to the human resources company she founded that she wound up with high blood pressure. So her... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Teens who share sexually explicit texts or emails -- " sexters " -- are more likely to have suffered sexual abuse than their peers, new survey results suggest. For some teenagers, " sexting may be a part of normal sexual... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Meet Nao, the Robot That Helps Treat Kids With Autism
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- It may seem counterintuitive, but a robot might help kids with autism interact better with humans. This two-foot-tall robot goes by the name of Nao, and young kids who had therapy that included Nao made more progress on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Restaurant Appetizers That Make Great Main Dishes
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Ordering an appetizer rather than an entree can be the answer to enjoying restaurant meals without busting your calorie budget. The trick is to ask for yours to be served when everyone else gets their main course so you're... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Infants Know Real'Baby Talk' When They Hear It
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Babies go gaga over other babies'goo-goos, a new study finds. Researchers found that 5-month-old infants spent 40 percent longer listening to sounds from other infants than to adults making the same sounds. Even before... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New CDC Director's Salary Cut The salary of the new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been cut by $165,300 a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage
-- A woman's risk of pregnancy loss depends chiefly on four maternal factors: health conditions, age, lifestyle and specifics of pregnancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. The agency's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Keep Your Kids Safer on the Internet
-- For most people, the internet is a key source of information and a meeting place for social networking and chatting. But with all of that interaction comes risks of child predators. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to keep your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- For reasons that aren't yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, researchers report. It's the first time a connection has been made between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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