Health Tip: When to Seek Medical Attention For a Cut
-- Cuts are openings in the skin and can be deep, smooth or jagged. Minor cuts may be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. However, in some instances you should contact a medical professional. Call 911 if: Bleeding is severe or cannot be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes Linked to Rare'Flesh-Eating' Genital Infection
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Say you have type 2 diabetes and you are taking a newer class of medications to treat your disease -- but one day you notice pain, redness and a foul odor in your genital area. If this happens, new research suggests you need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Newer Diabetes Drugs Linked to'Flesh-Eating' Genital Infection
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Say you have type 2 diabetes and you are taking a newer class of medications to treat your disease -- but one day you notice pain, redness and a foul odor in your genital area. If this happens, new research suggests you need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Quitting Smoking Helps Shield Women From Bladder Cancer: Study
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- If you're an older woman who smokes, quitting may bring a health benefit you haven't considered: A new study suggests it lowers your risk of bladder cancer. The largest decline in risk was in the first 10 years after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Use of Meds for Enlarged Prostate Might Delay a Cancer Diagnosis
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Men who take medicines for an enlarged prostate can have years-long delays in their diagnosis of prostate cancer and more advanced prostate cancer when they're diagnosed, a new study finds. The reason? Drugs in this class --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Heart Failure Rates Are Rising, Especially for Black Adults
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Most people are terrified of having a heart attack, but they might also need to worry about heart failure, particularly if they are black. After years of decline and despite treatment advances, the risk of dying early from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pokemon Characters Linger in Brain Well Past Childhood
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Play plenty of Pokemon as a child, and your brain may tuck your favorite characters away in a special place where they are never forgotten. Researchers from Stanford University believe that's exactly what happened with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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E-Cigarettes Used in 5% of U.S. Homes With Kids
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- As e-cigarettes gain fans, children may be losing out. New research suggests that vaping parents expose children to secondhand fumes that may be as harmful as tobacco smoke. Nearly 5% of U.S. adults living with children use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dispensing Opioid Antidote Naloxone Without a Prescription Might Save Lives
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Opioid overdose deaths would decline dramatically if U.S. pharmacists could dispense the antidote naloxone without a doctor's prescription, a new study says. In states that have adopted such laws, opioid deaths fell an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dispensing Opioid Antidote, Naloxone, Without a Prescription Might Save Lives
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Opioid overdose deaths would decline dramatically if U.S. pharmacists could dispense the antidote naloxone without a doctor's prescription, a new study says. In states that have adopted such laws, opioid deaths fell an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: Study
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- For years, you've been urged to slather on sunscreen before venturing outdoors. But new U.S. Food and Drug Administration data reveals chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed into the human body at levels high enough to raise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pokeman Characters Linger in Brain Well Past Childhood
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Play plenty of Pokemon as a child, and your brain may tuck your favorite characters away in a special place where they are never forgotten. Researchers from Stanford University believe that's exactly what happened with a small... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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E-Cigarettes Used in 5 & #37; of U.S. Homes With Kids
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- As e-cigarettes gain fans, children may be losing out. New research suggests that vaping parents expose children to secondhand fumes that may be as harmful as tobacco smoke. Nearly 5% of U.S. adults living with children use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dispensing Opioid Antidote Without a Prescription Might Save Lives
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Opioid overdose deaths would decline dramatically if U.S. pharmacists could dispense the antidote naloxone without a doctor's prescription, a new study says. In states that have adopted such laws, opioid deaths fell an average... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Helping Asian-Americans Fight Their Hidden Heart Risks
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At first glance, Anh Vu Sawyer wouldn't appear to be someone at high risk for heart disease or stroke. But she'd be the first to say looks can be deceiving. " I have a very low body mass index,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fentanyl Becoming a Deadly Accomplice in Cocaine, Meth Abuse
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- As if using cocaine or methamphetamines isn't risky enough, new research shows a sharp spike in urine drug tests that are positive for those drugs and the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. The findings could provide insight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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A Tasty Twist on Pasta and Pesto
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Pesto is a delicious and fast pasta sauce. Because it can be made in advance and served cold, it's also a perfect do-ahead dish. The nuts used in traditional pesto are healthful, but whether almonds, walnuts or pine nuts, you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Surprising Lead Cause of Death for Pregnant Women
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- A major medical group has issued new guidance on detecting and treating the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new mothers in the United States. Heart disease accounts for 26.5% of pregnancy-related deaths, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Kids With Chronic Illness Are Still Happy: Study
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Many children deal with chronic health issues -- but it doesn't mean they can't enjoy life as much as other kids, a new study finds. Researchers found that among more than 1,200 5- to 9-year-olds, those with some of the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Protect Your Child From Choking
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Eating solid foods is a milestone in your child's life. With the right precautions to reduce the risk of choking, you can make this a safe transition. Teach children to sit up straight from the earliest age. Always supervise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 6, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo now stands at 1,008, the country's health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Metal Work Safety
-- Metalworking involves using metals to create parts, assemblies or large-scale structures. As a job that requires a unique set of skills, it provides special hazards, as well, says Cornell University. General metal work safety guidelines... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas
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Does Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
SUNDAY, May 5, 2019 -- When men with prostate cancer have to take drugs that block the testosterone fueling their tumors, they can suffer a host of side effects that include impotence, bone loss, heart trouble and obesity. But new research uncovers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Testosterone Supplements Not All They're Cracked Up to Be
SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 -- Buyer beware: When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and overall energy. To... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Theory Sheds Light on Leonardo da Vinci's Artistic Decline
SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 -- A fainting-related fall that caused nerve damage in his right hand could explain why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills declined later in life, a new paper suggests. The report, published as the world marks the 500th... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Trees Really Do Help Keep a City Cool, Study Shows
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Trees are cool -- and for cities, the more, the better. That's because cities are heat islands, meaning they're significantly hotter than the rural and semi-rural areas around them. Trees help reduce this heat island effect,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Surgeons' Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- The largest organization representing U.S. breast surgeons is issuing new screening guidelines, advising women at average risk to begin annual mammograms at age 40. Those guidelines differ from advisories from the influential... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Regular Low-Level Radiation Exposure Raises High Blood Pressure Risk
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation -- like the type emitted by X-ray machines and CT scanners -- can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, a key contributor to heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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About 1 in 1,000 Babies Born'Intersex,' Study Finds
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Cases in which a newborn's genitals make it unclear whether the child is a boy or girl may be more common than once believed, researchers say. One example of what's known as ambiguous genitalia is a baby girl with an enlarged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Should You Be Worried About Blood-Hungry'Kissing Bugs'?
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- It sounds like something out of a horror film: A blood-hungry insect feeds on its prey's faces while they sleep, leaving behind a parasite that can cause stroke and heart disease. But the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Developmental Tests Might Spot Autism at Even Younger Ages
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- The sooner a child with autism is diagnosed, the better, and now new research describes a novel way of catching it earlier than ever. Well-child visits that include developmental screening might pick up the first hints of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Know If Your PMS Is Something More Serious
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- A severe and potentially disabling form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects up to 5% of women of childbearing age, an expert says. Like PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may cause bloating, breast tenderness,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you're taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that a beta blocker called atenolol cut... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mental Prep for Better Performance
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- " Get your head in the game! " Coaches say it to players all the time to get them to focus. The same advice can help you be more enthusiastic about your workouts. Here are five ideas: 1. Set both short-term and long-term goals... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As Finals Draw Near, College Kids' Diets Worsen
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Up all night, stressing out, feeling pressured. Cramming for college finals can bring all that, plus have students reaching for fatty, sugary foods, a new study suggests. " Stress has long been implicated in poor diet. People... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Surprising Benefits of Weekend Workouts
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- You know the value of exercise for maintaining good health and managing chronic conditions like arthritis, but you also know how hard it is to fit daily workouts into a busy schedule to meet weekly minimums. As an alternative,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For People With Autism, Encounters With Police Can Turn Dangerous
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Being stopped and questioned by a police officer can be a stressful encounter for anyone, but it is especially hazardous for those with autism. Things can go so wrong that the person with autism winds up in jail because of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 3, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pharmaceutical Exec Convicted of Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioid Spray John Kapoor, the founder and former chairman of Insys Therapeutics,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids
-- Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids affect an estimated three of four adults, says Mayo Clinic. Signs of hemorrhoids include: Bleeding during bowel movements. Itching or irritation in the anal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit
-- Visiting a gynecologist is important for women to maintain reproductive and sexual health. Most females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, or earlier if they are sexually active, says the University of California at Santa... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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HIV Meds Cut Transmission Risk to Zero, Even Without Condoms: Study
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Even if they never use a condom during sex, gay men whose HIV is undetectable due to ongoing antiretroviral treatment cannot infect their male partner, new research reveals. " Whether men who are in monogamous relationships... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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A Heart-Healthy Prescription for America's Food System
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- An overhaul of the U.S. food system is needed so Americans can easily choose healthy foods, claims an advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). " Innovation in the food system is needed at multiple levels -- the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Ringing in the Ears' May Drive Some to the Brink of Suicide
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself. That is a reality for some -- women in particular -- who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- An easy-to-use, noninvasive device can detect early signs of the cancer complication known as lymphedema, a new study reports. Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in the body's tissues when a part of the lymph system is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Was Dyslexia the Secret to Leonardo da Vinci's Greatness?
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Leonard da Vinci was an atrocious speller, a sure sign of dyslexia, but it's possible that very disorder fueled his genius, a researcher says. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci, an inventor and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Not Just Opioids: Deaths Tied to Cocaine, Meth Are Soaring, Too
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- As the United States battles an ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse and deaths, new data shows that fatalities tied to cocaine and methamphetamines are also surging. In fact, of the more than 70,000 lives lost to drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: A Stroke at 31. An Aneurysm at 35. At 39 -- Tennis, Anyone?
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Ira Goodman woke up in the middle of the night drenched with sweat. His head pounded like nothing he'd experienced in all his 31 years. The room spun and he felt extremely nauseous. He'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: The Often-Overlooked Connection Between Sleep Troubles and Stroke
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Getting a good night's sleep can be difficult for many, but restful slumber can be especially hard for stroke survivors. And although various studies have examined the association, doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Red Tape Means Many Cancer Patients Get Radiation Treatments Late
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- When you are fighting cancer, time is of the essence, but new research shows that insurance approvals for lifesaving radiation treatment are often delayed. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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