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FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward boosting survival. The study followed nearly 1,000 patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- " Night owls " might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports. Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Control Blood Pressure to Keep Dementia at Bay: Study
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Bringing high blood pressure under control can reduce older black Americans'risk of dementia, a new study finds. Black people are at high risk for high blood pressure and dementia, the researchers noted. The study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of the scale -- the healthy side -- are foods such as whole grains,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: Study
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- A big boost in cigarette prices could lead to fewer health problems and less poverty for millions of people worldwide, according to a new study. The researchers from the Global Tobacco Economics Consortium used a computer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 12, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner Now Backs Marijuana Legalization, Joins Cannabis Company Board Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner used to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs
-- Women have unique nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Here's how a woman's diet should differ from that of a man, courtesy of the U.S. government's Office on Women's Health: Calories.Women typically need fewercalories... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare Facility
-- Each year, thousands of adults over age 60 are abused, neglected or financially exploited, the National Institute on Aging says. The agency mentions these possible warning signs of elder abuse: Troublesleeping Depression or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk Rises
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road. People who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash, the study showed: For those with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Zika May Linger in Semen for Shorter Period Than Thought: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Guidelines in place for protecting against the sexual transmission of Zika virus need to be re-evaluated, based on a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC currently recommends that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Heart Disease Rates Falling, But Gains Vary by State
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows. Not every state has benefited equally, however. Between 2010 and 2016, 12 states actually saw their heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Doctors needn't worry when they perform cataract surgery on Ebola survivors with eye problems caused by the highly contagious virus, a new study finds. Between 13 percent and 34 percent of Ebola survivors develop eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. While the research couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it's " yet another important study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Four-Legged Friends Can Have Heart Issues, Too
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (American Heart Association) -- Many Americans spend their lives with their pets -- sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed. To help celebrate National Pet Day on April 11 -- yes, it's an actual holiday -- here are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Another Wildfire Danger: Heart Attacks
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Wildfire smoke may trigger a heart complication or stroke in vulnerable people, a new U.S. study suggests. Looking at the impact of the widespread California wildfires of 2015, researchers found a spike in emergency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- A traumatic brain injury (TBI), even a mild one such as a concussion, may raise your risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 36 years of data from 2.8 million people and found that those who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- There's little doubt that the last presidential election sparked a host of emotions among Americans. But new research suggests it might also have triggered obsessive-compulsive behaviors in Democrats and Republicans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 11, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Human Error Caused Loss of Frozen Eggs and Embryos, Storage Tank Company Says Human error, not storage tank malfunction, led to the loss in early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Improve Aging Skin
-- Aging skin, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. But you can slow down the process and keep your skin looking younger. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how: Every day, even in winter, protect your skin by using sunscreen that is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heath Tip; How to Introduce Your Child to Peanuts
-- Peanuts, as with any food that's at high risk of triggering a dangerous allergy -- should be introduced slowly and methodically to rule out a possible reaction. Mild symptoms of an allergy include coughing, sneezing, rash or hives. More serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Tiny e-cigarette devices that look like USB drives are making it tough for parents and educators to keep their kids from vaping. And these devices are producing a new generation of nicotine-addicted Americans, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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First Auto-Darken Contact Lenses Approved
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first contact lenses that automatically darken in bright light, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. The technology, used for years in eyeglasses, stems from an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves Contact Lenses That Shade the Sun
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- The lives of contact lens wearers just got a whole lot easier. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first contact lenses that can act like sunglasses. A special additive automatically darkens... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Parents Unsure of Talking About Sex With LGBT Kids
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Many parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens feel uneasy and uninformed when it comes to talking to them about sex and dating, a new study shows. The study included 44 parents of LGBT teens between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Common Gynecologic Condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Linked to Mental Health Issues
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? That's the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Eyebrow-Raising Finding on How Human Communication Evolved
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Highly expressive eyebrows likely played a big role in humans'evolutionary success, researchers report. Early ancestors of humans had a large, bulging brow ridge -- a permanent signal of dominance and aggression,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Video Games May Be OK for Toddlers -- If Mom or Dad Join In
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Parents, you may be able to stop feeling guilty about letting your toddlers play video games -- as long as you're playing with them. That's the suggestion of a small study on the effects of touchscreen technology on kids'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Highlights Vast Health Differences Between States
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- How long you might live may depend on where you live. New research suggests that if you spend your days on a sunny Hawaiian island, your life expectancy is more than 81 years. Halfway across the country in Mississippi,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sugar-Craving Gene Helps Lower Body Fat, But Has Downside
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- A common version of a gene that makes you eat more sugar also plays a role in reducing body fat, surprised researchers report. " This goes against the current perception that eating sugar is bad for health, " said study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 10, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Abortion Opponents May Get Exemption From Health Insurance Requirement People who oppose abortion may qualify for an exemption from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs
TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills. Rather, they are tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers who are accidentally poisoned when they get into... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Help for When You're Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it's 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how hard tomorrow will be if you don't get more sleep. The problem is,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Human Cancer Meds Might Help Save Tasmanian Devils
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Drugs that fight cancer in people could help treat cancers that put Tasmanian devils at risk of extinction, researchers report. They found that two transmissible cancers -- devil facial tumor 1 (DFT1) and devil facial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- The way that Alzheimer's disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms. That's what leading Alzheimer's scientists are proposing in what could be a major policy change for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Who Do City Mosquitoes Bite Most?
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- In cities, the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes varies according to neighborhood income -- and middle-class residents may be at greatest risk. That's the upshot of a study done in Baltimore, where researchers spent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Practice Window Safety
-- As spring approaches and the weather warms, you should be thinking about window safety and how to prevent falls and fire hazards. The National Safety Council suggests: Never paint or nail a window shut. Do not install an air conditioner in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren't Sleeping Well
-- If you aren't getting enough sleep, you'll probably feel very tired during the day. And you may not feel alert and refreshed when you wake up. While everyone has a sleepless night now and then, chronic lack of sleep can lead to a host of medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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One Man Got a Nasty Surprise From World's Hottest Chili Pepper
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send you to the emergency room. A young man was taking part in a hot... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Expert Tips for Taming Oily Skin
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Oily skin isn't all bad. And there are a number of things you can do to control it, an expert says. " There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics and fluctuating hormones, " said Dr. Deirdre... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study warns. People deprived of sleep for one night experience an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on the sale of the device. The step was taken to ensure that all women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain Development
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based on a new analysis of brain scans involving nearly 100 newborns, some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, sought to explore... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Belly Fat Tied to Lower Kidney Cancer Survival Odds in Women
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Belly fat reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer, but not a man's, a new study suggests. The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney cancer. Half of the women with high amounts of belly fat died... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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