Transgender Hormone Therapy Could Pose Heart Dangers
MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 -- Men and women who get hormone therapy during gender transition treatment may face a much higher risk for developing heart disease, new Dutch research cautions. " In light of our results, we urge both physicians and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love
MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 -- Is the dinner table a battleground at your house? Getting your kids to eat better doesn't have to cause a fight if you follow these fast and easy strategies to enhance dishes that they already know and love. In some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat
-- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower " bad " cholesterol. The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat: Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup
-- Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely: Infection-causing bacteria may grow in creamy or liquid eye makeup. So throw any unused eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns
SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 2019 -- An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says. Burns are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Keep Food Poisoning at Bay
SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2019 -- Following the recipe for food safety is a must anytime you're in the kitchen, and it starts with clean hands, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. " Always wash your hands with soapy water for at least 20 seconds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Protect Your Aging Eyes From Macular Degeneration
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that affects millions of older Americans, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk, a vision expert says. AMD causes blurred central... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Glass-Fronted Fireplaces Pose Burn Dangers for Kids
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can pose a serious risk to young children, an emergency room physician warns. Dr. Michael Gittelman, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, cited the case of a 3-year-old boy whose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Car Crashes Tied to Drivers High on Opioids
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- The damage wrought by the opioid epidemic has spread to America's highways, with the percentage of fatal car crashes involving a driver who was high on the powerful painkillers tripling in the past 25 years. Study co-author... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Guys, Can You Do 40 Push-Ups? Heart-Healthy Life May Be Yours
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- If you're a 40-something guy and can't do 40 push-ups in a row, maybe it's time to do something about it. A new study suggests the number of push-ups a middle-aged man can perform might be an indication of his overall heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Heart-Stopping Drama of On-Screen CPR Doesn't Always Reflect Reality
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When we watch movies and TV, we know that people can't actually fly, zombies aren't real and animals can't talk, among other scenarios presented for our entertainment. So when CPR and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss -- even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds. Among men and women aged 80 and older, women were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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First Customizable Insulin Pump Approved
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- The Tandem Diabetes Care t-Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. " Diabetes is a complicated disease that requires close monitoring... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Choose the Right Cooking Oils
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Oils are one of the most widely used ingredients in cooking and are healthy alternatives to butter and margarine. All cooking oils, including olive, canola and peanut oil, contain 14 grams of total fat per tablespoon, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Boosting Your Diet for Exercise
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- A typical workout doesn't give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories -- less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That's why it's important to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Up to 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Infants who are given general anesthesia for an hour are unlikely to suffer harm, but the safety of longer and repeated exposure remains unknown, a new study says. Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. " Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump's Annual Physical Shows Him to Be Obese But in Good Health Details from President Donald Trump's annual physical exam show him to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time
-- Being late to school can affect your child's ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain
-- The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. The association offers these suggestions to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that's not the case. Researchers actually found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don't have kidney failure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- This year's flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Valentines Forever? Commitment Is Key
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, but a new study suggests you have to be ready for a relationship to make it work. " Feeling ready leads to better relational outcomes and well-being, " said Chris Agnew. He is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A new report from the American Cancer Society brings good news and bad news for black Americans. The number of black lives lost to cancer is falling, the report finds, and at a faster rate than observed among whites.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Everyday'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or " a-fib. " Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Couples are usually told to wait six weeks after the birth of a baby before having sex again. But new research highlights that there's not a specific " right " time for everyone. Each woman's postpartum experience is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Given the choice of walking 3 miles or 1 mile, Amanda " Mandi " Tate always opts for the longer route at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. In 2015, her boyfriend Patrick Shelley and childhood friend... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Romance: Deal Makers & Breakers
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A global study about what men and women want in a mate seems to confirm -- to a point -- long-established stereotypes. Men still go for looks -- in general they said their preference is for a partner who is younger and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Romance: Deal Makers & amp; Breakers
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A global study about what men and women want in a mate seems to confirm -- to a point -- long-established stereotypes. Men still go for looks -- in general they said their preference is for a partner who is younger and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk -- but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. " What we have learned is that timing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Playing to Your Strengths
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Everyone has certain personality strengths that make them unique. For instance, you might be the type of person who loves to nurture others or who always tells it like it is and is known for your honesty. Studies on human... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does Bullying Start at Home?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won't be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that children are more likely to be bullied by a sibling if they have more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a study that tracked nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Sure, he may snore. She may steal the covers. But if a relationship is solid, your partner will help you sleep better this Valentine's Day and far into the future, a new study suggests. Good relationships in early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye
-- Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears. As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says. Certain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata
-- Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that's triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- If you have tattoos, it's probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having sugary, caffeinated soft drinks during exertion in a hot environment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- If you're in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think. Like dominoes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won't drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm's Success
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman's reproductive system presents a veritable obstacle course that stress-tests sperm, making sure that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom's breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teen Pot Use Linked to Later Depression, Suicide Attempts
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Pot may be particularly dangerous for the teenaged brain, a new review suggests. Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Social media is now a key part of American youngsters'lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect them from potential dangers, experts say. Social media can help kids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. " Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking -- that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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