Blacks Have Shorter Life Spans After Surviving Heart Stoppage: Study
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Black patients who survive cardiac arrest during a U.S. hospital stay have poorer long-term survival odds than their white peers, new research suggests. The study included data from patients aged 65 and older who survived at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross on Monday called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O. There were at least 550 fewer blood drives last week... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scientists Target Cellular'Fountain of Youth' to Extend Mouse Life Span
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Interested in turning back the hands of time and living a longer, healthier life? Scientists say their work with aged mice might have gotten a small step closer to that goal. The study focused on so-called senescent cells --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Want Good Sleep for Baby? Food May Be Key
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well. Now, research suggests that the odds for good infant slumber rise when solid foods are introduced relatively early. The British findings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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When Parents Do Time, Kids Pay the Price
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Children whose parents spend time in prison are more likely to lead risky lifestyles as young adults, a new study suggests. The findings are important because more than 5 million American children have had a parent in jail or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Doctor Burnout Widespread, Helps Drive Many Medical Errors
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes. The poll asked nearly 6,700 clinic and hospital physicians about medical errors,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Germs Grow on Medical Implants, But Can They Make You Sick?
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Bacteria and fungi grow on medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and screws used to fix broken bones, researchers report. In a new study, Danish investigators examined 106 implants of different types... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Helping Your Child Adjust to College
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- College is a unique stage in a young person's development. But newfound independence coupled with the pressures of classwork and the need to fit in can make this a very emotional time. Tips from The Jed Foundation can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Tries Threats to Weaken U.N. Breast-Feeding Resolution American officials issued threats in an attempt to weaken an international resolution... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For Homeowners
-- Asbestos is a mineral fiber that is found in rock and salt. The fibers are strong and heat-resistant, so they have been used in construction materials for insulation and to prevent the spread of fire. But the fibers can be released into the air... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prevent Recurrence of a Fungal Infection
-- A fungal infection most commonly develops on the feet, nails, groin and hands. Effective treatment is needed to prevent recurrence. When a fungal infection recurs, it is typically because the immune system doesn't recognize and attack the germ as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Young Pitchers Should Keep Pitch Counts in Check
SUNDAY, July 8, 2018 -- Young pitchers should heed pitch count guidelines if they want their elbows to stay healthy, new research suggests. The Japanese study included 149 pitchers, aged 7 to 11, with no prior elbow pain who were assessed at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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A-C-T to Prevent Hot Car Tragedies
SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 -- Every nine days, a child dies in a hot car in the United States, but a safety expert says such tragedies can easily be prevented. " Three letters can help drivers remember to take proper safety precautions with children when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- An experimental HIV vaccine was safe and triggered strong immune responses in healthy adults and in monkeys, researchers report. They say it also protected two-thirds of monkeys against an HIV-like virus. Though results of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Low-Impact Yoga, Pilates Brings Big Health Benefits at All Ages
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say. These low-impact workouts don't require special equipment and, after initial training, can be done at home to improve physical and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Hidden Danger of Your Wire-Bristle Grill Cleaner
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- If you use a wire-bristle grill brush to clean your grill, beware. Bristles can break off and stick to the grill and cooked food, posing a serious health risk, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). " When... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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It's Men, Not Careers, That Drive Women to Freeze Their Eggs
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Women who choose to have their eggs frozen aren't necessarily putting off having children because they're laser-focused on their careers, new research suggests. It's more likely that a lack of a stable, fulfilling... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Drops Zika Testing for Blood Donors
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. " When Zika virus first emerged, the unknown course of the epidemic and the observed severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kids of Gay Parents Don't Struggle More Socially
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Children of same-sex parents are not more likely to suffer behavioral or social problems, Italian researchers say. The new study included children, aged 3 to 11, of 195 gay or lesbian parents and 195 heterosexual parents in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Soccer is Healthy for More Than World Cup Pros
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world's favorite sport. It's super easy to play. " All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There's just one problem -- these drugs don't really help. A series of clinical trials... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Maximize Your Gym Membership
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- So, you've made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. But don't let your good intentions or your membership fee go to waste.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Fertility drugs do not increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers examined data from more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a cloud of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Stay Calm You When You Feel Frazzled
-- Life can be stressful with the constant demands of work, household activities and busy schedules. But armed with methods to help you stay calm, you can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Youth Violence
-- People who are prone to violence often have trouble controlling their behavior, the American Psychological Association says. The group says there may be tell-tale signs that a young person is about to " act out, " such as: Having a history of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Kidney disease is a " hidden epidemic " affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That's twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of people with cancer (42... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: At 88, Heart Disease Won't Slow This Glam Texan Philanthropist
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's been said that one can never be too overdressed, and Betty Thrasher needs no convincing. Every day, the 88-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, applies makeup, coifs her locks and selects a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even When Insured, Heart Disease Can Bankrupt Poor Families
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds. One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary artery disease had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As Temperatures Soar, Study Warns of Fatal Heat Stroke at Work
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s. In fact, six of 14 cases of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Disappearance of a Dog Line
This study demonstrates that the history of humans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer's Away?
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer's. Scientists report aspirin appeared to help clear... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine out of 10 liked it so... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Few Women Who Freeze Eggs Use Them for a Pregnancy Later
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Fewer than 10 percent of older women who freeze some of their eggs as insurance against age-related declines in fertility eventually use them to try to get pregnant, new research shows. The study included 563 women who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sports Safety: It's Not Just Child's Play
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common. Every year, more than 2.6 million U.S. children aged 19 and under are treated in the ER for sports- and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds. The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear one. No matter the reason,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Teens Sneaking Juul E-Cig Into Classrooms
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Parents, if you want to find out whether your teenagers are " juuling " in school, you might consider checking their Twitter accounts. That's what California researchers did, and after sifting through more than 80,000 tweets,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fatigue Fuels Knee Injuries in Young Athletes
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- When a teen athlete is tired, their risk of suffering a common knee injury rises, a new study suggests. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the thighbone to the shinbone, at the knee. When the ACL is overstretched... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 5, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fertility Clinic Denies Legal Liability for Loss of Frozen Eggs and Embryos The Cleveland-area fertility clinic where more than 4,000 frozen eggs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Manage Family Arguments
-- Arguments are a natural part of family life, but constant and recurring battles can be exhausting. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to keep household bickering to a minimum: Pick your battles. Evaluate which issues really need to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Dealing With Sibling Rivalry
-- Adjusting from being an only child to being a big brother or big sister may be a difficult transition. It is best to talk openly with your child so he or she knows what to expect when the newborn arrives. The Nemours Foundation suggests: Let the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue
WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 -- Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend. The key: kids are less likely to be obese if their mothers follow five healthy habits, according to the report from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fireworks Are Hard on Your Hearing
WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 -- Your hearing can take a beating during Fourth of July fireworks. So don't forget hearing protection when you go to fireworks displays this holiday, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) says. Noise from fireworks can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Don't Get Burned by Fireworks on the 4th
WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 -- Backyard fireworks and sparklers are a Fourth of July staple. They can be fun, but also dangerous, health experts warn. Knowing how to set them off safely can prevent a celebration from becoming a tragedy. And the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Start Exercising When You're Out of Shape
WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 -- Though you may face challenges if you're carrying excess weight or haven't been active in a long time, you can still get fit and gain all the benefits that exercise has to offer. The easiest way to get started is with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Getting Prenatal Tests
-- Prenatal testing and care is a good idea throughout pregnancy to make sure the pregnant woman and the fetus stay healthy. The U.S. National Institutes of Health says these tests are typically prescribed for pregnant women: Glucose challenge... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Cope With Loss
-- Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, and everyone grieves in a different way. The U.S. National Institutes of Health offers these suggestions for coping with loss: Take care of yourself by exercising regularly, eating healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Paints, Solvents Tied to Big Rise in MS Risk for Some Smokers
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- A triple whammy of genetics, smoking, and exposure to paints and solvents at work puts a person at extremely high risk of developing multiple sclerosis, Swedish researchers report. On its own, any one factor elevates the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Fish Pedicure' Caused One Woman's Toenails to Stop Growing
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- A New York City woman who got a trendy " fish pedicure " may have lost a little more than the dead skin on her feet -- she may have lost her toenails, too. So finds a case report published July 3 in the journal JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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