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Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says
Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mammography, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia
The public should be aware of this encouraging research, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Genes and Gene Therapy, Healthy Living (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes
But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, Marijuana, Motor Vehicle Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?
Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Heart Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the riskSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations, Heart Disease in Women (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth
Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Laboratory Tests, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain
Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries
Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors
Study found they face health risks from continued exposure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Health Disparities, Secondhand Smoke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Teens Aren't'Doing It '
By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey revealsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Teen Sexual Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Office Job Rob You of Vitamin D?
Study finds most indoor workers get too little of the 'sunshine vitamin' Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Deficiency (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases
Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk dropsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breastfeeding, Heart Disease in Women (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids
Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Depression, Pain Relievers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds?
Study involving $70 gift cards suggests the approach might help, but only for someSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Medicines, Living with HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers
Other occupations have lower rates, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Rural Health Concerns, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat
Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heat Illness, Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips
Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, Diabetes (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could You Raise a'No-Diaper' Baby?
Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is Risk Highest for Women with Breast Cancer Gene Mutations?
Study narrows down peak times, possibly aiding in preventive treatment decisions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Hints At Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Parkinson's Disease, Statins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics
Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cosmetics, Germs and Hygiene, Household Products (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breast Cancer, Cosmetics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coping with Chronic Illness, Suicide, Traumatic Brain Injury (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Sun Exposure, Vitamin D (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Want to Be Fit, but Most Don't Put in The Effort
Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory
Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Cancer in Children, Memory (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking Bad (Eating Habits)
How to change your relationship with food Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study
Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation
Sleep specialist offers these tips to help speed the reset Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Sleep, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key
Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Literacy, Heart Diseases, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders
It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strike Back Against Snake Bites
Expert advice on what to do if you're bitten and how to prevent a bite in the first place Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Bites, First Aid (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds
Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Child Safety, Parenting (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated
Many don't receive medications recommended to beat these dependencies, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drugs and Young People, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips
Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Sun Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine with That
Study found two-thirds of U.S. teens endorse such a move by states Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Smoking and Youth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report
It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Gun Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You
Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Stress (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer
Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head Injuries, Motor Vehicle Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer Fun Is Not without Hazards
Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangersSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized
Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Mental Health, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifesaving Drugs from Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA
Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrineSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors Get Good Results from Herniated Disc Surgery
Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Herniated Disk, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users
Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news