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Suicide by Insulin?
Self-harm and suicidal behavior may not always be obvious in people with diabetesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Diabetes Medicines, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those with Bile Duct Cancer
For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bile Duct Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men
Study finds the cervical cancer vaccine cuts infection for viruses tied to oral, head and neck cancersSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV, Head and Neck Cancer, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too
Healthy diet may provide protection from peripheral artery disease, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Nutrition, Peripheral Arterial Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive without IVF
In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warnsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cryptosporidiosis, Diarrhea, Water Safety (Recreational) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. Women Living Longer with Advanced Breast Cancer
Better treatments, aging population may explain promising trend, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits
New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcementsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Step Toward Ebola Protection
Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcohol Abuse?
Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass appear more likely to develop drinking problem, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drink Water, Fight Fat?
When you have it in place of beer or sugar-sweetened soda it helps, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Drinking Water, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live
Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best
Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Obesity, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Heart Diseases, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones
Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Grafts, Genes and Gene Therapy, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty
But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Laboratory Tests, Lead Poisoning (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk
Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2, Limb Loss (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care
Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations, Patient Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Often Family to The Rescue During Opioid ODs
Study finds increased access to antidote may allow relatives to turn tragedy into a second chance Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in The U.S.?
Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine
Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pancreatitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary
Breakthrough might someday lead to similar organs for infertile women, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Ovarian Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Cold, Heart Attack, Infectious Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think You're a'Fun Drunk?' a'Mean Drunk?' Think Again
Study finds people overestimate just how much boozing changes their personality Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Not Advised for Preventing Disease After Menopause
Benefits of treatment don't outweigh the risks, U.S. task force reiterates Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunscreen 101
Study finds many people don't use it properly, raising their risk of skin cancer Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sun Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure
High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Failure, Iron (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Houston, You Have a'Superbug '
Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotic Resistance, Bacterial Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography
U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Heart Diseases, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees
Noticeable cartilage loss detected in patients injected over 2 years, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Steroids (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S. Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreakSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Flu (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks
But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk
Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Measles, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too
Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes and Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk
Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Looks At Parkinson's Effect on Life Span
2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes
Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinners, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect
Condition affects 1 in 2,500 babies in U.S. Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Esophagus Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down
Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks
More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drowning, Parenting, Water Safety (Recreational) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting Back on Track with Exercise
Suggested steps on the path to fitness Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets with PTSD: Study
This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans and Military Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., but Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain
Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC
Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis Testing, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction
It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Erectile Dysfunction, Mental Health, Sexual Problems in Men (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
Older age at menopause also appeared to increase the risk, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news