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Is MRI the ' Mammography ' of Prostate Cancer Screening?
SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 -- MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce overdiagnosis of prostate cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles
SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 -- Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot experts say. The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Need More Zzzzz ' s?
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- A good night ' s sleep is often elusive, but there are things you can do to boost the odds of getting some quality shuteye, sleep experts say. The first is to have regular bed and wake times, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Nerve pain and numbness, also known as neuropathy, is a debilitating but common symptom of diabetes. Now, new research suggests certain drugs may outperform others in treating diabetic neuropathy. The new review of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- U.S. teens with autism are four times more likely to visit an emergency room than those without the disorder, a new report says. The Penn State College of Medicine researchers said the likelihood of an ER visit for a teen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Millions of Americans have a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is caused by hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet. About 8.5 million Americans have PAD, including up to 20 percent of people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates. Researchers found that physical therapy -- particularly so-called manual therapy -- improved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- A raccoon parasite that can be deadly in humans can infect people without causing symptoms, a new study indicates. It was believed that the parasite Baylisascaris procyonis, or raccoon roundworm, led to severe neurological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Sprains, strains and tears are different types of injuries, and it ' s important to know how they differ, a sports massage therapist says. A sprain is the overstretching or tearing of ligaments, which are the tissues that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Substance abuse exacts a heavy toll on the American workplace, a new analysis shows. Employees who struggle with drinking and drug addiction miss many more days of work, have higher health care costs and are less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Weight doesn ' t seem to affect whether a common type of knee surgery will be successful, a new study shows. About 15 percent of meniscal repair surgeries fail, researchers said. It ' s been widely believed that patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- If you ' re eager to save money while eating right, stick close to your own kitchen, researchers say. " Frequent eating out was associated with lower diet quality, more ' empty calories ' and higher diet costs " compared to home... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Older Americans on kidney dialysis have high rates of colonoscopy screening for colon cancer, but most get little benefit from the screening, a new study suggests. Dialysis patients have high rates of death, so routine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: ' Sea of Despair ' Engulfs White Working Class Americans: Study Low levels of education and employment are likely the root causes of rising rates... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving
-- Parents should set strict rules that prevent their kids from drinking and driving. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Monitor teen drivers closely. Sign an agreement with your teen that pledges no drinking and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit
-- Your mouth may be loaded with bacteria just waiting to feast on sugar. And many sodas and juices contain added sugar, which can lead to tooth decay. Here are suggestions to spare your smile, courtesy of the American Dental Association: If you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- You ' ve filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you ' re incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That ' s because, according to a new study, your surrogate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Researchers say they have found the genetic cause of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones. The syndrome is called COMMAD. It occurs when children inherit two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Regular exercise is potent medicine for older adults with heart disease, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. Physical activity should be a key part of care for older adults with heart disease who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Bavencio (avelumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), the agency said Thursday in a news release. The drug,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Scientists say they ' ve developed a much cheaper and faster technology for mapping the genetic makeup of a living organism. They demonstrated the technology by decoding the DNA of the mosquito species that transmits the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- The " Why me? " reaction that can come after a cancer diagnosis may have no easy answer, with new research showing that most tumors are caused by random genetic " mistakes. " Investigators at Johns Hopkins University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Aging mice became more youthful following a new cellular therapy about to be tested in humans, researchers say. The treatment reversed age-related loss of fur, boosted the rodents ' vitality and improved their kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Surviving a cancer when young may leave some women with another health issue: An increased risk for certain pregnancy complications. That ' s the conclusion of a new study of more than 15,000 births to teen and young adult... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Many young Americans with diabetes aren ' t getting the eye exams that medical experts say they need, new research reveals. " Diabetic retinopathy " is a serious complication of diabetes. It causes the blood vessels in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Older mothers are less likely to scold or punish their young children, and those children tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems, a new study suggests. According to researchers from Aarhus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Hospital patients may be less likely to die if they are treated during weeks that inspectors are checking on the staff, a new study suggests. In the United States, hospitals are accredited by a body known as the Joint... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Having a drink each day may help protect a person ' s heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests. But don ' t bend that elbow too often: drinking to excess can increase your risk for a variety of heart problems, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Pediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may prompt weight gain in children, but a new review finds it harmless when consumed in moderation. " Based on the current evidence, we didn ' t find that consuming one... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- It may be possible to use the sun ' s energy to power artificial limbs, U.K. researchers report. The University of Glasgow team previously developed an " electronic skin " covering for prosthetic hands made from graphene, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 23, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: AMA Urges Congress to Defeat Trump Health Bill Congress should oppose Donald Trump ' s health care bill because it will lead to millions of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Check Your Child ' s Temperature
-- If you think your child might have a fever, it ' s important to take the child ' s temperature correctly. The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines: From birth to 3 months of age, you ' ll get the most accurate reading using a digital thermometer and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Good Habits Prompt Healthier Eating
-- Are you guilty of skipping breakfast, drinking tons of coffee or buying junk food to eat at work? It ' s time to end these habits, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. Here ' s what the group recommends: Start each day with a balanced,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ACL Surgery Usually Puts Athletes Back in Play: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Most athletes who undergo reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are able to return to sports, a new study says. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City followed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Foods Labeled ' Healthy ' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Food products that claim to be no-fat, no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt aren ' t necessarily healthier, researchers say. The study authors looked at more than 80 million food and beverage purchases from 2008 to 2012. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- A new smartphone device has shown early promise as a convenient way for men to check the health of their sperm in the privacy of their home. The infertility test analyzes semen using a disposable rubberized microchip... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer?
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Loss of smell even in your 40s and 50s is linked to an earlier death -- and dementia isn ' t the culprit, a new study suggests. The Swedish study found that in middle age and beyond, people with a poor sense of smell had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- The loss of a spouse is never easy, but the loss of a spouse to suicide may be even more devastating, leading to a greater risk of a host of mental and physical problems, Danish researchers suggest. Surviving partners... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

' Eraser Challenge ' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- It ' s spreading via social media: A " dare " where kids use erasers to rub away the skin on their arms, often while reciting the alphabet or other phrases. Players compare the resulting injuries, and the most injured... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Colon cancer can be treated and cured if it ' s diagnosed early, and a colonoscopy is one of the best ways to detect the disease, a gastroenterologist says. " Routine colonoscopy exams are lifesavers and may reduce your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Brain ' Rewires ' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Blindness at an early age triggers the brain to make new connections that enhance hearing, smell and touch, as well as memory and language, a new study suggests. Researchers used MRIs to scan the brains of 12 people who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New Parkinson ' s Drug Xadago Approved
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- Xadago (safinamide) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an add-on drug to treat Parkinson ' s patients who take levodopa or carbidopa but have instances of increased symptoms anyway, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- After 180 countries agreed to a global tobacco control treaty in 2005, there was a 2.5 percent decrease in smoking worldwide during the next decade, a new study shows. All of the participating countries agreed to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- The heart drug digoxin might raise the risk of death in people with a common heart rhythm disorder, and those patients should not take the drug, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 18,000 atrial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA OKs Parkinson ' s Add-On Drug, Xadago (Safinamide)
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for Parkinson ' s disease. Xadago (safinamide) pills were given the green light as an add-on treatment for people taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

House to Vote Thursday on Amended Obamacare Repeal Bill
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- As a critical vote to repeal " Obamacare " looms Thursday, House Republican leaders worked furiously on Wednesday to garner enough votes to begin dismantling the landmark health care reform law. Pressure to pass the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

' Heads Up ' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a one-third lower risk of head injury, according to a new study. And, in those players who did sustain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 22, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 9 Deaths From Breast Implant-Linked Cancer: FDA Nine deaths and hundreds of cases of a rare cancer have been linked with breast implants,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- When people are diagnosed with cancer, it ' s easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on their caregivers, say social workers who specialize in cancer care. Cancer can dramatically alter relationships, forcing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news