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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

Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier
-- A baby carrier is a convenient way to keep your child close and comfortable. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines for selecting one: Check the carrier ' s weight limits to make sure your baby isn ' t too small or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Food-Safety Mistakes
-- The wrong habits in the kitchen could mean putting you and your family at greater risk for food-borne illness. Here are popular habits to avoid, courtesy of the foodsafety.gov website: Don ' t rely on tasting or smelling food to determine if... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- That " ink " on your shoulder may have hurt the tattoo artist more than it hurt you. A small study -- touted as the first to measure the causes of aches and pains in tattoo artists -- points to widespread back and neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Hospital care for gunshot wounds cost the United States about $6.6 billion over a nine-year period, and total costs are likely much higher, researchers report. " There is a high cost for these injuries, especially because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Many American doctors receive payments from drug companies, but few patients know about those financial ties, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 3,500 adult patients and then checked on their doctors in Open... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- If you ' ve got a family history of colon or rectal cancers, you probably need to start screening for these conditions before you turn 50, a cancer expert says. People with a close relative who has had colon or rectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids ' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals. Analysis of death records found that kids with an autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to die from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Fungal nail infections, though unsightly, are generally painless and can often be prevented, a skin and nail specialist says. " Fungal nail infections are common and tend to run in families because of an inherited... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- The long-term side effects of different prostate cancer treatments vary -- and knowing that may help men decide which one is right for them. That ' s the conclusion of two new studies published March 21 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- The common cold can be deadly for patients recovering from bone marrow transplants, a new study warns. After a bone marrow transplant, patients have weakened immune systems. This puts them at risk for infections that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

A Warming Planet Might Mean More Diabetes
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- The effects of climate change are far-reaching, but new research suggests a surprising linkage to a warming Earth -- more cases of type 2 diabetes. For every 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in environmental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Popping prenatal supplements that contain fish oil won ' t make your child any smarter, a new study suggests. That finding comes from a seven-year follow-up of an earlier trial comparing use of supplements containing DHA... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Do Energy Drinks Plus Booze Equal More Injuries?
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That ' s the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt. Researchers in Canada analyzed results of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Do Energy Drinks & plus; Booze & #61; More Injuries?
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That ' s the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt. Researchers in Canada analyzed results of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- Overweight and obese young men are at increased risk for serious liver disease or liver cancer later in life, and those with diabetes have an even higher risk, a new study warns. Efforts to reduce obesity, " should be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Houston Officials Considering Gene-Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika Genetically modified mosquitoes could be used to help combat the Zika virus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome
-- Metabolic syndrome is a collection of factors that boost your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests these measures to lower your risk of metabolic syndrome: Following a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Slow Down When You ' re Stressed
-- Rushing through your day can trigger or worsen stress, but slowing down and breathing deeply can help you get through what ' s challenging you. The American Heart Association suggests: When you ' re stressed out, give yourself space and time. Step... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief. In their study, investigators from France... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States. The oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won ' t Curb Men ' s Dementia Risk
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- A daily dose of vitamin E or selenium supplements won ' t keep dementia at bay in older men, new research reveals. " After an average of five years of supplementation, and up to 11 years of follow-up, we did not observe fewer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- ATMs and coffee shops may be among the best spots to place lifesaving defibrillators, a new study suggests. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are devices that can be used by a layperson to restart the heart of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, a new study shows. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 69... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer ' s Return, Even Before Scans
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- A blood test can detect the return of lung cancer months before CT and PET scans, a new study suggests. The research included 48 adults with stage 2 or 3 locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- One-quarter of U.S. middle and high school students say they ' ve been exposed to potentially dangerous secondhand e-cigarette vapors, a federal government study shows. E-cigarette vapors can contain harmful substances such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- Drugs used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness may raise an older man ' s risk of depression and self-harm, but not their risk of suicide, a new study finds. The study focused on a class of medications... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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