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Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Scientists have found differences in the gut bacteria of people with chronic fatigue syndrome versus their healthy peers. The finding is among the first to link abnormalities in the makeup of gut bacteria -- the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Students ' brainwaves sync up and show similar patterns when they pay attention in class, according to a new study. Researchers used portable devices to simultaneously record brain activity of a class of high school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 27, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Single-Payer Health System Proposal Moves Forward in California A proposal to replace private insurance with government-funded health care for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Your Child Using Drugs?
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Mood swings and sudden changes in behavior can be a normal part of growing up, often starting in the tween years. But they can also signal substance abuse. They ' re among the signs that parents should look for if they ' re... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- You can safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local agencies are holding Take Back Day events across... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Crossroads for Obamacare
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land. But its fate may be sealed by Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration in the coming days, weeks and months, health policy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Better Sleep, a Better Life
-- Sleep quality affects the quality of your life, both physically and emotionally. The National Sleep Foundation says getting enough quality sleep helps you: Improve your ability to learn and focus. Feel happier and less cranky. Improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Coping With the ' Dawn Phenomenon '
-- The " dawn phenomenon " is a natural surge in hormones in the morning that affects everyone. For people with diabetes, a corresponding rise in blood glucose could be dangerous. The American Diabetes Association suggests: Eat your dinner earlier in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are Kids ' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns. " Many children have died from diseases that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for ' Dry Socket '
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- When you have a wisdom tooth removed, the pain should quickly recede from memory. But some people develop a painful complication known as dry socket. Allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Parkinson ' s Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- New research suggests additional evidence that Parkinson ' s disease may originate in the gut. Though experts called the findings preliminary, Swedish scientists found that patients whose main trunk of the vagus nerve --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- When one person in a circle of friends dies, the others get closer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed online interactions among hundreds of thousands of people after the death of a friend. They found a sharp uptick... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Drinking heavily over a short period of time can significantly boost the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, even in healthy people, new German research suggests. The finding stems from a study done at Munich ' s... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- The surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don ' t occur with other caffeinated beverages, a small new trial suggests. The blend of caffeine, sugar and herbal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- An unintended byproduct of medical marijuana laws could be a sharper increase in illicit pot use, a new U.S. study reports. Illicit pot use increased significantly more in states that passed medical marijuana laws... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer ' s Return
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report. The investigators said they used this new information to forecast the return of lung cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Cooling the face of an accident victim who has lost a lot of blood may help prevent a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, according to preliminary research. The researchers said first responders could apply an ice... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer -- in some cases up to 200 times higher -- than the general population, a new study finds. But the individual risk of any one... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they ' re more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Guidelines: How Much Is Enough?
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- When it comes to exercise, even a modest investment can pay off big time in terms of your health. The latest U.S. government guidelines say that most adults need at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Surviving trauma such as assault, rape or wartime combat can leave a person emotionally devastated. Now, new research suggests your genes may help determine whether you go on to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Women with abdominal aortic aneurysms have far worse outcomes than men, and their treatment needs to be dramatically improved, British researchers report. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when there is weakening and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 26, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection Elton John had to cancel a number of concerts after developing a " rare and potentially deadly " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious
-- A young child may become anxious if there isn ' t enough playtime during the day. Being pushed beyond one ' s comfort limits is another common reason for anxiety. Here are some warning signs of an anxious toddler, courtesy of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices
-- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices constantly track your blood sugar levels to help you manage diabetes. The Cleveland Clinic says potential benefits of a CGM device include: Real-time updates of your blood glucose (sugar) level. An... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Bacteria
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Snot, phlegm and other forms of mucus may not be everyone ' s favorite subject, but scientists say synthetic mucus might help save lives. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the lab-made goo could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Snot, phlegm and other forms of mucus may not be everyone ' s favorite subject, but scientists say synthetic mucus might help save lives. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the lab-made goo could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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DNA Identified That Dictate Puberty ' s Onset
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Hundreds of new genes tied to the start of puberty have been identified. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 369,000 women and pinpointed 389 genetic signals linked to the timing of puberty. That ' s four times the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Puberty ' s Onset May Depend on DNA
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Hundreds of new genes tied to the start of puberty have been identified. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 369,000 women and pinpointed 389 genetic signals linked to the timing of puberty. That ' s four times the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- People who wait too long to get a colonoscopy after a " positive " screening test for colon cancer may face a heightened risk of the disease, a new study finds. The study asked a fundamental question: If a stool test... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- A highly sensitive blood test can identify patients with a raised risk of death in the month after surgery, a large study suggests. On average, 1 percent of patients die within 30 days after noncardiac surgery -- most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Treating rheumatoid arthritis early may make for better outcomes, a new study suggests. Patients who were treated within six months of developing the first signs of the autoimmune disease did better in the long run and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- In rare cases, seizures that cause convulsions and a loss of consciousness can raise the odds of sudden death in people with epilepsy, neurologists warn. These attacks are known as generalized tonic-clonic seizures,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Obesity Quadruples Kids ' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Close to 13 million American children and teens are obese, and new research shows they may be four times more likely than kids with a healthy weight to develop type 2 diabetes by age 25. Between 2002 and 2005, there were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- America ' s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer ' Cures '
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments. The bogus products include pills, capsules, powders, creams, teas, oils and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Mindfulness ' Probably Won ' t Cure Your Back Pain: Study
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it ' s unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say. Lower back pain doesn ' t... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Doctors should screen all pregnant women for preeclampsia, a serious complication tied to high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Expectant mothers should have their blood pressure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Steering clear of salty foods might not be as helpful for your heart health as previously thought, a new study claims. Participants in a long-range heart study did not appear to derive any health advantage from a low-salt... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: April 25, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: No Answers Yet in Child Paralysis Disease Outbreak: CDC The cause of an outbreak of a rare, polio-like paralyzing condition that ' s affected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- It may be possible to use artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis in people who live in developing nations, a new study suggests. TB, among the top 10 causes of death worldwide, can be identified on X-rays. But,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are You Raising an ' Emotional Eater ' ?
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term. Parents who are " emotional feeders " can encourage " emotional eating " -- a habit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Some Surprising Sources of Germs
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- You might think of public restrooms as scary breeding grounds for germs, but two everyday items can spread colds and the flu as fast as a bathroom doorknob. They ' re your phone and your computer. More germs reside on these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado
-- When the weather service announces a local tornado warning, your family should have a plan to stay safe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Create an emergency plan for tornadoes, including where to seek shelter.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Eat for the Right Reasons
-- You should eat when you ' re hungry, not out of boredom or stress, experts say. The American Heart Association has ideas that can help you meet this goal: Follow a consistent meal schedule, eating three times per day, to avoid getting too... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- Can a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you ' re over 50? Possibly, suggests a new research review that found middle-age folks can improve their thinking and memory skills by adopting regular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- That spare tire you ' re toting around could be increasing your risk of an early death, a new study suggests. What ' s more, the increased risk associated with having a larger waistline occurs even if a person ' s body-mass... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests. The nutrient is called choline. Researchers found that when they gave 18 healthy volunteers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study. " The protective association of physical activity against [heart] damage may have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- Just put one foot in front of the other and you ' ll boost your brain at the same time. That ' s the conclusion of a small study that found the impact of a foot while walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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