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Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad
Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest. Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity of bacteria in a person's intestines. And that diversity can help ward off illness, said Dr. Jingyuan Fu, senior author of one of the studies. "It is believed that highe...
Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?
Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair? THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the finding could potentially lead to a treatment is vitiligo. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of skin pigmentation and causes blotchy, white patches on the skin. The findings could also lead to new t...
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S. MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of Hispanic mothers who weren't born in the United States may be at lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, a new study suggests. "Incorporating the immigrant experience into studies of childhood cancer may help to inform research on disease [causes], identify vulnerable populations and highlight opportunities for cancer prevention," said Julia Heck, of the University ...
Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program's recommendations, a new study finds. Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now sold under various brand names and aimed at patients with severe acne. The Ca...
Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer? FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. "This m...
Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant
Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplant patients who previously had cancer may be at increased risk for new cancer and early death compared to organ recipients with no cancer history, new research suggests. The findings indicate that transplant patients with a history of cancer may need closer monitoring to detect recurrent and new cancers early, the study's senior author, Dr. Nancy Baxter, said in a news release from St. Mich...
Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies
Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests. "Celebrities do have a significant impact on medical decision-making, but in this case it might be a negative effect," said study author Dr. Michael Sabel. He is chief of surgical oncology at the Universit...
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a childhood cancer can take a toll on health, and new research shows that young adults who've been through the ordeal often feel aged before their time. "Our findings indicate survivors' accelerated aging, and also help us understand the health-related risks associated with having had cancer as a child," said study senior author Dr. Lisa Diller. She is chief medical officer of Dana-Farber/...
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracyclines, is not related to the debilitating condition. Anthracyclines include medications such as doxorubicin and epirubicin, among others. One expert not connected to the stu...
Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts. If emission rates continue unchecked, regions within the United States could experience between three and nine additional days of unhealthy ozone levels between May and September by 2050, the study authors said. The researchers are concerned that climate ch...
Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children, the researchers said. The main treatment is elimination of cow's milk and dairy products -- which are major sources of the calcium kids need to build str...
Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome? TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter allergy medications may worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a neurologist contends. People with the syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations and strong urges to move their legs, which can be painful and disrupt sleep, according to Dr. William Ondo. He is director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Houston Methodist Hospital. Nearly 12 million people in the United States have r...
Cities May Have Distinct Microbial 'Citizens,' Too
Cities May Have Distinct Microbial 'Citizens,' Too TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every city has its own character, and new research suggests that could even extend to a municipality's microbial communities. Researchers analyzed microbes collected over one year from three offices in each of three places: Flagstaff, Ariz., San Diego and Toronto. Microbes are bacteria, viruses and fungi that are too small to see without a microscope. The Flagstaff offices had richer microbial communities than...
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests. The research is the latest to highlight potential risks from drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium. But prolonged use of PPIs has been linked to certain nutrient deficiencies and b...
Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals?
Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals? WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fast food may expose a person to potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study suggests. People who consumed lots of fast food tended to have levels of phthalates in their urine that were 24 percent to 40 percent higher than people who rarely ate take-out fare, the researchers found. "We found statistically significant associations between the amount of fast food consumed in the prio...
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Southern California has cleaner air than it did 20 years ago, and children there may be breathing better because of it, a new study suggests. Researchers found that as the smog over eight Los Angeles-area communities lessened, children became less likely to suffer from bronchitis, congestion and chronic coughs. The findings, published April 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association , do not p...
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A common fungus caused the complication that forced Cleveland Clinic doctors to remove a transplanted uterus from a 26-year-old woman just two weeks after the groundbreaking procedure was performed, hospital officials said Friday. "Preliminary results suggest that the complication was due to an infection caused by an organism that is commonly found in a woman's reproductive system," Clev...
Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some Brain Cancer Patients: Study
Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some Brain Cancer Patients: Study WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment may add years to the lives of people with certain slow-growing brain tumors, a new study finds. The findings come from a long-term follow-up of patients who took part in a trial that began in 1998. All were treated for grade 2 gliomas -- tumors that begin in brain cells called glial cells and are relatively slow-growing. Earlier results from the trial had s...
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests. The physical decline associated with atrial fibrillation was equivalent to about four years of aging, the researchers said. "Atrial fibrillation is a serious disease that can have an important impact on how old...
Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth
Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's dental health begins at the time of conception, says an expert who recommends mothers-to-be visit the dentist before, during and after pregnancy. "The mother's dental health affects her overall health and her baby's health. Statistically, mothers with poor oral health are at risk for premature and underweight births," William Wathen, an associate professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentis...
Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study
Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with diabetes who rely on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels in check are facing sticker shock: A new study finds the price of insulin has tripled in only 10 years. Moreover, since 2010, per-person spending on insulin in the United States was more than spending on all other diabetes drugs, the study found. "The cost of insulin has risen rapidly over the last few years," said study senior au...
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the continental United States braces itself for the Zika virus, federal, state and local health officials gathered Friday in Atlanta, to prepare for the upcoming mosquito season. More than 300 public health experts attended the Zika Action Plan Summit, hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and intended to help ensure a coordinated response to the mosquito-borne illness. The ...
Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density? FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says. Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and Adderall have lower bone density than their peers. This could have serious consequences later in life, the study suggests. "Adolescence and young adulthood are critically important times for ac...
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds. Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two National Football League seasons between 2012 and 2014. Players had a two times higher risk of concussion and a 1.5 times higher risk of ankle injuries when the temperature was 50 degrees Fahr...
Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses
Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With the emergence of the Zika virus' devastating effect on newborns, the race for a vaccine has acquired a new urgency. Now, U.S. scientists say they've uncovered secrets to the germ's physical structure that might help researchers reach that goal. "The structure of the virus provides a map that shows potential regions of the virus that could be targeted by a therapeutic treatment, used to create an effe...
Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs
Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease means caregivers often skimp on their own food and medical care, and even sell their belongings to support their loved one, a new report released Wednesday shows. The centerpiece of the Alzheimer's Association's annual report was a nationwide survey detailing the heavy financial and emotional toll caregivers endure. According to the survey, caregivers ...
Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?
Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn? TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates. Scientists found the death rate following so-called laparoscopic fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, was far lower than the 1 percent often quoted. Experts contended the surgery mig...
CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off
CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.8 million Americans tried to quit smoking in 2014 as a result of a federal anti-smoking ad campaign and 104,000 quit for good, a U.S. government survey found. The success rates of the three-year-old campaign still appear strong, according to survey results for 2014 published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its Tips From Former...
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found. The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive palliative care at home, the study authors said. Palliative care does not attempt to cure a person, but is often described as comfort care or symptom management. Most people would like to b...
Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?
Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's? MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time on their home computer may be a sign that seniors have early stage Alzheimer's disease, researchers suggest. Computer use requires multiple brain functions, including attention, planning and memory. While there may be various reasons why an elderly person spends less time online, the researchers suggest that diminishing mental capabilities might be one of them. Their study included men an...
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression? THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests. The finding stems from research -- which involved nearly 1,800 men and women between the ages of 19 and 32 -- that tried to get a handle on how depression and social media habits may interact. But does greater involvement with social media actually promote depression? Or, are pe...
Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cinqair (reslizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe asthma among adults 18 and older. The drug is to be used in combination with other medications, the agency noted. In a Wednesday news release, the agency said that more than 22 million people in the United States have asthma, which leads to more than 400,000 hospitalizations annually. Cinqair, given by injection every four weeks,...
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People? WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your cat's litter box could be a source of explosive anger -- and not for the obvious reasons. A new study suggests that people prone to explosive bouts of rage might be under the influence of toxoplasmosis, an illness caused by a parasite found in cat feces and undercooked meat. Folks diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) are more than twice as likely to carry Toxoplasma gondii , the p...
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria, Study Suggests
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria, Study Suggests TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses may alter the natural bacterial environment of your eyes, new research suggests. A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surrounding the eye. Whether this is caused by finger-to-lens interaction or the actual act of wearing contacts remains unclear. But the findings raise questions as to whether this shif...
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- During the first two months of this year, 116 U.S. residents have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, and all but one were linked to travel to regions endemic for the virus. That's according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts there say that of the 116 cases confirmed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26, 110 involved travel by the pat...
Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat Sleep Apnea: Study
Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat Sleep Apnea: Study MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers with sleep apnea who don't regularly follow their treatment program are much more likely to crash, a new study finds. "The most surprising result of our study is the strength and robustness of the increase in the crash risk for drivers with sleep apnea who fail to adhere to mandated treatment with positive airway pressure therapy [CPAP]," said study author Stephen Burks. He's princ...
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- During the first two months of this year, 116 U.S. residents have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, and all but one were linked to travel to regions endemic for the virus. That's according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts there say that of the 116 cases confirmed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26, 110 involved travel by the pat...
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later? FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in a poor neighborhood may put people at higher risk for obesity later in life, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from American students in grades 7 through 12. The kids' health was then followed for 13 years. The risk of future obesity increased when teens moved into poor neighborhoods and decreased when they moved out of poor areas, the investigators found. Teens who consistently lived in...
CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers
CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to stem an epidemic of drug abuse tied to prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin, federal officials on Tuesday issued tough new prescribing guidelines to the nation's doctors. The new advisory, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stresses that doctors -- especially primary care physicians -- should try to avoid these addictive "opi...
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression? TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression, particularly among those using the devices as a "security blanket" -- to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences or feelings. Risk was not elevated, however,...
Certain Biopsy Method Tied to Better Outcomes After Kidney Cancer
Certain Biopsy Method Tied to Better Outcomes After Kidney Cancer THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of lab test called a "core-needle biopsy," performed on tissue taken from a mass on a kidney, may be better for certain kidney cancer patients, new research suggests. The study involved people with a renal (kidney) cell carcinoma -- the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Researchers led by Dr. Rosaleen Parsons, of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, noted that incidence an...
Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study
Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy widely used to treat malaria in adults also protects pregnant women and their fetuses from the disease, according to a new study. Malaria is a leading cause of premature birth, low birth weight and death among infants in Africa, the researchers said. Most Africans develop immunity to malaria by adulthood, but women lose some of this immunity during pregnancy and ...
Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests
Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products -- including phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone -- have been shown to interfere with the hormone system in animals, the researchers explained. These chemicals are found in many fragran...
Candidates With More 'Mature' Faces May Get Older People's Votes
Candidates With More 'Mature' Faces May Get Older People's Votes SUNDAY, March 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Is there something about Donald Trump's face that's winning Republican presidential primary votes? Or Hillary's or Bernie's on the Democratic side? The answer may depend on the age of the voter, a new study suggests. Research has shown that voters gravitate towards politicians who look more competent, but this tendency is stronger among younger adults, according to a small study published March 1 i...
Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost
Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Want to boost the odds your diet might work? Head to those bathroom scales more often. That's the finding from a new study that suggests consistent self-weighing might improve people's daily determination to shed pounds. One expert who reviewed the study wasn't surprised. "Self-monitoring has been shown in many weight-management studies to improve weight loss and maintenance," said nutritionist Nancy Copperma...
Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?
Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk? FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called "high glycemic index" diets -- regimens that trigger higher levels of insulin in the blood -- tend to be heavy in refined, "poor quality" carbs, one expert explained. "The glycemic index and glycemic load are methods to ...
CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'
CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs' THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although U.S. hospitals are making gains in the fight against some antibiotic-resistant superbugs, too many people are still getting these infections in health care facilities, federal health officials report. And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to be at the forefront of the fight against these infections. "Doctors are the ke...
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who use their computers as little as once a week may help ward off age-related declines in memory and thinking, new research suggests. The study found that those who did use a computer showed a 42 percent lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to dementia. What isn't yet clear is exactly how computer use might help save memory and thinking abilities. "We did not inves...
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials? THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twitter might help boost the number of cancer patients who enroll in clinical trials of potential treatments, a new study suggests. A number of cancer centers and cancer care groups use Twitter, the online social networking service, to provide health information and education. But it wasn't known how much information about cancer clinical trials was available on Twitter. To find out, researchers analyzed m...
Climate-Related Changes in Food Production Could Lead to 500,000 Deaths
Climate-Related Changes in Food Production Could Lead to 500,000 Deaths THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of climate change on food production could lead to the deaths of more than half a million adults in 2050, researchers estimate. And the research, published March 2 in The Lancet , suggested that three-quarters of those deaths are likely to occur in China and India. By 2050, lower levels of fruit and vegetable consumption could cause twice as many deaths as poor nutrition, the s...
Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds
Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your day-to-day job could influence your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study reports. Middle-aged employees working in sales, office or food service jobs appear to have more risk factors that can harm heart health than people with professional or managerial jobs, according to the researchers. Police, firefighters, truckers and health care support workers also are more likely to have these risk f...
Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting
Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of fainting may be almost twice as likely as others to get into a car crash, a new study finds. The researchers say the study results suggest officials should consider fainting among various risk factors when they decide who can or can't drive legally. "This risk is small but it raises important questions about policies towards driving," said study lead author Dr. Anna-Karin Nume,...
Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens
Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Half the teens seen in a U.S. hospital emergency rooms reported being victims of violence or cyberbullying, and a quarter reported symptoms akin to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study says. Researchers at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., looked at more than 350 teens treated for any reason in the hospital's ER. They found that 46.5 percent reported violence at the hands of other teens,...
Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?
Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection? THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice does not cure a urinary tract infection, a doctor says. Many people drink cranberry juice in an attempt to ease their symptoms, but it will do nothing to help them, said Dr. Timothy Boone, vice dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Houston campus. "Cranberry juice, especially the juice concentrates you find at the grocery store, will not trea...
CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex
CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fourteen U.S. cases of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus are now under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency announced on Tuesday. The cases highlight the still-evolving understanding of how the virus might transmit between couples, and the potential danger to the fetus, the CDC said. Babies born to mothers infected with the Zika virus can develop...
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids? TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of JAMA Pediatrics , researchers from the University of Miami point to evidence that the rise in ADHD diagnoses coincided with ever-growing demands on young children's attention and focus. Since...
Charlie Sheen's HIV Announcement Sparked Interest in Disease: Study
Charlie Sheen's HIV Announcement Sparked Interest in Disease: Study MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Internet buzzed with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after actor Charlie Sheen revealed last November that he's infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study shows. In total, all English-language searches about HIV quadrupled beyond the usual number the day after the celebrity's disclosure. Searches for information about HIV symptoms and testing were about six times hig...
Canadian Medical Panel Advises Against Routine Colonoscopy
Canadian Medical Panel Advises Against Routine Colonoscopy MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of medical experts in Canada has advised against the use of colonoscopy as a routine colon cancer screen in people at low risk for the disease. The advisory, from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, says that low-risk, symptom-free adults aged 50 to 74 should instead be screened with a fecal occult blood test (a stool-based screen) every two years, or a procedure known as flexible ...
College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure
College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who regularly binge drink have elevated blood pressure compared to those who drink occasionally, and could wind up with high blood pressure, researchers warn in a new study. Among binge-drinking young adults, investigators found that systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) is 2.6 to 4 points higher compared to those who don't binge. This is enough to put some in t...
Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC
Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy newborns of women who traveled in an area affected by the Zika virus within two weeks of delivery, or whose mothers show signs of Zika infection, should be checked for infection, U.S. health officials said Friday. The latest guidance comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it's based on research indicating that Zika can be passed from mother to child during del...
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