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22 Oct

Childhood Obesity and Hip Problems

Childhood obesity is causing a serious hip condition in more kids.

19 Oct

The Link Between Rosacea and Coffee

Caffeine from coffee but not other foods may ease symptoms of rosacea.

18 Oct

The High Cost of Breast Cancer Treatment

Nearly one-third of women with metastatic breast cancer are uninsured.
Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report.

Investigators analyzed data from 356 elderly people (average age 78) in Pittsburgh who were followed for more than 15 years. They found that stiff arteries were a good predictor of dementia.

Specifically,... Full Page

Age of Liver Transplant Donor Might Not Matter

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

Age of Liver Transplant Donor Might Not Matter

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who get a liver transplant from an older donor have better long-term survival than those who refuse this type of transplant, new research shows.

Transplant surgeons mainly use livers from donors under age 70 to avoid risks such as rejection and death. But a shortage of organs means tha... Full Page

1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election: Survey

Amy Norton October 22, 2018

1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election: Survey

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some college students in the United States, the 2016 presidential election triggered significant distress symptoms, a new survey suggests.

Nearly 800 students were surveyed at one university. One-quarter suffered distress levels similar to what's seen among witnesses to a mass shooting, res... Full Page

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

Dennis Thompson October 22, 2018

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis.

People who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those who ate the least, the study found.

... Full Page

Widely Used Antipsychotics May Not Ease Delirium in ICU

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

Widely Used Antipsychotics May Not Ease Delirium in ICU

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two common antipsychotic drugs are ineffective in treating delirium in intensive care unit patients, and don't shorten the length of time spent in the ICU or the hospital, a new study finds.

Despite widespread use of haloperidol or ziprasidone, "we found, after extensive investigation with medi... Full Page

Many Supplements Still Contain Dangerous Stimulants: Study

Alan Mozes October 22, 2018

Many Supplements Still Contain Dangerous Stimulants: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug and Food Administration has repeatedly warned manufacturers that many dietary supplements contain dangerous, experimental stimulants. But according to a new report, 75 percent of supplements tested still contain the compounds.

"Consumers turn to supplements for safe, natural ways... Full Page

AHA: The Heart Problem This Stroke, Bypass Surgery Survivor Wasn't Expecting

October 22, 2018

AHA: The Heart Problem This Stroke, Bypass Surgery Survivor Wasn't Expecting

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Tom Broussard came out of quadruple heart bypass surgery, the then-59-year-old was just glad to have avoided a heart attack. So he didn't give much thought to the heart valve that surgeons replaced at the same time.

"I figured everything was fixed and didn't need to worry abou... Full Page

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

Serena Gordon October 22, 2018

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition.

It's called slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and it causes the hip to become deformed, occasionally so much so that the hi... Full Page

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

Steven Reinberg October 22, 2018

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest.

"A heart attack is a risk factor for stroke for at least three months," said researcher Dr. Alexander Merkler, an assistant professor of neurology at Weill Corn... Full Page

Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed medical and dental records of more than 3,600 people diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Compared to people with good oral health, those with gum disease were less likely to respond ... Full Page

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and complications among pregnant women with lupus have declined in the United States over the past two decades, a new study finds.

Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in many parts of the body, including the kidn... Full Page

A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span

Robert Preidt October 22, 2018

A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.

Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.

For the study, researchers analyzed data f... Full Page

Tapping Into Telehealth

Len Canter October 22, 2018

Tapping Into Telehealth

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the national shortage of primary care doctors and -- in certain areas -- specialists, and with a quarter of the population living in rural areas without easy access to care, telehealth has stepped in to help fill the gap.

In fact, millions of Americans now use it every year.

Tele... Full Page

Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Robert Preidt October 19, 2018

Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study backs up the belief that "breast is best" when it comes to a baby's health.

In the report, Finnish researchers say that breastfeeding appears to protect babies from dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Due to their weak immune systems, more than 200,000 newborns worl... Full Page

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted

Dennis Thompson October 19, 2018

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows.

Teens reported using Juuls about twice as often as those smoking conventional cigarettes, according t... Full Page

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

Robert Preidt October 19, 2018

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report.

The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients, and even between hospitals, according to the British researcher... Full Page

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

Steven Reinberg October 19, 2018

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause.

The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it could jump 29 percent for an ischemic stroke -- the most common kind, sai... Full Page

What Americans Fear Most

Robert Preidt October 19, 2018

What Americans Fear Most

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Government corruption is Americans' biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear.

The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,190 U.S. adults and con... Full Page

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

E.J. Mundell October 19, 2018

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline.

Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they'd tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev... Full Page

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked for Decades

October 19, 2018

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked for Decades

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Gerard Blaney figured his excruciating headache was simply due to a combination of too much stress and too little food. It was budget season at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, and as the network's chief financial officer, his entire lunch that day in April 2016 consisted of a sin... Full Page

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