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23 Apr

Liquid Nicotine Dangers

Liquid nicotine from e-cigarette products can pose a danger to young children.

20 Apr

Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson's Risk

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, new study finds.

19 Apr

Tracking BP at Home vs. in a Medical Setting

Blood pressure readings taken during normal daily activities help predict heart death risk, new study finds.
Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

Dennis Thompson April 23, 2018

Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

The same may hold true for working stiffs whose jobs place extreme physical demands upon them, the European researchers sai... Full Page

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?

Steven Reinberg April 23, 2018

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child's weight years later.

The overall effect was small -- an average of an extra pound by age 8. But children of women who consumed the most caffeine during pregnancy were 66 percent more lik... Full Page

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

Robert Preidt April 23, 2018

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests.

"We estimate that 11 percent of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cases may be associated to alcohol intake worldwide," according to a team led by Bahi Takkouche, of the U... Full Page

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Serena Gordon April 23, 2018

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have implanted devices to keep their hearts running smoothly can safely drive an electric car if they wish to do so, new research confirms.

The study from Germany found that the technology used to power the cars won't interfere with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators.

... Full Page
Don't Wait to Take MS Drugs

Robert Preidt April 23, 2018

Don't Wait to Take MS Drugs

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most multiple sclerosis patients shouldn't wait to start taking medication in the early stages of the disease, new guidelines say.

"The treatment landscape for people with MS has changed dramatically over the last decade," said lead guidelines author Dr. Alexander Rae-Grant, who's with the Cle... Full Page

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant

Robert Preidt April 23, 2018

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say.

"We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," said surgical team member Dr.... Full Page

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

E.J. Mundell April 23, 2018

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store.

On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning from just choppe... Full Page

AHA: New Rules on Saving Kids Stricken With Cardiac Arrest

April 23, 2018

AHA: New Rules on Saving Kids Stricken With Cardiac Arrest

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Cardiac arrest in the hospital is 10 times more common among children wi... Full Page

Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

Robert Preidt April 23, 2018

Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.

"Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration, and subsequently may reduce the cognitive [m... Full Page

Could Vaping Lead Teens to Pot Smoking?

Dennis Thompson April 23, 2018

Could Vaping Lead Teens to Pot Smoking?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to try marijuana in the future, especially if they start vaping at a younger age, a new study shows.

More than 1 in 4 teenagers who reported e-cigarette use eventually progressed to smoking pot, according to the survey of more than 10,000 teens.Full Page

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

Amy Norton April 23, 2018

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and were less likely to be obese, compared to people who usually skipped br... Full Page

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids

Maureen Salamon April 23, 2018

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals.

But too many young kids are still being exposed to liquid nicotine, experts say. Among cases that ended up in the emergency departmen... Full Page

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks

Mary Elizabeth Dallas April 23, 2018

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have lung or throat cancer, exactly how you are positioned during your radiation treatments may alter your chances of beating the disease.

New research suggests that even tiny shifts can mean the radiation may harm organs around tumors in the chest, most notably the heart.

"We... Full Page

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings

Robert Preidt April 23, 2018

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds.

People who got a false-positive result on a breast or prostate cancer screening test were more likely to adhere to screening guidelines for breast cancer and colon c... Full Page

Staying Healthy Between MD Visits

HealthDay staff April 23, 2018

Staying Healthy Between MD Visits

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness exams are important for monitoring your health and detecting any problems early on. But there are also self-care steps to take to protect yourself the other 364 days of the year.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests doing regular skin and body checks. Look and... Full Page

Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

Robert Preidt April 20, 2018

Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nasal mucus could provide important clues about chronic sinusitis, researchers say.

Chronic sinusitis, a common condition, occurs when the sinuses are swollen for more than three months. Analyzing mucus from the nose of someone with chronic sinusitis could help doctors determine whether surger... Full Page

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

Robert Preidt April 20, 2018

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers.

But they added that it isn't clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head because the study only showed an association.

The Indiana Un... Full Page

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

E.J. Mundell April 20, 2018

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons.

And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter -- 100-percent cotton or synthetic-fiber varieties were each linked to t... Full Page

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

Amy Norton April 20, 2018

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests.

The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological condition that causes trembling in the hands, legs, head or trunk. Researchers ... Full Page

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

Robert Preidt April 20, 2018

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.

"People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI [body mass index]," said study author Dr. Jose Medin... Full Page

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