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Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?
Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's? THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be overly worried about the finding. "It is important for patients to remember that having rosacea does not guarantee that they will develop Alzheimer's disease," said le...
Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection
Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A single injection of a powerful HIV-fighting antibody protected monkeys from an HIV-like infection for up to six months, scientists report. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that each of four HIV antibodies helped protect macaque monkeys from repeated exposure to a modified version of HIV, although some of the antibodies protected the animals l...
Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds
Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day. The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average -- more than 14 cups. For women, the number is 93 ounces, or almost 12 cups daily. The study was conducted by Asher Ros...
Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm
Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite what's often portrayed in movies and on TV, most women can't orgasm with penetration alone during sexual intercourse. And simple anatomy is to blame, a new evidence review suggests. Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors. During gestation, the clitoris begins to drift up and away from the v...
Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk
Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol, processed meats -- such as hot dogs, ham and bacon -- and excess weight all may raise a person's risk of stomach cancer, a new review finds. Further, the risk seems to increase as a person drinks more alcohol, or eats more processed meats or gains more weight, the review states. It was released Wednesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. The review...
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report. Their study included almost 4,000 women. All of the women had a history of pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes. That's a known risk factor for high blood pressure later in life, the researchers said. During 22 years of follow-up, more than 1,...
Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health
Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds. Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to 81 years of age, according to the report. However, the number of years lived with a disability rose 4.7 years among men and 3.6 years among women, while the number of disability-f...
Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015
Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015 MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year. "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're much more aware of how our lips look," Dr. David Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. There were more than 27,400 lip implants perfo...
Antibiotics in Animal Feed Contribute to Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Antibiotics in Animal Feed Contribute to Drug-Resistant Germs: Study THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antibiotics in farm animal feed is helping drive the worldwide increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report. "In the fight against the rise of antibiotic resistance, we need to understand that the use of one antibiotic or, in some cases, antibacterial disinfectants may increase the abundance of multidrug-resistant bacteria," said study leader James Tiedje. He is a pro...
About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis
About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that all women turning 40 should get a breast cancer risk assessment, since half of them may have risks that are high enough to warrant annual mammograms right away. The finding is important because the latest guidelines on mammograms advise that most women can wait until the age of 45 or 50 to start having annual screenings. But the review of female patients between the age...
Alcohol Sales Dropped After Maryland Raised Liquor Tax
Alcohol Sales Dropped After Maryland Raised Liquor Tax WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol sales fell in Maryland following an increase in the sales tax, according to a finding that suggests the tactic could work in other U.S. states. The alcohol tax rose from 6 percent to 9 percent in 2011, and liquor sales subsequently fell 5 percent, the study found. Meanwhile, beer sales dropped 3 percent and wine sales decreased 2.5 percent over the next 18 months. The overall decline in alcohol s...
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer's disease -- the patient's inability to recognize loved ones. Researchers report that along with causing memory loss, Alzheimer's also seems to affect people's visual perception -- specifically their ability to recognize faces. The investigators tested a group of seniors with Alzheimer's, and a "control" group witho...
Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage
Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That's the finding from preliminary research that found that clemastine fumarate partially reversed optic neuropathy in people with MS. Optic neuropathy is damage to the nerve that relays information from the eye to the brain. The study is to be presented Ap...
As States Raise Speed Limits, Road Deaths Rise, Report Finds
As States Raise Speed Limits, Road Deaths Rise, Report Finds TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing speed limits may be to blame for an increase in road deaths on America's highways and byways, a new study suggests. Over the past 20 years, an estimated 33,000 additional fatalities occurred as states kept raising speed limits, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report, released Tuesday. In 2013 alone, there were 1,900 additional deaths, canceling out the number of liv...
A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season may not quite be over, but it's clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say. That's a far cry from the 2014-2015 flu season, which was a particularly early and nasty one. Last year, flu was severe, especially for people aged 65 and older, officials said. Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your heart may also help your kidneys, a new study suggests. The researchers looked at more than 14,800 adults, between the ages of 45 and 64, who were grouped by how closely they followed the American Heart Association ideals for heart health. Those ideals -- dubbed Life's Simple 7 -- include healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, diet and body weight, as well as getting sufficient e...
A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?
A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers? FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf, researchers said. "The protective effect is not caffeine, per se, but probably a lot of other antioxidant ingredients in the coffee that are released in the roasting process," said senior researcher Dr. Ga...
Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence
Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The newer anti-addiction drug naltrexone may become an important weapon in the country's escalating addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin, a new study suggests. Researchers found that monthly injections of extended-release naltrexone -- which blocks the euphoric effects of opioids -- resulted in a significantly lower relapse rate among treated addicts compared to a similar group that didn't...
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (Haldol) or clozapine (Clozaril), aren't appropriate for preventing or routinely treating delirium in hospitalized patients, a new study suggests. The researchers reviewed past studies and found that antipsychotic drugs given before surgery didn't prevent delirium. These drugs also didn't make any difference in the course of delirium in medical or surgica...
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators found that pairing lifestyle advice with weekly acupuncture sessions dramatically improved the women's quality of life. "Acupuncture together with enhanced self-care for thre...
Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study
Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who receive antibiotics during the first six months of life don't seem to gain excess weight by the time they reach the age of 7, a new study suggests. Antibiotics are the most widely used prescription drugs in children, but little has been known about the long-term health effects in people. Meanwhile, animal studies have linked early exposure to antibiotics with increased body fat, the researchers said. The...
Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients
Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that Parkinson's patients who are given antipsychotics to treat dementia and psychosis may be more likely to die early. However, the medications provide important benefits and the study authors aren't suggesting that these patients stop taking them. And it's still not clear exactly why there seems to be an increased risk of early death. "This [study] does not necessar...
A Wearable Patch Might Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly
A Wearable Patch Might Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental device might one day literally take the pain out of managing diabetes, Korean researchers say. The new invention uses a patch to monitor blood sugar levels via sweat, and delivers the diabetes drug metformin through the skin with microneedles. "Diabetics are reluctant to monitor their blood glucose levels because of the painful blood-gathering process," said study author Hyunjae Lee, from Se...
Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds
Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- commonly known as Tylenol in the United States -- isn't an effective choice for relieving osteoarthritis pain in the hip or knee, or for improving joint function, a new study finds. Although the drug rated slightly better than placebo in studies, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or diclofenac are better choices for short-term pain relief, the r...
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that keeping your heart fit may help your mind stay sharp as well. In the study, seniors who met more of seven goals for heart-healthy living showed faster thinking speeds initially and less decline in memory and thinking skills six years later. "The results of our study highlight the need for patients and physicians to monitor and address heart health facto...
Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds
Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical students may be more at risk for problem drinking, a new study says, citing burnout and school debt as two possible reasons why. "Our findings clearly show there is reason for concern," said study senior author Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, an internist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We recommend institutions pursue a multifaceted solution to address related issues with burnout, the cost of medica...
Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections
Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids who develop urinary tract infections tied to the E. coli bacteria are now failing to respond to antibiotic treatment, a new review warns. The culprit, according to the British researchers: Drug resistance, following years of over-prescribing and misusing antibiotics. "Antimicrobial resistance is an internationally recognized threat to health," noted study author Ashley Bryce, a doctoral...
An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' Season
An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' Season WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This could be a bad spring allergy season and people with allergies need to be prepared, an expert warns. "With the crazy up and down weather, some parts of the country could see worse allergy-provoking conditions. There is likely to be a pollen superburst this season, so sufferers should get ready," Dr. Jordan Josephson, a sinus specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said in a hospital news release. "It prom...
Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study
Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and anxiety -- but not necessarily antidepressants -- are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests. The research included more than 23,000 women in Sweden who underwent IVF since 2007. Just over 4 percent of the women were diagnosed with depression or anxiety in the two years before IVF, and/or were prescribed an antid...
A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen
A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new discovery might one day lead to an anti-cavity pill, researchers report. The University of Florida scientists identified a strain of bacteria in the mouth that may keep cavity-causing bacteria in check. The investigators said it might be possible to use this beneficial bacteria to develop a supplement taken by mouth that prevents cavities. A healthy mouth requires a relatively neutral chemical en...
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Major surgery and general anesthesia don't cause long-term mental decline in older adults, a new study indicates. The findings suggest older patients should not put off surgery because they're concerned that general anesthesia might affect their thinking and memory in the future, the researchers concluded. The study included nearly 4,300 twins younger than 70 and about 4,200 twins aged 70 and older ...
Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says
Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There is stronger evidence of a link between the herbicide Agent Orange and bladder cancer and thyroid problems among U.S. military personnel exposed to the chemical during the Vietnam War, a new Institute of Medicine report shows. However, there is little to no evidence of an association between the birth defect spina bifida and a mother's or father's exposure to Agent Orange, according to t...
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The list of neurological disorders potentially associated with the Zika virus continues to grow, health officials reported Wednesday. Writing in the March 9 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine , French researchers described the case of an unidentified 81-year-old man who had been in fine health before becoming feverish and then comatose while on a cruise in the South Pacific. An MRI scan and a test ...
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A bionic fingertip enabled an amputee to feel different textures, researchers report. The fingertip was linked to electrodes surgically implanted into nerves in Dennis Aabo Sorensen's upper arm. Sorenson was able to feel smoothness and roughness with the fingertip, the researchers said. A machine controlled the movement of the fingertip over pieces of plastic with different rough or smooth patterns. As the fingertip moved o...
As Caregivers, Women May Suffer More Than Men
As Caregivers, Women May Suffer More Than Men SATURDAY, March 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women may face greater challenges than men when looking after a loved one with a serious illness, a new study suggests. While caregiving has traditionally been handled by women, more men are assuming that responsibility, the researchers noted. "As illnesses progress in loved ones, family caregivers become increasingly responsible for hands-on care, such as assisting with bathing and hygiene, as well as cooking, cle...
After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Enough
After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Enough FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons often recommend outpatient physical therapy to help hip replacement patients get moving again, but researchers report that a home exercise program may work just as well. Experts say that physical therapy plays a vital role in recovery after hip replacement. And this new study of 77 patients found they obtained similar results no matter which therapy option they pursued after receiving their new hip. "...
ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids
ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers, a new U.S. study suggests. Using data from a government health survey, researchers found that children taking ADHD medications had, on average, lower bone density in the hip and lumbar spine (lower back) than kids not on the drugs. These prescription medications included stimulants such as Ritali...
A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart
A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may be good for your heart health, new research suggests. The study found that people who drank a cup of tea each day were 35 percent less likely to have a heart attack or other major cardiovascular event, compared to nondrinkers. The study also found that tea drinkers were less likely to have calcium buildup in the heart's coronary arteries. Calcium deposits have been linked to s...
Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems
Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood abuse and poverty may raise the risk of health problems in adulthood, a new study suggests. "Childhood disadvantage has long-term health consequences -- much longer than most of us realize," said study author Kenneth Ferraro, a professor and interim head of sociology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. "A novel aspect of this study is that childhood disadvantage was linked to the ons...
Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's
Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at bay. Exercising the mind and body may delay the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, researchers said, but in most people it does not slow underlying brain changes linked to the disease. Th...
Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say
Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an anxiety disorder may have less blood going to their heart when exercising, according to a new study -- and researchers suggest doctors may sometimes miss signs of heart disease in these women. In women who had never been diagnosed with heart disease, researchers found that those with anxiety were 75 percent more likely than women without anxiety to have reduced blood flow to the hea...
Americans Hold Science in High Regard, Poll Finds
Americans Hold Science in High Regard, Poll Finds FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans continue to hold science and scientists in high regard, new poll results indicate. According to the survey, Americans are more likely to have "a great deal of confidence" in leaders of the scientific community than leaders of any group other than the military. A large majority of the more than 1,500 respondents to the National Science Foundation poll believe the benefits from science outweigh any danger...
Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke
Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become dehydrated and shrink with age, and this degeneration can lead to neck pain. This new study found that smoking seems to worsen this natural wear and tear. The researchers analyzed CT scans of 182 people. Current...
A Third of U.S. Adults Don't Get Regular, Refreshing Sleep: CDC
A Third of U.S. Adults Don't Get Regular, Refreshing Sleep: CDC THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three Americans doesn't get enough sleep on a regular basis, a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. About 35 percent of U.S. adults are sleeping less than seven hours a night, increasing their risk of a wide variety of health problems, CDC researchers reported on Feb. 18 in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Getting less than seven...
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop of 27 percent for those given a simulated acupuncture treatment. The benefits were still seen after a year. "Individualized acupuncture is a safe and good therap...
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of 3D printer may be capable of making muscle, bone and other types of tissue that are good enough for implanting in humans, scientists report. So-called 3D "bioprinters" are machines that can print out cells in layered patterns, with the goal of creating body tissue or even complex organs. But until now, a major stumbling block has been the scale of the printed structures. "If you try to mak...
Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study
Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The pricey anemia drugs often given to people with chronic kidney disease may make no difference in how they feel day to day, a new research review confirms. Researchers said the study results back up current guidelines on how to use the drugs, called erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs). These include the injection drugs marketed under the names Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp. Patients may still ben...
A Valentine's Kiss Is Just a Kiss -- Or Is It?
A Valentine's Kiss Is Just a Kiss -- Or Is It? SUNDAY, Feb. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This Valentine's Day, when people lean in for a kiss, the way they tilt their head may reveal a lot. That's the finding from new Canadian research that suggests people turn one way or the other, depending on whether the recipient of an affectionate kiss is a relative or a romantic partner. Researchers Jennifer Sedgewick and Lorin Elias, of the University of Saskatoon, noted that prior research has already shown that...
A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your sneezes merely emit a delicate spray of tiny droplets into the space around you, think again. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using slow-motion photography finds that, instead, sneezes expel a sticky sheet of fluid that first balloons and then breaks apart into long, viscous filaments. Those filaments eventually do separate into a mist of fine droplets, said a team led by ...
Another STD Spurs Concern
Another STD Spurs Concern FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium. New research from England adds to evidence that the bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is transmitted through sexual contact. Until now, researchers weren't sure how the often-symptomless infection, identified in the early 1980s, was spread. But the current study of more than 4,500 British residents found MG p...
Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests. The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years. Those who received the allergy shots had a 55 percent reduction in symptoms and a 64 percent decrease in their use of allergy relief medication, according to the study results. They were published Feb. 9 in...
Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests
Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests. The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppressed with modern antiretroviral treatment (ART), the Yale University researchers reported. They noted that HIV patients who have just one or two drinks a day are at greater risk for death or alco...
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests. "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors, with direct assessment of their cognitive functioning and the resulting impact on social attainment. Also, it was the first to report ...
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or early adulthood as girls without the disorder. This association was not linked to treatment with stimulants such as Ritalin...
Artificial Pancreas to Get Long-Term 'Real-Life' Trial
Artificial Pancreas to Get Long-Term 'Real-Life' Trial TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term clinical trial of an artificial pancreas designed to control blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will begin early this year. The artificial pancreas will be tested for six months in 240 people with type 1 diabetes at nine sites in the United States and Europe. Researchers will compare this system to current diabetes management with an insulin pump. Then, 180 of those patients will b...
Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asthma and shingles risk. "Asthma represents one of the five most burdensome chronic diseases in the U.S., affecting up to 17 percent of the population," said study author Dr. Young Juhn, a general academic pediatricia...
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness, new research suggests. The study included 141 children and young adults aged 6 to 21. Nearly two-thirds of those prescribed stimulant medications had a psychotic si...
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests. Current protocols recommend starting medication when readings reach specific levels. The threshold used to be 130/85 mm Hg. But it was recently shifted to 140/90 mm Hg for non-elderly individuals, and 150/90 for the elderly. The ...
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the National Football League continues to struggle with the health risks posed by concussions, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll finds that vast majorities of Americans say football teams need to do more to protect their players from head injuries. The poll reveals that the public is now widely aware of the often-debilitating and sometimes deadly health problems facing many current and retired pro pla...
Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth?
Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth? WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although British teeth have long been a subject of satire in the United States, a new stereotype-busting study is giving the British a little something to smile about. Researchers have found evidence that British oral health is actually as good, or even better, than it is in the States. But Americans may place greater emphasis on getting their teeth straightened, tackling overcrowding, and whitening up a yel...
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