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07/22/2018   Medical News Today - General
In the latest and largest study to investigate the impact of eating more fish, researchers conclude that a fish-based diet could lower mortality risk.
07/22/2018   Medical News Today - General
It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess.
07/21/2018   Medical News Today - General
Although complementary and alternative medicine has risen in popularity, little is known about its impact on cancer survival. A new study takes a look.
07/21/2018   Medical News Today - General
Researchers suggest that women with a higher sensitivity to bitter flavors have an increased risk of cancer, but they are still investigating why this is.
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Health Tip: Treating Spider Bites
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Cancer Survival Drops With Complementary Therapy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Your Earliest Memories May Be False
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: In the ICU, Patients' Relatives Often Mum About Care Concerns
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Air Pollution at National Parks Keeps Visitors Away
Category: Health News
Created: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Later-Life Fractures Up Risk of Early Death
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Study Confirms Added Cancer Risk for Diabetics, Especially Women
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Money Matters
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/21/2018   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
Life sciences company Bayer AG said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - To help more patients survive cardiac arrest, traditional CPR training needs an overhaul with more chances for practice - and instructions on social and digital platforms might help lessons stick, some doctors argue.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - A screening test for colon cancer that looks for "invisible" blood in stool may also predict a heightened risk of premature death from other causes, a recent study suggests.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
European drugmakers Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States for the rest of 2018 following criticism by President Donald Trump over the cost of medicine.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
While vaginal pH levels tend to change over a person’s lifetime, normal levels are usually below 4.5. A high pH may indicate a bacterial infection or another condition. The presence of menstrual blood and semen can also raise the pH. Here, we cover the symptoms of an unbalanced pH, at-home tests, and natural remedies.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for a type of leukemia, the first targeted drug for patients with a specific genetic mutation.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
A doctor may detect enlarged ovaries during an ultrasound or physical examination. The ovaries can become enlarged for several reasons, including ovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and benign cysts. In this article, learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of enlarged ovaries, including during pregnancy.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program may work at least as well as one-on-one therapy to help people overcome a fear of heights, a UK study suggests.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
The most common drug for treating Parkinson's disease can have potentially disabling side effects. Researchers believe these could be relieved by ketamine.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We also provide some self-care tips.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
Prednisone is a drug that contains synthetic cortisol. When a person takes prednisone, the body stops making enough cortisol on its own. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms when the person stops taking the medication or reduces their dose too quickly. Here, learn more about the symptoms and how to prevent them.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
Some people use essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to massage their baby or in a diffuser. In this article, we look at the potential benefits of essential oils for babies, as well as which ones to use and how to use them safely. People should never use essential oils on babies less than 3 months old.
07/20/2018   Reuters Health
Drug regulators across Europe are hiring extra staff and increasing their workload as the role of British experts in the EU-wide system of medicines supervision winds down ahead of Brexit.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
A study finds that exposure to phthalates — compounds found in plastics — reduces the brain volume in rats and produces measurable cognitive deficits.
07/20/2018   Medical News Today - General
A major new review confirms that diabetes increases cancer risk, with an added warning: the risk is much higher for women, and we need to understand why.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Roche an accelerated review for its Elecsys product used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
A plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, four days after one of his patients died, police said.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
Merck & Co on Thursday announced price cuts to some of its medicines, including a 60 percent reduction to a hepatitis C treatment, after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized drugmakers for failing to help reduce healthcare costs for consumers.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Police killings of unarmed black people are associated with worse mental health for African-Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a U.S. study suggests.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Drinking alcohol and smoking pot at the same time is more likely to increase the odds of unsafe sex for young women than for men, a small U.S. study suggests.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Gender disparities in medical careers - in position, pay and publishing - start early, but even small systemic changes in training programs could begin to narrow these gaps, says a group of Harvard Medical School doctors.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests.
07/19/2018   Medical News Today - General
After smoking a cigarette, nicotine and its by-products stay in a person’s urine and saliva for 4 days and blood for up to 10 days. In this article, we look at whether this differs between smoking and vaping, what withdrawal feels like, and if people can affect how long it takes to clear their system of nicotine.
07/19/2018   Medical News Today - General
A study finds that blocking the M3R receptor improves myelination in mice implanted with human progenitor cells, maybe leading to clinical trials in MS.
07/19/2018   Medical News Today - General
There are many symptoms of opiate withdrawal, including shaking, chills, nausea, and diarrhea in some cases. These uncomfortable symptoms can often be relieved through home treatments until the body is entirely free of opiates. Learn more about the potential home remedies for opiate withdrawal symptoms here.
07/19/2018   Medical News Today - General
Bloating is common and can be very uncomfortable. A bloated stomach usually occurs due to trapped gas, so removing this gas is key to reducing the bloat. Learn ways of getting rid of bloating quickly, including exercises, supplements, and massage. We also explain how simple lifestyle changes can prevent bloating.
07/19/2018   Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - High school students in the U.S. are a lot more sober than they used to be, a new study suggests.
07/19/2018   Medical News Today - General
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.
07/18/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/17/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
07/17/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here.
07/15/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
07/12/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
07/11/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A 1-year trial found that a Mediterranean-like diet plus vitamin D-3 had no effect on normal bone density but slowed rate of hip bone loss in osteoporosis.
07/11/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-Pen
Category: Health News
Created: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/10/2018   Health Information Update for the FDA
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
07/06/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.
07/06/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on Rise in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/05/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A first-of-its-kind study uses brain scans to reveal a link between the subjective feeling of one's age and the real age of one's brain.
07/05/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Mold
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 3/18/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
People with long-lasting heightened inflammation from middle age onwards also have more white matter damage. This may foreshadow dementia, researchers say.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Cytomegalovirus — a common, asymptomatic virus — may actually boost the immune system's response to infection, much to specialists' surprise.
07/02/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A recent study shows how an obesity-inducing diet — high in sugar and fats — boosts the detrimental effect of natural aging, increasing Alzheimer's risk.
07/01/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
In a new study, researchers investigate the so-called mortality plateau. As we reach extreme old age, does our risk of dying stop increasing?
06/29/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Many mature adults have vitamin B-12 and folate deficiencies, a large study has found. Policymakers should address this issue and shield public health.
06/28/2018   Health Information Update for the FDA
Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, it's important to use them safely. Learn the basics and consider this advice.
06/28/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Testing for Penicillin Allergy May Cut 'Superbug' Infection Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
06/27/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A large, longitudinal study of middle-aged women finds that sitting for 10 hours per day drastically lowers the ability to recover from illness or injury.
06/26/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots
Category: Health News
Created: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
06/23/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope.
06/22/2018   MedicineNet Allergies
Title: Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM