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'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers
But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warnSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Zika Virus... More Story with Video....


Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year from Asthma, COPD
In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, International Health... More Story with Video....


Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns
Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-upSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Medicines, Memory... More Story with Video....


Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?
Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumorsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Laboratory Tests... More Story with Video....


FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the moveSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Drug Safety... More Story with Video....


Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study
Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggersSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Knee Replacement... More Story with Video....


Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ERSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Hair Problems, Sexual Health, Wounds and Injuries... More Story with Video....


A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades
Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performanceSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, School Health, Teen Health... More Story with Video....


Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis
Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout bodySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Heart Diseases... More Story with Video....


A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early deathSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol... More Story with Video....


Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: A1C, Diabetes Type 2, Exercise and Physical Fitness... More Story with Video....


Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar diseaseSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Diabetes Type 2, Healthy Sleep... More Story with Video....


U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Health Statistics... More Story with Video....


Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers
Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health... More Story with Video....


Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse
Source: National Eye Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds
But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusiveSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Marijuana, Peripheral Nerve Disorders... More Story with Video....


Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates
Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and agingSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis... More Story with Video....


Smoking on The Rise Among Pregnant Women with Depression
More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse... More Story with Video....


Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?
In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friendSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Pet Health... More Story with Video....


Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80
Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors... More Story with Video....


Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
35 infected people were hospitalized with such conditions in Brazil during last year's outbreakSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Zika Virus... More Story with Video....


An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning
Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advisesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness... More Story with Video....


Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
Voice coaching appears to help swallowing and breathing, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Parkinson's Disease... More Story with Video....


Scammers Impersonate the National Institutes of Health
Source: Federal Trade CommissionRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Fraud... More Story with Video....


When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer
Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancerSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Stress... More Story with Video....


Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients
Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazamSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Epilepsy, Marijuana... More Story with Video....


Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effectSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Radiation Therapy... More Story with Video....


How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Sun Exposure... More Story with Video....


Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-termSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Premature Babies... More Story with Video....


Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat
And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Kidney Diseases... More Story with Video....


Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis... More Story with Video....


Number of Americans with Epilepsy At Record Level
3.4 million people live with the disorder, government researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy, Health Statistics... More Story with Video....


Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even with Insurance
1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer... More Story with Video....


Only about One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases... More Story with Video....


Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study
They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmittedSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Surgery, Obesity, Surgery... More Story with Video....


Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs
Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors reportSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diarrhea, Infant and Newborn Care, Rotavirus Infections... More Story with Video....


Midlife Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Increase Chances of Dementia
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Healthy Aging... More Story with Video....


NCI Study Identifies Essential Genes For Cancer Immunotherapy
Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Cancer Immunotherapy, Genes and Gene Therapy... More Story with Video....


Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds
Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more commonSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Screening... More Story with Video....


Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, but Not Women
Explanations for the disparity aren't clear Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Health Statistics, Stroke... More Story with Video....


Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial
Next step is to see if it works and for how long Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Diabetes Type 1... More Story with Video....


Alcohol Use, Abuse on The Rise in U.S.
Women and older adults among those drinking more, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Health Statistics... More Story with Video....


Eclipse 101: Safety
Source: National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


Solar Eclipse and Your Eyes
Source: Prevent Blindness AmericaRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


It's Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones
Osteoporosis prevention starts now Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Density, Osteoporosis... More Story with Video....


Yoga May Boost Aging Brains
Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the causeSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Exercise for Seniors, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers with Sleep Disorders
Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Preterm Labor, Sleep Disorders, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped earlySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer, Stem Cells... More Story with Video....


Deaths from Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans
Uptick has researchers puzzled and questioning screening guidelinesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer... More Story with Video....


FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth
Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco productsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes, Smoking and Youth, Teen Health... More Story with Video....


Heart Health Ignored by Many with Type 2 Diabetes
New evidence review reconfirms patient guidelinesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Diabetic Heart Disease, Heart Diseases--Prevention... More Story with Video....


Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?
When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, MRI Scans... More Story with Video....


Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later
These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care, Newborn Screening... More Story with Video....


Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health
Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Depression... More Story with Video....


Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?
Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggestSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Diseases, Mental Disorders... More Story with Video....


'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program
Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Drugs and Young People, Underage Drinking... More Story with Video....


Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study
But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connectionSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, High Blood Pressure... More Story with Video....


Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care
While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers reportSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Insurance... More Story with Video....


'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat
Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Mental Health... More Story with Video....


Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals
'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers findSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Angioplasty, Health Disparities, Health Facilities... More Story with Video....


Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor
2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes Type 2... More Story with Video....


Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk
Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Heart Diseases--Prevention... More Story with Video....


Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers findSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Ear Infections, Pneumococcal Infections... More Story with Video....


How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling
Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Toddler Development... More Story with Video....


Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns
Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sunSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care, Sun Exposure... More Story with Video....


What Diabetics Need to Know about Over-The-Counter Meds
Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Drug Reactions, Over-the-Counter Medicines... More Story with Video....


Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia
But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periodsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Dementia, Seniors' Health... More Story with Video....


Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?
Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study foundSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Sleep Disorders... More Story with Video....


Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs
Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Reproductive Hazards... More Story with Video....


Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins
Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheelSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Motor Vehicle Safety, Teen Health... More Story with Video....


Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's
Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research neededSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Medicines, Parkinson's Disease... More Story with Video....


Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality
Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Development, Infant and Newborn Nutrition... More Story with Video....


Mavyret Approved for Hepatitis C
A chronic viral infection of the liver Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis C, Medicines... More Story with Video....


Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?
Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breastfeeding, Child Nutrition, Infant and Newborn Nutrition... More Story with Video....


Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some
That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers reportSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Cancer in Children, Genes and Gene Therapy... More Story with Video....


Resistance Training May Slow MS, Study Says
Scans revealed less brain shrinkage in exercise groupSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Multiple Sclerosis... More Story with Video....


Protein At All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength
Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggestSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Proteins, Nutrition for Seniors... More Story with Video....


Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issuesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Medicines, Taste and Smell Disorders... More Story with Video....


Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.
Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's officeSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations, Medicines, Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


Yoga May Help Ease Depression
It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Depression... More Story with Video....


Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Genes and Gene Therapy, Stem Cells... More Story with Video....


New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Cancer Chemotherapy... More Story with Video....


Americans Taking More Prescription Drugs Than Ever: Survey
Consumer Reports says many may be doing more harm than goodSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines... More Story with Video....


As Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain with Yoga
Still, two-thirds feel better from this ancient form of exercise, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Pain, Sports Injuries... More Story with Video....


As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow
Study of 188 countries finds burden of impaired vision falls hardest on developing nationsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: International Health, Seniors' Health, Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm
Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warnSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Talking With Your Doctor... More Story with Video....


Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers
Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairmentSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: MRI Scans, Sports Injuries... More Story with Video....


Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used with Psychiatric Drugs?
Prescribing practices called into question by new studySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse... More Story with Video....


Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain
Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not allSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pain Relievers... More Story with Video....


Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
May allow more patients to get donor organ, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Transplantation... More Story with Video....


Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo
In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threatSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy... More Story with Video....


Scientists Gain Insight into Allergies
Screening for certain immune cells might help doctors assess reactions to treatment, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy... More Story with Video....


2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery
Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warnSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Surgery... More Story with Video....


Know the Signs of Concussion
This serious health threat affects kids as well as adults Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Concussion... More Story with Video....


Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities
Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers findSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Cancer--Living with Cancer... More Story with Video....


Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy
Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timingSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Flu Shot, Pregnancy... More Story with Video....


Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies At Higher Risk for Diabetes
Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Weight Control... More Story with Video....


Idhifa Approved for Some with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
For adults with specific genetic mutation Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Acute Myeloid Leukemia... More Story with Video....


Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk
Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases... More Story with Video....


Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck from Mediterranean Diet
Researchers suspect food quality may account for the differenceSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Health Disparities, Heart Diseases--Prevention... More Story with Video....


Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study
Research with monkeys suggests virus isn't transmitted through kissing or sharing eating utensilsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Zika Virus... More Story with Video....


Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large studySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Gum Disease, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Take the (Exercise) Plunge
Pool workouts offer a range of health benefitsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness... More Story with Video....


Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming
Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautionsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Drowning, Water Safety (Recreational)... More Story with Video....


Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S.
Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey showsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... More Story with Video....


Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030
Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predictSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Climate Change... More Story with Video....


Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds
Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deathsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Thinners, Heart Failure... More Story with Video....


Country Kids Less Likely to Develop Bowel Disease Than Their City Cousins
Rural living may have protective effect, Canadian study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Crohn's Disease, Rural Health Concerns, Ulcerative Colitis... More Story with Video....


Moving from 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk
Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. statesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Health Disparities, Stroke... More Story with Video....


Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier
Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy, Genetic Testing... More Story with Video....


7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes
Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking livesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets
Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Disaster Preparation and Recovery, Pet Health... More Story with Video....


Surgeons Warn of Trampolines' Down Side
Very young children should stay off, group saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Sports Safety... More Story with Video....


Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time
Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each daySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Health Risks of an Inactive Lifestyle... More Story with Video....


Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression
Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Depression... More Story with Video....


Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year
Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Seniors' Health... More Story with Video....


Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life
Study suggests that even when people weren't really more sedentary, their risk of early death roseSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Healthy Living... More Story with Video....


Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades
Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble earlySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Care, School Health, Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems
The spots could be linked to higher risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Sun Exposure... More Story with Video....


How Savvy Are You about Nail Care Safety?
Certain mani-pedi products can cause trouble, FDA warnsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cosmetics, Nail Diseases... More Story with Video....


Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought
Higher measurements seen using in-car sensorsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution... More Story with Video....


Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average
Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choicesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Kidney Transplantation... More Story with Video....


How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out
Study suggests body amplifies fatigue signals, even during periods of restSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... More Story with Video....


Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients
Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer... More Story with Video....


When Is It Nail Fungus?
Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accuratelySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Fungal Infections, Nail Diseases... More Story with Video....


'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders
'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Occupational Health... More Story with Video....


Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses
But study also shows those rates are rising for young adults who are not in schoolSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, College Health, Underage Drinking... More Story with Video....


Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens
Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Problems in Children, Noise, Teen Health... More Story with Video....


Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults
The chronic skin condition may interfere with daily life, expert saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema... More Story with Video....


Drug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study
With tocilizumab's approval, there's an alternative treatment for giant cell arteritisSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Giant Cell Arteritis, Medicines... More Story with Video....


Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids with Cerebral Palsy
Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessionsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Children's Health, Walking Problems... More Story with Video....


Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?
Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous yearSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Suicide, Veterans and Military Health... More Story with Video....


Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier
Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery... More Story with Video....


Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, but Up Among Older Adults
Rates have doubled in people over 50, report saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction... More Story with Video....


Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing and Routine Shots
Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccinesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, School Health... More Story with Video....


HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner from The Virus
Study of gay couples duplicates findings of earlier researchSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Living with HIV/AIDS... More Story with Video....


New Surgery May Fix Tough-To-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears
Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Rotator Cuff Injuries, Surgery... More Story with Video....


More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training
Kiosks that provide 5-minute sessions are now in 7 air travel hubs, heart association saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: CPR... More Story with Video....


$100 Sweetens the Pot for A Colonoscopy
Study found those who were offered cash to get cancer screening were twice as likely to do soSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening... More Story with Video....


Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review
How this might affect male fertility isn't clear, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Infertility, Men's Health... More Story with Video....


Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease
No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Sports Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury... More Story with Video....


U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements
Children under age 6 most often affected, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Dietary Supplements... More Story with Video....


Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health
Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their petSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Pet Health... More Story with Video....


Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?
Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequencesSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack, Statins, Stroke... More Story with Video....


Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes
Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes AssociationSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Prediabetes... More Story with Video....


Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctorsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Food Allergy... More Story with Video....


Videotaping Sleepers Raises CPAP Use
Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to stick with the sleep apnea treatment, study foundSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea... More Story with Video....


Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood
Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Obesity in Children... More Story with Video....


Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care
If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS Medicines... More Story with Video....


Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'
Most women and a lot of kids also appear to have excessive fat, study of developed nations reportsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight... More Story with Video....


A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drugSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions... More Story with Video....


Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed by Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes
Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partnersSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Domestic Violence, Health Disparities, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS... More Story with Video....


Here's Why a Soda with That Burger Is Especially Fattening
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Dietary Proteins, Weight Control... More Story with Video....


Can Dirty Diapers Offer Clues to the Infant Brain?
Certain fecal bacteria tied to better functioning at age 2, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Development... More Story with Video....


Donor-Sperm Kids No Different from Their Peers: Study
Parent questionnaires revealed no physical, mental distinctions at school ageSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Infertility... More Story with Video....


High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study foundSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Flu Shot, Nursing Homes, Seniors' Health... More Story with Video....


Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem
New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse, Health Disparities, Mental Disorders... More Story with Video....


An 'Active' Workstation Won't Lower Your Job Performance
Study found using treadmills, bikes or ellipticals while on the job didn't impair thinking skillsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Occupational Health... More Story with Video....


Blame Diabetes: Rates of 2 Nerve Conditions on the Rise
Neurologist says one causes burning pain, the other causes problems with heart rate and blood pressureSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetic Nerve Problems, Peripheral Nerve Disorders... More Story with Video....


Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggestSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Hormones, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term
Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders... More Story with Video....


Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned
Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Drowning, Oxygen Therapy... More Story with Video....


MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care
Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Critical Care, MRI Scans, Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems... More Story with Video....


Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients
Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Coma, Diagnostic Imaging, Traumatic Brain Injury... More Story with Video....


Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers noteSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Vision Impairment and Blindness... More Story with Video....


Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this yearSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Measles, Traveler's Health... More Story with Video....


Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Medicines, International Health... More Story with Video....


Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
But difference in risk is quite small, experts saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pregnancy and Medicines... More Story with Video....


Insured, but Still Barred from Top-Tier Cancer Centers
Cheaper policies may not cover U.S. National Cancer Institute-affiliated doctorsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Insurance... More Story with Video....


Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases
Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest differenceSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Healthy Living... More Story with Video....


Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-Section Risk
These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study showsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Pregnancy and Nutrition... More Story with Video....


Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial
Not facing reality raises other troublesome issues, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, End of Life Issues... More Story with Video....


As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure
But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Failure, Weight Control... More Story with Video....


Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?
Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases--Prevention... More Story with Video....


Predicting Cognitive Deficits in People With Parkinson's Disease
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parkinson's Disease... More Story with Video....


'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added riskSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy... More Story with Video....


Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs
New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Medicare... More Story with Video....


Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Menopause... More Story with Video....


More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: CDC
Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease, report saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Health Statistics, Prediabetes... More Story with Video....


Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel
Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Screening, Ovarian Cancer, Women's Health... More Story with Video....


Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life
Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pain Relievers... More Story with Video....


More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health
Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study findsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Weight Control... More Story with Video....


Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in The Pipeline
Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease... More Story with Video....


High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Common Cold, Vitamin D... More Story with Video....


Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chanceSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer, Vasectomy... More Story with Video....


Nerlynx Approved to Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return
Drug is designed to block cancer-fueling enzymes Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer... More Story with Video....



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