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Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
Thu, 25 May 2017 17:05:02 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors can save the lives of patients on the transplant wait-list, researchers say. For the study, investigators compared U.S. data from more than 8,100 recipients of kidneys from deceased...
Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:05:40 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report. "Alzheimer's disease...
New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:05:28 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- New gene-based therapies appear to significantly decrease cholesterol levels in people, and could even cut down on arterial plaque, according to results from two early drug trials. Both treatments improve the body's...
Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:05:28 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Several factors raise the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia, a new study suggests. Preeclampsia is a condition marked by high blood pressure and protein in a pregnant woman's urine. It affects...
Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:55 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Parents of children with autism often try diet changes or supplements to ease symptoms of the disorder, but a new review concludes there's no solid evidence that any work. After analyzing 19 clinical trials, researchers...
Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:46 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Teens who are taunted about their weight may be more likely to become obese adults who struggle with poor body image, a new study finds. Researchers also found that teens who are bullied about their weight are more likely...
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:17 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- High rates of suicide among people with autism are drawing specialists to a conference this week in England. "What relatively little we know about suicidality in autism points to a worryingly high prevalence of people with...
Eye Problems May Be Tied to Zika, Lab Study Suggests
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:14 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Scientists exploring how the Zika virus passes from pregnant monkeys to their fetuses believe the infection may be more dangerous to human pregnancies than previously believed. "The results we're seeing in monkey...
U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:10 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Violence is common in pregnancy, with mothers-to-be in the United States at greater risk for assault-related injuries and death than women who aren't expecting, a new study finds. "The striking results of our study suggest...
Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05:35 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Faulty immune cells may play a role in hair loss, a new study suggests. In experiments with mice, researchers found that regulatory T-cells ("Tregs") -- a type of immune cell that helps control inflammation -- trigger stem...
Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'?
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05:21 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Mom, it's not all in your head: Dad does respond to toddler daughters and sons differently. Brain scans and random recordings of their times together prove it. Fathers are not only more attentive to little girls, a new...
Health Highlights: May 25, 2017
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:59 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heart Pump Controllers Recalled Nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of malfunctions resulting...
Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:39 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report. Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient near...
Supercharging Exercise With Interval Training
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:26 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- If your exercise routine isn't producing lower numbers on the scale, consider kicking it up a notch with high-intensity interval training. The concept is simple: alternate bursts of high-intensity activity with intervals...
Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:14 GMT
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say. Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with anxiety,...
Health Tip: Eat More Mediterranean Foods
Thu, 25 May 2017 07:05:33 GMT
-- Following a Mediterranean diet offers plenty of health benefits, but as a bonus, such foods can be kid-friendly. Here's how to include Mediterranean-style foods in your meals: Focus on fruit, veggies and whole grains. Instead of building a...
Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out
Thu, 25 May 2017 07:05:03 GMT
-- Warming up is an important part of any workout, and it's well worth the extra few minutes. The American Heart Association recommends: Warming up for five minutes to 10 minutes. If you're planning for a long, intense workout, increase warm up...
CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill
Wed, 24 May 2017 23:05:24 GMT
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House last month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released...
Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy
Wed, 24 May 2017 17:05:15 GMT
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating chemical -- reduced seizure...
2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study
Wed, 24 May 2017 16:05:13 GMT
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens. Investigators at Boston University...

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