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New Compounds Might Help Stop Spread of Malaria
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:00:39 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease. "Current anti-malarial drugs can...
Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:09:48 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Bacteria in a toddler's mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child's...
Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:57 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire. "These practices can reinforce fussy eating,...
FDA Issues Warning on Pet Reactions to Common Flea Medicine
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:34 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others...
AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:31 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study...
Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:26 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have...
Fewer American Teens Having Sex, Most Using Birth Control
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:23 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- In a finding that should ease parents' minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that sexual violence has...
More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:09:47 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help. Researchers found that almost...
Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:09:29 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of more than 1,900 older...
'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:09:28 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level on a fitness trip. With no shortage of "fitcation" options available any time of...
Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2018
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:09:18 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cornell Food Researcher Resigns After Charges of Academic Misconduct Brian Wansink, a noted food researcher based at Cornell University, has...
Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:09:49 GMT
-- Varicose veins and spider veins typically occur in the legs and can cause significant pain, swelling and an itchy rash, the Office on Women's Health says. Varicose veins are often caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Spider veins are...
Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:09:08 GMT
-- If you've been near or touched poison ivy, you may develop an itchy, blistering rash within 12 to 72 hours. Most everyone reacts to an oil in the poison ivy plant called urushiol. The rash typically goes away on its own in a few weeks, but some...
California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:09:06 GMT
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira, ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects. Speaking in a...
Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:09:23 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118...
Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:09:01 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- The opioid epidemic has been front-page news for a few years now, with rising overdose deaths driving an overall decrease in Americans' average life expectancy. But a new study suggests that the opioid epidemic is, in...
Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:09:10 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates. Scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson found...
Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:09:53 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered a stroke or mini-stroke. Patients in the study typically used the...
Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:09:38 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk. But men did not reap the same benefit from the diet,...
AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:09:30 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial...

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