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Native American Teens at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:00:51 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Native American teens are at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse than other American teens, a new study finds. Still, "we do not want these data to be used to stigmatize American Indian kids," said study author Randall...
Obamacare May Have Boosted Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:06:43 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Medicaid patients with kidney disease are more likely to be placed on a kidney transplant waiting list before they need dialysis if they live in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study...
Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:06:52 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Health insurers may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by not encouraging use of less addictive pain medications, a new study contends. In 2016, more than 2.1 million Americans had an opioid addiction. And more than...
Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:06:11 GMT
FRIDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Aedes mosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus, researchers report. Laboratory studies have shown that several species of Aedes mosquitoes can transmit Zika, but whether the same species in different regions could...
Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:06:34 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds. As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco...
AHA: CPAP Machines May Bring Better Sleep, Plus a Healthier Heart
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:06:14 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research. The study, published...
Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:06:00 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- U.S. counties with high rates of prescription painkiller use voted heavily in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a new study finds. Researchers found that, on average, Trump got about 60 percent of the...
Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:06:50 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of black adults nationwide, researchers report. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that police killings of unarmed black Americans can have corrosive...
Health Highlights: June 22, 2018
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:06:35 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought Industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in public...
Picking an Exercise Boot Camp
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:06:23 GMT
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of elite military...
Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:06:56 GMT
-- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes considerable pain in joints. At some point, most people with RA develop pain in the ankle and foot. While there is no cure, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says there are things...
Pot Still a Drug of Choice for Many U.S. Adults
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:06:47 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Fewer American teens may be smoking pot, but the same can't be said for older adults, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed federal government data and found that non-daily marijuana use fell among Americans aged 12 to...
Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:06:57 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes that may contribute to them, a large, new study shows. Researchers said the findings should deepen the understanding of...
Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:06:30 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Viruses could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Brains riddled with Alzheimer's disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers...
2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:06:15 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15...
TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06:56 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. A little more than three years after getting...
AHA: Take Your Dog to Work -- And Reap the Health Benefits
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06:37 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's impossible for anyone to pet a dog, or even just share a story about one, without breaking into a smile. There's an absolutely paws-itive reason for this. Studies have shown that...
Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06:28 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the...
More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06:15 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- A new international review suggests that having more body fat may protect premenopausal women from developing some types of breast cancer. "We found strong evidence of an inverse association of body mass index [BMI] with...
Raise the Bar on CPR, Heart Group Says
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06:02 GMT
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Improved CPR instruction would increase the number of people who survive cardiac arrest. So says a new American Heart Association statement. Shortcomings in training reduce the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary...

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