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Hospitalizations Rising Among the Homeless
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:01:00 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- On any given night in America, more than 550,000 people are homeless, and they are being hospitalized in greater numbers, a new study suggests. Despite expanded Medicaid and increased funds for health care clinics,...
Hidden Dangers in Dust
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:12:46 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- An antibacterial called triclosan is common in dust and could result in dust-dwelling bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant, researchers report. "There is this conventional wisdom that says everything that's in dust is...
AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:12:35 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new research that found regular physical activity...
When Heart Attack Strikes, Women Often Hesitate to Call for Help
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:12:25 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Women often delay calling for emergency help when heart attack symptoms start, a new study finds. Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before...
FDA Warns of Raw Cookie Dough Dangers
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:12:07 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- As tempting as it might be to sample some raw dough while you're making a batch of cookies this holiday season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that the guilty pleasure could make you very sick. That's because...
Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:12:02 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a...
Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2018
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:12:57 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Studies Highlight Risks of Red Meat-Rich Diet Eating a lot of red meat boosts levels of a chemical linked to heart disease and also changes...
Nose Holds Clues to Baby's First Cold
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:12:45 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- When a baby starts sniffling and sneezing, the type of bacteria in their nose may predict how long the cold will last, a new study finds. Babies with a wide variety of bacteria in the nose recover faster from their first...
Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:12:25 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women. Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some -- like high blood pressure, migraine with aura, diabetes and stress --...
Could You Be Short on Vitamin D?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:12:11 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You'd think vitamin deficiencies would be rare in the United States, but many people are running low on vitamin D, and it's a serious health threat. Being short on vitamin D not only affects bone density, it's also been...
For College Students, 'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:12:05 GMT
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Intimacy plays a larger role in casual sex among college students than previously thought, a new U.S. study reports. Researchers analyzed the results of an online survey that asked several hundred students at a university...
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Mental Health
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:12:36 GMT
-- A healthy mental attitude helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices, the National Library of Medicine says. But more than half of American's are diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in life, the agency...
Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During the Holidays
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:12:29 GMT
-- The holiday season can be difficult to navigate if you have diabetes. But with proper planning you can stay healthy, the American Diabetes Association says. The ADA offers this advice: Focus on timing. If your meal will be later than usual,...
Hospital Discharge at Christmastime May Not Be a Gift for Some
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:12:57 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests. The risk of hospital readmission or death was higher among patients who were discharged over the...
How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:12:41 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the "use it or lose it" theory on brain health....
Sporting Events Dangerous for Spectators, Too
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:12:03 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds. "You don't expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator," said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports...
AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:12:29 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea -- in which a...
AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:12:25 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of...
Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:12:22 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds. Younger siblings of...
Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the Way
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:12:01 GMT
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- In a feat that might help pave the way to restoring hair on patients with skin wounds from burns, injuries or surgery, scientists report regrowing hair on damaged skin in mice. In their experiments with the rodents, the...

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