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Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks
Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, another study suggests. The study included more than 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 percent of men and 12 percent of women in the study developed or died from heart disease. People who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet were 47 percent les...
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted over nearly four decades. The approximation could help public health officials determine whether ADHD is overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in their nation, state or communit...
Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better
Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving -- even with a half-hour of slow walking -- it helped them shed a little bit of weight and a couple of inches from their waistlines. However, it took higher-intensit...
Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study
Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Airport screenings for infectious diseases often miss 50 percent or more of sick travelers, mostly because people do not tell the truth about their exposure to illnesses, a new study suggests. "Honest reporting can not only improve on-site detection, but is essential to enable authorities to follow up with travelers who may have been exposed but have not yet developed symptoms," wrote researcher and g...
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that the disorder is a serious problem, the researchers said. In a study of more than 2 million people, Danish researchers found that accidents were the most common cause of premature death among people with AD...
Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria
Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common ingredient in many processed foods might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, a new study in mice suggests. Emulsifiers are used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life. In experiments with mice, researchers found that emulsifiers can alter the make-up of bacteria populations in the digestive tract. This can lead to inflammation that may contribute t...
Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study
Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for about 28 percent of stroke patients in a new study, aspirin didn't keep blood from clotting. And their strokes were worse than strokes suffered by aspirin-users who w...
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The water used to mix baby formula plays the biggest role in whether formula-fed babies are exposed to increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study. Families that use well water instead of municipal water may need to check it for arsenic levels since well water is not regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the study authors suggested. The study also found that formula-fed infan...
A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study
A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the importance of introducing kids to a wide variety of "whole foods" -- from fruits and vegetables, to whole grains and nuts, to fish and low-fat dairy. And to do t...
Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?
Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being treated with radiation therapy, regardless of their tumor specifics. "Too many men are being treated for prostate cancer, and too many are being treated with radia...
Americans Still Divided Over Obamacare
Americans Still Divided Over Obamacare THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act remains one of the most significant -- and controversial -- achievements of President Barack Obama's presidency. And Americans remain deeply divided over the health-care reform law that was signed by Obama five years ago, a HealthDay/Harris Poll released Thursday found. A consistent 30 percent of Americans favor repeal of the law, although they're outnumbered by a majority of people who like the la...
Achilles Tendon Can Handle Downhill Running: Study
Achilles Tendon Can Handle Downhill Running: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Achilles tendon can handle downhill running better than previously thought, says a study that offers good news for distance runners. The key is to transition gradually to downhill running, the Brigham Young University researchers noted. "Runners can know it is safe to transition to downhill running and include it in normal training and racing," study author Katy Andrews Neves said in a university news relea...
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests. Instead, many people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence -- such as stress or hormones in foods, according to the survey done by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). "About half of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through lifestyle choi...
A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says
A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found. And about one in five would be willing to pay $1,000 or more to avoid taking that daily pill, the survey also found. "There were a not-insignificant number of people who were ready to accept a large risk of death to avoid taking a pill for the rest of their lives," said lead author Dr. Rober...
Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids?
Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids? MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests. As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called diuretics to prevent excess fluid buildup and to improve their symptoms. However, many will also receive IV fluids early in a hospital stay. This influx of IV fluids...
Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone -- the skin gel version of the drug dapsone -- for a week developed a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. The patient showed up at a Pittsburgh emergency room with a headache, shortness of breath, and blue lips and fingers. Her symptoms initially confou...
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease. Included in that number are an estimated 200 children who could have been exposed to the measles virus after an infected wo...
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among people who use illicit drugs, those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder, a new study finds. The findings show the need to begin substance use prevention programs at an earlier age among teens with ADHD, the University of Florida researchers said. "The take-home message of this study shouldn...
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date. "My child sat right in the palm of my hands," Jackson recalled. "He was very, very fragile. It was 25 weeks and one day into my pregnancy, and he was just 1 pound, 1 ounce." At the time, Elise and her husband, Todd, were told that Elijah's chances for survival were only about...
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests. Antibiotics should be used to treat travelers' diarrhea only in severe cases, said the study authors. The study was published online Jan. 22 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . "The great majority of all cases of travelers' diarrhea are mild and ...
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds. The study of adults aged 71 to 80 found that daily consumption of 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt -- the equivalent of a teaspoon -- didn't increase deaths, heart disease, stroke or heart failure over 10 years. However, salt intake above 2,300 mg -- which is higher than heart experts curren...
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests. At higher doses tested, the prescription drug Vyvanse curtailed the excessive food consumption that characterizes binge-eating disorder, researchers said. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is solely approved in the United States to treat ADHD, and no ...
Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests. Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, the new research reveals. The finding stems from the long-term tracking of about 550 men and women, of whom a little over 15 percent had asthma. All were participants i...
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to cardiovascular health. "Research has already shown a link between psychological pathology and poor physical health," said study lead author Rosalba Hernandez, an assistant professor in the school of social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign....
As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall
As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate. Their study of counties across the Western United States found that as elevation increased, lung cancer rates declined. For every 3,300-foot rise in elevation, lung cancer incidence fell by more than seven cases per 100,000 people, ...
Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of older diabetics who are in poor health have been placed on a diabetes management regimen that strictly controls their blood sugar, aiming at a targeted hemoglobin A1C level of less than 7 percent. But these patien...
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 10 to 20 minutes of a typical well-child visit isn't enough time to reliably detect a young child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. "When decisions about autism referral are made based on brief observations alone, there is a substantial risk that even experts may miss a large percentage of children who need a referral for further evaluation," said lead study author Terisa Gabrielsen. She conducted the study ...
Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks
Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday. The groups said the HPV test is an effective, one-test alternative to the current recommendation of screening with either a Pap test alone or a combination of the HPV test and a Pap test. However, not all experts are in agreement with the move: the la...
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down? THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes may help reduce binge drinking, a new study suggests. Binge drinking in men is defined as having five or more drinks on a given occasion; in women it's four or more drinks. Binge drinking causes more than half of the nearly 90,000 alcohol-related deaths in the United States each year, according to background information in the study. Researchers found that a 1 percent increase in alcohol price due to t...
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology . "Childhood maltreatment can have long-lasting effects, like associated medical and psychological conditions including migraine in adulthood," study author Dawn Buse, director of behavioral medicine at Montefiore Headache Center in New York City, said i...
ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking
ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to start smoking or drinking with each additional symptom they have of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or conduct disorder, new research suggests. "Our findings underscore the need to counsel families about the risk of substance use as [these] children approach adolescence," said study author Dr. William Brinkman, research director at Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, wh...
Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts
Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big contributor to type 2 diabetes, but Asian-Americans may need to pile on fewer excess pounds to develop the disease than other groups do, according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA has now lowered the body-mass index (BMI) -- a standard measurement of weight versus height -- at which Asian-Americans should be screened for type 2 diabetes. T...
Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C
Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Viekira Pak, a combination of four antiviral drugs -- ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir and dasabuvir -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C infection, including a major complication, cirrhosis of the liver. Some 3.2 million Americans are infected with the viral disease, which can lead to complications including reduced liver function, liver failure or liver cancer, the ...
Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts
Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are buying fewer pre-packaged baked goods, such as pies, cakes and cookies, new research shows. However, the study authors also found that people are not choosing healthier foods in their place. And little progress has been made on the part of food manufacturers in making pre-packaged treats healthier, the researchers said. Although the amount of sugar and fat in these products didn't change much bet...
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread, a new report shows. "The exposures in this report were not prolonged and occurred in a domestic rather than an international terminal, highlighting the fact that measles is highly contagious," wrote a team led by Jared Vega, an infecti...
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds. This is because alcohol hampers the brain's system for regulating a person's need for sleep, researchers found. "The prevailing thought was that alcohol promotes sleep by changing a person's circadian rhythm -- the body's built-in 24-hour clock," ...
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development. "This study tells us that adverse childhood experiences are common among U.S. children and, as demonstrated in adult studies, have lifelong impacts that begin early in life," study author Christina Bethell, a professor in the department of population, family and reproductive health at the Johns...
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds. The study, based on U.S. national data, finds that most teens don't get the minimum 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night that's recommended by standard guidelines. Teenagers do face a number of challenges as they try to get adequate sleep, experts s...
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A national anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers was highly successful and cost-effective, a new study reports. The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. "Our mission is to protect the public health, and the 2012 Tips ads did this by motivating 1.6 mil...
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says. Researchers conducted brain scans on 68 participants, aged 14 to 25, with bipolar disorder, a mental illness that causes extreme emotional highs and lows. Of those patients, 26 had attempted suicide. Brain scans were also done on a control group of 45 teens an...
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile? MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram. Although dense breasts are a known risk factor for breast cancer, this increasingly common strategy doesn't appear to improve survival much but does "substantially" boost costs and false-positive results, researchers found. "Performing ultrasound for all women with dense breasts after...
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids -- proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers -- had on head and neck cancer patients. More than two-thirds of the nearly 600 patients in the study took one or both types of the antacids after their cancer diagnosis. Acid ...
A Lasting Legacy of Science
A Lasting Legacy of Science TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Salk polio vaccine trial of 1954 proved a momentous event whose impact is still felt today. On a broad scale, the trial first fundamentally altered the way Americans viewed charities, transforming them from an indulgence catered by a wealthy few into a common cause that could be joined by all. Most of the funding for the trial came from the March of Dimes, which was called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis back then....
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin). The drug is sanctioned for long-term severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment. The tablet is difficult to crush, break or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse, the agency said Thursday in a news release. But ...
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends. Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 to 85. People with spouses who were overly critical or demanding were more likely to develop heart disease than those with supportive mates, the researchers from Michigan State University said. They also foun...
Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show
Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report. Heavy drinking may be especially damaging to white matter in the frontal areas of the brain, which can interfere with the impulse control needed to stop drinking, according to the study. The findings were published in the December online issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Res...
Alcohol Taxes May Give Boost to Public Health, Economy
Alcohol Taxes May Give Boost to Public Health, Economy TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some may believe that raising taxes on alcohol products will cost jobs in the service sector, but a new study suggests that's made up for by job creation elsewhere. The findings were to be reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans. "Money not spent on alcohol, coupled with the newly raised tax revenues, will be spent on other goods and services which wil...
Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests. And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases your heart risk. "People with asthma should make an effort to optimally control their asthma symptoms, because proper asthma control not only improves asthma symptoms and quality of life but also re...
Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease
Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may be linked to higher rates of chronic kidney disease, new research suggests. A study from the University of Michigan found the prevalence of kidney disease was greater in areas of the United States that have worse air quality. "If air pollution is a risk factor for [kidney disease], the impact is likely to be even greater in countries where pollution levels are much higher than in t...
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest is most often fatal, but research is conflicting on whether women have better survival odds than men. In two studies scheduled to be presented Saturday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago, researchers reached differing conclusions. One French study, of more than 400,000 cardiac arrest victims, found that women were 11 percent more likely to survive than men even though th...
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts. The cost of caring for these Alzheimer's patients will climb from $307 billion to $1.5 trillion a year by 2050, the researchers estimated. They believe that, 35 years from now, the average annual per-patient cost of the disease wi...
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also report abusing stimulant medications. Young adults aged 18 to 25 report using the drugs to help them stay awake, study or improve their work or school performance. The most commonly ...
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests. In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. Jun Mao, director of the integrative oncology program at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. And it didn't matter...
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers? FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. And, the researchers suspect the reduced risk may be related to diet. Data for the study included nearly 23,000 people in Sweden with lactose intolerance, as well as members of their families. People with lactose intolerance have difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar found in dairy products, because the...
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that having a sense of meaning and purpose in your life might do more than just give you focus -- it might help you live longer, too. The study, involving more than 9,000 British people averaging 65 years of age, found that those who professed to feeling worthwhile and having a sense of purpose in life were less likely to die during the more than eight years the researchers tracked them. Over the study peri...
Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds
Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' fears about Ebola seem to be waning somewhat, though many still believe the virus is a public health threat to the United States, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll . The online poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 adults between Oct. 28-30, found that anxiety over Ebola appeared to be declining -- even in the wake of the most recent case, involving an infected doctor in New York City. Just unde...
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports. A child's risk of ADHD symptoms by age 9 appears to increase dramatically if they were exposed in the womb to high levels of air pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), researchers at Columbia University...
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head? MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of people whose hearts are found to be healthy after being checked for coronary artery disease continue to have persistent symptoms such as chest pain, a new study finds. Did the doctors miss something? Probably not. Examinations for heart disease can worsen a patient's anxiety and trigger these symptoms, according to the report published published Nov. 3 in the online journal Open Heart . The resear...
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain landscape in the United States, the survey authors said. The bottom line: Significant and debilitating pain that endures for three months or more is now a comm...
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