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20 Nov

Using Yoga To Ease Symptoms of Anxiety And Depression

Yoga provides both short and long-term mental health benefits.

19 Nov

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs and Memory

Statins are not associated with cognitive decline.

18 Nov

New Evidence Supporting The Safety Of HPV Vaccines

More than 97 percent of adverse reactions to HPV vaccines are nonserious.

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged adults than other counties, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed 2010 to 2015 heart disease death rates among adults ages 25 to 64, as well as economic markers such as i...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

Seven people have been hospitalized after infection with a strain of E. coli 0157:H7, including t...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study finds.

The study involved 76 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological condition that most often causes trembling in the hands during routine tas...

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes "waking dreams" by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says.

Ayahuasca is a tea or brew made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of its main psychoactive components. Typically...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unemployment, new research finds.

The study of more than 180 gunshot victims also found that nearly half appeared to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) years after the i...

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

The move is in response to a sharp rise in youth e-cigarette use and an outbreak of more ...

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  • November 20, 2019
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AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called mindful eating could just help you enjoy it even more and increase well-being.

Paying close attention to food and how it makes your body feel ...

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests.

Fish oil supplements appeared to boost attention in these kids, British researchers report.

The effect seemed limited to ...

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  • November 20, 2019
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AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows.

The study is the largest to look at how HIV status affects people diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic c...

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests.

"What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal cancer has increased very fast," said lead researcher Ashish Deshmukh. He'...

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  • November 20, 2019
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It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests.

Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, definitely put a damper on a woman's desire. But just as often, it was ...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year's recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report.

Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departments complaining of high bl...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis -- and people with rheumatoid arthritis are at added risk for heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea, researchers say.

Their findings could improve understanding of ho...

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  • November 20, 2019
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Grandma Isn't So Lonely After All

Grandma Isn't So Lonely After All

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though older adults may have smaller social networks than younger adults, they have similar numbers of close friends and levels of well-being, a new study finds.

"Stereotypes of aging tend to paint older adults in many cultures as sad and lonely," said study lead author Wandi Bruine de Br...

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  • November 19, 2019
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Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that might one day counter some of the damage of severe brain injury in humans, researchers report that embryonic neurons implanted in brain-injured mice helped resurrect memory and eased seizures.

"The idea to regrow neurons that die off after a brain injury is something that ne...

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  • November 19, 2019
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As Disease Outbreaks Tied to 'Anti-Vaxxers' Rise, States Take Action

As Disease Outbreaks Tied to 'Anti-Vaxxers' Rise, States Take Action

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by "anti-vaxxer" parents reluctant to immunize their kids.

However, states are countering these trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds.

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 19, 2019
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They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After

They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working overtime to help the body function properly. So is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain?

Yes, apparently it is, according to a new anal...

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines in progress.

The drug has n...

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Procedure Dangerous for Preemies: Study

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Procedure Dangerous for Preemies: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the nutrients they need, but it may be dangerous, a new study finds.

When umbilical cord blood is forced into the baby's abdomen, the pressure can cause tiny blood vessels in the brai...

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  • November 19, 2019
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Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?

Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mild exercise is safe and beneficial for people with sickle cell disease, contrary to traditional beliefs, a new study finds.

Sickle cell disease affects blood flow in the body. Because strenuous exercise boosts blood flow, it can lead to heart problems and severe pain in someone with sickle c...

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  • November 19, 2019
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