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Device a 'Game Changer' for Severe Heart Failure?
9/24/2018
The trial included 614 patients with severe heart failure in the United States and Canada. They were randomly assigned to receive either the MitraClip plus standard therapy or standard therapy alone.
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Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough in Paralysis
9/24/2018
The electrical stimulator he has is one designed for nerve pain. The research team received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use it in this new way.
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Booster Shots OK for Most Kids With Vax Reaction
9/24/2018
The study found that only 16 percent of the patients had another reaction after receiving an additional vaccination. The researchers also found that more than 80 percent of these subsequent reactions were not any more severe than the initial reaction.
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Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins
9/24/2018
Every additional 4 inches in height increases your risk of varicose veins by about 25 percent, said researcher Dr. Erik Ingelsson, a professor of cardiovascular medicine with Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Children Caring for Parents: Trials and Rewards
9/24/2018
When parents of adult children become ill, it's often up to their children to become caregivers. It's a role reversal fraught with challenges, but it can also offer loving rewards.
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If Mom Smokes Pot, Kids May Try It Sooner
9/24/2018
For the study, the researchers analyzed data on 4,440 children and 2,586 mothers. More specifically, they assessed how a mother's habit influenced the age at which her children started using the drug.
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Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier
9/24/2018
The new study found that people who were prompted to either think about others, or to have spiitual thoughts, were more likely to become more physically active.
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FDA: Pets May Have Bad Reactions to Flea Medicine
9/21/2018
Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others can have severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
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Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?
9/21/2018
Parents who use coercion or bribes to deter picky eating may be setting the child up for problems down the road, Australian researchers have found.
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Fewer Teens Having Sex, Most Use Birth Control
9/21/2018
A new CDC study found a dramatic drop in the number of sexually active U.S. teens, and of those teens, nearly 90 percent used some form of birth control the last time they had sex.
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
9/21/2018
Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens hygiene.
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More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
9/21/2018
In a new study, almost 30 percent of doctors surveyed said they had recorded a visit for a patient's use. And about 19 percent of U.S. adults said they'd done so themselves -- usually after asking the doctor's permission.
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Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
9/21/2018
A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years.
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Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
9/20/2018
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Is 100 the New 80? What's It Take to Live Longer?
9/20/2018
As more and more people live to 100, researchers want to know what separates them from those who live the average, expected 80 years. Of course exercise, a good diet, and other healthy choices key. But studies show genes are pretty important, too. So do you have to win the genetic lottery to live a whole century? Or can science unlock the secret to spreading the genetic wealth?
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We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
9/20/2018
In fact, if your personal exposome was visible to the naked eye, the researchers said, you'd look like the "Peanuts" character Pig-Pen.
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Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
9/20/2018
The investigators found that, among stroke patients, "treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy provides significant benefits, even greater than the benefits of tPA, the FDA-approved drug treatment for stroke," said study lead researcher Dr. Dawn Bravata.
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Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women
9/20/2018
Women in a new study who followed a Mediterranean diet cut their risk for stroke, but the effect was not the same for men. The reason isn’t quite clear, researchers said.
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U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
9/20/2018
By 2060, an estimated 13.9 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease, equaling nearly 3.3 percent of a projected population of 417 million people, the CDC says. That’s almost three times as many as were affected in 2014, 5 million – or 1.6 percent of the population.
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Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold
9/20/2018
Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
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Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC
9/20/2018
Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2016 data that's the most recent, according to NCHS researchers.
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Gluten in Pregnancy Tied to Baby's Type 1 Diabetes
9/19/2018
There's already a known link between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes -- approximately 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease.
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1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Out
9/19/2018
Further, these head injuries are associated with neurological and psychological problems such as depression, sleep disorders, stroke and alcoholism, the researchers found.
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Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospital Rankings for 2018
9/19/2018
Doctors rank their top hospitals in an annual survey by Medscape.
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Reports Warn of Growing Senior Opioid Crisis
9/19/2018
Millions of older Americans are now filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time, while hundreds of thousands are winding up in the hospital with opioid-related complications, according to two new government reports.
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