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Monday 21st January 2019

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There's also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving...

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an over-the-counter...

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once? Northwestern University researchers found that...

Health Tip: Simple CPR

-- Doing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can double the chances of survival, the American Heart Association says. The AARP recommends these steps for administering CPR: Do not wait. A person's chances for survival fall up to 10 percent for every...

Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

-- The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested sleep amounts for each age,...

Sunday 20th January 2019

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 -- Boosting athletes' neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in...

Saturday 19th January 2019

Shoes Make the Difference When Starting to Exercise

SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 2019 -- If you've vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a doctor suggests. "The right shoe is important for a runner as much as a good tennis racket is important for a tennis player," said Dr....

Friday 18th January 2019

FDA Approves Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb), a Biosimilar to Herceptin

January 18, 2019 -- FDA today approved Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb), a biosimilar to U.S.-licensed Herceptin (trastuzumab). A biosimilar product is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an already-FDA...

Mandibular Contour Surgery Training System Beneficial

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- An intraoral mandibular contour surgery (MCS) training system is effective for improving clinical surgery time and accuracy, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Jia Qiao, M.D., from...

Assessing Symptoms After 4 Weeks of Psychotherapy Helpful in Teens

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Therapists implementing interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) should routinely monitor depression symptoms and consider augmenting treatment for insufficient responders as early as week 4 of...

Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- From 2014 to 2017, there were improvements in wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, resulting in reduced wait times versus the private sector (PS) in 2017, according to a study published...

Medication Treatment for Substance Abuse Up in Facilities

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- From 2007 to 2016, there was an increase in the proportion of substance use treatment facilities offering medication treatment (MT), according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs. Using data from...

Mindfulness, Stress Linked to Menopausal Symptoms

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Higher mindfulness and lower stress are independently associated with lower menopausal symptom scores among midlife women, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in Climacteric. Richa Sood, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic...

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk...

Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- The quality of your care won't suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests. It included 254 patients and 61 health care providers who participated in virtual video visits offered by...

Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Frailty and Alzheimer disease-related brain changes independently contribute to dementia status, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Neurology. Lindsay M.K. Wallace, from the Nova Scotia Health...

Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Parents often worry that violent movies can trigger violence in their kids, but a new study suggests PG-13-rated movies won't turn your kids into criminals. Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between...

Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising in T2DM

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Use of the oral hepatoselective glucokinase activator (GKA) TTP399 for type 2 diabetes does not cause hypoglycemia and has no detrimental effect on plasma lipids or liver enzymes, according to a study published online Jan....

AHA: Taking Medicine for a Cold? Be Mindful of Your Heart

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy...

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Trained alert dogs can help patients with type 1 diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in PLOS ONE. Nicola J. Rooney, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United...

Big Pharma's Marketing to Docs Helped Trigger Opioid Crisis: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Aggressive direct marketing to doctors by pharmaceutical companies is tied to spurring the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, a new study claims. A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use...

FDA Panel Has Tie Vote on New Type 1 Diabetes Drug

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Despite that result, the FDA is expected to decide by...

Melanoma Survival Varies Among U.S. States

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- U.S. states with more physicians and a larger percentage of non-Hispanic whites have worse melanoma survival, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Zachary H....

FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted health care providers on Thursday that the agency is investigating the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...

Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Less than half of all outpatient antibiotic prescription fills by privately insured nonelderly adults and children in the United States are appropriate or potentially appropriate, according to a study published online Jan....


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