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Monday 20th November 2017

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report. And that future...

Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. People who have a mini-stroke -- officially called a transient ischemic attack...

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want...

Family Vacations That Are Fun for All

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Taking a family vacation is a great way to have quality time, but going on a trip that each family member will enjoy takes some planning. Consider choices for an activity-oriented trip. Besides health benefits, vacations...

Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds. In a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 teenagers who had dated in the past...

Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Motorcycle crashes are far costlier than car accidents, both in lives lost and in medical expenses, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that the death rate from motorcycle crashes was five times greater than from...

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests. The reason? Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the...

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show. Researchers questioned more than 300 parents...

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. Half a Trillion in 2015: Report The true cost of the U.S. opioid epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, which is six...

Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?

-- We all know that exercise is good for us, but how much do we need at each stage of life? The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests: Adults should get 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day -- in the form of walking, running, biking or swimming....

Health Tip: Infant Medication Advice For New Moms

-- A new mom has enough stress on her hands without worrying about giving medication to her newborn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests: Get your doctor's advice before giving medication to your baby. Store any medication out of your...

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says. In a new policy statement, the...

Sunday 19th November 2017

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital

SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms...

Saturday 18th November 2017

What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 -- Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play with, these facilities won't be enough to increase their physical...

Friday 17th November 2017

More Patients Are Having a Say in Their Medical Care

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- U.S. doctors and patients are making more decisions together, which looks like a win-win for both, researchers say. A new analysis of national survey data found that shared decision-making between doctors and patients rose...

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers...

Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the...

Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say. For the new study, the Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of...

Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- In what is being billed as a first, researchers report that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia down the road. "Everyone with a brain is at risk of dementia," noted...

Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad's Namesake Surgery

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- Despite a long and illustrious pro baseball career, Tommy John is more famous as the source of the name for a surgical procedure than for the nearly 300 games the left-handed pitcher won. But Dr. Tommy John -- who shares his...

Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- Boys tend to pay more attention in school when there are girls around, and new research suggests it's not just about how the girls look. The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were...

Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. The study tracked more than 3.4 million Swedes, middle-aged and older, for 12 years. All were...

5 Tasty Diet Desserts

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- Satisfying a sweet tooth can be tricky when you're trying to reach or maintain an ideal weight. You want to enjoy dessert without racking up fat and calories or triggering the urge to overeat. All healthy lifestyle diets...

Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Their Desks

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how long desk-based workers actually want to sit, stand, walk and be physically active," said study...

Health Highlights: Nov. 17, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Human Cases of Salmonella Rise to 66 in U.S. Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles The number of people sickened in a multistate salmonella outbreak...


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