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Monday 16th July 2018

Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself During Radiation Therapy

-- Radiation therapy to help fight cancer may be physically and emotionally draining. It's important to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet and to stay as healthy as possible during your treatments. The American Cancer Society...

Health Tip: Map Your Way to Better Health

-- Today's ever-stressful lifestyles demand techniques to cultivate your healthiest self. The American Heart Association suggests these healthier habits: Sleep well, since getting a good night's sleep helps improve eating habits, mood and...

Sunday 15th July 2018

Minor Cuts Are Simple to Treat

SUNDAY, July 15, 2018 -- There's no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home. "The most important thing to do is to gently wash the cut to prevent an infection,"...

Saturday 14th July 2018

To Fend Off Migraines, Try Keeping a Headache Diary

SATURDAY, July 14, 2018 -- A migraine diary may help you pinpoint -- and avoid -- headache triggers, a neurologist says. About 12 percent of people in the United States suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. "A...

Friday 13th July 2018

FDA Approves TPOXX (tecovirimat) as the First Drug for the Treatment of Smallpox

July 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved TPOXX (tecovirimat), the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox. Though the World Health Organization declared smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal...

Jury Awards $4.62B in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine...

Jury Awards $4.62B in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine...

Fish Pedicure Causes Woman to Lose Toenails

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A woman lost several toenails after a fish pedicure, according to a case report published online July 3 in JAMA Dermatology. Shari R. Lipner, M.D., Ph.D., from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, reports on a young...

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), warns an article published in Medical Economics. While it is...

Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications (CCMs) for children, according to a short communication published recently in Clinical Toxicology. Ian M. Paul, M.D., from the Penn...

Did Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Yield a Health Benefit?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- While the legalization of same-sex marriage improved gay men's chances of having both health insurance and access to health care, it didn't translate into better health, a new study suggests. "We found that lesbian, gay or...

Many Young Kids Not Screened for Developmental Delays

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States, a new study finds. Overall, fewer than...

Sociodemographic Disparities in Eyeglass Use Among Elderly

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- There are sociodemographic disparities in eyeglass use by age, race/ethnicity, education level, and income, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Benjamin Otte, M.P.P., from the University of...

Blacks Have Elevated HTN Risk Through Age 55 Years

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Blacks have considerably increased risk for hypertension than whites through age 55 years, regardless of blood pressure levels through young adulthood, according to a study published online July 11 in the Journal of the...

Cutting Insurance Eligibility Ups Peds Hospitalization Cost Burden

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Reducing public insurance (Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program) income eligibility limits would result in large numbers of newly ineligible pediatric hospitalizations, according to a study published online...

Two Regimens Fail to Stop Declines in β-Cell Function

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Neither glargine followed by metformin nor metformin alone halts the progressive deterioration of β-cell function in youth with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or recently-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, according to a study...

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and...

AHA: Soccer Is Called the Beautiful Game, But Injuries Can Make It a Dangerous One

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer. They've also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict. While chasing down a ball...

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines. According to...

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- The emergency medicine workforce comprises many non-emergency medicine trained physicians, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. M. Kennedy Hall, M.D., from the University of Washington...

Most Back Pain Patients Halt Opioid Use After Surgery

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Duration of preoperative opioid use appears to be the most important predictor of sustained opioid use following back surgery, according to a study published in the June 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint...

11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- More than 11 percent of adults aged ≥45 years in the United States report subjective cognitive decline (SCD), according to research published in the July 13 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers found that, compared with their mothers' generation, young women who...

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- One hundred people across 33 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. For the time being, the "CDC advises...

AAP: Lawnmowers Pose Serious Injury Risk to Children

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Lawnmowers pose a serious risk of injury to children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which offers tips to keep children and adolescents safe this summer. According to the AAP, it is best if children...


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