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Tuesday 20th November 2018

What Are This Year's Most Dangerous Toys?

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Not all the toys in Santa's sack are safe to play with. Among this year's most dangerous playthings are data-collecting dolls and fidget spinners full of lead, a new report says. "We should be able to trust that the toys we...

Another Dry Eye Harm: Slowed Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- People with chronic dry eye may find the condition slows them down when they have to read beyond a couple of paragraphs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with people without dry eye, those with the...

NPs and PAs Can Effectively Manage Diabetes in Primary Care

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Diabetes outcomes do not differ for patients treated with a primary care provider who is either a physician, nurse practitioner (NP), or physician assistant (PA), according to a study published online Nov. 20 in the Annals...

Increased Risk for Oral Cancer With Exposure to High PM2.5

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Taiwanese men exposed to high concentrations of fine particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) have an increased risk for oral cancer, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Yu-Hua Chu, from...

Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Dementia is associated with mortality in most older adults with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Neurology. Rosalyn Hithersay, from King's College London, and colleagues examined the...

Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Prenatal exposure to nitric oxide (NO) is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Lief Pagalan, from Simon Fraser University in...

RSNA: Ultrasound of Shoulder Muscle May Help Diagnose T2DM

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- The ultrasound appearance of an echogenic deltoid muscle may predict diabetes and prediabetes, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held from...

Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence tools trained to detect pneumonia on chest X-rays have decreased performance when tested on data from outside health systems, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. John R....

Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Frail acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization and have an increased risk for bleeding, according to a study published in the Nov. 26 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular...

Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Adverse events for immune checkpoint inhibitors used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be more common in real-world settings than reported in the clinical trials that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

High Deductibles May Mean Poorer Diabetes Care

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- For Americans with diabetes, high-deductible health insurance plans may lead to delays in diagnosing and treating dangerous blood vessel diseases, a new study suggests. "People with diabetes in high-deductible health...

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Sits More Than 8 Hours a Day

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Couch Potato Nation: Nearly half of Americans sit for far too many hours a day and don't get any exercise at all, a new study finds. A survey of some 5,900 adults found that nearly 26 percent sit for more than eight hours a...

Obesity All on Its Own Can Raise Your Health Risks

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Obesity itself raises odds for diabetes and heart disease, even in the absence of conditions like high blood pressure, a new study finds. "This study is important because we can conclude that it is not solely factors like...

AHA: Startling These Twins Could Put Their Hearts at Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Katie and Lance Cox were watching TV one evening, their infant twins Carter and John asleep nearby, when Katie dropped the remote control. As it clattered across the floor, the couple froze,...

Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Military patients whose primary care clinicians participated in a telementoring program, including education on pain management best practices, have larger declines in opioid-related prescriptions than patients whose...

Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs. Linda H. Aiken, R.N.,...

The Skinny on New Sugar Calorie Counts

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is getting serious about added sugars. Acting on the health recommendation that calories from added sugars shouldn't exceed 10 percent of your daily total calories, new nutrition labels...

Are Food Additives Good or Bad? Consumer Views Vary

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Many Americans believe they face health risks from food additives, but plenty of others think that additives in small amounts won't harm them, a new survey finds. It seems the United States is divided about the harms and...

Worried About the Salmonella Scare With Turkey This Holiday? Don't Be

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Ongoing news alerts of potential salmonella contamination in certain brands of raw turkey might have you rattled as Thanksgiving dinner approaches. But although the danger is real, simple kitchen precautions can help...

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak North Carolina's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades is centered in a primary school...

Women as Tough as Men During Extreme Exertion

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Women are no more likely than men to have health problems due to strenuous training and extreme physical exertion, researchers report. "Our findings contain some potentially myth-busting data on the impact of extreme...

Opioids Increasingly Tied to Deaths of Pregnant Women

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- As the U.S. opioid epidemic rages unchecked, new research shows that pregnancy-related deaths due to opioid misuse more than doubled between 2007 and 2016. Deaths during or soon after pregnancy rose 34 percent during that...

Health Tip: Removing a Stuck Ring

-- Normal joint and tissue swelling can make a ring difficult to remove from your finger. Or a stuck ring can be a symptom of swollen joints caused by arthritis. Either way, you may not have to leave the ring on permanently or have it cutt off, the...

Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease

-- Fatty liver disease occurs when fat deposits build up in the liver, the organ that filters blood coming from the digestive tract. The disease may stem from heavy alcohol use, or not involve alcohol at all, the National Library of Medicine...

Monday 19th November 2018

11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- An 11th child has died in an outbreak of a respiratory virus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Jersey, health officials say. The "severely ill child" had the adenovirus infection and died Thursday...


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