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28 Jun

Cosmetics Safety

The number of adverse events reported to the FDA involving cosmetics is increasing, study finds.

27 Jun

Stress and Heart Disease

Persistent mental distress increases risk of death in heart patients, study finds.

26 Jun

Insurance Coverage & Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Loss of Medicaid coverage leads to later stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds.

Robert Preidt June 28, 2017

Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may provide early clues about worsening suicidal thoughts in at-risk young adults as well as a potential way to intervene, a new study suggests.

"Suicide is the tragic outcome of psychiatric illness interacting with multiple biological, psychological and social risk factors," ... Full Page

Alan Mozes June 28, 2017

Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps your neon forearm tattoo with the name of your high school girlfriend wasn't your brightest move ever.

If so, you're not alone.

Forever is apparently in the eye of the beholder. One in eight tattooed Americans regret getting what is supposed to be a permanent form of creat... Full Page

Serena Gordon June 28, 2017

Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Something as simple as taking a low-dose aspirin every day may protect pregnant women from the life-threatening condition known as preeclampsia, new research suggests.

"Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, with a high risk of death for the mother and baby," sai... Full Page

Randy Dotinga June 28, 2017

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests.

The study focused on widely used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drugs -- medicines such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. Previous studies have sugge... Full Page

Maura Hohman June 28, 2017

Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to help your kids make healthy food choices when you're not with them? Make every meal at home a lesson in good nutrition.

Start by showing them what goes into a healthy meal, ChooseMyPlate.gov from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests. Fill half their plate with fruits and veggi... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 28, 2017

Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It has been said it takes a village to raise a child. Now, a new study suggests that it might take a community to achieve modest reductions in obesity rates among U.S. children.

The study authors tested a new program in two low-income Massachusetts communities. The goal was to get elementar... Full Page

Steven Reinberg June 28, 2017

3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In 2015, America's opioid epidemic took the lives of more than 33,000 people, but three simple steps might cut that number by about a third, a new study suggests.

Those steps include:

  • Not prescribing narcotic pain medicines or anti-anxiety drugs to people who are addicted to o... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 28, 2017

Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental flu vaccine patch with dissolving microneedles appears safe and effective, a preliminary study shows.

The patch has 100 solid, water-soluble and painless microneedles that are just long enough to penetrate the skin. Researchers say it could offer a pain-free and more convenien... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 27, 2017

Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of people like that sun-kissed look on their skin, but experts caution against any tanning at all.

"There's no such thing as a healthy tan. Tanning is a sign of skin damage," said Dr. Ross Levy, chief of dermatology at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

He... Full Page

Karen Pallarito June 27, 2017

Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Failing to win sufficient backing within their own Republican ranks, Senate GOP leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

Party leaders had hoped to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote this week, ahead of the July 4 recess. Instead, Senate... Full Page

Amy Norton June 27, 2017

Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study finds.

Between 2002 and 2013, heart failure hospitalizations fell by 30 percent nationwide, the study found.

At the same time, disparities betw... Full Page

Kathleen Doheny June 27, 2017

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility.

A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence -- an involuntarily loss of urine,... Full Page

Randy Dotinga June 27, 2017

E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Smoking by Teens: Review

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes -- also known as vaping -- are almost four times as likely as their non-vaping counterparts to begin smoking traditional cigarettes, a new review suggests.

"E-cigarette use increases the risk of subsequent cigarette smoking, even for teens a... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 27, 2017

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan's expanded Medicaid program not only improved low-income residents' health, but it helped them do their jobs better or get a new one.

Those are the findings from a University of Michigan survey of nearly 4,100 Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees. Eighty percent of the respondents had inco... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 27, 2017

Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with gene variants that raise their risk of chronic kidney disease don't always develop it, and researchers now think they know why.

Fifteen to 20 percent of black Americans have inherited variations of the apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) that put them at risk for chronic kidney dise... Full Page

Alan Mozes June 27, 2017

Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As kids who play football get older, head hits during play become more frequent and harder, researchers report.

"Our findings clearly show a trend of head impact exposure increasing with increasing level of play," said study author Jillian Urban, an assistant professor of biomedical engineeri... Full Page

Robert Preidt June 27, 2017

6 Out of 7 Possible Concussions May Have Been Missed in 2014 World Cup

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a heads-up to World Cup soccer players from 2014, researchers are warning that health officials may have missed some cases of concussions.

That's because World Cup health care providers often failed to follow international recommendations for assessing concussions, according to a new study.... Full Page

Karen Pallarito June 27, 2017

Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Senate Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act took a hit Monday with the release of a Congressional Budget Office analysis saying the bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026.

Soon after the report's release, three Republican senators threatened to oppose a... Full Page

Amy Norton June 27, 2017

Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a small study hints.

The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when they worked at night. That might be a sign that the body's ability to rep... Full Page

Regina Boyle Wheeler June 27, 2017

What Is 'Moderate' Exercise Anyway?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health's recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit.

But what exactly is moderate? And how do you know if you're working hard or hardly working?

One of the easiest ways to measur... Full Page

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