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Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation


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 MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and...

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off


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 MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening have leveled off after declining for a number of years in the United States, American Cancer Society researchers report.The decline fol...

Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies


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 MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of a sibling can take an emotional toll on a child left behind. Now, new research shows these surviving children may even face a higher risk of early death themselves.The stu...

Some Surprising Sources of Germs - MedicineNet Daily News

By Joan McClusky<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Infectious Disease News&#13; TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might think of public restrooms as scary breeding grounds for germs, but two everyday items can spread colds and the f...

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health? - MedicineNet Daily News

&#13; Latest Exercise &amp; Fitness News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just put one foot in front of the other and you'll boost your brain at the same time.That's the conclusion of a small study that found the impact of a foot while ...

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

By Dennis Thompson<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Diet &amp; Weight Management News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That spare tire you're toting around could be increasing your risk of an early death, a new study s...

Counting Your Way to Weight Loss - MedicineNet Daily News

By Julie Davis<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Nutrition, Food &amp; Recipes News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The concept of counting calories to lose weight is based on a pound of fat being equal to 3,500 calori...

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

&#13; Latest Senior Health News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study."The protective association of physica...

Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting

By Amy Norton<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Heart News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests.The nutrient is...

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

&#13; Latest Neurology News&#13; FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates.University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-yea...

Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

&#13; Latest Infectious Disease News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Malaria sickens thousands of Americans and leads to millions of dollars in health care costs each year, a new study finds.Transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the United...

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

&#13; Latest Asthma News&#13; FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The thought of having to pull out an inhaler in the middle of school might stop some kids with asthma from breathing better, a study of British schoolchildren suggests. An online survey of a...

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

&#13; Latest Healthy Kids News&#13; FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Crossing a busy street requires calculations too complex for kids younger than 14, a new study finds.In simulated experiments, University of Iowa researchers found children lack the ...

Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

By Amy Norton<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Nutrition, Food &amp; Recipes News&#13; SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your tendency to indulge in chocolate, go heavy on salt, or eat veggies may be tied to certain gene v...

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

&#13; Latest Healthy Kids News&#13; SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ask kids what their favorite part of the school day is and most will say lunch and recess. But the timing of these events matters when it comes to what children eat and how much physical...

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

By Steven Reinberg<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Cancer News&#13; MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own ...

Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

By Amy Norton<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Neurology News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in...

Don&#039;t Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

By Dennis Thompson<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Healthy Kids News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol, because they can cause ...

White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman&#039;s Skin

By Kathleen Doheny<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Skin News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin?Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain dri...

U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella

&#13; Latest Nutrition, Food &amp; Recipes News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new government report that lists the top offenders for food poisoning shows that U.S. health officials have made progress against salmonella infections.I...

Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

&#13; Latest Neurology News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can a slight charge of electricity improve an ailing memory?Maybe, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.Timed correctly, deep brain stimulation can help peo...

Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks? - MedicineNet Daily News

By Steven Reinberg<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Nutrition, Food &amp; Recipes News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they...

When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

By Serena Gordon<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Diabetes News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine w...

Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body Parts

&#13; Latest MedicineNet News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long believed that different parts of the brain control different parts of the body. But new research suggests the human mind may instead be organized by specific functi...

Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

&#13; Latest Healthy Kids News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Worldwide investments in teen health could yield significant economic returns, a new study contends."Investing in young people is in everyone's interest," said ...

Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work - MedicineNet Daily News

&#13; Latest Exercise &amp; Fitness News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a few miles of biking each day to your commute might add years to your life span, new research suggests.The British study found that bicycling to work appe...

Progress Being Made Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: WHO

&#13; Latest Infectious Disease News&#13; Goals to control, eliminate or eradicate neglected tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness and Chagas by 2020 will be met, says a World Health Organization report released Wednesday.In 2015, one billion people were treate...

Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

&#13; Latest Mental Health News&#13; THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who come from troubled backgrounds have a greater risk of killing themselves, a new study suggests.Kids exposed to suicide in the family, parental mental he...

Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

By Alan Mozes<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Eyesight News&#13; WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called ...

Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

By Karen Pallarito<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Heart News&#13; WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful statin drugs have been shown to avert future heart problems, including heart attack and stroke. Yet many hea...

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

&#13; Latest Asthma News&#13; WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air quality in the United States is improving overall, but not enough for the nearly 40 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution.That's the concl...

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

&#13; Latest Neurology News&#13; WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adjusting the so-called body clock might help severely brain-injured patients regain consciousness from a coma, researchers say.The preliminary study included 18 people with severe bra...

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids&#039; Memory Skills

By Maureen Salamon<br/>HealthDay Reporter &#13; Latest Healthy Kids News&#13; WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to make sure your kids are active: New research shows those with stronger muscles may have bette...