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18 Nov

New Evidence Supporting The Safety Of HPV Vaccines

More than 97 percent of adverse reactions to HPV vaccines are nonserious.

15 Nov

New Treatment For Peanut Allergies?

A simple antibody injection may prevent serious reactions in those with severe peanut allergies.

14 Nov

Americans Get The Majority Of Their Daily Calories From Ultra-Processed Foods

The more ultra-processed food person eats, the lower their heart health.

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research.

"Statins won't make you stupid or cause memory loss," said lead researcher Dr. Katherine Samaras, a professor of medicine at St. Vincent's Clinical School of Medicine in ...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries

Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription-strength fish oil slows the development of artery-clogging plaques, according to early results from an ongoing clinical trial.

Icosapent ethyl -- a purified fish oil drug sold under the brand name Vascepa -- put the brakes on key aspects of plaque formation after nine months of use...

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  • November 18, 2019
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AHA News: High Blood Pressure, Unhealthy Diets in Women of Childbearing Age

AHA News: High Blood Pressure, Unhealthy Diets in Women of Childbearing Age

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One in five women of childbearing age has high blood pressure, according to a new study that found few of these women are on a diet that could help them – and their babies – reduce their risk for health problems.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in ...

Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin

Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using herbal products to treat breast cancer that's spread to the skin could slow wound healing and interfere with chemotherapy or hormone treatment, an expert warns.

Many patients try herbal products and creams to treat these skin lesions, according to Dr. Maria Joao Cardoso, head breast surge...

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  • November 18, 2019
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AHA News: Millions Who Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Using Other Tobacco Products

AHA News: Millions Who Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Using Other Tobacco Products

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Adults who have never smoked traditional cigarettes are being lured into tobacco use by a host of other products, including e-cigarettes, new research shows.

The study found 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. who had never smoked reported trying non-cigarette tobacco products – w...

Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers: Study

Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A pricey high-tech pump that maintains blood flow during heart procedures could be more dangerous to patients than its low-tech predecessor, a pair of new studies finds.

The Impella device is associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding and stroke among patients undergoing angioplasty t...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Cardiac Arrest Risk

Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Cardiac Arrest Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac death is terrifying because it's exactly that -- one minute you're fine and the next you're facing death, with no warning and no prior symptoms.

Now, new research shows the secret to who's at risk for cardiac arrest and who isn't could lie in people's genes. And a gene test might...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.

The two studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the Unit...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts

Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes might be more deadly for women than men, at least when it comes to heart troubles, new research shows.

Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the connection between diabetes and heart disease ...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels.

However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these p...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap drug that's been around for centuries as a gout treatment might also shield heart attack survivors from future heart crises, new trial results show.

The drug, colchicine, is derived from a plant called the autumn crocus, researchers explained Saturday at the annual meeting of the Americ...

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  • November 18, 2019
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Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you have caught the flu yet this season might depend on where you live.

Flu levels are already climbing throughout the South, particularly in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for...

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  • November 15, 2019
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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests.

In the study, researchers analyzed an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women in the United Kingdom. Those who had gestational high blood pressure or pre...

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  • November 15, 2019
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Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans believe they are likely to develop dementia -- and they often turn to unproven ways to try to better their odds, a new study suggests.

In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewhat likely" to develop dement...

Protect Yourself From Frigid-Weather Emergencies

Protect Yourself From Frigid-Weather Emergencies

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures plummet across the U.S., people should take steps to prevent weather-related threats to their health, one expert says.

Seniors and children are at particular risk, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) warns.

"Winter storms raise the risk of car accidents...

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  • November 15, 2019
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Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study

Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Juul electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine at a much higher rate than most other types of e-cigarettes, new research shows.

Juul is by far the leading e-cigarette brand sold in the United States, and is particularly popular among youth.

In the new study, researchers from Penn State U...

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  • November 15, 2019
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AHA News: Quitting Smoking Could Lead to Major Changes in Gut Bacteria

AHA News: Quitting Smoking Could Lead to Major Changes in Gut Bacteria

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Quitting smoking leads to major changes in intestinal bacteria, according to new research. But just what the changes mean will need further investigation.

The small pilot study, to be presented Monday during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia,...

AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- It was a race with life-or-death implications: Unmanned drones were pitted against traditional emergency responders to see which could get an automated external defibrillator to the rural site of a simulated cardiac arrest first.

The drones won handily. And the Canadian resear...

These Sports Are Most Likely to Send Young Americans to the ER

These Sports Are Most Likely to Send Young Americans to the ER

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Of all sports, football sends the most U.S. males to the emergency room, while cheerleading and gymnastics most often do the same for women and girls, a new report finds.

And, overall, U.S. emergency departments see about 2.7 million patients between the ages of 5 and 24 for sports-related inju...

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  • November 15, 2019
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Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are having trouble falling and staying asleep, and smartphones and technology are probably to blame, researchers report.

Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4%...

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  • November 15, 2019
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