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Women Often Wait to Call Help in a Heart Attack

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:15

Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before calling an ambulance.

Hidden Dangers in Dust

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:15

Researchers who analyzed dust samples found that in those with higher concentrations of triclosan, bacteria were more likely to have genetic changes indicating antibiotic resistance.

With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests?

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:15

New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting for the test.

Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In Perfect Image of Lung

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:10

Doctors later inserted a tube down his trachea and into his lungs and found a little bit of blood in branches of his lower part of his right lung.

Jimmy Dean Sausages Recalled Over Metal Pieces

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:41

The USDA has not released a list of stores where the sausages were sold.

Hospital Discharge Around Holidays Can Be Riskier

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:15

People discharged from the hospital during the Christmas break period had a higher risk of death or readmission compared with people discharged at other times, new research shows.

Brain-Eating Amoeba Tied to Tap Water in Neti Pot

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:19

This a rare case that serves as a reminder for people to follow the directions when using a Neti pot, and to use only boiled or distilled water, said Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle who treated the woman, CBS News reported.

Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:11

Abortion opponents have say Planned Parenthood -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- should not receive any government money.

New Exercise Guidelines Urge Everyone: Just Move

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:56

This is only the second time HHS has released these types of physical activity recommendations. The original set was issued in 2008

Study: Statins’ Benefits Solid, Side Effects Rare

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:15

The benefits of statins are clear, and side effects from the cholesterol-fighting drugs are rare, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research.

Autism, ADHD Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:15

Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased relative risk they'll be diagnosed with autism themselves. They're also nearly four times as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, researchers report.

Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:15

People who were recently diagnosed with heart failure and got a flu shot cut their risk of premature death by 18 percent, compared with not getting a shot, according to a new study from Denmark.

Electronic Health Records Bogging Docs Down

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:15

Managing electronic health records is creating “technology-related stress” for physicians, and primary care doctors are most at risk, according to a new survey.

Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:30

Results showed that 43% of adults have received the flu shot and that 14% had not yet been vaccinated but planned to be. Yet 41% of adults surveyed said they did not plan to get vaccinated. About 2% were undecided or did not respond.

Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:15

Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental problems.

Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:15

The stronger a student's reported positive family relationships, the more likely a student was to deem aggressive behaviors and retaliation unacceptable, and the more likely they were to intervene in either case, researchers found in a recent study.

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:15

People with the highest levels of salt in their diet had a higher rate of atrial fibrillation than those with the lowest salt intake in a new study.

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:15

People with the highest levels of salt in their diet had a higher rate of atrial fibrillation than those with the lowest salt intake in a new study.

Valsartan Blood Pressure Drug Recall Widens

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:50

The drugs were recalled because of trace amounts of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, which may cause cancer in humans, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Study Finds 'Mismatch' of Mental Health Need, Care

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:15

About one-third of people with serious mental health distress –don’t get the care they need, according to a new study. Instead, much of treatment is going to people suffering from little to no psychological distress.