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Mick Jagger Recovering After Heart Surgery

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:13

Jagger had a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Doctors accessed his heart valve using a catheter that was inserted through his femoral artery, avoiding the need to open Jagger's chest.

Simple CPR Doubles Survival Odds

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00

During the 18-year study, patients receiving standard and hands-only CPR were twice as likely to survive 30 days as patients who received no CPR, according to the report published online April 1 in the journal Circulation.

Depression Plus HIV Can Turn Deadly

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:30

The researchers called for more effective depression screening and integration of depression treatment into HIV primary care.

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:14

Many victims knew and trusted their attackers, researchers said.

Brain Cells Spotted That Rule Traumatic Memories

WebMD - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:00

The newly identified "extinction neurons" suppress fearful memories when they're activated, or allow fearful memories to return unexpectedly when not activated, according to researchers.

Terminally Ill Boy Exposed to Measles

WebMD - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:44

The 7-year-old has a condition called tuberous sclerosis. His mother said doctors told her that her son was exposed to measles by an unvaccinated child who had caught the disease while overseas.

Denver May OK Personal Use of 'Magic Mushrooms'

WebMD - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:33

Psilocybin mushrooms, federally illegal since 1968, have been used for centuries for spiritual and medical purposes.

Teens' Lack of Sleep Tied to Heart Disease Risk

WebMD - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:44

Most kids aren't getting enough sleep, and it's putting their heart health at risk, a new study says.

Hep C-Infected Lungs, Hearts OK for Transplant

WebMD - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:54

The new transplant policy calls for recipients to receive hepatitis C antivirals starting a few hours after leaving the operating room. This strategy could increase the number of potential organs available to patients by 20% to 25%, the lead researcher said.

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer

WebMD - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:56

The analysis pointed to some eating habits with particularly strong links to higher death rates: diets high in sodium, and those low in whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds.

Thai Soccer Team's Cave Rescue Aided by Ketamine

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:06

Ketamine helped the boys survive the arduous, six-hour journey to the cave's entrance.

Health Risks After Hysterectomies

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:27

New research shows that hysterectomies can raise your odds of having other health problems later in life. So if your doctor recommends one, consider your options.

Moisturizer With Sunscreen? Get Around Your Eyes

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:24

If you’re planning prolonged sun exposure, use sunscreen, the researchers suggest. But if you’re using moisturizer, use one with SPF; any SPF is better than none but it should not be considered the equal of sunscreen.

Our Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:30

The benefits of pet ownership include helping their people enjoy life; making them feel loved; reducing their stress, and providing a sense of purpose, the new National Poll on Healthy Aging found.

Looking to Make Big Weight Changes? Start Small

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:15

Have you resolved to lose weight? A dietitian suggests breaking your big weight loss goal into smaller, more realistic steps you can take to improve your quality of life.

The Loneliness Epidemic Has Very Real Consequences

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:50

Feeling alone ranks up there with smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity in terms of its effects on your health, an expert says.

Cancer Risk: Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes?

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:42

The United Kingdom study was both lambasted and praised by experts approached by Medscape Medical News.

Study: The Pill May Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:07

After adjusting for such factors as age and whether women had ever given birth, any use of birth control pills was associated with a 46% lower risk of death within a year of an ovarian cancer diagnosis, the study found.

How Artificial Intelligence Helps in Health Care

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:55

Artificial intelligence is here, and it's fundamentally changing medicine. Read how it has affected things like personalized care, and see what a critic has to say.

FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers

WebMD - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:49

"While 35 cases may not seem like much compared to the total number of people using e-cigarettes, we are nonetheless concerned by these reported cases," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.