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Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

As I stood up to end our visit, Frank indicated he had one more question. “You know those commercials for Cialis?” he asked. “Would that be all right for me to try?” Here we go with the bathtubs again, I think to myself. Toned silver-hairs in side-by-side …

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Girl Scalped in Carnival Ride Accident Says 'My Scars Don't Define Me'

Girl Scalped in Carnival Ride Accident Says ‘My Scars Don’t Define Me’

Nearly a year after suffering a horrific injury on a carnival ride, 12-year-old Elizabeth Gilreath is speaking publicly about her recovery. “My scars don’t define me. Nobody’s scars should define them,” she told NBC affiliate WOWT 6 News Thursday.

Millions of Australians like 'ticking time-bombs'

Millions of Australians like ‘ticking time-bombs’

Heart Foundation analysis of the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, released on Sunday, shows a quarter of Australian adults have high blood pressure that is either untreated or treated inadequately. This equates to four million people …

Why Latinos March For Climate

Why Latinos March For Climate

The Latino community is deeply concerned about a number of President Trump’s recent environmental actions. This includes his cavalier dismissal of longstanding and successful efforts to improve the nation’s air quality. Given the fact that over half of …

D.C. Week: Gottlieb Nomination Advances to Full Senate

D.C. Week: Gottlieb Nomination Advances to Full Senate

WASHINGTON – Scott Gottlieb, MD, moves one step closer to being confirmed as FDA commissioner, and the Trump administration announced it will pay cost-sharing reduction subsidies, at least temporarily. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP …

As A Physician Practicing In The Safety Net, I Worry About The Patients We Do Not See

As A Physician Practicing In The Safety Net, I Worry About The Patients We Do Not See

In medicine, we speak of “seeing patients” when we are rounding in the hospital or caring for those who come to our clinics. But what about those people who may be sick but do not seek care? What is our responsibility to the patients we do not see?

Dreampad, A Pillow Designed To Help Children With Autism And Anxiety Sleep, Is Now Available For Everyone

Dreampad, A Pillow Designed To Help Children With Autism And Anxiety Sleep, Is Now Available For Everyone

Dreampad, a pillow which plays music through vibrations designed to help children with autism fall asleep, is now available to the public. The Dreampad was originally developed to help children with anxiety, autism and other disorders fall asleep at night …

AP Explains: Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

AP Explains: Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill inmates, a rise the sheriff attributes to methamphetamine use. Studies show chronic meth use can cause paranoia, visual and auditory …

AP Explains: Can Chronic Meth Use Lead to Psychosis?

AP Explains: Can Chronic Meth Use Lead to Psychosis?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill inmates, a rise the sheriff attributes to methamphetamine use. Studies show chronic meth use can cause paranoia …

LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s population has spiked almost 50 percent — with nearly every inmate having both mental …

From Urination to Defecation: That's Improbable!

From Urination to Defecation: That’s Improbable!

Researchers have devised and described a mathematical model for pooping in a new study. (Also check out their previous study on the “duration of urination.”) And in some bungee jumping news, researchers describe a patient who received corneal lacerations …

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) – Heading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a child with allergies or asthma, there are special concerns. For these children, a few precautions can make summer camp a safe and …

Boy, 14, brought ‘healthy’ dad back from the dead when he collapsed and turned purple

Boy, 14, brought ‘healthy’ dad back from the dead when he collapsed and turned purple

A heroic 14-year-old boy brought a ‘healthy’ dad-of-two back from the dead when he collapsed and turned purple after his heart stopped. Lucas Beck carried out life saving CPR treatment on his mum’s fiancé while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Should You Try The Anti-Inflammation Diet?

Should You Try The Anti-Inflammation Diet?

Do you suspect that something you’re eating isn’t making you feel well? Consult a registered dietitian who specializes in allergies, intolerances and inflammation before eliminating the food, says Nielsen. They can help you determine what your anti …

Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?

Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?

Last month, the American Heart Association released a new scientific statementthat seemed to suggest that eating late in the day is bad for your heart. At least, that was the take home message that made the rounds on evening news and morning shows.

Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

At 22, Mudua Scovia is already a widower. She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get …

I was seconds away from taking pill to kill my baby after doctor's wrongly said I'd miscarried

I was seconds away from taking pill to kill my baby after doctor’s wrongly said I’d miscarried

Terror suspect arrested in armed raid tried to take two teenagers to Syria A pregnant woman was seconds away from taking a pill which would terminate her baby - after being wrongly told she had suffered a miscarriage. Claire McGhee, 36, from Anfield, fell …

Under fire from hospitals, legislator drops measure requiring reports of superbug deaths

Under fire from hospitals, legislator drops measure requiring reports of superbug deaths

After complaints from California hospitals and physicians, a state legislator has stripped his bill of a measure that would have required doctors to record deadly infections on death certificates. The California Hospital Assn. and the California Medical Assn.

Blood sugar spikes: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Blood sugar spikes: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Diabetes is a disease that causes a person’s blood sugar to become too high. This can lead to various complications. A person with diabetes must be careful to keep their blood sugar levels under control. Glucose comes from the food we eat. It is the main …

Tea made from deer antlers may cause botulism; health officials issue alert

Tea made from deer antlers may cause botulism; health officials issue alert

Tea made from deer antlers may have sickened two Orange County residents with botulism, a serious illness caused by a bacteria that can cause paralysis, breathing difficulty and is potentially deadly. One adult has a confirmed case of botulism, and the …

A Million IVF Babies Have Been Born in the USA

A Million IVF Babies Have Been Born in the USA

At least a million babies have been born in the U.S. using lab-assisted techniques, a new report finds. The latest report on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) shows that nearly 68,000 babies were born using one …

Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

As I stood up to end our visit, Frank indicated he had one more question. “You know those commercials for Cialis?” he asked. “Would that be all right for me to try?” Here we go with the bathtubs again, I think to myself. Toned silver-hairs in side-by-side …

AMA urges doctors to talk about safe opioid storage, disposal

AMA urges doctors to talk about safe opioid storage, disposal

(HealthDay)—Physicians should take three essential steps to reduce the amount of unwanted, unused, and expired medications in an effort to avoid non-medical uses of the drugs, according to a new recommendation from the American Medical Association (AMA …

Despite the ‘Yuck Factor,’ Leeches Are Big in Russian Medicine

Despite the ‘Yuck Factor,’ Leeches Are Big in Russian Medicine

MOSCOW — They are small as physician assistants go, about two inches long, and slithery. They wiggle about for a bit on Elena A. Kalinicheva’s back before getting down to what they do best: sucking blood. Leeches — yes, leeches — are still widely …

What happens when a fly lands on your food - and why you need to bin it straight away

What happens when a fly lands on your food - and why you need to bin it straight away

Terror suspect arrested in armed raid tried to take two teenagers to Syria Let’s face it, flies are pretty gross. They love nothing more than to buzz around bins - the smellier, the better. And worse still, they have a thing for poo. Fresh dog poop is …

Seizure control eases life for young adults with epilepsy

Seizure control eases life for young adults with epilepsy

(HealthDay)—Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy who remain seizure-free do as well as siblings without the disorder in education, employment, driving and independent living, a new study says. The 15-year study included 361 people in Connecticut with …

Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Symptoms and treatment

Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Symptoms and treatment

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most deadly tickborne disease in the world. A bacterium called Rickettsia rickettsii causes this disease. The bacterium is found only in North and South America. Before antibiotics, RMSF in certain locations had a …

GOP Health Plan for Pre-Existing Conditions Spawns Worries

GOP Health Plan for Pre-Existing Conditions Spawns Worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. And some moderate Republican lawmakers are echoing those concerns as they cast …

Friendships Formed in Swim Class Keep MS Patients Afloat

Friendships Formed in Swim Class Keep MS Patients Afloat

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — In the midst of an emotional slump, Lisa Baray experienced the power of human connection when she made a phone call to a complete stranger. “It’s so relieving when you talk to people about certain situations and they can say …

What would happen if we killed all the mosquitoes?

What would happen if we killed all the mosquitoes?

Mosquitos carry deadly diseases so scientists have considered trying to kill them off. Here’s what they expect could happen if we did. Wochit Bill Gates called mosquitoes “the deadliest animal in the world” for their incessant spreading of deadly …

FDA Approves Brigatinib for ALK+ Lung Cancer

FDA Approves Brigatinib for ALK+ Lung Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval today of the oral therapy brigatinib (Alunbrig, Takeda/Ariad) for the treatment of patients who have metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is anaplastic lymphoma kinase …

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out

A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. Today officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking …

Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream

Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream

La Tía Mána face cream contains high levels of mercury. Cosmetics that contain mercury can be dangerous to users and their families, especially pregnant women, nursing babies and children, says the FDA. California health officials are warning consumers …

AI Predicts Heart Attacks Better Than Doctors

AI Predicts Heart Attacks Better Than Doctors

Doctors have gotten very good at determining which of their patients are at high risk for a heart attack. But new research suggests that artificial intelligence may be even better — and that widespread use of AI could save many of the lives now lost to …

Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too

Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too

In the three years that Thomas Smialek and his wife Sara have been trying to have a baby, they’ve endured two miscarriages and multiple failed infertility treatments. But this latest round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been especially challenging.

I Tracked My Sleep For A Month And All It Did Was Stress Me Out

I Tracked My Sleep For A Month And All It Did Was Stress Me Out

My first sleep log was five hours and four minutes. I was disappointed but also fascinated. My new Fitbit recorded how long I was asleep and how many times I was restless (19) ― just by wearing it to bed. But there was no ignoring my poor sleep habits.

Emma Stone Explains Exactly How She Handles Her Anxiety

Emma Stone Explains Exactly How She Handles Her Anxiety

“[Anxiety] has always been something that I’ve lived with and flares up at different times in my life, but sometimes while it’s happening, like when I’m in a phase of real turmoil or the anxiety is very strong, it feels like it’s never going to …

Prescribing generic topical steroids for seniors could offset rising costs, study says

Prescribing generic topical steroids for seniors could offset rising costs, study says

April 28 (UPI) –Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital report in a new study that they found a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients on topical steroids. The study was a retrospective, cost analysis of the …

Injuries owing to encounters with law enforcement hold steady at about 51,000 a year, study finds

Injuries owing to encounters with law enforcement hold steady at about 51,000 a year, study finds

In recent years, much attention has been paid to how police interact with suspects and the public, especially when that interaction ends in violence recorded on video and shared online. However, one new study has found that despite increased attention …

U.S. Supply Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Out By Midsummer

U.S. Supply Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Out By Midsummer

Come July, the yellow fever vaccine could be tough to find. So, if you’re traveling this summer to a place with the disease, you probably want to schedule a trip to a clinic sooner rather than later, the Centers for Diseases for Control and Prevention …

FDA Clears Abaloparatide for High-Risk Osteoporosis Patients

FDA Clears Abaloparatide for High-Risk Osteoporosis Patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved abaloparatide (Tymlos, Radius Health) subcutaneous injection for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture due to a history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for …

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