HEALTH & MEDICAL Monday, January 23, 2012

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Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
But, experts say small study is not conclusive,

But some believe the study is flawed

Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Treatments and support for metastatic breast cancer can help women live longer and better than ever before. Here's how to take charge of your diagnosis and live better with metastatic breast cancer.

Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
Factors include age, disease history and weight.

Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines
In research involving patients with migraine with

Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
Administering clot-busting drugs within 90

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in

Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease

Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan

Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Long-term study followed working-class British

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

Pilates and Yoga: Are They Good Exercise

How downward dog and tai chi in the park can help mind and body alike.

Harmless Pack Rat or Compulsive Hoarder?

WebMD takes a look at hoarding -- why some people are prone to keeping everything and how to treat the problem.

9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back

Feeling fatigued? WebMD tells you how to get your energy back.

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Research looked at a decade of data from

Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery
Evidence review comparing stent placement to

Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections,

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

Waiting For Medicaid To Kick In

Waiting For Medicaid To Kick In

Transitioning to Bottle-Feeding: Introducing Baby to Bottles

Ready to wean baby from breastfeeding or add bottles to the feeding schedule? Use these tips to make the transition from breast to bottle feeding.

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding,

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Six-year study starting in preschool found

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Tablet placed under the tongue

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres'

Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Weaning Baby: From Bottle to Cup

Ready to wean your baby from a bottle to a cup? Here’s how to make the transition easier on everyone.

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Choosing products like safflower oil may be less

Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
New health insurance plans and consumer

35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
However, experts say lab findings might not

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity,

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Study found seniors who struggled with hearing

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Seniors with condition can suffer serious health

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Advanced colonoscope has wider range of view than

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
Children helping themselves to drug-laced

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief

Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Confidence, skill in managing day-to-day care

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Study found more short-range connections, fewer

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Study found older people forgot more upon waking

Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report
2 U.S. children have recently been infected and

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

CNN.com - Health
She found love, left sugar, lost weight
Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.
Pitcher drops 162 pounds
Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.
She bet she'd lose -- and won!
Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.
The cancer I beat came back
Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.
5 myths about the ER, debunked
Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.
Denying drugs for the dying
The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.
A minute to a mile: Learning to run
When Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.
I'm Ron, and I am a food addict
I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating but just going through the motions until I got my "fix." Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.
I plan to make time for my health
There's not enough time. That was the excuse I used for 19 years. Now I know there's enough time. I just have to make time.
Orangetheory fitness?
A relatively new workout program revolves around participants' heart rates. Holly Firfer explains Orangetheory fitness.
Top health stories
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about this week's headlines: casual marijuana use, obesity and pregnant women, and diabetes.
Fussy toddlers watch more TV
CNN's Carl Azuz tells us about a new study that looks at how TV viewing may be linked to a baby's fussy behavior.
Some moist wipes cause allergies
CNN's Carl Azuz tells us that some wipes made for your face, fingers and fannies can cause serious allergies.
Top health stories
CNN's Melisa Raney gives us the latest health news about flu drugs, sneezing, and whether procrastination is genetic.
High risk for eye disease?
Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.
Some expired drugs OK to use
Reporter Carl Azuz tells us when it's OK to use a drug that has expired and when it's not.
Top health stories
Making health news: benefits of marriage, kids and cholesterol and unfilled prescriptions.
Extend your life through diet
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about a new study that finds eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help us live longer.
'Old wives' tales' or not?
CNN's Holly Firfer looks at some popular claims to find out if they are 'old wives' tales.'
New measles outbreak
Measles...how do you know you have them and what can you do to protect yourself?
Prepare for vet visits
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at how to prepare for a visit to the vet.
Screening for colon cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz introduces us to a new campaign that brings attention to our bottoms and colon cancer.
This is you on stress
Obsessing about Bad Things That Could Happen can damage your body. But it's possible to retrain an anxious brain.
5 delicious low-cal meals
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper's new book is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories.
11 myths fertility doctors hear
For one in six couples, infertility issues are an obstacle to parenthood. But many do not understand the factors that affect fertility potential.
She ditched diets, lost 160 lbs
Teena Henson's weight-loss journey began with a newspaper ad, and ended with her mother's praise.
Just say yes to 'study drugs'?
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.
How to stress less
Obsessing about Bad Things That Could Happen can damage your body. But it's possible to retrain an anxious brain.
11 infertility myths docs hear
For one in six couples, infertility issues are an obstacle to parenthood. But many do not understand the factors that affect fertility potential.
Teen went into 'frozen state'
Erin Burnett talks to Dr. Armand Dorian, who treated a man who spent hours in a plane's wheel well and lived.
Their germs are now our germs
The world is smaller and people are more mobile than ever. What's happening anywhere on the globe can harm Americans' health.
How to avoid digital eye strain
Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye.
Here's what to do about your anxiety
Dr. Charles Raison, CNN's mental health expert, addresses two questions from readers on anxiety.
Is lung cancer screening right for you?
This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force issued its long-awaited guideline on lung cancer screening.
Ebola death toll rises again
A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization says.
Designers unite to end HIV transmission
Every day in sub-Saharan Africa 700 children are infected with HIV, mostly through their mothers. The charitable organization Born Free is partnering with top clothing designers to help end the epidemic by 2015.
Can exercising at night hurt your sleep?
For most people, exercising close to bedtime doesn't appear to adversely affect sleep quality.
Doctor: Teen went into 'frozen state'
Erin Burnett talks to Dr. Armand Dorian, who treated a man who spent hours in a plane's wheel well and lived.
Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus cases
Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.
Woman tackles world's longest triathlon
Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.
Losing weight is about more than weight loss
Sure, Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.
Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?
You can't juice all day every day and expect to stay healthy, experts say. We answer your most pressing questions about this diet trend.
Can you target fat loss?
Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?
7 invisible ways exercise helps
Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.
Think your thoughts are private?
Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.
New brain maps released
Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.
PTSD from your ZIP code
Nightly gunshots wake Veronica Morris.

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