2-Drug Combo Could Help Some Women Through Miscarriage

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A two-drug combination is more effective than a single drug for women suffering miscarriage, a new study finds. Each year, about one million women in the United States have miscarriages, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. In the final part of a miscarriage, the body should…

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Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren’t getting the help they need, sometimes because they don’t know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up…

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Bookworms More Prone to Be Nearsighted, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You’re probably familiar with the stereotypes about people who wear glasses — these folks are studious and spend a lot of time indoors with their noses in a book. As is often the case, it turns out that at least that stereotype may be true, a new British…

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Humidity Won't Hamper Spread of Flu Virus

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Humidity doesn’t hinder the ability of flu viruses to infect people, claims a new study that challenges a long-held belief that the viruses become less active in moist conditions. The researchers found that mucus and other airway secretions expelled during coughs or sneezes protect flu viruses when they’re…

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New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Treating stroke survivors’ blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates. Last year, new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association lowered the threshold for diagnosing high blood pressure. They said people should consider treatment when their…

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Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests. Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15 percent of all strokes, but they are the deadliest and…

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Human Trials Set for Experimental HIV Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers. The vaccine targets a vulnerable site on HIV — the virus that causes AIDS —…

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Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought. Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than previously believed, a new study finds. Bacterial infections such as E. coli and Klebsiella can…

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The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy “keto” diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that’s sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter your body’s metabolism, putting it into a state called ketosis,…

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AHA: Husband Saves Wife a Week After Learning CPR From TV Show

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating how to perform CPR that she’d been saving for her husband,…

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Could Early Birth Hinder Adult Success?

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely or very small may not fare as well in life as those born full-term, a new research review suggests. Adults who were born tiny or early may be more likely to lag behind educationally and professionally. They’re also more likely to use social services, according…

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This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maybe there’s a good reason you dislike cold weather: The risk of death from a heart attack is higher in the winter than in the summer, a new study says. Researchers at Leeds General Infirmary in England examined data from more than 4,000 patients treated for heart attack…

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