Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Risk for Heart Disease

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men and women who survive thyroid cancer have a sharply increased risk for heart disease, a new study finds. And researchers say males and overweight survivors are particularly at risk. “Our study found that male thyroid cancer survivors have an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing cardiovascular…

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AHA: Stroke Survivor Vows to 'Live Life Again'

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Last November, two days before Thanksgiving, Gerardo Lucio collapsed after getting off a forklift at work. When he was able to get up, his right arm and leg were weak and he had trouble walking. A nephew he worked with took him to a hospital. “I couldn’t…

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Another Drug to Prevent Migraines Shows Promise

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig (erenumab), the first migraine prevention drug ever developed. On its heels comes a successful trial of the migraine prevention drug galcanezumab.…

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Too Much Meat, Dairy Tied to Heart Failure Risk

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maybe you should skip the cheeseburger and shake, guys. Middle-aged men who often feast on meat, dairy and other high-protein foods could be on a path to heart failure, researchers report. Protein from fish and eggs, however, isn’t linked to an increased risk for heart failure, the investigators…

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Tough State Drunk Driving Laws Save Lives

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — States that get tough on drunk driving see drops in alcohol-related car crash deaths, new research shows. About 30 percent of deaths in car crashes occur when one or more drivers has a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher — the legal definition of driving while…

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A Young Life Lost to High Insulin Prices

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alec Smith was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before his 24th birthday. When he turned 26, he lost his health insurance. Less than a month later, he lost his life because he couldn’t afford the exorbitant price of his life-saving insulin. “Alec had a full-time job that…

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Supplements Won't Help Prevent Heart Disease: Study

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes. The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what’s already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most…

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No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the world’s most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75 percent of sexually active people and is the main cause of cervical cancer. Gardisil, the quadrivalent…

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Thirsty Mosquitoes May Bite More in Droughts

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your blood mght be a thirst quencher for mosquitoes during a drought. A new study found that while female mosquitoes need the protein in blood to lay eggs, they also bite you to stay hydrated. According to the research team from the University of Cincinnati, learning more about…

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Take Your Swim Workouts to the Next Level

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Swimming is a great way to stay in shape while having fun and without stressing your joints. If you’re ready to take your lap swimming to the next level, consider joining a masters swimming program. U.S. Masters Swimming is a nonprofit that promotes the activity and works with…

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On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heart disease remains a major killer of the homeless, a new review confirms. A combination of access to care, predicting who’s at risk, and challenges of managing care all contribute to the increased odds of dying from cardiovascular disease among this population, researchers reported. “Clinicians need to make…

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Why People Around the World Trip Over Their Tongues Sometimes

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Can’t quite spit out the right, uh, word at times? A new study helps explain why. European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech in different languages from around the world. They included English and Dutch speakers as well as conversation from people in the Amazon rainforest,…

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