Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66),…

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U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer Incidence Rises

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for Americans in the war against cancer. Cancer deaths continue to decline nationwide, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. But the report also points to one troubling trend — prostate cancer deaths are creeping up again after years…

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Mom-to-Be's Pot Use Tied to Changes in Baby's Size, Behavior

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smoking marijuana during pregnancy has been linked to smaller weights and irritable behavior in infants, new research suggests. And if a pregnant woman smokes tobacco along with marijuana, the effects on the baby are even worse, the study authors said. “A lot of women who are smoking cigarettes…

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AHA: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Finds Her Rescuer … 5 Years Later

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) — When Heidi Stewart’s heart stopped at age 18 in her high school in Vancouver, Wash., quick-acting school administrators and teachers jumped into action, starting CPR. Taking turns, the principal and teachers kept Stewart alive until the EMS team arrived. She was able to thank the teachers and…

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Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research suggests. The dye is technically referred to as “oral delayed-release methylene blue.” When patients ingested the dye in tablet form alongside their…

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Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s more trouble in paradise: The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may lead to respiratory and other health problems for residents of the Big Island, an expert warns. Besides facing the possibility of more devastating lava flows, Hawaiians must contend with high levels of toxic volcanic ash and…

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How Exercise Helps Your Heart

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related condition, to make managing it easier. But you might be even more motivated to work out if you better understand exactly how…

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Most Hospitals Aren't Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren’t fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies. The finding, from a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), comes as the U.S. Congress considers major disaster preparedness legislation. ACEP questioned 1,328 emergency room doctors…

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Vendors Say Pot Eases Morning Sickness. Will Baby Pay a Price?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals. In a “mystery caller” approach, researchers posed as women who were eight weeks pregnant, experiencing nausea and vomiting, and seeking advice about cannabis product use. Four hundred marijuana dispensaries…

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Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds that the doctors and nurses who treat them are frustrated and demoralized over it. At issue is access to treatment for end-stage kidney disease…

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AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) — When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren’t many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third of the city’s population. Occasionally, the Mexican-American cardiologist found himself translating for his colleagues — a task…

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