Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Melania Trump underwent an “embolization procedure” Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications, according to a statement from the White House. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the…

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What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global project that has analyzed the bacterial makeup of the digestive…

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Fewer Money Worries Can Pay Off in Better Health

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that money worries can lead to health issues, so reducing monthly bills is a great goal. But it’s also important to know that some so-called time-saving conveniences can actually cost you more. For instance, one study found that people who sign up for auto-pay for…

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Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren’t tackling the issue. The movement “has given business leaders an opportunity to finally take real action addressing a complex problem that has been pervasive for generations,”…

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America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Arlington, Va. is the “most fit city in America.” So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the nation’s 100 largest cities, Arlington had the lowest smoking rate and highest reports of very good or excellent health, the sports medicine group said. The city received an overall…

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Can Fido Fetch the Fountain of Youth?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Humanity’s search for a fountain of youth stretches back centuries, but modern scientists hope new research in dogs might be barking up the right tree. The Dog Aging Project is looking at a drug known as rapamycin, which is already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if their work wasn’t already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk can be as high as 18 percent beyond that of a typical office worker, the researchers said. “Our findings…

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What Causes Cancer? Misconceptions Abound

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people are clueless about what can actually cause cancer, a new study finds. Not stress, microwave ovens or food additives, British experts say. But a survey of more than 1,300 people in England found many folks believe otherwise. “It’s worrying to see so many people endorse risk…

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'Superbug' Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E. coli that’s resistant to a “last-resort” antibiotic has been discovered on a commercial poultry farm in China, researchers report. Specifically, the strain found on the farm carried genes resistant to the antibiotic colistin, which is used against certain bacteria. The study was published May 14 in the…

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Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or death, according to Dr. John Higgins. He’s a professor…

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Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors who accept perks from companies that make opioid painkillers are more likely to prescribe the drugs for their patients, new research suggests. The money in question paid doctors for meals, consulting and speaking fees, and travel expenses. Typically, doctors receive less than $1,000 per year, said lead…

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Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid's Blood Pressure Risk

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price. “The findings from our study are another piece of evidence that air pollution exposure can affect your health and could affect your baby’s health as well,” said senior study author Noel…

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