Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects, researchers say. “What we know is that prescribing narcotics should be a last resort,” said study co-author Anita Aminoshariae, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University’s…

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AHA: His Workouts Helped Him Spot a Dangerous Heart Problem

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw. His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to the…

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn’t tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with irregular periods. And menstrual cycles that stray from normal can lead to very heavy bleeding and cause extra cramping, said…

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Exercise Your Blues Away

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests. In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did…

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Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana shouldn’t be used to treat sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that the drug and its synthetic extracts haven’t been shown to be safe, effective or well-tolerated by patients with this condition. “Until we have…

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AHA: What Does the Research Say About Coffee and Your Health?

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in California over cancer warnings, experts say most of the science actually indicates…

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Obese Men Suffer 'Weight Stigma,' Too

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s a long-held stereotype that men are less self-conscious about their weight than women. But a new study reveals that obese men are just as likely as women to be mistreated and stigmatized by others due to their excess pounds. Two out of five men surveyed said they’ve…

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Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: Study

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Receiving anesthesia before age 3 does not appear to affect a child’s intelligence, according to a new study. However, having anesthesia a number of times at a young age may affect fine motor skills, behavior and learning problems, the Mayo Clinic researchers found. “For the majority of kids…

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FDA Cracks Down on Youth Access to Juul E-Cigarettes

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A crackdown on the sale of the wildly popular Juul brand of electronic cigarettes to teens was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It includes a nationwide undercover blitz targeting the illegal sale of Juul products to minors at both stores and online retailers, according…

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Common Colon Cancer Screen May Help Men More Than Women

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows. Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in colonoscopy. But unlike colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy does not typically require sedation. However, new…

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