Could the Zika Virus Fight the Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain?

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend — enlisted to curb deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. A glioblastoma is among the most lethal of brain cancers, killing more than 15,000 Americans each year. U.S. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy…

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Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure. The research, which involved more than 1 million people, expands the understanding of the genetic factors that determine blood…

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Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds. Also, many of these young doctors regret their career choice, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Oregon Health & Science University…

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Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier. COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive deterioration of lung function that involves a combination of bronchitis and emphysema symptoms. It’s the third leading…

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AHA: Heart Health Pays Dividends for Businessman Who Survived Cardiac Arrest

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful consulting company in Olympia, Washington. When he’s off the clock, Will and his wife, Denise, enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters and two…

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AHA: Common Treatment for AFib May Also Lower Anxiety, Depression

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the heart condition is treated, a new study suggests. Past studies have shown that anxiety, distress and depression are common among people with AFib.…

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FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new ad campaign aimed at curbing rampant e-cigarette use among American teens. Just last week, the agency announced a crackdown on companies that make e-cigarettes and stores that sell the products illegally to minors. The companies have 60…

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Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the…

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Parents Blame Smartphones, Tablets for Teens' Sleep Troubles

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a national poll of more than 1,000 parents with at least one child between 13 and 18 years old. “This poll suggests that sleep problems…

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5 Foods to Always Have in Your Freezer

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Shopping at specialty stores and farmers’ markets is great for getting fresh foods, but that’s not always possible, depending on where you live and the season. And sometimes you just don’t have time to get to the store. But the right frozen foods can be the fixings for…

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Ex-Cons May Be Good Job Hires

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hiring people with criminal records may offer a short-term pay off, at least in customer service jobs, a new study suggests. Researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., collected data on nearly 59,000 people hired for sales or customer service jobs in U.S. call centers from May 2008…

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Could Household Cleaners Make Your Kid Fat?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can’t prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. Fecal samples showed that 3- and 4-month-old infants regularly exposed…

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