Newer Breathing Tube Might Save More Cardiac Arrest Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Changing the type of breathing tube that first responders use to resuscitate cardiac arrest patients can boost the chances of survival, a new study contends. There are about 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States each year. More than 90 percent of those patients die before, or…

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Soldiers' Suicide Attempts Often Come Without Prior Mental Health Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide have no prior diagnosis of a mental health issue, new research shows, and such histories may not be a good predictor of a soldier’s suicide risk. “The study is one of few to be able to examine risk of suicide attempt…

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Is Teen Drinking Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Later in Life?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teen boys who drink may raise their risk for aggressive prostate cancer decades later, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to non-drinkers, men who reported having at least one alcoholic drink a day between ages 15 and 19 had more than triple the odds of developing aggressive prostate cancer…

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Teaching Your Kids Online Safety

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Limiting online access used to be the main parenting strategy to protect kids from internet hazards like cyberbullying and sexual predators. But research suggests that teaching them how to avoid these risks in the first place is a smarter and safer approach. Thanks to photo- and video-sharing apps,…

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Smoking, Drinking a Double Whammy for Teens' Arteries: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who drink or smoke already have stiffening arteries, and the risk is highest for those who are both heavy smokers and heavy drinkers, a new study reports. Arterial stiffening is a sign of blood vessel damage that increases the chances for heart attack and stroke later in…

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Alarming Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs in U.S.: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drug-resistant bacteria caused nearly 6 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) analyzed by a California emergency department, a new study reports. The bacteria were resistant to a majority of commonly used antibiotics and many of the patients had no identifiable risk for this kind of infection. Most of…

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STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States is experiencing a “steep and sustained” spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to expand. “The United States continues to have…

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AHA: This Single Dad Kicked 30-Year Tobacco Habit for His Son

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) — John Jaramillo was a 45-year-old newly divorced single dad to 7-year-old Zeph. As if that weren’t enough to deal with, he was also having excruciating pain in his jaw, neck and shoulder. Having used tobacco for 30 years, Jaramillo figured that was to blame. So in 2010,…

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Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of Dr. King’s water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Due to the risk of infection, consumers with these products made by King Bio Inc. of…

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Security Scanners Safe for Patients With Heart Devices: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Those full-body scanners used for security checks in airports, train stations and some public buildings are safe for people with implanted heart pacemakers and defibrillators, a new study found. Nearly 4 million people worldwide have these types of devices, but it’s been unclear whether their functioning is affected…

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Going 'Low-Carb'? Your Odds for an Early Death May Rise

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who slash carbohydrates from their diets may shorten their lifespan, a new study suggests. Using data on nearly 25,000 Americans, researchers found that the one-quarter who ate the fewest carbs each day also had a higher risk of dying over the next six years. Specifically, they had…

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For a Healthier Heart, Stick to 6 to 8 Hours of Sleep

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart? A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total of more than 1 million adults without heart disease suggests the sweet spot is six to eight hours…

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