One Reason Why Kidney Transplants Fail

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scottish scientists say they’ve found new clues to why some kidney transplants fail. It has to do with the amount of “wear and tear” a transplanted kidney has and how that affects its work in the recipient, the new study says. It was known that the age of…

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Stem Cells Restore Some Vision in Blind Mice

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that can…

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Immigrants Not a Burden on U.S. Health Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Immigrants in the United States use health care services less often than native-born citizens and may actually be subsidizing some of their health care, a new study reports. A team of researchers systematically examined 188 peer-reviewed studies since the year 2000 related to health care expenditures on and…

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AHA: Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health of Those Near and Far

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) — More than 100 wildfires are blazing through parts of the western United States, including one in California that has grown to become the largest fire in the state’s history. Fires that vast have created logistical nightmares and health concerns for residents within their reach, as well as…

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Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds. For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were white women, aged 45 and up. All had undergone some type…

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Forecast Sees Abnormal Heat Worldwide Through 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This year’s record-breaking worldwide heat wave is likely a preview of coming attractions, scientists say. Using a new method for predicting global temperatures, researchers concluded that 2018-2022 may be even hotter than expected. While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, the new forecasting…

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Rehydration: How Much Is Too Much?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Staying hydrated is a mantra not only when exercising, but throughout the day for optimal health. Yet it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. In recent years, a number of athletes have died from a condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia, or EAH, which results from overwhelming…

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints. Researchers believe that a mix of genes…

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Here's What Predicts a Woman's Odds of Living Till 90

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests. A long-term study of about 22,000 postmenopausal women in the United States found that those whose mothers had lived to age 90 were 25 percent more likely…

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Amputation May Not Be Best Option for Severe Circulation Problems

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trying to restore blood flow may be better than amputation for patients with a serious leg circulation problem called critical limb ischemia, a new study contends. Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the…

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Cellphone Use Puts Pedestrians Off-Balance

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places. And now, new video analysis reveals the extent to which cellphones interfere with a person’s ability to hoof it from here to there. Cellphone use drastically alters a pedestrian’s…

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Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged 66 and older and found their risk of being diagnosed with dementia one and…

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