Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that’s already on the market, a new clinical trial shows. The targeted drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) reduced by 71 percent these men’s risk of either dying from their prostate cancer or having the cancer…

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Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org. Last year’s toll was 43, and, on average, 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States. “We…

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Could Estrogen Play a Role in Men's Migraines?

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many women with migraines have headaches triggered by hormonal fluctuations. Now a small study hints that estrogen could play a role in men’s migraines, too. The study of 39 men found that those with migraines had higher estrogen levels, on average, than men who were migraine-free. On the…

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Fit at Midlife May Mean Healthier Brain, Stronger Heart Later

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re fit in middle age, you might be guarding against not only depression as a senior, but also dying from heart disease if you do develop depression, a new study suggests. Among nearly 18,000 Medicare patients, the most fit were 16 percent less likely to develop depression,…

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No Proof Vitamin D Lowers Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds. High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy is called gestational hypertension. Pre-eclampsia is the development of high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine during pregnancy. It can…

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AHA: 37-Year-Old Survives Heart Attack on the Way to Her Wedding

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Four hours into a nearly six-hour flight from Seattle to Mexico, Sara Metz felt overly anxious — far more than the usual jitters of a bride-to-be days before her wedding on a beach in Playa del Carmen. She was watching the movie “Unbroken” when that feeling hit.…

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How to Head Off an Ice Cream Headache

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Slow down and savor your ice cream sundae or smoothie — it’s the best way to prevent the dreaded head pain commonly known as “brain freeze.” “When you consume cold foods or drinks too fast, it cools down the carotid artery located just behind your jawline. Doing that…

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Smart Steps for a Safe Nursery

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Getting a nursery ready for a new baby can be a lot of fun, but keep in mind these important considerations to make it a safe haven. For crib safety, choose a new crib that meets the latest standards — stronger crib slats and mattress supports, improved hardware…

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Death Certificate Data May Miss Many Opioid ODs: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The actual number of opioid overdose deaths in several U.S. states is likely far higher than death certificates suggest, a new study says. Incomplete reporting of overdose deaths can hamper efforts to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to the University of Pittsburgh researchers. They said that as…

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Tab for Young Binge Drinkers May Be Heart Trouble Later

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who party hard in their 20s could wind up paying for it later with a higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Young adults who binge drink are more likely to have heart risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and higher…

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Is the Milk in Your Fridge 'Off'? Smartphone Might Someday Tell

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Has that week-old yogurt really gone bad? Did the chicken you bought just three days ago already spoil? Your smartphone might one day be able to tell you, new research suggests. A group of scientists is developing a portable, inexpensive and easy-to-use electronic tag to send wireless alerts…

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Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While an iPad can deliver information in an instant with the touch of your fingertips, it also can make your neck and shoulders ache, a new study finds. So-called iPad neck, or tablet neck, is on the rise in the United States. And women are twice as likely…

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