Suicide Risk Higher in People with Brain Injury

Tweet Focal Onset Seizures By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report. That risk more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it...
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Amputation Not Best Option for Circulation Woes?

Tweet 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 researchers said. “Many patients who are...
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Study: Fluoride Crucial To Prevent Cavities

Tweet Gerodontology: “Personal oral hygiene and dental caries: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.” Matthew Messina, DDS, consumer advisor, American Dental Association; assistant professor of dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus; dentist in Columbus. Philippe Hujoel, PhD, Seattle periodontist and professor of oral health sciences, University of Washington,...
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New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

Tweet Tips for a Healthier Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial. About 70 percent of patients with mild-to-moderate high blood pressure who were...
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Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings

Tweet Aug. 14, 2018 — For the third consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the No. 1 spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and World Report. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio holds the No. 2 spot (again this year) in the annual honor roll, which highlights hospitals delivering “exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care,” according...
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines

Tweet TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers. And that increases migraine risk. The...
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Lung Cancer Screening’ Risks Not Discussed Enough

Tweet MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung cancer can save lives, and lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors...
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Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jiminy Cricket! New research suggests that saving room on your plate for some crunchy, chirpy protein might be good for your health. Specifically, eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation...
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Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks

Tweet Stacey Haluka, consumer. Rachael Armstrong, consumer. Cynthia Bailey, MD, dermatologist, Sebastopol, CA. Jessica Krant, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York City. Joie Power, PhD, clinical aromatherapy consultant and neuropsychologist, Asheville, NC. SPINS, market research firm, Schaumburg, IL. FDA. Anesthesia Analgesia: “Aromatherapy...
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Hiccups for a Month? It Can Happen

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In most cases, persistent hiccups (two days or more) and intractable hiccups (a month or more) are...
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