Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise

Tweet Dana Bowman, Lindsborg, KS. Laura McKowen, North Shore, MA. Deidra Roach, MD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. Tim Slade, PhD, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Australia. Aaron White, PhD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Fact Sheet.  National Institute...
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Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart, but what if your only option is to run or walk through smoggy city streets? Does it still pay off in the long run? Yes, contends a nearly 20-year study. “Air pollution isn’t an excuse to skip exercise. Even in areas...
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More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

Tweet Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years. Along with the fact that women are having children...
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1 in 4 Docs Report Sexual Harassment by Patients

Tweet More than 1 in 4 doctors told Medscape Medical News in a recent survey that they have been sexually harassed by a patient within the past 3 years. The 27% of doctors reporting the harassment is nearly four times higher than the 7% of doctors who said they had been sexually harassed by colleagues or administrators in the workplace, an analysis of the survey data shows. In the Patients Sexually...
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Jury Still Out on Probiotics

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health. But these supplements could harm some patients, and researchers have done a poor job tracking their safety,...
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HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer

Tweet Cancer Treatment Nutrition By Alan Moses HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Two years ago, Ian McKenzie thought his mom’s remaining days were dwindling. The 97-year-old woman had developed a severe case of what was thought to be an untreatable form of squamous cell carcinoma, the second leading form of skin cancer. Lesions...
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Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?

Tweet Microbiome: “Exposure to household furry pets influences the gut microbiota of infants at 3-4 months following various birth scenarios.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: “Maternal farm exposure modulates neonatal immune mechanisms through regulatory T cells.” Se Jin Song, postdoctoral research fellow, University of San Diego Knight Lab. John DiBaise,...
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Vitamin D Little Help Against Brain Diseases

Tweet MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D does little to defend your brain against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, a new review shows. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 70 studies. “Our work counters an emerging belief held in some quarters suggesting that higher levels of vitamin D can impact positively on brain...
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Illnesses Linked to Venezuela Crab Meat: FDA

Tweet July 16, 2018 — There have been 12 reported cases of people in the U.S. becoming sick after eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency said the illnesses were caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria and advised people to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela, CNN reported. Illnesses began between April 1 and July 3, with eight...
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Smoking May Boost Risk of AFib

Tweet MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say. “If you smoke, stop smoking, and if you don’t smoke, don’t start,” said study author Dagfinn Aune, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. “We found...
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