Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

Tweet Frequent Antibiotic Use and Type 2 Diabetes Risk By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescribed at least two courses...
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FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

Tweet FDA Warns of Mixing Heart Drug, Hep C Meds By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the heart — called symptomatic...
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FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

Tweet FDA OKs Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetic retinopathy...
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New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA

Tweet New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA March 25, 2015 — A new drug to treat inhalation anthrax has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Anthrasil was approved to be used in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthrasil testing was limited to animals, because it was not feasible or ethical to test it in people, the FDA said. Inhalation anthrax can occur after...
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Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Tweet Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows. While kidneys from older donors can’t provide younger...
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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

Tweet Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds. “Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion of the variation in how old...
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U.S. Marines Doc ‘Killing Time’ Tops Cinema du Reel Fest

Tweet The Cinema du Reel documentary festival wrapped up its 37th edition this weekend at the Pompidou Center in Paris. An international jury headed by French director Julie Bertuccelli (The Tree) awarded the fest’s grand prize to Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel‘s Killing Time, a formalist look at U.S. Marines on home leave in the city of Twentynine Palms. Honorable mentions were given to the Colombia-set...
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Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer’s?

Tweet Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer’s? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve developed an anti-Alzheimer’s diet. While it couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent lower risk for Alzheimer’s,...
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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Tweet E-Cigs May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy, to Children By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to...
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Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Tweet Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Tied to Early Death By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain — the type associated with normal wear and tear — were nearly twice as likely...
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