What Doctors Aren’t Telling Obese Young Adults

Tweet WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many obese young adults in the United States don’t know they’re at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. “Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is not recognized early on,” said study leader Dr. Michal Melamed, an associate professor...
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Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study

Tweet Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People infected with hepatitis C are more likely to be current or former heavy drinkers, a new study suggests. Unfortunately, alcohol may accelerate the liver damage associated with the virus, the researchers added. Adults with hepatitis...
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FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

Tweet FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new long-acting implant that can help treat people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Opioid abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll on American families....
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Italian Actor Giorgio Albertazzi Dies at 92

Tweet Albertazzi was considered one of Italy’s greatest actors. Celebrated Italian theater and film actor-director Giorgio Albertazzi died in his native Tuscany Saturday. He was 92. Among those in mourning the director, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi remembered him Saturday in Venice as “a great Italian” and “an artist who was classical and progressive simultaneously.” Italian...
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Fewer Inhaled Steroids OK for Asthmatic Kids?

Tweet Fewer Inhaled Steroids OK for Asthmatic Kids? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes. However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose wheezing occurs sporadically,...
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Officials: U.S. Superbug Resists All Antibiotics

Tweet Officials: U.S. Superbug Resists All Antibiotics By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. researchers have identified the nation’s first patient with an infection resistant to all existing antibiotics. Scientists have warned for years the day could come when “superbugs” resisted all last-resort antibiotics....
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Exploring Zika’s Path Through the Placenta

Tweet Exploring Zika’s Path Through the Placenta By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research seems to shed light on how the Zika virus infects, but doesn’t kill, placenta cells. The mosquito-borne virus can cause severe birth defects in babies whose mothers are exposed to Zika during pregnancy, but scientists don’t...
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It’s Mosquito Season: The 411 on Repellents

Tweet It’s Mosquito Season: The 411 on Repellents May 27, 2016 — Thwack. They’re baaaack. Yep, it’s mosquito season again. It’s not just about itchy bumps, either — mosquito bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa. That means you need some insect...
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Smoking During Pregnancy and Schizophrenia Risk

Tweet Smoking During Pregnancy and Schizophrenia Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests. “This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia,” said study author...
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Experts Question Study Linking Cellphones, Cancer

Tweet Experts Question Study Linking Cellphones, Cancer By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors. The study, released Friday by the federal government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP),...
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