‘Superbug’ Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

Tweet FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700 percent in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals. These infections are caused by Enterobacteriaceae bacteria — normal bacteria that can become resistant to multiple drugs. Once confined to hospitals, the tough-to-treat infections are spreading into the...
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Gender Doesn’t Dictate Perspiration Rate

Tweet FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Differences in how much men and women sweat have little to do with gender, according to a new study. Instead, sweating is linked to body size, researchers found. This might help explain why larger people — typically men — tend to perspire more during exercise or in warm conditions. “Gender has long been thought to influence sweating...
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Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

Tweet But the success of those efforts prompted prescription drug addicts to switch to heroin, which is cheaper and more available on the street, Salsitz and Vuolo said. To make matters worse, drug dealers started cutting heroin with even cheaper and more potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, further increasing the risk of overdose and death. “Because heroin and synthetic opioids are cheaper...
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China Box Office: ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Debuts to Massive $33M

Tweet Beijing-based Leomus Films, the local marketing partner on the release, are now forecasting $85 million for the full weekend. Sony’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has opened to an enormous $33 million on its first day in China. The Friday haul, which includes some limited previews, gives The Final Chapter claim to the third-largest Hollywood debut ever in the Middle Kingdom,...
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Longevity Recipe: 10 Fruit, Veggie Servings Daily

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests. The benefits appear to come through lower rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. And if everyone found a way to get 10 daily servings of produce, 7.8 million premature deaths would be...
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Belly Fat vs. Being Overweight in Older Women

Tweet In general, these findings suggest that being underweight is more detrimental in older women, and being slightly heavier in later life could be beneficial, she said. Body weight can reflect several different aspects of body composition, each reflecting health and disease in its own way, Chen said. “One’s weight should be interpreted with caution with respect to age, ethnicity,...
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Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Tweet Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions — such as depression,...
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Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes might boost the odds of dementia almost as much as carrying the gene that raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers reported. “Most...
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Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Buster Drug

Tweet Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Buster Drug By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren’t getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals. Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors...
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A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Days filled with stress and anxiety may be upping your risk of becoming overweight or obese, British researchers say. The researchers said they found a link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and excess weight. “We don’t know which came first, the greater body weight or the higher cortisol,” said researcher Andrew...
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