Did da Vinci’s Genius Stem From ‘Lazy Eye’?

Tweet Test Whether You Need to Step Up Your Vision Care By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Leonardo da Vinci gave the world the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Now, a British researcher suggests an untreated eye ailment may have helped the Renaissance genius perfect these and other masterpieces. After analyzing a series...
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Study: Let the Sun In to Cut Down on Germs

Tweet FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lots of sunlight in your home can significantly reduce levels of bacteria that flourish in the dark, a new study says. Researchers found that about 12 percent of bacteria, on average, were able to reproduce in dark rooms, compared with 6.8 percent in sunlit rooms, and 6.1 percent in rooms exposed to UV light, ABC News reported. The mix of bacteria...
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Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Tweet Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C. Priya Duggal, PhD, director, genetic epidemiology program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Kevin Messacar, MD, pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist, Children’s Hospital Colorado; assistant professor, University of Colorado School of...
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Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it could jump 29 percent for an ischemic stroke — the most...
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Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

Tweet By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they’d tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

Tweet FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients, and even between hospitals, according to the British researchers. “The findings of this study may explain some sporadic...
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3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis Advance

Tweet Pediatric Focal Onset Seizures By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what researchers are calling a “breakthrough,” two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. The trials were short-term, finding that the...
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Study: Skin Creams May Be OK During Radiation

Tweet Cancer Treatment Nutrition By Robert Preidt                  HealthDay Reporter         THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Countering standard advice, a new study finds that skin creams are safe to use in moderation for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. “Patients are routinely advised not to apply anything on the skin prior to treatment,”...
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Protective Use of Antivirals Cuts New HIV Cases

Tweet THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows. Researchers followed 3,700 gay men who were given what’s known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) under a program in New South Wales, Australia. The regimen generally involves taking a daily pill....
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WebMD Infographic: Missing the Signs

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