Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

Tweet March 19, 2019 — High drug prices prompt about one-third of uninsured American adults to not take their medicines as prescribed to save money, a new government report shows. In 2017, nearly 60 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 said they’d been prescribed drugs over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 11.4 percent of them said...
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Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

Tweet Assessment: How Could You Live Better With Multiple Sclerosis? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some toddlers thought to have mild autism “outgrow” the diagnosis, but most continue to struggle with language and behavior, new research suggests. The study is not the first to document cases of...
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Using Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile Men

Tweet TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sperm DNA from the testicles of infertile men is often as good as that of ejaculated sperm from fertile men, according to European researchers — a finding that could lead to new treatments for male infertility. The study shows that on its path from the testicles to ejaculation, sperm DNA can suffer major damage. Researchers said it may be...
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Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib

Tweet MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” is a common form of irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart problems. It...
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More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns. Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24. “The trends...
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CDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections

Tweet HIV Myths and Facts MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “We have the tools to end the HIV epidemic, but a tool is only useful if it’s in someone’s hands,” said Dr....
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Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) –Patients who have high triglyceridesand take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators report. The prescription drug, called Vascepa, is not to...
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Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby’s Allergy Risk

Tweet 11 Fast Facts About Your Child’s Allergies By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life. In fact, the pediatric group says...
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EPA’s Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers

Tweet March 18, 2019 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will issue a rule that bans the sale of methylene chloride to consumers but allows for its continued use in commercial products. The deadly chemical is found in paint and furniture strippers. Many stores, including Lowe’s and Walmart, had already stopped selling products with methylene chloride. The ban includes the...
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Molecular ‘Clues’ May Predict Breast Cancer Return

Tweet Advanced Breast Cancer and Your Job By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Figuring out which breast cancer patients will live disease-free after treatment is a bit of a guessing game. But new research indicates breast cancer cells hold molecular clues that may allow doctors to predict who is at high risk of having...
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