Menstrual Cups Safe and Effective, Study Says

Tweet Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy: 10 conception tips. By Robert Preidt                HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They’re gaining in popularity among women, and a new study finds menstrual cups to be just as safe and as effective as disposable pads or tampons. British researchers looked at data on the cost-saving devices, gleaned...
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Harmful Germs in Ocean Water? How to Tell

Tweet Fox43: “Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Virginia beach.” CNN: “Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways.” Environmental Health: “Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters.” CDC: “Vibrio vulnificus Infections and Disasters,” “Necrotizing Fasciitis: All You Need...
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WHO Says Congo Ebola Outbreak Is Health Emergency

Tweet WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency, The New York Times reported. The declaration, made by a panel of experts, follows news this week that the deadly infectious disease had spread to Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo. Earlier...
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Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over a five-year period, more than 21,000 Americans aged 21 and younger died from firearm-related injuries. But when states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows. For the study, investigators examined data on gun deaths from 2011 to 2015 and compared those statistics...
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Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s

Tweet WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tenn., has identified gender differences in how the Alzheimer’s-related protein tau spreads in the brain. Research suggests that tau spreads through the brain like an...
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Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

Tweet Assessment: How Could You Live Better With Multiple Sclerosis? By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the...
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Would You Like a Lizard With That Salad?

Tweet TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine this: You open a bag of fresh salad greens and out pops a lizard. Or worse. Unfortunately, that scenario is more common than many might think. Researchers analyzed online news between 2003 and 2018 and found 40 articles about U.S. consumers discovering live, dead or severed parts of animals in their produce. More than half of the cases...
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Evolution Could Explain Why Staying Slim Is Tough

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not easy maintaining a healthy weight. Even when you manage to drop a few pounds, they often return. Why would the body seem to encourage obesity? New research suggests the answer lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that primes the body to store fat. The key to...
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Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives

Tweet MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A newer form of lung cancer screening may mean fewer deaths from the disease, a new study contends. Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, the study authors said. “Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and early detection and treatment...
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Healthy Living Counteracts Alzheimer’s Genetic Risk

Tweet By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows. The study tracked the genetics, lifestyles and Alzheimer’s disease incidence of nearly 200,000 British people over 60 for an average of eight...
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