U.S. Women Less Likely Than Men to Get Statins

Tweet MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on more than 88,000 U.S. adults who filled a statin prescription after a heart attack in 2014-2015. Of those, 56 percent of men and 47 percent...
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Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and encouraging them to move in ways they previously feared appears...
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Barbara Bush in ‘Failing Health’

Tweet April 16, 2018 — Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,”...
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Animal Feces Found in Counterfeit Makeup

Tweet About $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics were seized by the Los Angeles Police Department in raids on 21 locations in the L.A.’s Santee Alley fashion district. “Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into the product they’re manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom — wherever they’re manufacturing this stuff,” Detective Rick Ishitani...
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Don’t Ditch the Coffee Over Cancer Risk News

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Heart Disease Rates Drop, But Gains Vary by State

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows. Not every state has benefited equally, however. Between 2010 and 2016, 12 states actually saw their heart disease rates begin to creep up again, the data showed. And although the United States as a whole has made inroads against the...
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Zika May Not Linger in Semen for as Long as Feared

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines in place for protecting against the sexual transmission of Zika virus need to be re-evaluated, based on a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC currently recommends that men who have traveled to a Zika-active region either use condoms...
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Older At Menopause, Better Memory Later?

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than 1,300 women. The research showed that a woman entering menopause...
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Sleep Apnea Makes For More Crash-Prone Drivers

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road. People who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash, the study showed: For those with severe apnea, the increased risk hit 123 percent, while those...
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Control Blood Pressure to Keep Dementia at Bay

Tweet THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bringing high blood pressure under control can reduce older black Americans’ risk of dementia, a new study finds. Black people are at high risk for high blood pressure and dementia, the researchers noted. The study included more than 1,200 black Americans, aged 65 and older, with high blood pressure who did not have dementia. The patients...
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