Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study. Those conclusions are drawn from an...
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Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are effective for teen girls who didn’t get the recommended shots when they were 11 or 12, researchers report. The Kaiser Permanente study of more than 25,000 women aged 26 and younger found that those who got all three doses of the vaccinations between ages 14 and 20 were protected against the virus...
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Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk

Tweet Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds. In fact, the study showed, those women were less likely...
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Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Heart Disease

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an association, and didn’t...
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Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000 women with asthma in Canada who were followed for about 14 years after being diagnosed with the condition. During that time, 42...
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Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide

Tweet Aug. 10, 2018 — The Environmental Protection Agency must remove the pesticide chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days, a federal appeals court ordered Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the Trump administration put public health at risk by reversing an Obama administration decision to ban the pesticide. Chlorpyrifos was created by Dow...
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‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’: Seeking Selfie Perfection

Tweet Neelam Vashi, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine; director, Cosmetic and Laser Center, Boston University School of Medicine. Daniel Maman, MD, plastic surgeon, 740 Park Plastic Surgery, New York City. Katharine Phillips, MD, professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College; attending psychiatrist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Funda...
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Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Others

Tweet 7 Psoriasis Triggers to Avoid By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who’d had many bouts of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) —...
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Brain Evolution May Play Role in Mental Illnesses

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests. The researchers identified long, noncoding stretches of DNA (called “repeat arrays”) in a gene that governs calcium transport in the brain. Their findings were published Aug. 9 in the...
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New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Postpartum depression isn’t limited to moms. Rates of depression among new fathers are similar to those among new mothers, and more needs to be done to help these men, two psychologists say. “Recent research has shown that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety...
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