Study: FDA Fell Short on Tracking Fentanyl Use

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drug makers and federal regulators dropped the ball in tracking the use of a potentially deadly fast-acting form of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, putting thousands of patients at risk of a fatal overdose, a new study claims. Transmucosal...
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Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty. Folks with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly dropped...
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Study: New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives

Tweet Foods That Help Your Liver By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients’ odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little surprise to one U.S. liver expert. The...
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More Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

Tweet Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled...
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Tattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have tattoos, it’s probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported. Researchers said there had been no systematic studies of how safe it is for people with tattoos to have an MRI. Reported side effects...
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Breast Cancer and DDT: Exposure Timing May Matter

Tweet Advanced Breast Cancer and Your Job By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk — but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. “What we have learned is that timing really...
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Does Bullying Start at Home?

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won’t be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that children are more likely to be bullied by a sibling if they have more than one, and firstborn children and older brothers are most likely to bully siblings, a new study finds. “Sibling...
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Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep

Tweet Living With Sexually Transmitted Disease By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sure, he may snore. She may steal the covers. But if a relationship is solid, your partner will help you sleep better this Valentine’s Day and far into the future, a new study suggests. Good relationships in early adulthood seemed...
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Could Diet Sodas Raise Older Women’s Stroke Risk?

Tweet Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy: 10 conception tips. By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a study that tracked nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two...
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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Tweet Feb. 14, 2019 — Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to — but they’re drinking more potent stuff. And that trend toward higher-alcohol drinks may be part of what’s driving an increase in alcohol-related deaths and illnesses, according to new research. Sales of wine and liquor have gone up, while beer sales are largely flat. And more of the beer-drinking dollar...
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