New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV

Tweet HIV Myths and Facts By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don’t work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the...
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Kids Who Lived With Smokers Face Greater COPD Risk

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked exposure to secondhand smoke in adulthood with increased risk of premature death from COPD and several other conditions. “Overall,...
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FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors are available, this drug, made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, is the first the FDA has said is the equivalent of the EpiPen....
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‘Right’ Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably heard about the high-carb diet and the low-carb diet, but a new study suggests a moderate-carb diet could be the key to longevity. Researchers followed more than 15,000 people in the United States for a median of 25 years and found that low-carb diets (fewer than...
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Contact Lens Stuck Under Woman’s Eyelid for Years

Tweet Aug. 17, 2018 — Doctors recently removed a contact lens that was embedded in a woman’s eyelid for nearly three decades after she was hit in the eye while playing badminton. The woman was 14 at the time and thought she had lost the contact lens. At age 42, she visited an ophthalmologist because her left eyelid had been swollen and drooping for about six months, Fox News reported....
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Eating Before Early Workout Helps Burn Carbs

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you exercise in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat breakfast first. A small British study finds that having breakfast before a morning workout triggers the body to burn more carbohydrates during exercise and also speeds digestion afterward. The study included 12 healthy men who did an hour of cycling in the morning. They either had a breakfast...
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U.S. Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans’ life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates among Americans ages 25 to 64, but cited a number of factors as potential causes. In the first study, researchers looked at 18 wealthy nations and found that most of them had declines in life...
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Aretha Franklin Dies of Pancreatic Cancer

Tweet Us Weekly: “Aretha Franklin Responds to Rumors of Her Death: ‘I’m Doing Well.’” CNN Transcripts: “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” Jan. 9 2012. USAToday.com: “Aretha Franklin happily sheds weight, embraces future.” USAToday.com: “Aretha Franklin says she’s 85% healed.” LATimes.com: “Aretha Franklin cancels two shows for undisclosed medical treatment.” Access...
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‘Consumer Reports’ Finds Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

Tweet James Dickerson, PhD, chief scientific officer, Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports: “Heavy Metals in Baby Food: What You Need to Know.” Cathy Dunn, spokeswoman, Gerber. David Saltz, spokesman, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20180816/consumer-reports-finds-heavy-metals-in-baby-foods?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Women Exposed Early to Smoke May Face More RA Risk

Tweet Test Your RA Knowledge By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints....
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