Two Lives Saved in Rare ‘Paired’ Liver Donation

Tweet Foods That Help Your Liver By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives of two people with failing livers. Kelly Bryan, 38, donated 70% of her liver to an adult stranger,...
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Do American Adults Drink Too Much? Study Says Yes

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, a new poll shows. It found that 33% of adults aged 35 to 44 who have at least one drink in a typical week agreed with one or more statements that would prompt an addiction specialist to consider treatment, according to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Of adults from...
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C-Section Infection Risk Higher for Moms on Medicaid: Study

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For women who deliver a baby by cesarean section, the risk of developing a surgical site infection is higher if she is covered by Medicaid versus private insurance, a new study finds. Several factors may be at play, including a patient’s living situation and social support after leaving the hospital, as well as differences in the type...
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Scientists Generate ‘Activity’ in Dead Pig Brain

Tweet Assessment: How Could You Live Better With Multiple Sclerosis? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig’s death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead...
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Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That’s because such closures could mean patients skip or stop taking the prescriptions they need to stay healthy and safe, according to a team from...
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‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative...
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Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein for Heart Health

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials involving more than 1,800 people to learn how different diets affected heart disease risk factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides...
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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats in 4 States

Tweet THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania....
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Girls’ Online Sex Experience May Spur Risk Offline

Tweet What to Do to Avoid Meningiitis By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The types of sexual experiences girls have on the internet can help predict the kinds of risk they face offline, including HIV infections, physically violent relationships and sexual assault, new research suggests. “Girls are under immense...
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Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

Tweet THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. “This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of infection with my patients undergoing knee replacement and helps us identify strategies to minimize that risk,” said...
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