Does Bipolar Disorder Raise Risk of Parkinson’s?

Tweet By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Struggling with bipolar disorder is hard enough, but now a new study from Taiwan suggests these patients are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. But U.S. experts cautioned that the absolute risk of developing Parkinson’s — an incurable movement...
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New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

Tweet THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It has long been known that lifestyle affects a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers report that they have identified rare variants of four genes that may also play a part. For the study, an international team of scientists analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 21,000 people with type 2 diabetes and 25,000 people...
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Opioid Users’ Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk

Tweet WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children of parents who use opioids have more than double the risk of attempted suicide, a new study finds.         Researchers noted that along with a dramatic rise in suicides among young people in the United States in the past 15 years, opioid use among adults has spiked. This study suggests a possible link between the two.         “We...
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How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re taking a test, you might want to check the thermostat first. Room temperature — a frequent front in the battle of the sexes — makes a difference in how men and women score on math and verbal tests, new research says. Specifically, women scored higher when the temperature was warmer. Men did better when the room was...
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Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say. “Recent studies have shown that low blood oxygen levels during the night and disrupted sleep, which are both common in [obstructive sleep apnea], may...
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FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

Tweet May 21, 2019 — The FDA on Monday approved the first nasal spray to treat frequent seizures that are separate from an epilepsy patient’s usual seizure pattern. There are an estimated 150,000 people in the United States with “uncontrolled epilepsy experience seizure clusters,” which can increase the risk for injury, neurologic damage, and prolonged seizures. Midazolam...
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DNA Might Determine Whether You’re a Dog Lover

Tweet TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could a love for canines be contained in your genes? New research from Europe suggests that’s so after comparing the genetic makeup of more than 35,000 twin pairs with dog ownership. The researchers concluded that genetic variations explained more than half of the likelihood of having a dog. “We were surprised to see that a person’s...
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Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

Tweet Cancer Treatment Nutrition By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Interest in homemade sunscreens is hot, but many of these do-it-yourself brews lack effective sun protection, a new study warns. Researchers found that only about one-third of homemade sunscreens on the popular information-sharing website Pinterest specified...
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Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Tweet May 21, 2019 — A bill to raise the minimum age for buying any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 was introduced Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The proposed bipartisan legislation comes at a time when soaring underage use of e-cigarettes has health experts alarmed, the Associated Press reported. McConnell’s home state of Kentucky...
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Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Tweet May 21, 2019 — A bill to raise the minimum age for buying any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 was introduced Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The proposed bipartisan legislation comes at a time when soaring underage use of e-cigarettes has health experts alarmed, the Associated Press reported. McConnell’s home state of Kentucky...
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