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  • Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, an ingredient used in some antibacterial products and toothpaste, is a dirty word in certain circles. But triclosan might not cause the harms that some fear, new research suggests. "There are a lot of people who are fearful of triclosan, but we didn't find anything to support that concern in our study," said principal study investigator, Dr. Julie Parsonnet. The small study, funded by the ...

  • ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They found that close to 70 percent of those diagnosed with ADHD as young adults did not have the disorder when they were children. People with this "late-onset" ADHD also tended to h...

  • A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers. "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many health conditions, but for people with colorectal cancer, some extra weight may provide protection against mortality," said study lead author Candyce Kroenke. She's a research scie...

  • Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the general population, the researchers noted. The new study included data from about 56,000 people. The researchers found that taking aspirin after a mini-stroke -- also called a transient...

  • Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-Americans are healthier than other U.S. adults. So say federal health officials who added that, compared to other Americans, most Asian-Americans are less likely to report that they're in fair or poor health, have multiple chronic conditions or serious psychological problems. They're also less likely to say they must limit work or social activities compared to others their age, researchers from the U...

  • At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school and to prevent chronic absenteeism," Dr. Breena Welch Holmes, a lead author of the policy statement and chair of the AAP Council on School Health, said in an AAP news release. But ...

  • After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. Heart failure means the heart can't pump blood efficiently enough to meet the body's demands. Improved heart at...

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report. Depression accounts for only a little more than half the antidepressant prescriptions issued by Quebec physicians during the past decade, the Canadian study found. Doctors also issued antidepressants to treat anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, pa...

  • Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Suggestive evidence" of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review. Wide regional variations in the world's stillbirth rates suggest most of last year's 2.6 million stillbirths were preventable, the research team said. "If the evidence of an association between ambient air population and stillbirth is confirmed in future studies, it would be of major publi...

  • As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds. The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief "that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes," said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and colleagues. The study included more than 4,300 adults. The volunteers lived in Birmingham, Ala.; Chicago; Minnea...