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  • Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS? MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), preliminary research suggests. The report warns of possible harm from fish containing the most mercury, such as swordfish and shark. It doesn't suggest a higher risk of ALS from general consumption of seafood. "For most people, eating fish is part of a healthy diet," said study author Dr. Elijah Stommel, who's with Dartmouth...

  • Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prevention and treatment, not legal action, should be the focus when dealing with pregnant women who use opioids, a leading pediatricians' group says. Some states prosecute and jail pregnant women for substance abuse, but the new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that punitive measures have no health benefits for mother or child and may deter women from seeking help. "Over the last ...

  • Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You'd probably be surprised if your dentist said you might have type 2 diabetes. But new research finds that severe gum disease may be a sign the illness is present and undiagnosed. The study found that nearly one in five people with severe gum disease (periodontitis) had type 2 diabetes and didn't know it. The researchers said these findings suggest that the dentist's office may be a good place for a prediabetes...

  • Do You Need an Antibiotic?

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Do You Need an Antibiotic? FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to lessen their misery, most people would like to know whether the respiratory illness they've got could be helped by an antibiotic. The key to finding out may lie in your nose. Or, more specifically, the mucus in your nose. Researchers from Duke Health in Durham, N.C., said they've identified a group of proteins that could be used to tell if an infection is caused by a virus, which triggers cold or flu. Antibiotics can only fig...

  • Don't Sweat It: Gender Doesn't Dictate Perspiration Rate

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Don't Sweat It: Gender Doesn't Dictate Perspiration Rate FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in how much men and women sweat have little to do with gender, according to a new study. Instead, sweating is linked to body size, researchers found. This might help explain why larger people -- typically men -- tend to perspire more during exercise or in warm conditions. "Gender has long been thought to influence sweating and skin blood flow during heat stress," said the study's lead author, S...

  • Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government report shows. More than 16 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, compared to just over 6 in 1999, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Heroin and other opioids accounted for about half of these deaths, a reflect...

  • Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors' offices capably shouldered the burden of millions of new Medicaid patients gaining access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a new study reveals. "We found a dramatic increase in primary care offices' ability to take in these newly insured patients," said study senior author Dr. Karin Rhodes. For the study, researchers posed as patients seeking appointments. They found that availabili...

  • Don't Skip Veggies in Winter

    Posted: 02/27/2017

    Don't Skip Veggies in Winter MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't eat fresh, healthy foods. There are five types of foods you should try to consume during the winter months, according to health experts at the Cleveland Clinic who offer these suggestions: While it can be hard to find local produce during the winter, root vegetables such as beets, carrots and turnips can withstand the cold and are available. Roast carrots to get a dose of beta-car...

  • Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are more likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think patients expect the drugs, a new study finds. That's true even if the doctor doesn't think the patient has a bacterial infection, which means antibiotics would be ineffective, the researchers said. The study included more than 400 doctors in the United Kingdom. The researchers conducted two experiments and presented physicians with dif...

  • Dealing With Diabetes Distress

    Posted: 02/24/2017

    Dealing With Diabetes Distress THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have to think about their condition and make treatment decisions constantly -- and all that extra work and worry can lead to psychological distress at times. "Diabetes distress" isn't the same as depression, however, diabetes experts note. It's a condition unique to the 24/7 demands that come with diabetes, particularly for people dependent on insulin. "The day you develop diabetes, it's like the universe jus...