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  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are you planning to shop on Black Friday for holiday gifts for the kids? Experts urge you to keep an eye on eye safety when making your choices. U.S. emergency rooms treated 251,800 toy-related injuries in 2014, according to a report last year from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Forty-four percent of those injuries were to the head and face area. And a recent study in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology sai...

  • Cancer Advances Demand Continual Funding, Specialists Say

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Cancer Advances Demand Continual Funding, Specialists Say TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sufficient and sustained funding for cancer research should be a global priority, European and American cancer organizations said at the start of an international oncology conference in Germany on Tuesday. Significant progress has been made in the understanding of how cancer develops. But, consistent research funding is needed to take advantage of these advances to improve cancer survival rates, accordin...

  • Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk? THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with low levels of vitamin D may have higher odds of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, new research suggests. Vitamin D deficiency is common among the general population, including pregnant women. But the researchers said it's too soon to routinely recommend "sunshine vitamin" supplements for mothers-to-be. "The study does not prove that increasing vitamin D levels reduces the ris...

  • Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness? THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests. The European study authors suspect that additional exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role in reducing nearsightedness -- the inability to see clearly at a distance, also known as myopia. "We found that higher annual lifetime UVB exposure, directly related to time outd...

  • Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk? THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises the possibility that people who enjoy a glass of white wine every day may face a slightly elevated risk of melanoma. Total alcohol intake was associated with a 14 percent higher risk of melanoma per drink per day, researchers found. But, when they looked at the type of alcohol consumed, white wine emerged as the potential culprit. Each drink per day of white wine was associated with a 13 percent high...

  • Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder? WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've recently undergone surgery -- especially those with cancer or autoimmune diseases -- experience slightly higher risks of developing a rare muscle disorder soon afterward, new research suggests. Evaluating 20 years of data, Mayo Clinic scientists found that 15 percent of patients who developed Guillain-Barre syndrome had undergone a surgical procedure in the prior eight weeks. Guillain-Barre is a rare s...

  • Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical bills for older U.S. cancer patients can eat up one-quarter of their income or more if they have Medicare without supplemental insurance, a new study says. Hospitalization is a major reason why seniors with the government-funded insurance program have high out-of-pocket costs for cancer care, the researchers concluded. "The spending associated with a new cancer diagnosis gets very high quickly, even i...

  • Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection? WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers report that Propionibacterium acnes secretes a protein called RoxP that protects against bacteria that are believed to contribute to several skin disorders. Specifically, RoxP protects against skin cell damage called oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen bacteria. UV radiation fr...

  • Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?

    Posted: 11/30/2016

    Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline? MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Home-based occupational therapy may not slow down the physical decline that comes with Alzheimer's disease, a new clinical trial suggests. The study looked at whether home visits from occupational therapists could put the brakes on Alzheimer's patients' "functional decline." As the brain disorder progresses, it's not only memory that fades, but also day-to-day functioning. People gradually lose their ability to ...

  • Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season

    Posted: 11/29/2016

    Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season SUNDAY, Nov. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can be derailed, the American Heart Association cautions. Eating a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy grains is one of the most important ways to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke, the association points out. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid moments of weakness when dining out or going to gathe...