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  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a tropical getaway, be sure to pack old standbys like bug spray and sunscreen -- and maybe a lot more, a doctor advises. "In places like the Caribbean and South and Central America, where it is already summertime, people can potentially be exposed to health risks that they may not have at home," said infectious disease specialist Dr. Christopher Ohl. He is head of the International Travel Clinic ...

  • For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says. The analysis of 13 clinical trials found that exercise therapy was generally good for stroke patients' "cognition." Cognition refers to vital mental processes such as thinking, learning, understanding and remembering. A stroke, which cuts off blood flow to the brain, can impai...

  • Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

    Posted: 02/23/2017

    Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not perfect, but this year's flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective. For the predominant circulating influenza A type H3N2 flu strain, its effectiveness comes in at 43 percent. But it's 73 percent effective against influenza B viruses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

  • FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases

    Posted: 02/23/2017

    FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat tough cases of the skin condition psoriasis has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Valeant Pharmaceuticals' injectable drug Siliq (brodalumab) was approved for adults with moderate-to-severe psoriasis that isn't responding to other recommended treatments. However, the drug carries a warning about increased risk for suicidal behavior. Psoriasis is characterized by r...

  • FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments

    Posted: 02/21/2017

    FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fluid-filled balloons placed in the stomach to treat obesity have been linked to serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. The balloons treat obesity by taking up space in a patient's stomach, and are used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Two types of fluid-filled balloon systems -- the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System and the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System -- were ap...

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu activity spiked sharply across the United States this week, federal health officials reported Friday. Deaths from flu-related conditions continued at high levels, and hospitalizations among people over 65 and under the age of 4 are up. So far, 20 children have died from flu, said Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "More children have died this year than ...

  • For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing

    Posted: 02/15/2017

    For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't even suspect they've experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it's been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud sounds while ...

  • For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For generations, parents have told kids to go outside and play. Now, a new study suggests an added benefit to that advice -- physical activity may lower children's risk of depression. The researchers assessed about 700 children at ages 6, 8 and 10. Kids who got regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise were less likely to develop depression over those four years, the investigators found. Previous studies h...

  • For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nurse practitioners could meet the growing need for house calls to frail, elderly Americans, but restrictions in some states may get in the way, researchers say. An analysis of Medicare data showed that in 2013, nurse practitioners made more than 1 million home visits nationwide, compared with 925,000 visits a year earlier. Doctors made 1 million home visits both years, the new study finds...

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

    Posted: 02/10/2017

    Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu and pneumonia vaccines may reduce heart failure patients' risk of dangerous respiratory infections, a new review suggests. More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, when the heart is too weak to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Respiratory infections are the leading cause of hospitalization for people with heart failure. These infections are associated with high death r...