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  • Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

    Posted: 07/27/2016

    Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. prescription drug abuse epidemic has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks in rural and suburban communities, where up to now the virus has posed little threat, warns a new case study. Needle-sharing among prescription drug addicts created an outbreak in rural Scott County, Ind. Public health officials report HIV infected 181 people there between November 2014 and November 2015. "It was the largest outbreak ...

  • Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

    Posted: 07/27/2016

    Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed that U.S. physicians are woefully underprescribing Suboxone. The drug is the only therapy Medicare covers to treat opioid addiction. "For every 40 family practice physicians who prescribed an opi...

  • Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes

    Posted: 07/27/2016

    Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds. The study of almost 1,700 American adults with colon cancer was observational, meaning that it can't prove cause-and-effect. But it did seem to find a benefit from the healthy nutrient. One colon cancer expert who reviewed the new findings wasn't surprised. "We...

  • Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens who have weight-loss surgery may be able to walk faster and with less pain afterwards, new research suggests. For the study, a team led by Justin Ryder, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, analyzed how weight-loss surgery affected obese teens' ability to walk up to two years after their procedure. The study involved 242 significantly obese teens wh...

  • Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds health care improved in much of the United States between 2011 and 2014, mostly because more people were insured and doctors and other providers did a better job. The Commonwealth Fund looked at health care in just over 300 local areas during the period when the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, was being established across the United States. The ACA was signed into law by ...

  • Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

    Posted: 07/21/2016

    Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 was 19 percent for men and 11 percent for women of normal weight. But that risk jumped to 30 percent and 15 percent, respectively, for obese men and women. That's an absolute increased risk of 11 percent for men and 4 pe...

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

    Posted: 07/17/2016

    Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese preschoolers are two to three times more likely to end up in the hospital than their healthy weight peers are, new research suggests. The Australian study also found that health care costs are about 60 percent higher for obese kids. "Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue, and is becoming an increasing problem in children under 5 years old," said study lead author Alison Hayes. She is an associat...

  • Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

    Posted: 07/07/2016

    Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests. Methylene blue has been used in medicine for more than a century, said Timothy Duong, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These days, he said, it's used to manage a condition called methemoglobinemia, ...

  • Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

    Posted: 07/04/2016

    Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says. Rates of addiction to powerful painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin also swelled during that time, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). "The increasing misuse of prescription opioi...

  • Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017 FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who buy health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act could see steep premium increases in 2017, the highest since the 2014 roll-out of individual health insurance under the health law, a new analysis suggests. However, enrollees in a few health insurance markets may actually see their premiums go down. Premiums for some of the most popular "silver" plans could jump 10 percent, on average, across 14 maj...