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Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette sm...
Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat
Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for b...
Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps
Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women ...
Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics
Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, a...
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they...
Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted
Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is ...
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researc...
Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests. The st...
Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics
Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study. Screening for ...
Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study
Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that non-smoking people who sit in cars with smokers inhale some of the same cancer-causing substances and other toxins. But, it's not clear...