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  • Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

    Posted: 07/20/2017

    Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants exposed to the Zika virus in the womb should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities, according to a new report. "All infants with potential Zika virus exposure should undergo screening eye examinations regardless of [central nervous system] abnormalities, timing of maternal infection during pregnancy, or laboratory confirmation," said Dr. Andrea Zin and colleagues. Zi...

  • Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?

    Posted: 07/14/2017

    Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk? TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful skin rash can occur in anyone who's had chickenpox, and the risk increases with age. The new study looked at 2003-2013 medical records for more than 23,000 people in South Korea who had shingles. The researchers also reviewed data on a similar number of people ...

  • Is Your Child's 'Penicillin Allergy' Real?

    Posted: 07/13/2017

    Is Your Child's 'Penicillin Allergy' Real? MONDAY, July 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many children suspected of being allergic to the inexpensive, first-line antibiotic penicillin actually aren't, new research indicates. The findings -- which echo similar research earlier this year in adults -- mean many patients are instead prescribed more expensive broad-spectrum antibiotics, experts said. These alternatives can come with greater side effects and contribute to a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections....

  • Is Potential Human Life Span Unlimited?

    Posted: 07/12/2017

    Is Potential Human Life Span Unlimited? THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever thought about what it might be like to live into your hundreds? Now, new research says there's really no evidence of a limit on how long people can live, though people might need a boost from advances in health care or technology. A study published last year in the journal Nature said that the maximum life span peaks at about 115 years, but this new study challenges that conclusion. "It's hard to guess," sa...

  • Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers

    Posted: 07/09/2017

    Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers MONDAY, June 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nothing spoils a trip faster than getting sick. And a good way to protect yourself is by getting certain vaccinations before you leave home. Regardless of your destination, make sure you're up to date on routine immunizations like MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), DPT (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), varicella (chicken pox), polio and the flu shot. You may also need other vaccinations (as well as medications), depending on where...

  • Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?

    Posted: 06/19/2017

    Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma? THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Removing all lymph nodes in the vicinity of a melanoma skin cancer may not increase a patient's overall chances for survival, a new study concludes. This invasive procedure -- called complete lymph node dissection -- is a standard but hotly debated treatment for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. For the study, investigators tracked more than 1,900 melanoma patients around the world. They found th...

  • It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients

    Posted: 06/19/2017

    It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scary pit vipers may need an image upgrade: Their venom might end up helping human heart patients, research suggests. Taiwanese scientists say a blood thinner drug based on venom from the Wagler's pit viper was effective in mice, and might prove safer than current anti-clotting meds for humans one day. The serpent-medicine connection isn't new, one cardiologist noted, since venom typically kills by disrupting the blo...

  • Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests. The four-year study followed 440 athletes with ICDs who participated in vigorous sports such as running, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, skiing and snowboarding. An ICD is a battery-powered device placed under the skin. When it detects an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), i...

  • Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients?

    Posted: 06/13/2017

    Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients? FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of radiation works as well as a full week of treatment to ease debilitating spinal pain in patients with advanced cancer, a new study shows. Known as spinal cord compression, the condition happens when a tumor presses against the spine. It can cause pain, numbness, tingling and difficulty walking. Radiation is often used to relieve these symptoms of spinal compression, but there is ...

  • Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

    Posted: 05/30/2017

    Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American women with heart disease are choosing to have babies, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 81,000 women with heart disease from 2003 to 2012. They found that the proportion who had babies rose 24 percent during that time. "We learned that in addition to the high and growing prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies, the reasons are mainly related to increa...