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  • Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In more good news for those who don't let aging keep them from practicing healthy habits, a new study finds the fittest seniors are half as likely as others to suffer from heart failure. "Older adults can make simple changes to reduce their heart failure risk, such as not smoking, engaging in moderate physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight," said study author Liana Del Gobbo, a postdoctoral fellow at t...

  • Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding

    Posted: 06/29/2015

    Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding SUNDAY, June 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it's not without risk for serious injury. In 2011, more than 78,000 trips to emergency rooms in the United States involved kids and teens injured in skateboarding accidents, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most of these injuries involved boys younger than 15. Injuries most often associated with skateboarding include cuts and bruise...

  • Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers

    Posted: 05/19/2015

    Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born to older fathers may be at increased risk for blood and immune system cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, a new study suggests. This association is particularly strong among only children, the American Cancer Society investigators added. However, the study did not prove there was a cause-and-effect link between the two. There was no association between having an older mother and incre...

  • Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise

    Posted: 05/10/2015

    Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries in children from certain types of guns -- such as air guns, BB guns and paintball guns -- increased dramatically between 2010 and 2012 in the United States, according to new research. The study from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that injuries from "non-powder" guns surged a 511 percent during that time period. A non-powder gun is one that doesn't use gunpowder to fire. I...

  • Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

    Posted: 05/06/2015

    Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests. People with low "health literacy" who wound up in the hospital with acute heart failure ran a 34 percent greater risk of dying during the study period if they didn't grasp the information that doctors and nurses provided them about thei...

  • Kybella Approved for Double Chin

    Posted: 05/06/2015

    Kybella Approved for Double Chin WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kybella (deoxycholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat excess fat below the chin, a condition best known as "double chin." Kybella is identical to the body chemical deoxycholic acid, which helps absorb and destroy fats, the FDA said Wednesday in a news release. But the agency warned the drug is not meant to target fats elsewhere in the body, and could destroy healthy cells in the skin a...

  • Know the Signs of Child Abuse

    Posted: 04/20/2015

    Know the Signs of Child Abuse MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and more than 1,600 children die each year from abuse or neglect, an expert says. Child abuse survivors can suffer long-term physical, emotional and psychological problems, said Dr. Mary Jones, a child advocacy physician with the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. "The physical wounds heal, but research is showing that the effects on a child's soci...

  • Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates

    Posted: 04/20/2015

    Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds. The risk is highest among preschoolers and children in poor families. "Children with diabetes are at an unacceptably increased risk of being admitted to hospital," John Gregory, a professor and specialist in pediatric endocrinology at Cardiff University Scho...

  • Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

    Posted: 04/05/2015

    Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States. Even though severe kidney disease lowers the likelihood of pregnancy, nearly half of 75 kidney specialists reported in a survey that they'd treated pregnant women who were on dialysis. "Before this survey, it had been more than 15 years since data ha...

  • Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

    Posted: 04/05/2015

    Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer. "Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients," lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer Kidney Care Initiative in Minneapolis, said in a news release from the National Kidney Foundation. "The transition to dialysis is difficult, both physically and psyc...