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  • Mouthguard a Key Defense Against Sports-Related Injuries

    Posted: 12/03/2016

    Mouthguard a Key Defense Against Sports-Related Injuries MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Safety gear for athletes playing contact sports should include mouthguards, say dental experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sports-related dental injuries send more than 600,000 people to the emergency room every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Most of these injuries involve the front teeth, but the tongue and cheeks can also be hurt while playing sports, t...

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools

    Posted: 12/03/2016

    Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronically ill women who don't use the internet may struggle with worse health, a new study finds. "A significantly larger proportion of non-internet users reported needing help learning what to do to manage their health conditions and needing help learning how to care for their health conditions," said researcher Carolyn Mendez-Luck. She's an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Health S...

  • Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids

    Posted: 12/03/2016

    Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says. About 6.5 million U.S. children practice martial arts such as mixed martial arts, karate, taekwondo and judo. While these popular sports can improve fitness, motor skills and emotional development, they also carry the risk of injury. Certain...

  • Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

    Posted: 12/03/2016

    Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Research investigating schoolchildren's asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice. Allergens from the rodents can infiltrate the air, the study found, and may be a major cause of asthma attacks in the school environment. It's known that many different allergy triggers -- from dust mites to mold to pet dander -- can fuel children's asthma symptoms. But most research has focused on the triggers in kids' homes. ...

  • Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mercury levels in one tuna species have decreased along with industrial emissions of the dangerous chemical element, a new study finds. The results suggest that reductions in mercury emissions could quickly result in lower mercury levels in some species of ocean fish, according to researcher Nicholas Fisher and colleagues. Fisher is a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook Unive...

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

    Posted: 11/27/2016

    More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise among American children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from kids aged 1 to 17 who received outpatient, inpatient, intensive care unit and long-term care between 1999 and 2012. During that time, the rates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria samples that were resistant to at least three types of antibiotics rose from about 15 percent ...

  • Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

    Posted: 11/23/2016

    Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Half of patients hospitalized with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation aren't given blood-thinning drugs that reduce the risk of clots and stroke, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, puts people at higher risk for blood clots and stroke, researchers from Duke University said. They analyzed nearly 1.6 million admissions for atrial fibrillation at 812 ho...

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

    Posted: 11/23/2016

    Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests. Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis were one-third more likely to develop epilepsy by age 4 than other children. The risk of epilepsy later in childhood was one-quarter higher for those born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis, the study found. But...

  • Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk

    Posted: 11/23/2016

    Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of Americans newly diagnosed with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (AF) don't realize the condition puts them at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. The irregular heartbeat in AF patients can cause blood to pool, which can cause blood clots that can lead to stroke, researchers explained. The study revealed misconceptions some patients had about atrial fi...

  • Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

    Posted: 11/22/2016

    Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience migraines have more than double the risk of suffering a stroke, new research shows. The finding adds evidence to the suspected link between these two conditions. Although it's not yet clear why this connection may exist, study lead author Dr. Cecil Rambarat said it's important for health care providers to be aware of the link. "This is important since migraine is generally not considered a risk factor f...