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  • Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug, laquinimod, appears to prevent or slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to a new study. "This study has given us more insight into how laquinimod works," said study author Dr. Scott Zamvil, of the University of California, San Francisco. "But because this was an animal study, more research needs to be done before we know if it could have similar results in people....

  • Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's welcome news for parents tired of forcing their kids to take a daily bath: Children may not need to bathe every day after all. That's the word from Dr. Robert Sidbury, an associate professor with the department of pediatrics and division chief of dermatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Depending on their age and activity level, most children only need a bath a few times a week," Sid...

  • Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gonorrhea appears to be developing resistance to the two antibiotics that constitute the last available treatment option for the sexually transmitted bacteria, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. Gonorrhea samples taken last spring from seven patients in Honolulu showed resistance to azithromycin at dramatically higher levels than typically seen in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Cont...

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental DNA-based vaccine protected monkeys from infection with the birth defects-causing Zika virus, and it has proceeded to human safety trials, researchers report. "The vaccine universally elicited antibodies from all primates, but for the animals that got a full dose of vaccine, 17 of 18 were protected from infection," said study co-author Ted Pierson. He is chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Sect...

  • Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating? THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Open-concept living spaces are all the rage right now, but new research suggests that such easy access to the kitchen may lead to overeating. "Open kitchen-dining area floor plans remove visual and physical barriers between humans and food," said study co-author Kim Rollings, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. "Our results suggest that people may eat more in a dining are...

  • Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of miles of aging, corroding pipes that bring water to Americans each day may be home to dangerous drug-resistant bacteria, a new report warns. These harmful bacteria include legionella, which causes Legionnaires' disease; pseudomonas, which can trigger pneumonia; and mycobacteria, which can cause tuberculosis and other illnesses, the researchers said. While these bacteria thrive in ...

  • Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?

    Posted: 09/22/2016

    Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse? THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of drivers who died in auto accidents suggests people in states with medical marijuana laws may be using fewer opioid painkillers, the study authors contend. "After the implementation of a medical marijuana law, there appears to be less opioid use, at least among young and middle-aged adults," study lead author June Kim said. He's a graduate student in epidemiology at Columbia University Mai...

  • Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart

    Posted: 09/22/2016

    Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a middle-aged couch potato in serious need of boosting your heart health, is it better to exercise or diet? New research says dieting, exercising or a combination of the two can all get the job done about equally well as long as you lose some weight. But the study authors added that exercising in tandem with dieting is probably the best way to go. The researchers designed the three study interv...

  • Drunk as the Company You Keep?

    Posted: 09/21/2016

    Drunk as the Company You Keep? WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're drinking, the people around you can influence how drunk you think you are, a new British study suggests. Researchers assessed more than 1,800 drinkers, average age 27, in bars and other places that serve alcohol. They found that the drinkers' perceptions of their level of drunkenness and the associated health risks were related to the drunkenness of the people around them, rather than the actual amount of alcohol they...

  • Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby

    Posted: 09/20/2016

    Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women with either diabetes or gestational diabetes -- diabetes that arises during pregnancy -- are at greater risk for complications at birth, a new study suggests. Those complications can be serious and include low blood sugar, malformations and being born either too large or too small, according to the new Italian study. One obstetrician in the United States wasn't surprised by the findings. "T...