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  • Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new federal report finds that fewer U.S. teens and young adults are indulging in frat-party style drinking because their levels of binge drinking have gone down over the past six years. But not all teens and young adults are forgoing extra drinks. Fourteen percent of young people from 12 to 20 years old reported binge drinking at least once within the past four weeks. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on one occasi...

  • Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. Prior studies have shown a beneficial effect of fish oil supplements on rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, but less is known about the value of eating fish containing omega-3, the researchers said. "We wanted to investigate whether eating fish as a whole food would have a similar ki...

  • Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As kids who play football get older, head hits during play become more frequent and harder, researchers report. "Our findings clearly show a trend of head impact exposure increasing with increasing level of play," said study author Jillian Urban, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The finding is based on a comparison of head impact frequency a...

  • Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study finds. Between 2002 and 2013, heart failure hospitalizations fell by 30 percent nationwide, the study found. At the same time, disparities between whites and Hispanics closed. By 2013, the hospitalization rate for Hispanic adults was just 6 percent higher than for whites -- do...

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose moms have any type of fever during pregnancy may have slightly increased odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. The large study found that one episode of fever in the second trimester might increase the risk for autism by 40 percent. Several bouts of fever after the twelfth week of pregnancy could raise the risk threefold, researchers reported. "Fever is a response to...

  • Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot is the best way to avoid getting sick, but new research reveals the vaccine doesn't work as well for people who are obese. Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found obese people who got a flu shot were twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to still get sick. Obesity is tied to an increased risk for several chronic health issues, the study authors explained. Peopl...

  • For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many people with diabetes, low blood sugar levels are a serious health risk, but researchers report that a new nasal powder quickly reverses the effects of this dangerous condition. Better yet, it can be administered even when someone is unconscious, the researchers added. The nasal powder contains the hormone glucagon. This hormone tells the body to release stored sugar, which will generally reverse ...

  • Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend

    Posted: 06/20/2017

    Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors, take note: Fido might be your best friend when it comes to getting more exercise. A small study finds that owning a dog may help older adults achieve recommended amounts of physical activity. The research included 86 British people 65 and older whose activity levels were monitored for three weeks. Half were dog owners; half were not. On average, dog owners walked 22 minutes more and took 2,760 more steps a day compa...

  • Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 06/07/2017

    Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend SATURDAY, May 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Safety should be on the front burner when you fire up the barbecue this Memorial Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. Propane used in gas grills is highly flammable and about 30 people in the United States are injured each year due to gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these incidents occur when someone lights a grill that hasn't been used in a while, or just after refilling and reattac...

  • FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

    Posted: 06/05/2017

    FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many new cancer drugs target genetic "biomarkers" that are specific to tumors -- wherever in the body they may appear. So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it had approved a cancer drug based on disease genetics rather than the body part where the cancer originated. The drug, Keytruda (pembrolizumab), is targeted to what are called "mismatch repai...