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  • Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of locally acquired Zika virus in a pregnant woman in the United States did not result in devastating birth defects, doctors report. In a case study from the University of Miami, doctors provide new insight into the mosquito-borne virus, showing fetal exposure doesn't necessarily mean infection. The report also alerts doctors to suspect Zika in patients who may have traveled ...

  • Debunking Winter Weather Myths

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Debunking Winter Weather Myths MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A hot toddy may seem like a good way to stay toasty on a freezing day because it makes blood rush to your skin's surface. But drinking alcohol actually speeds heat loss, according to experts. That's just one common myth about winter and cold weather. Separating fact from fiction is key to avoiding cold-related complications like hypothermia and frostbite, researchers at the University of Rochester in New York said. Here's what they...

  • Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. chain restaurants have not followed through on promises to boost the nutritional quality of their kids' menus, a new study contends. Under a 2011 National Restaurant Association initiative, some chain restaurants pledged to reduce calories, saturated fat and salt in their children's menu items. By 2015, more than 150 chains with 42,000 locations in the United States were participating...

  • Do Genes Steer You to a Partner With Similar Schooling?

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Do Genes Steer You to a Partner With Similar Schooling? MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Were you drawn to your spouse's eyes? Or perhaps it was a great sense of humor you thought drew you in? British researchers say the true reason may be much more pragmatic -- your romantic fire may have been lit by your partner's college degree. That's because your genes could drive you to a relationship with someone who has a similar level of education, a new study suggests. The research included about 1,600...

  • Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never

    Posted: 01/16/2017

    Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer chemotherapy that's been delayed due to slow recovery from surgery can still provide real benefit to patients, a new study suggests. The study involved thousands of patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC), which comprise about 90 percent of all lung tumors. Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer in the United States. As the study authors explained, chemotherapy is a stan...

  • Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk? WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to cut your chances for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias? A new study suggests that picking a home far from major roadways might help. The Canadian study found that people who lived relatively close to busy traffic had a slightly higher risk for dementia. More specifically, this type of mental decline was more common among those who lived within about 160 feet of a major street, the study found. And...

  • DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers

    Posted: 01/10/2017

    DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As millions of holiday revelers hit the roads after the ball drops on New Year's Eve, the trip home might be a little safer because fewer Americans say they're driving under the influence of alcohol. A new U.S. government report, based on statistics from a survey of people aged 16 and up, said that 11 percent of those polled reported driving under the influence of alcohol in 2014; that number was 15 percent for 2002. Despite th...

  • Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prohibiting anonymous sperm donations might lead to fewer donors and prompt those still willing to donate to ask for higher fees for donations, researchers report. While sperm donor anonymity is the norm in the United States, a number of other countries have banned anonymous donations. Most of those countries require all sperm donors to put identifying information into a registry available to the donor-conceived childre...

  • Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick? FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nail biting can leave you with more than just unsightly fingernails -- it can have long-term consequences on your health, scientists say. Researchers at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center offer five reasons why you should try to kick the habit. Fingernails have lots of dirt and germs. Chewing your fingernails means those germs get into your mouth and body, where they significantly raise your risk ...

  • Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome' THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke claimed the life of actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, on Wednesday -- just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack. Reynold's son, Todd Fisher, told the Associated Press that the stress of losing her daughter may have been a contributing factor in his mother's death. Now, doctors familiar with such cases agree that so-called "broken heart syndrome" might have played a ...