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  • Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

    Posted: 08/24/2016

    Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unsafe use of contact lenses -- such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long -- is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers say. "Improper wear and care of contact lens...

  • Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?

    Posted: 08/24/2016

    Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision? FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When women are part of a decision-making team, compromise is likely. If it's all up to men, on the other hand, the "extreme" option will often win. That's according to a new study that tested people's buying decisions, when alone or paired up with another person. In general, the researchers found, when a man was teamed with another man, they typically went for the extreme choice -- the "biggest, heav...

  • Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds. In this phase 3 trial funded by the drug's maker, Radius Health, fewer women on the injectable drug abaloparatide had spine fractures (0.58 percent) than women receiving a placebo (4.22 percent) and slightly fewer than those taking...

  • Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of injuries at indoor trampoline parks has prompted a call for design and safety standards. In a small study, Australian researchers described injuries occurring at the parks as "an emerging public health concern." They reported that over six months, one Australian trauma center treated dozens of kids who were hurt at indoor trampoline parks. Between July 2014 and January 2015, its emergency room treated 40 childr...

  • Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed

    Posted: 08/19/2016

    Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing fertility treatment often suffer symptoms of depression or anxiety, but few get any formal help, a new study suggests. The study, which followed patients at five fertility clinics in California, found that more than half of women and one-third of men had clinical-level depression symptoms at some point. Even more -- 76 percent of women and 61 percent of men -- had symptoms of clin...

  • Injuries Soar as Trampoline Parks Expand

    Posted: 08/11/2016

    Injuries Soar as Trampoline Parks Expand MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As trampoline parks spring up across the United States, injuries to kids have jumped, too, a new study finds. Indoor trampoline parks, a relatively new phenomenon, are growing in popularity, said Dr. Kathryn Kasmire, the lead researcher on the study. In 2011, there were only around 35 such parks in existence, according to the International Association of Trampoline Parks. By 2014, that number had risen to 280. This growth ...

  • Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

    Posted: 08/10/2016

    Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real? FRIDAY, July 29, 2016, (HealthDay News) -- Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem, and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends. Some people suffer changes within their bodies after eating gluten that are separate and distinct from those that accompany either celiac disease or wheat allergy, researchers report. "We don't know what is triggering this response, but this study is the first to ...

  • Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

    Posted: 08/09/2016

    Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever? THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, according to updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Each year,...

  • Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?

    Posted: 08/08/2016

    Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco? WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests. Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood vessel function after a minute's exposure to secondhand smoke from either tobacco or marijuana, researchers said. But it took the rats three times longer to recover from a minute of secondhand marijuana smoke, compared with t...

  • Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

    Posted: 08/04/2016

    Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health? MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis that develops due to inactivity and reduced blood flow. The clot can break free and travel to a lung and lodge in a small blood vessel, posing a serious threat. This new study included more than 86,...