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  • New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea

    Posted: 07/20/2017

    New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine to protect people from the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, New Zealand researchers report. That's welcome news, because gonorrhea appears to be eluding treatment efforts to control the disease. Antibiotics are the only available treatment, but strains of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea have developed, according to U.S. health officials. "Despite efforts, a gonorrh...

  • New Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    Posted: 07/20/2017

    New Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new, low-cost blood test may be an effective way to detect pancreatic cancer early, a research team says. The nation's No. 3 cancer killer, pancreatic cancer often goes undiagnosed until it is too far along to remove. Current screening techniques typically catch it only "after it causes pronounced symptoms, when it has advanced far enough to be lethal," said study author Kenneth Zaret, director of the Universit...

  • Not All Fidos Are Friendly

    Posted: 07/20/2017

    Not All Fidos Are Friendly MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids love dogs -- dressing them up, tugging on them, kissing them, and even riding them like a horse. But sometimes, things can end badly, a pediatricians' group says. That's probably why children account for more than half of the 800,000 Americans who receive medical care for dog bites annually. Children are much more likely than adults to suffer serious injuries when bitten by a dog, and children are most likely to suffer bites from ...

  • Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

    Posted: 07/20/2017

    Not All Plant Foods Are Equal MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For years, the mantra has been that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and grains will ward off heart disease, but a new study suggests that choosing the wrong ones may backfire. The study, of over 200,000 U.S. health professionals, found those who ate plenty of healthy plant foods -- such as vegetables, beans and whole grains -- did have a lower risk of heart disease. That was not true, however, if people loaded up on foods that are...

  • No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog

    Posted: 07/16/2017

    No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some have been led to believe, a woman's monthly menstrual cycle doesn't seem to dampen her thinking skills, no matter what time of the month it is. That's the finding of a small study that hopes to put to rest the idea that a woman isn't performing quite at her best during her period. "There might be individual exceptions, but our study did not show a negative impact of hormonal changes on [thinking and m...

  • New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery

    Posted: 07/10/2017

    New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new microscope could help surgeons remove breast tumors completely, reducing the number of women who must undergo repeat surgeries to remove cancer cells that were missed the first time. The microscope, developed by scientists and engineers at the University of Washington, effectively scans tumors and examines cells in three dimensions in under 30 minutes, researchers report. "Pathologists are currently very...

  • Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports. Acute migraine -- an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by visual disturbances and sensitivity to light and sound -- is a disabling condition that results in 1.2 million visits to U.S. emergency rooms each year. The opioid painkiller "hydromorph...

  • Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Aircraft noise, particularly at night, may be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart flutter in people who live near large airports, a new study suggests. It's one of the first long-term follow-up studies of aircraft noise, but more research is needed to draw conclusions about cause and effect, the researchers said. For the study, Klea Katsouyanni, of the University of Athens department of hy...

  • NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study

    Posted: 06/20/2017

    NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors tonight for their last shot at an NBA championship, the Cavs better hope players didn't stay up tweeting late Thursday night. Why? New research suggests that pro basketball players who tweet the night away before a game turn in a poorer performance on the court the next day. The likely culprit? A lack of sleep, researchers s...

  • Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC

    Posted: 06/18/2017

    Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases in Arizona and one in Texas highlight a little-known danger of "water births" at home -- infant infections with Legionnaire's disease. "The risk for Legionella [bacteria] cannot be eliminated because of the need for warm tap water to fill the tub" used for these births, says a team led by Geoffrey Granseth. He's an epidemiologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services. Acco...