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  • Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addicts who get their medical care in settings such as primary care offices and hospitals, rather than addiction centers, are 10 times more likely to die than patients without substance abuse disorders, a new study finds. Opioids include powerful prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), as well as illegal drugs such as heroin. U...

  • Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 13 million American children and teens are obese, and new research shows they may be four times more likely than kids with a healthy weight to develop type 2 diabetes by age 25. Between 2002 and 2005, there were 3,600 cases a year of type 2 diabetes among U.S. kids and teens, according to the Endocrine Society's Endocrine Facts and Figures report. A large study of British children produced similar r...

  • Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases spurred on by drug abuse. Their death certificates may only list the infection as the cause of their demise, explained CDC field officer Victoria Hal...

  • Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track

    Posted: 04/17/2017

    Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blood tests to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis may be thrown off by obesity in women, a new study suggests. "Physicians might assume that high levels of inflammation mean that a patient has rheumatoid arthritis or that their rheumatoid arthritis requires more treatment, when in fact a mild increase in levels of inflammation could be due to obesity instead," explained study author Dr. Michael G...

  • Outdoor Play May Foster Little Environmentalists

    Posted: 04/16/2017

    Outdoor Play May Foster Little Environmentalists FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who play outdoors are more likely to be concerned about protecting nature as adults, a new study finds. Canadian researchers interviewed 50 college students between the ages of 18 and 25. All of the women and 87 percent of the men expressed a love of nature. Of those, 84 percent said protecting the environment was a priority, according to study author Catherine Broom, an assistant professor of education at th...

  • Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

    Posted: 04/10/2017

    Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop childhood epilepsy -- a seizure disorder -- if their mothers were overweight or obese early in pregnancy, a new study suggests. The risk of epilepsy in children goes up as a mother's weight goes up -- reaching as high as 82 percent among kids of severely obese women, the researchers said. "This means more severe grades of obesity correspond to increasingly higher risk,"...

  • Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The injected drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and relapsing forms of the disease, the agency said Wednesday in a news release. MS is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, characterized by periods of active symptoms (relapses) and recovery periods (remiss...

  • Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

    Posted: 04/02/2017

    Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains, strains and tears are different types of injuries, and it's important to know how they differ, a sports massage therapist says. A sprain is the overstretching or tearing of ligaments, which are the tissues that connect bones to each other and stabilize them. "Sprains occur when the joint is forced into an unnatural position. They happen most often in the ankle but can occur at any joint, such a...

  • Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

    Posted: 04/02/2017

    Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight doesn't seem to affect whether a common type of knee surgery will be successful, a new study shows. About 15 percent of meniscal repair surgeries fail, researchers said. It's been widely believed that patients with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at increased risk for failure because more weight puts more pressure on the knee. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. But this study of 4...

  • Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests

    Posted: 03/31/2017

    Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older mothers are less likely to scold or punish their young children, and those children tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems, a new study suggests. According to researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, older moms tend to have more stable relationships, are more educated, and have more wealth and resources. "We know that people become more mentally flexible with age, ar...