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  1. Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

    08.23 / 22:02 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Kids and young adults targeted by cyberbullies appear to be twice as likely to hurt themselves or to attempt suicide than their non-bullied counterparts, a new study finds. Cyberbullies themselves aren't immune,…
  2. How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look

    08.23 / 22:02 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Even if local health officials say it's safe, cloudy drinking water may have the potential to cause vomiting and diarrhea, a new research review finds. Researchers looked at past North American and European…
  3. Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors?

    08.23 / 22:02 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests. Known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, this critical phase "occurs…
  4. Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity

    08.23 / 19:52 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Early surgery to fix tears in a shoulder rotator cuff muscle is a good idea because it improves strength, function and other outcomes in the long term, a new study from France finds. Researchers also believe this kind…
  5. Confederate Submarine Crew Killed by Blast From Their Own Torpedo

    08.23 / 19:52 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- For more than 150 years, how eight crew members of a Confederate submarine dubbed the H.L. Hunley died during an attack on a Union warship has remained a mystery. Until now. Using a six-foot replica of the submarine…
  6. 'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk

    08.23 / 19:52 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, characterized by impaired motor function and muscle…
  7. Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

    08.23 / 18:55 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted. "Our study does not support the continued use…
  8. Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

    08.23 / 18:55 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Mitochondria, the power plants of human cells, may play a significant role in autism risk, new research suggests. Not only that, ancient human migration patterns may have predisposed some groups to a greater risk for…
  9. Cutting Carbs and Calories at Lunch

    08.23 / 14:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- The choices you make during your lunch hour can make -- or break -- your "bottom" line. Picking smart carb and calorie options will help keep your weight loss efforts on track. First, ditch the soda. It contains a lot…
  10. Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2017

    08.23 / 14:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $417 Million in Baby Powder Case Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Monday to pay $417 million in damages to a Los Angeles…
  11. Health Tip: Camping and Cooking Outdoors

    08.23 / 13:00 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Anyone preparing for a camping trip that involves outdoor cooking should include a meat thermometer with their camping gear, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says on its foodsafety.gov website. Outdoor cooking is a prime…
  12. Health Tip: Avoid Motion Sickness

    08.23 / 13:00 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Motion sickness is a common byproduct of summer travel. But with some preparation, it can be prevented. "Motion sickness occurs when the brain receives conflicting signals from the motion-sensing parts of the body: the inner ears, the eyes,…
  13. Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study

    08.23 / 01:07 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- A short-term painkiller prescription is less likely to lead to opioid use disorder than a longer supply of pain pills, a new study suggests. "Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with…
  14. Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs

    08.22 / 23:11 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Doctors can help boost use of high blood pressure medications by their poor patients simply by talking to them, a new study suggests. Many people fail to take their blood pressure-lowering drugs, putting them at higher…
  15. Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?

    08.22 / 21:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Men, and especially male smokers, appear to be more likely to develop lung cancer if they take high doses of vitamins B6 and B12, new research suggests. For men taking these vitamin supplements, the risk of lung cancer…
  16. More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

    08.22 / 21:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Playing contact sports like football or ice hockey can alter the structure and function of the brain, Canadian researchers report. Brain scans showed that these changes were particularly pronounced in sports that have…
  17. Did You Damage Your Eyes Viewing the Eclipse?

    08.22 / 19:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Millions across America watched the total or partial solar eclipse on Monday, but not everyone heeded eye-safety advice. "After the solar eclipse, we have already seen dozens of patients with concerns ranging from…
  18. New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

    08.22 / 19:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Are new medicines for people with out-of-control cholesterol wildly overpriced? It's a question that's sparking debate among consumers and providers of care. Now, researchers at the University of California, San…
  19. Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

    08.22 / 18:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- After treatment for an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for the same type of drugs that nearly killed them, researchers say. Moreover, few overdose patients are…
  20. Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

    08.22 / 18:59 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Caring for a family member with a neurological disorder such as dementia is vastly more expensive than caring for a senior who is dementia-free, a new study finds. The average yearly cost of caring for a…