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  1. One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly

    10.06 / 01:58 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 -- A type of early onset dementia known as frontotemporal degeneration appears to take an even more punishing toll on family finances than Alzheimer's disease, a new report suggests. Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is…
  2. Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

    10.06 / 01:58 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 -- By improving the way certain donated organs are handled before a transplant, more organs could end up being used, new research suggests. The concern centers on organs donated following "circulatory death" (DCD). That…
  3. Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

    10.06 / 01:58 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 -- A new car's "infotainment" screen that allows you to send text messages and navigate with GPS may have been a big selling point. But all that razzle-dazzle may distract you from the road -- sometimes for as long as…
  4. Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

    10.06 / 01:58 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 -- Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests -- and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads." The study delved into the so-called "nocebo effect." It's the…
  5. Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

    10.06 / 01:58 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 -- Being born at an extremely low birth weight seems to increase the risk for developing mental health issues as an adult. But that risk can be lowered by lessening exposure to bullying and family stress during childhood…
  6. Newer Drug May Prolong Lymphoma Remission

    10.04 / 23:03 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- A newer drug may beat the standard treatment when it comes to battling the blood cancer follicular lymphoma, a clinical trial suggests. Follicular lymphoma is one type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a group of cancers that…
  7. Too Little of This Vitamin Could Harm Young Hearts

    10.04 / 23:03 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Bypassing leafy green veggies could take a toll on teens' heart health, new research suggests. Teens who ate the least vitamin K-rich foods -- such as spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- had triple the…
  8. High Blood Pressure in 40s a Dementia Risk for Women?

    10.04 / 21:47 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s could be much more vulnerable to dementia later in life, a new study suggests. That increased risk could run as high as 73 percent, the researchers reported, but the…
  9. Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

    10.04 / 19:16 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Workers who regularly pull overnight shifts may be more prone to pack on the pounds, a new analysis suggests. The finding involved an in-depth look at 28 studies conducted between 1999 and 2016. All the…
  10. Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

    10.04 / 19:16 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- A new antibody "cocktail" promises to provide effective, if temporary, protection against the Zika virus, a new study reports. A blend of three potent antibodies completely prevented Zika infection in a group of four…
  11. How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Tumors

    10.04 / 19:16 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Scientists say they've spotted how mutations in the BRCA1 gene can trigger breast cancer. Researchers from the Yale Cancer Center say they identified the molecular mechanism that enables the mutation to cause the…
  12. Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

    10.04 / 19:16 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) plague millions of Americans each year. Now, researchers say they've developed a test that can tell in minutes whether or not a particular antibiotic can clear up the problem. The issue…
  13. Surviving Heart Attack Often Means Leaving Job Behind

    10.04 / 18:50 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Recovering from a heart attack can be a long, painful process, and now a new study finds that almost one-quarter of those patients who returned to work ultimately left their jobs over the following year. The…
  14. 'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA

    10.04 / 18:50 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Infants should be put to sleep on their backs on a firm, empty surface and never placed on a sleep positioner, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. The agency warned parents and caregivers that these…
  15. The Unexpected Faces of the Uninsured

    10.04 / 18:50 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- In a finding that upends conventional thinking about who is typically uninsured, new research finds that 1 in 7 residents in the suburbs don't have health coverage. When tallied up, that totaled almost 40 percent of…
  16. Germs May Be Valuable Passengers on Mission to Mars

    10.04 / 15:05 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Astronauts on space missions to Mars may need more germs on the ship with them to stay in good health, a new study suggests. As scientists prepare for a mission to Mars in the coming decades, the health and safety…
  17. Could You Be Overdoing It With Sleeping Pills?

    10.04 / 15:05 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- More Americans are having trouble getting a good night's sleep, a national health survey found. And the number of people who use prescription sleeping pills in the quest for shuteye continues to increase -- currently…
  18. Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts

    10.04 / 15:05 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Nearly one-quarter of older Americans who took their own lives told someone about their intentions before doing so, a new study reveals. Researchers reviewed 10 years of national data and found that 23 percent of…
  19. Health Tip: Giving Blood

    10.04 / 12:50 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Donating blood for the first time may sound intimidating. But the process is fairly painless, takes only about 20 minutes and could help save a life. The American Red Cross explains the different types of blood donation: Whole blood -- The…
  20. Health Tip: Screening for Lung Cancer

    10.04 / 12:50 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and often lacks symptoms in its earliest stages. That's what makes lung cancer screening so important, the American Lung Association says. The organization provides this…