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  1. Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

    06.19 / 21:20 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Patients with heart problems should receive personalized education to help them manage their conditions, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The AHA also called for a…
  2. Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

    06.19 / 19:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- It's a not uncommon occurrence: Patients discharge themselves from the hospital against their doctor's best advice. Now, new research on over 29 million hospital stays sheds light on which types of patients are most prone…
  3. Strike Back Against Snake Bites

    06.19 / 19:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- With summer comes a higher risk of snake bites, but emergency doctors have some advice on what to do if you are bitten. A car or cellphone are vital first aid items after a snake bite, because you should immediately call…
  4. Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

    06.19 / 19:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- "You're doing that wrong!" Sound familiar, Moms? It should: A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they've been criticized for their parenting skills. It's called mommy-shaming, and it goes viral when…
  5. Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study

    06.19 / 18:20 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- 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…
  6. Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study

    06.19 / 18:20 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- The rate of opioid addiction among Americans age 25 and under rose nearly sixfold from 2001 to 2014. But few young addicts get medical treatment that might prevent overdose or relapse, a new study finds. Only about…
  7. With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike

    06.19 / 18:20 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- If climate change continues unchecked, three-quarters of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the end of the century, a new study warns. "We are running out of choices for the future," said…
  8. Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER

    06.19 / 15:21 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. "While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it…
  9. Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss

    06.19 / 15:21 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Did you know that the key to your "dream diet" may be as close as your bedroom? Along with cutting calories and adding exercise, getting enough sleep is important to fight weight gain. Sure, you can't eat if you're…
  10. Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

    06.19 / 15:21 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds. Specifically, kids from 11 to 18 were asked if they supported the Tobacco 21 initiative…
  11. Health Highlights: June 19, 2017

    06.19 / 15:21 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 6 Experts Resign from President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest Six experts resigned from the Presidential Advisory Council on…
  12. Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue

    06.19 / 13:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Fatigue is a common complaint among people with arthritis, but making a few lifestyle changes can help keep it in check. The Arthritis Foundation suggests: Getting regular exercise, gradually increasing your workout to most days of…
  13. Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

    06.19 / 13:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Each year in America, nearly 1,300 children die from guns, with boys and blacks struck down most often, federal health officials report. More than half of these deaths are homicides, 38 percent are suicides and 6 percent…
  14. Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?

    06.19 / 13:26 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if: The baby is younger than 4 months, or was born at a low birth weight or prematurely. Any user of the bed is a smoker, even if there is no smoking…
  15. Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

    06.18 / 14:42 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    SUNDAY, June 18, 2017 -- Summer sun and warmer temps may provide plenty of play opportunities for kids, but they also mean parents need to be extra vigilant about preventing sunburns and other mishaps. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers…