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  1. Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

    05.25 / 15:37 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report. Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient…
  2. Supercharging Exercise With Interval Training

    05.25 / 15:37 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- If your exercise routine isn't producing lower numbers on the scale, consider kicking it up a notch with high-intensity interval training. The concept is simple: alternate bursts of high-intensity activity with intervals…
  3. Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

    05.25 / 15:37 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say. Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with…
  4. Health Tip: Eat More Mediterranean Foods

    05.25 / 13:36 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Following a Mediterranean diet offers plenty of health benefits, but as a bonus, such foods can be kid-friendly. Here's how to include Mediterranean-style foods in your meals: Focus on fruit, veggies and whole grains. Instead of building a…
  5. Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out

    05.25 / 13:36 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    -- Warming up is an important part of any workout, and it's well worth the extra few minutes. The American Heart Association recommends: Warming up for five minutes to 10 minutes. If you're planning for a long, intense workout, increase warm…
  6. CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

    05.25 / 04:31 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House last month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report…
  7. Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

    05.25 / 00:01 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating chemical -- reduced…
  8. 2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study

    05.24 / 22:39 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens. Investigators at Boston…
  9. Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

    05.24 / 22:39 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests. Known as…
  10. Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways

    05.24 / 20:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- The 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida wasn't due to a single introduction and spread of the virus, but rather at least four separate events, researchers report. By analyzing the genetic material of Zika viruses found in…
  11. New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker

    05.24 / 20:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 -- Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat any cancer that has a certain genetic biomarker, regardless of where in the body the cancer originated. "This is an important…
  12. Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

    05.24 / 20:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- One hospital's germ history may help doctors curb infections in all hospitals, researchers report. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 samples collected over 12 months from surfaces, air and water in the University…
  13. Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

    05.24 / 20:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Scientists say they've developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly type of tumor because it's…
  14. Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

    05.24 / 18:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- A new regulation requires New York state hospitals to follow a protocol to rapidly diagnosis and treat the potentially fatal infection known as sepsis, and research suggests it's saving lives. The mandate was…
  15. FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

    05.24 / 18:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Many new cancer drugs target genetic "biomarkers" that are specific to tumors -- wherever in the body they may appear. So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it…
  16. Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

    05.24 / 18:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- Where you carry extra fat may be as key to your cancer risk as how much extra fat you carry, new research suggests. The study revealed that too much fat around the waist is as good an indicator of obesity-related…
  17. Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

    05.24 / 18:33 www.drugs.com Drugs.com -Health
    WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 -- While the number of Americans hospitalized each year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be holding steady, new research suggests the number of patients dying in the hospital over the past…