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Poor Sleep Heightens 'Ringing Ear' Disease Symptoms: Study

Apr 25, 2012

WEDNESDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- For people with tinnitus, which features chronic ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the head and ears, poor sleep makes it even more difficult to cope with the condition, researchers have found.

The study included 117 tinnitus patients treated at ...

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Health Buzz: Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

By | Apr 25, 2012

Los Angeles Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

Teens are getting drunk on hand sanitizer. Over the past few months, six teenagers have shown up in Los Angeles area emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning after drinking the cheap, easily accessible product. Hand sanitizers contain 62 percent ethyl ...

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Health Highlights: April 25, 2012

Apr 25, 2012

  • Case of Mad Cow Disease Discovered in California
  • Report Challenges VA Claims on Speed of Mental Health Care
  • Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer
  • Meds Helping Many Overweight Americans Control Cholesterol: Study

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by ...

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Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?

Apr 25, 2012

By Lisa Esposito
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- So, what does the "G" stand for in G-spot? Maybe it's "G" as in Holy Grail, because a Florida gynecologist contends that he has finally found it.

By means of a seven-hour dissection, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski said, he located the ...

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Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Apr 25, 2012

(HealthDay News) -- Older people are particularly prone to malnutrition because of chronic disease, having to live on a fixed income, or the unmet need to provide their aging bodies with the proper vitamins and nutrients.

Some 3.7 million American seniors are malnourished, the American Academy of ...

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Health Tip: Stress Fracture of the Foot

Apr 25, 2012

(HealthDay News) -- The bones of your feet are designed to absorb the weight and energy of the rest of your moving body. But when nearby muscles are overused and can no longer absorb the shock of running, jogging or playing sports, for example, your foot may develop a stress fracture.

The American ...

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Mad cow case found, but meat supply deemed safe

Apr 24, 2012

By The Associated Press, Associated Press

U.S. officials announced a case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in California. It is only the fourth such case detected in the U.S. since the first case was identified in 2003.

Q: Is it safe to drink milk or eat beef?

A: Yes. The new case is a dairy ...

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Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Dark chocolate may lower your risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood glucose and bad cholesterol while boosting levels of good cholesterol, a small new study suggests.

Chocolate contains compounds called flavanols, which have antioxidant and ...

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Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Not Followed: Study

Apr 24, 2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- In 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against testing for prostate cancer in men aged 75 and older, but new research finds that almost 44 percent of these men are still being screened.

Before the 2008 ...

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Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study may rule out one possible mechanism behind omega-3 fatty acids' healthy effects on the heart.

It's been established that omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods such as fish oil, help prevent cardiovascular disease (conditions of the heart and ...

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Hospital Charges Show Huge Variance in Study

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Acute appendicitis is a common medical condition, but the cost of treating it varies enormously -- from about $1,500 to $180,000 -- researchers report.

The median charge in 2009 was nearly $34,000, according to a California study that looked at more than ...

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Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Sending text message reminders to parents improves the rate of flu vaccination among low-income children and teens in cities, researchers have found.

The new study, published in the April 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, included ...

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Pacemakers, Defibrillators Sources of Deadly Infections: Study

Apr 24, 2012

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Life-saving implantable pacemakers or defibrillators pose a risk for developing deadly infections, a new study suggests.

More than 4.2 million people in the United States had a permanent pacemaker or defibrillator implanted ...

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Quality Nursing May Protect Very Low Birth Weight Babies

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with very low birth weights -- less than 3.3 pounds -- do better if they're born at hospitals that have been officially recognized for nursing excellence, a new study finds.

The "RNE" designation, recognition for nursing excellence, is awarded by the ...

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Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic cocaine use may speed up brain aging, a new study suggests.

British researchers scanned the brains of 60 people with cocaine dependence and 60 people with no history of substance abuse, and found that those with cocaine dependence had greater levels of ...

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Botox Offers Little Relief for Migraine, Study Finds

Apr 24, 2012

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Botox is considered a preventive medication for debilitating migraine headaches, but a new review finds that it may only help people with chronic migraines or chronic daily headaches. And, even then, the effect appears to only ...

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Stress May Be Tougher on Women's Hearts Than Men's: Study

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Heart blood flow increases in men when they experience mental stress, but does not change in women, a small new study suggests.

The finding may explain why women are more likely than men to have heart trouble when they suffer emotional distress, the Penn State ...

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New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Apr 24, 2012

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome -- an often misunderstood condition marked by unexplained, incapacitating exhaustion -- don't respond to rewards in the same way as the brains of healthy people do, a new ...

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Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

Apr 24, 2012

By Carina Storrs
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Even first-graders might be shunned by their peers if they are overweight or obese, new research suggests.

In the study, first-graders at 29 different schools in rural Oklahoma rated how much they liked to play with each of ...

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Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later

Apr 24, 2012

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who are impulsive, restless, moody and inattentive are twice as likely as other kids to have a gambling problem in adulthood, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Missouri, Duke University and University College London said ...

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