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For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

Apr 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep ...

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Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

Apr 22, 2014

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.

The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with ...

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Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says.

Researchers analyzed all the stillbirths that occurred over 2.5 years at 59 hospitals in five regions of the ...

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Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Apr 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James ...

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New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Apr 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.

The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of a new approach to preventing ...

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Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

Apr 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study.

This study's findings may help explain why a large-scale study found that very tight control ...

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Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.

Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in ...

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Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

The study ...

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Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

Researchers analyzed data gathered ...

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Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

In fact, reminding them of the consequences of doing poorly on an exam could result in lower scores, the British researchers added.

The study ...

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Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

"When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to ...

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Health Highlights: April 22, 2014

Apr 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study

A study gives new meaning to the term "dirty money."

Researchers found that dollar bills from a Manhattan bank carried 3,000 types of ...

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Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?

Apr 22, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Manure from dairy cows contains a surprisingly high number of antibiotic resistance genes from the animals' gut bacteria, a new study shows.

This is important because manure from cows is widely used as a farm soil ...

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Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma

Apr 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests.

Daily "vision workouts" restored a significant degree of sight to a group of glaucoma patients by taking ...

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Health Tip: Signs That You've Become Ill on a Trip

Apr 22, 2014

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- Few things can ruin a vacation faster than getting sick. But knowing the warning signs can help you recognize the problem and recover faster.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says potential symptoms of illness include:

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Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety

Apr 22, 2014

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- Washing hands before and after preparing food is one of the most important ways to help prevent foodborne illness.

The Foodsafety.gov website says you should wash hands:

  • Before and after eating.
  • Before preparing any food, and after ...

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No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

Apr 21, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Existing guidelines on when and how ...

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Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises

Apr 21, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tornado season is here, and it's important to have an emergency plan in case your home is threatened, an expert says.

If conditions are right, tornadoes can occur in every state in the United States, according to the ...

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