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 Fitness & Wellness

Doctors urged to screen women for domestic abuse
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Women of childbearing age should undergo screening for domestic violence and other forms of abuse while visiting their doctor or clinic, according to a recommendation published online by an influential panel of medical experts that advises the federal government. That recommendation, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, marks a significant change from 2004 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to support screenings for so-called intimate partner violence, or IPV. More

Obese patients urged to lose weight before kidney transplant
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Obese people who receive kidney transplants appear to be at increased risk for problems such as wound infections, transplant failure and heart disease during their recovery, researchers have found. More

Bariatric surgery in extremely obese may treat undiagnosed cardio problems
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This time of year many people make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, exercise more, lose weight and eat better. For the adolescents who are extremely obese in this country, diet and exercise alone often are not enough to get their weight down. Some of those teens will require weight loss surgery to improve their overall health. According to a recent study published in the January print issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, bariatric surgery in extremely obese adolescents also was shown to be beneficial in helping to reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities believed to be linked to severe obesity. More

 Diet & Nutrition


School cafeterias consider Greek yogurt for menus
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School cafeterias may have a new, but costly, protein source to enliven the menu. U.S. lawmakers hope to reclassify Greek yogurt as a protein source instead of a dairy source through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some cafeteria managers, however, said they will add it to menus only if it is cost-effective. More



Grapefruit not only food that can affect medication
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From milk and cookies to chocolate and peanut butter, some foods make a tasty combination. But attention to medical labels, and not your taste buds, is needed when combining certain foods with medications. A recently published review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that found an increasing number of prescription drugs could have potentially dangerous interactions with grapefruit and grapefruit juice highlights the importance of consumers being aware of possible food and drug interactions. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Keys to drug compliance may be trust and pill shape
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A strong physician-patient relationship is critical to consistent adherence, research shows. Also, size and color differences in generic drugs can impact whether medications are taken. More

Aspirin use tied to vision loss with age
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Regular aspirin use was associated with an elevated risk for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, an Australian study suggested, but actual causality remains uncertain. After adjustment for age, sex, and history of smoking, the odds ratio for macular degeneration in aspirin users was 2.37 , according to researchers. More

Evidence grows linking narcoplepsy to swine flu shot
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Around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe have developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009. Finland, Norway, Ireland and France have seen spikes in narcolepsy cases, too, and people familiar with the results of a soon-to-be-published study in Britain have said it will show a similar pattern in children there. More

 Research & Development


Study finds nearly half US children are under-vaccinated
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In recent years, nearly half of U.S. children under the age of 2 did not receive all the recommended vaccinations or received some vaccinations late, a new study shows. ll these children are considered under-vaccinated, according to the Kaiser Permanente researchers who analyzed the immunization records of more than 320,000 children born between 2004 and 2008. More

Study: Newborn screening misses some deaf children
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New research provides further evidence that some babies who pass their newborn hearing tests are found to be deaf or hard of hearing as young children. Some of those newborns may receive passing grades incorrectly, researchers said, but others can be born with good hearing but develop progressive hearing loss as babies and toddlers. More

Dementia linked to hearing loss
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Millions of hearing-impaired older adults are more likely to suffer early memory and thinking problems than adults without hearing loss, a study finds. Cognitive problems developed 30 percent to 40 percent faster when hearing declined to 25 decibels — mild hearing loss, according to the research online in the JAMA Internal Medicine. "That's when you begin noticing trouble hearing and understanding in settings like a busy restaurant," says lead author Frank Lin. More

FAST FACTS
"Tamiflu and Relenza are sometimes prescribed to reduce the symptoms of swine flu, according the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms of the swine flu include fever, fatigue and vomiting."


 

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