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Health News for 11/21/14

November 20, 2014

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin).
FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that's designed to help thwart abuse.
MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds.
U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

Two U.S. government agencies have proposed new rules that will make it easier for everyone to know whether a clinical trial was successful or not.
Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study.
Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says.
Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows.
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.
Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Nearly one in five American adults -- 43.8 million people -- had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.
Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

Healthy skin looks radiant, but it may need a little extra TLC during the winter months.
Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

If you break a toe, it may not heal on its own without treatment.

 

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