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Health News for 10/23/14

October 23, 2014

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.
Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it.
Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.
Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds.
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey.
Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.
Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.
Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts

Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report.
Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows.
All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked, CDC Says

Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show.
Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says

Your sex life is unlikely to suffer because of sleep apnea treatment, according to a new study.
Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

Women are at greater risk for anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, a new study finds.
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

With so much news focused on the Ebola epidemic in Africa, parents and other caregivers should think about how to help children feel safe, experts say.
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.

 

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