Drugs.com - Daily MedNews 9 April 2018

One Man Got a Nasty Surprise From World's Hottest Chili Pepper

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send you to the emergency room. A young man was taking part in a hot...

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Expert Tips for Taming Oily Skin

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Oily skin isn't all bad. And there are a number of things you can do to control it, an expert says. "There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics and fluctuating hormones," said Dr. Deirdre...

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Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana...

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Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study warns. People deprived of sleep for one night experience an...

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Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate...

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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on the sale of the device. The step was taken to ensure that all women...

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Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain Development

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based on a new analysis of brain scans involving nearly 100 newborns, some...

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AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, sought to explore...

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Belly Fat Tied to Lower Kidney Cancer Survival Odds in Women

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Belly fat reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer, but not a man's, a new study suggests. The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney cancer. Half of the women with high amounts of belly fat died...

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What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Memo to Mom and Dad: Rein in your screen time. That's one of the things that kids say they'd like to tell their parents, according to a survey on families' technology rules and expectations. To better understand the tug of...

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Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Staying physically fit can help ward off heart trouble, even if your genetics put you at higher risk for clogged arteries, a new, large study suggests. The researchers looked at nearly 500,000 middle-aged and older adults...

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Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 -- Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests. Specifically, reading aloud and pretend play may offset disruptive behaviors...

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COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art. The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and the quality of life of those with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

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Health Highlights: April 9, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Painkiller Hashtags Blocked on Instagram Hashtags using the names of prescription opioids have been blocked on Instagam, which is owned...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

-- Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, trailing only lung cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer each year, resulting in more...

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Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?

-- If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers this information for women who are considering...

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