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Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation, a new study finds.

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it’s strengthening label warnings on a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones because the drugs can lead to disabling side effects, including long-term nerve damage and ruptured tendons.

2 in 10 Alzheimer’s Cases May Be Misdiagnosed


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don’t have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two new studies reveal.

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need ‘Urgent’


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it.

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Is it possible that a diagnosis as devastating as dementia could have some positive effects?

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

U.S. Panel Says Evidence ‘Insufficient’ to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There currently isn’t enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S.

‘Heat Dome’ Not Budging Until Week’s End


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The massive “heat dome” that has blanketed the eastern United States with oppressive heat and humidity for days will not be budging before the end of the week, weather forecasters said Tuesday.

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics, Study Says


Photo: Getty Images By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report.

Teasing Out Where the Tokers Live


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Whether you smoke pot might depend on what part of the United States you live in, a new survey suggests.

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth


TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S.

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.

‘Managing’ Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics


By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S.

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?


MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn.

2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety


MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A large majority of American adults thinks it’s OK for doctors to discuss gun safety with their patients, a new study reveals.

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women’s Hearts


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.

After Missing the Olympic Track and Field Team, Keni Harrison Broke a 28-Year-Old Record


Photo: Getty Images U.S. hurdler Keni Harrison may not be headed to Rio this summer, but that didn’t stop her from breaking a world record over the weekend.

Ariana Grande Updated Her Signature Pony with Bangs


Ariana Grande is super loyal to her signature ponytail and we’re totally cool with that because a) it’s Ari and b) ponytails might be the best thing to ever happen to hair.

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER


MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says.


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