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Obesity tops 35 percent in seven U.S. states: report

(HealthDay)—Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That's up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement in its rate over the previous year, according to the from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, both nonprofit health policy organizations. "Obesity is a complex and often intractable problem, and America's continues to have serious health and cost consequences for individuals, their families and our nation," said John Auerbach, president of Trust for America's Health. "The good news is that there is...


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FDA: Pets May Have Bad Reactions to Flea Medicine

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others can have severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Isoxazoline products have been associated with neurologic reactions, including muscle tremors, loss of muscle control and seizures. Most dogs and cats don't have bad reactions to these products, but seizures can occur even if they haven't happened before, the agency said. The FDA-approved drugs in this class are:...
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Fewer American teens having sex, most using birth control

(HealthDay)—In a finding that should ease parents' minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that has become more common among students and condom use has declined. "Many become sexually active during high school," said study co-author Laura Lindberg, a principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, the nonprofit research organization that published the report on Sept. 20. "It is critical to ensure that all young people have access to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health care services...
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Stiffening of blood vessels may point to dementia risk

Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study exploring the connection between the brain and vascular health. The French study, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, looked at data on 375 elderly people with such as memory issues and slight declines in abilities. Within 4.5 years, about 28 percent of the patients developed dementia. Researchers considered several factors for the progression and found that higher pulse wave velocity, which measures the elasticity of arteries, was a likely...

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Low vitamin D levels tied to interstitial lung disease

(HealthDay)—Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) and its progression, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. Samuel M. Kim, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from 6,302 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who had baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations and computed tomography imaging partial lung fields spanning over 10 years. The researchers found that 33 percent of participants had replete (≥30 ng/mL), 35 percent intermediate (20 to
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Sensitivity for CRC detection up with decreasing FIT threshold

(HealthDay)—Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Kevin Selby, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues identified programmatic (multitest) FIT performance characteristics and optimal FIT quantitative hemoglobin positivity thresholds among adults aged 50 to 75 years who were eligible for screening. A total of 640,859 individuals completed baseline quantitative FIT (2013 to 2014) and were followed for two years. The researchers found that 75 percent of participants had at least one additional FIT...
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have tripled since 2011, a new study found. The illness is typically tied to poor contact lens hygiene use. The infection combines a tiny single-cell amoeba with the bacteria keratitis. Once the eye is infected, it causes the the cornea to become painful and inflamed due to this cyst-forming microorganism. For one in every four of people...