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November 09, 2015

Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of chronic kidney disease among Americans has leveled off over the last decade after climbing for many years, a new study found.

Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidneys from deceased donors tend to be discarded more often over the weekend than on weekdays, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Keeping Foods Safe in the Refrigerator

(HealthDay News) -- Refrigerating perishable foods can keep them safe to eat for a while, but only if you use and pack your refrigerator properly.

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hypothermia?

(HealthDay News) -- Hypothermia results when your body temperature drops dangerously low.

45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one 45-minute class can help middle school students master lifesaving CPR skills, researchers report.

Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults who survive cardiac arrest away from a hospital don't end up with brain damage, a new study finds.

Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but few feel a personal link with the disease, new research shows.

3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new 3-D computer modeling system may help surgeons choose the best-sized donor heart for children who need a heart transplant, new research finds.

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seemingly healthy adults who exhale high levels of carbon monoxide may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests.

Wealthy Transplant Recipients May Have an Edge: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wealthy patients may have an advantage over those most in need when it comes to receiving organ transplants in the United States, a new study contends.

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undertreatment of high cholesterol is a major problem among Hispanics in the United States, a new study finds.

Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With 3D printing, the concept of personalized medicine could take on a new dimension, researchers report.

Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease-related deaths among Americans with rheumatoid arthritis are on the decline, according to a new study.

Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who weigh themselves frequently may be at risk for depression, a new study suggests.

Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are the target of many misleading television ads for children's foods and drinks, new research indicates.

Barbecued, Pan-Fried Meat May Boost Kidney Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooking meats at high temperatures, as in barbecuing or pan-frying, may increase the risk for kidney cancer, a new study suggests.

Home Cooking May Help Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nothing beats the taste and comfort of a home-cooked meal, and Harvard researchers say it also may help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution increases the risk of a serious heart attack for those who have heart disease, a new study suggests.

Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Just one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in young, healthy adults, a new study shows.

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that many Americans suffer "silent" heart attacks -- events that go unnoticed but are serious enough to leave scars on the heart.

Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight patients treated for a common type of irregular heartbeat are less likely to experience a relapse if they lose the extra pounds and maintain that healthier weight, two new studies suggest.

Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The complications and medical treatments that extremely preterm or extremely small newborns experience in their first weeks of life can have an impact years later, a new study reveals.

Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your diet may influence your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis, two new studies suggest.

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Public defibrillators can help anyone save the life of someone suffering cardiac arrest, but the devices are often kept behind locked doors, a new study finds.

'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your heart health may depend, at least in part, on the sidewalks and public transportation available in the community where you live, two new studies suggest.

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could get paid to improve your health? That was the premise behind a new study that offered cash rewards to help people lower their cholesterol levels.

Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worries about sex can be daunting after a cardiac patient receives an implanted heart defibrillator. But, a patient's lover likely is more worried than the patient, a new study found.

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are faring worse at maintaining heart-healthy lifestyles than they were two decades ago, a new study has found.

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2015

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