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Study: Dehydration More Likely In Nursing Home Patients

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Elderly people living in nursing homes are apparently more likely to be dehydrated. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studied patients admitted to hospitals and found that dehydration was more common in those who had come from nursing homes. Serious cases of dehydration can lead to high levels of…

Tea Party Backs Child Vaccination Exemptions In Mississippi

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Jackson, MS) -- Mississippi's Tea Party is throwing its support behind a bill allowing more exemptions from child vaccinations. They say the state Department of Health puts inordinate pressure on doctors and clinics to push heavy vaccination schedules. Health officials insist highly infectious diseases, like measles, can resurface and spread quickly in unvaccinated groups.

Heavy Use Of Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study finds a significant link between heavy use of popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl and a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy say older people and their doctors need to be aware of the amount and strength…

Health Issues Linked To E-Cigs Rise

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Poison control centers are fielding more than double the number of calls about health issues linked to the exposure to e-cigarettes. The report released this month from the American Association of Poison Control Centers also found children under age six were the victims in more than half the cases.   Vince Willmore with…

Less-Toxic Cancer Treatment Discovered

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers may have found a potentially less-toxic way to treat life-threatening blood cancers. It might be able to wipe out cancer cells without destroying healthy cells. Doctor Yogen Saunthararajah with the Cleveland Clinic explains how it works.   Doctor Yogen and his team focused on a treatment for a…