Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new survey suggests health care professionals are giving short shrift to their older patients when it comes to explaining the risks of opioid painkillers. Researchers found that most older Americans who are prescribed opioids aren’t advised about the dangers of the drugs, how to use fewer of…

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Caffeine Not a Dieter's Friend

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re trying to control your weight, don’t look to caffeine for help. Caffeine is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid, researchers report in a small, new study. The study involved 50 healthy adults, aged 18 to 50. The researchers found that after the volunteers drank…

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HIV Doubles Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those without the AIDS-causing virus, British researchers report. Their review of studies from 153 countries also found that HIV-associated heart disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years, as more people with HIV live…

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LGBQ Youth More Prone to Obesity

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rates of obesity and inactivity are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) youth than among their heterosexual peers, a new study reports. “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth may not only be at risk for worse mental health, but also worse physical health outcomes compared to…

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Sun's Harms Rise After Organ Transplant

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancer and need to protect themselves, a dermatologist warns. “Individuals who receive organ transplants need to take immunosuppressive medications for the rest of their lives, and this makes it more difficult for their bodies to fight disease, including skin…

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