U.S. Murder, Suicide Rates Climbing Again

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show.
Experts believe the opioid addiction crisis may be at least partly to blame.
Researchers tracked data from a…
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Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds.
“Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet…
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Quick Fixes: 3 Ways to Combat Food Cravings

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — If you think your inability to control food cravings is all in your head, you’re right. Losing weight is about more than cutting calories — you also have to resist food urges.
And while behavior modification is a…
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Wait Times for Obesity Surgery Are Growing

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds.
Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the typical wait time almost doubled between 2006 and…
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More Research Links Sunscreens to Marine-life Damage

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — Sunscreen washing off swimmers may pose a threat to fish and other aquatic life, a new study suggests.
Ultraviolet (UV) filters have been added to many personal care products, including sunscreens, moisturizers and makeup….
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How Severe Brain Injuries Might Trigger Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
“Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults,” said researcher Elisa Zanier, from the Mario…
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Health Highlights: August 1, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Man’s Legs, Hands Amputated After Infection Caused by Bacteria in Dog Saliva
A Wisconsin man had his lower legs and hands amputated after…
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Health Tip: Help a New Mom With Postpartum Depression

– Postpartum depression causes symptoms including unhappiness and hopelessness among new moms.
The good news is that it’s usually temporary and treatable, Postpartum Support International says.
The organization offers these suggestions for the…
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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

– The urinary system is the body’s way to rid itself of wastes and extra water.
But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI).
While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National…
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