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State denies Planned Parenthood abortion-clinic permit

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin\'s administration has denied an abortion-clinic license to Planned Parenthood in Louisville, saying it performed abortions ...
19-08-2019 16:05

Rural coroner made the tough calls on his town's opioid epid

Coroner Steve Talbott, in his funeral home(Photo by Michael S. Williamson, The Washington Post)How many rural coroners, witnessing death after death f ...
19-08-2019 16:05

Latest Health Research Report - Aging

Adults with mild cognitive impairment can learn and benefit from mindfulness meditationJonathan KantrowitzatHealth News Report - 1 hour agoThere\'s cu ...
18-08-2019 16:06

Latest Health Research - Diet, etc

 Also seeLatest Health Research Report - Aging Key take-aways: Good - Apples, especially organic; tea, dark chocolate, plant-based foods, mindfulnes ...
18-08-2019 16:06

Rural hospitals are likely to be hurt by limit on payments t

Many if not most rural hospitals are likely to take a hit from an Aug. 13 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit." ...
17-08-2019 16:06

Accidental infant deaths in bed tripled from 1999 to 2016 in

While the number of babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been on the decline, a study by researchers at Florida Atlantic ...
17-08-2019 16:06

People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new UCL-led study looking at whether different types of ch ...
17-08-2019 16:06

An apple carries about 100 million bacteria -- good luck was

To the heroes among you who eat the whole apple: besides extra fiber, flavonoids and flavor, you\'re also quaffing 10 tim ...
17-08-2019 16:06

Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years la

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a s ...
17-08-2019 16:06

Probiotics benefit vaginal health

Researchers have shown that three genes from a probiotic Lactobacillus species, used in some commercial probiotic vaginal capsules, are almost certa ...
17-08-2019 16:06

'Juul-alikes' fill niche left when firm stopped selling some

New York Times photo by Brittainy NewmanPressed by the chief of the Food and Drug Administration last fall, Juul Labs "stopped selling most of its hu ...
16-08-2019 16:04

The poorer the household, the more likely its kids are to in

Study charts show less exposure among older youth, who tend to spend more time outside the home.Children who live in poverty are nearly three and a ha ...
16-08-2019 16:04

Adults with mild cognitive impairment can learn and benefit

There\'s currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alz ...
16-08-2019 16:04

Baby born fine after mother monitors fetal heartbeat for doc

Tim and Greta Wright and family (UK photo by Hilary Brown)By Hilary BrownUniversity of KentuckyIn 2018, Greta Wright and her husband Tim, of Lexington ...
16-08-2019 16:04

FDA proposes new, graphic warnings for cigarette packs and a

A Food and Drug Administration photo illustration shows three  of the 13 proposed warnings.The Food and Drug Administration has again published a pro ...
16-08-2019 16:04

Federal grant will let former Gov. Fletcher start treatment

Dr. Ernie Fletcher spoke in Owensboro last year abouthis plan to take the Recovery Kentucky concept beyondKentucky. (Photo by Alan Warren, Messenger-I ...
16-08-2019 16:04

Testosterone supplements made people more sensitive to moral

Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Natur ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences d

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopk ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Rule expanding definition of 'public charge' criteria to Med

Acting Citizenship and Immigration Director Ken Cuccinelliannounced the final rule at a White House press conference.Adult immigrants would find it ha ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Physical and mental exercise lower chances for developing de

After having surgery, many older adults develop delirium, the medical term for sudden and severe confusion. In ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Lavender oil may contribute to abnormal breast growth in you

Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published ...
15-08-2019 16:04

University of Louisville is buying Jewish Hospital after all

The University of Louisville is buying Jewish Hospital and associated facilities after all, with help from the state and two foundations, to head off ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Association between migraine diagnoses and all-cause dementi

Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-d ...
15-08-2019 16:04

Over-55s shouldn't wait for retirement to make time for thei

People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy reti ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Links between glaucoma and sleep

A recent study reports that abnormal sleep patterns may be risk factors for or consequences of glaucoma. "Whether sleep dysfunction is a byproduct of ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Women and elderly at higher risk of dangerous drug interacti

A review of the Brazilian health care system found that women had a 90 percent increased risk for the prescription of drug combinations known to pro ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Blood pressure patterns in middle-age, older adults associat

Patterns of high blood pressure in midlife that extend to late life or high blood pressure in midlife followed by low blood pressure later in life w ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Greater blood pressure control linked to better brain health

For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what\'s currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse chan ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Osteoporosis drugs linked to reduced risk of premature death

Two studies led by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have revealed that nitrogen-bisphosphonates, drugs ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Statins, cholesterol and glaucoma risk

Statins, the gold standard for high cholesterol treatment, may be associated with a lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) when used over ...
14-08-2019 16:06

ADHD medication may affect brain development in children

A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect the development of the brain\'s signal-carrying white matter ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Apples, tea and moderation -- the 3 ingredients for a long l

Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly f ...
14-08-2019 16:06

Jury awards family of Paducah nursing-home patient $2.2 mill

A jury ordered a Paducah nursing home Aug. 9 to pay more than $2.2 million in damages "for gross negligence and failure to provide proper care to a 92 ...
13-08-2019 16:04

Interactive map of DEA database makes it easy to spot major

Screenshot of Post map shows how to get individual pharmacy data. Added to screenshot are Ky. towns with pharmacies in top 100 of pain pills per pers ...
13-08-2019 16:04

McConnell, other senators targeted by misleading ads about l

The ad\'s spokeswoman criticizes a bill that she claims will help insurance companies hurt patients.Kentuckians have been seeing lots of TV ads from a ...
12-08-2019 16:04

Workshop offers tips to keep kids safe on farms; biggest inj

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGrowing up on a farm gives children the opportunity to play in ways that few others get to experience, and gain ...
11-08-2019 16:03

As CJ spotlights child abuse and issues of substance abuse,

On the same day the Louisville Courier Journal published a five-part series on child abuse and its link to substance abuse in Kentucky, the state\'s ...
11-08-2019 16:03

FDA probes 127 reports of seizures or other neurological sym

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating 127 reports of seizures, tremors, fainting or other neur ...
11-08-2019 16:03

Regular exercise may slow decline in those at risk of Alzhei

Moderate exercise is not only good for memory as people age, it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer\'s, know ...
10-08-2019 16:04

Adair County paper fills several pages in sample-copy editio

Continuation of Page 1 story shows child with photo of his mother, who died from a fentanyl overdose.Most rural newspapers shy away from reporting on ...
09-08-2019 16:04

Anti-overdose drug naloxone (Narcan) isn't getting to enough

CDC maps show rate of naloxone prescriptions (top) and ratio of naloxone prescriptions to high-dose opioid prescriptions; darker areas are more likely ...
09-08-2019 16:04

Positive effect of music and dance on dementia

Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago, New Zealand, pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can ...
09-08-2019 16:04

3 SW Va. counties among many suing drug makers over opioids;

L-R: Lee, Wise and Russell counties; Cityof Norton is within Wise (Wikipedia map)"Towns and cities across America are fighting back against the drug ...
09-08-2019 16:04

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk la

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British ...
09-08-2019 16:04

Study: Rural dentists show higher awareness of opioid epidem

While rural and non-rural dentists prescribe about the same number of pain pills, rural dentists do so more often in combination with ibuprofen or ace ...
09-08-2019 16:04

1-2 caffeinated drinks not linked with higher risk of migrai

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, sympto ...
09-08-2019 16:04

Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in pa

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to control the pain and inflammation in individuals with ...
08-08-2019 16:04

New data indicate rise in opioid use for migraine treatment

- Nearly 1 in 5 people with migraine use opioids to treat their headaches, up from 16 percent in 2009. - People w ...
08-08-2019 16:04

Eating more plant-based foods may be linked to better heart

Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, str ...
08-08-2019 16:04

Optimistic people sleep better, longer

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were ...
08-08-2019 16:04

Substituting poultry for red meat may reduce breast cancer r

Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poul ...
08-08-2019 16:04

Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia

A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of ...
07-08-2019 16:04

1 in 300 thrives on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise ro

A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early ...
07-08-2019 16:04

Evening use of alcohol or nicotine sabotage sleep, caffeine

Between 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Sleepless nights are associated with a number of adverse health ...
07-08-2019 16:04

'Stressors' in middle age linked to cognitive decline in old

Learning stress coping techniques or using medicines that counteract stress hormone response may someday protect women from Alzheimer\'s disease, st ...
06-08-2019 16:03

How some older brains decline before people realize it

Some older adults without noticeable cognitive problems have a harder time than younger people in separating irr ...
06-08-2019 16:03

Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of ry ...
06-08-2019 16:03

Change in Medicare reimbursement rules will mean more money

Photo: Rural Health Information HubThe Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services said Friday that it will adjust its Medicare payment formula, star ...
06-08-2019 16:03

State health commissioner named White House fellow

Dr. Jeffrey HowardDr. Jeffrey Howard, the state health commissioner, is leaving to become a White House fellow, a year-long job as a full-time assista ...
05-08-2019 16:04

$80,000 donation wipes out $8 million in medical debt

Hundreds of people in Appalachia, most of them in Eastern Kentucky, have had $8 million in medical debts paid off by a nonprofit organization that use ...
05-08-2019 16:04

Health departments get another year before pension hikes kic

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWhile local health departments are more than grateful that legislation passed in the recent special legislative ...
05-08-2019 16:04

Conference speakers call for a more aggressive approach to e

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsElimination of the three main types of hepatitis is possible, but will require a more aggressive approach that i ...
05-08-2019 16:04

Carolyn Richey of Allen County Health Department named lates

Carolyn Richey receives the Healthy KentuckyPolicy Champion award from Ben Chandler,CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.(Photo by Foundation ...
04-08-2019 16:05

Appalachian Regional Commission, working on substance abuse

The Appalachian Regional Commission held six listeningsessions about substance abuse and workforce issues,including one in March in Pineville, Ky. (Ph ...
04-08-2019 16:05

Opioid panel in Mayfield says most new addictions start with

Attorney General Andy Beshear moderated a panel in Mayfieldabout opioids. (Photo by Liam Niemeyer, WKMS-FM)A panel of addiction specialists and healt ...
04-08-2019 16:05

Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of

Frailty is not simply an adjective associated with old age, it is a medical condition all on its own. And it ha ...
03-08-2019 16:04

Socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk

Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a ne ...
03-08-2019 16:04

Sesame allergy is more common than previously known

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. B ...
03-08-2019 16:04

Exercises to ward off weight gain despite 'obesity genes'

IMAGE: This is an image depicting a female running on a treadmill. Running increases the heart rate ...
02-08-2019 16:04

Sham charity in Nashville, caught in 7-state probe prompted

A tip from a hospice employee in Maysville led Kentucky\'s attorney general and those in seven other states to shut down a sham charity that said it w ...
02-08-2019 16:04

Strong evidence for causal link between obesity and multiple

A new study, led by Professor Elina Hyppönen from UniSA\'s Australian Centre for Precision Health, presents the strongest evidence yet of a causal r ...
02-08-2019 16:04

Both low and high levels of hemoglobin linked to increased r

Having either low or high levels of hemoglobin in your blood may be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a s ...
01-08-2019 16:04

Low muscle mass in arms and legs can heighten the mortality

A study of individuals over 65 years old showed that all-cause mortality risk increased nearly 63-fold in women with low appendicular muscle mass. T ...
01-08-2019 16:04

One in 10 older adults currently binge drinks

Men, cannabis users more likely to engage in this risky behavior More than a tenth of adults age 65 and older curr ...
01-08-2019 16:04

Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, as c ...
01-08-2019 16:04

Diets rich in blueberries yield diverse benefits

A collection of new studies in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences fu ...
31-07-2019 16:05

Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihista ...
31-07-2019 16:05

UK HealthCare again named best Ky. hospital in U.S. News & W

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSix Kentucky hospitals have been named among the nation\'s "Best Regional Hospitals" in the annual rankings by U ...
31-07-2019 16:05

Health departments and their employees making tough choices

Bevin at bill signing (Lexington Herald-Leader photo by Alex Slitz)Kentucky\'s health departments and their employees face some difficult decisions in ...
29-07-2019 16:04

Scores of reported cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in

Kentucky Health NewsRocky Mountain spotted fever, the main tick-borne disease in Kentucky, has affected scores of people in the area served by the Eli ...
29-07-2019 16:04

From the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee on Autism

This is from an account of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting on 7/23/19 by Jill Escher: Susan Jennings, founder of Keeping Indivi ...
28-07-2019 16:04

Deepest study yet finds only 36% of those who'd be affected

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGov. Matt Bevin says "hundreds of thousands" of able-bodied adult Kentuckians on Medicaid should be working but ...
27-07-2019 16:04

Resistance training is imperative for older adults

For many older adults, resistance training may not be part of their daily routine, but a new position statement suggests it is vital to improving thei ...
27-07-2019 16:04

Consuming more polyunsaturated fat (such as omega 3 and omeg

As the number of people with type 2 diabetes soared to 8.8 percent of the population by 2017, a growing public health movement has sought to know if ...
26-07-2019 16:04

Happy Times!

These were Happy Times fifty years ago, except for the Vietnam War, racial and political strife, drugs, dropouts, cults, and Richard Nixon. Listen to ...
26-07-2019 16:04

Raise the Wage for some, Lose the Wage for others

This is from the H.R. 582) passed the House last week 231-199. This bill if enacted, would kill jobs for people with disabilities by getting rid of t ...
26-07-2019 16:04

Using antibiotics without a prescription is a prevalent publ

People using antibiotics without a prescription seems to be a prevalent public health ...
25-07-2019 16:04

Slower walking speed may predict future mobility problems

American Geriatrics Society Being able to walk outside for several blocks at a leisurely pace plays an important ...
24-07-2019 16:04

3 children die, 33 are injured per day in accidents on U.S.

The National Children\'s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety will host a workshop will be held in Lexington Aug. 6-7 on preventing inj ...
24-07-2019 16:04

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diab

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspri ...
24-07-2019 16:04

Republican legislators propose taxing electronic cigarettes,

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky would tax electronic cigarettes just like other tobacco products for the first time, under a proposal endorsed ...
24-07-2019 16:04

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower type 2 diabet

People who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence may have a lower risk of developing ty ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols -- a me ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Heart disease biomarker linked to paleo diet

People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world\'s first major study exam ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Researchers find widespread aspirin use despite few benefits

Medical consensus once supported daily use of low dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people at increased risk for cardiovascular dis ...
23-07-2019 16:03

A spicy diet could be linked to dementia

Think twice before adding that extra kick of chili sauce or chopped jalapeno to your meal. New research involvi ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy ri

Worried about peanut allergies in children" A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Serious falls are a health risk for adults under 65

Adults who take several prescription medications are more likely to experience serious falls, say Yale researchers and their co-authors in a new stu ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Michael Rust retires as head of Kentucky Hospital Associatio

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMichael T. Rust, who led the Kentucky Hospital Association for 24 years, has retired.Rust said it was a privileg ...
21-07-2019 16:04

Health experts say not to 'vape' around children, because se

Evolving research shows that electronic cigarettes\' secondhand aerosol (it\'s not vapor, despite what the industry says) is not without health risk, ...
21-07-2019 16:04

 



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