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Natural Light and Your Health

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 22 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am

Understanding Suicide and Parkinson's Disease

Source: Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parkinson's Disease, Suicide

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 22 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People with Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Diabetes

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Seniors' Health, Vision Impairment and Blindness

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Birth Weight, Diabetes Type 2

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Depression

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Air Pollution

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start with Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breastfeeding, Health Disparities

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Monthly Blood Transfusions Reduce Sickle Cell Anemia-Related Brain Injury in Children

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Page: Sickle Cell Anemia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Diabetic Eye Problems

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Kids with Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Children's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure, Teen Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Exercise and Your Heart

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mercury, Pregnancy and Nutrition

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected with Ebola Released from Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Sexual Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Red Cross Offers Safety Tips for When the Kids Are Home Alone

Source: American Red Cross
Related MedlinePlus Page: School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids with Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation, Children's Health, Sickle Cell Anemia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Common Cold, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Melanoma, Sun Exposure

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Insomnia, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Exercise for Seniors, Heart Disease in Women

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Tuberculosis

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Falls, Fractures, High Blood Pressure

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency in Newborns

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immune System and Disorders, Newborn Screening

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Infertility

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Source: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Related MedlinePlus Page: Alzheimer's Disease

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am

Helping Out at Home

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Caregivers, Family Issues, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Teenage Pregnancy

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Weight Control

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Arrhythmia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Lupus

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Immunization, Pregnancy

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Quitting Smoking

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immune System and Disorders, Newborn Screening

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Many with Schizophrenia Say They're Happy

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Schizophrenia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Meningitis

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Secondhand Smoke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases, Psychotic Disorders, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Caregivers, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: College Health, Exercise and Physical Fitness, School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Exercise for Children

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

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Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack, Seniors' Health, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?

Here are possible causes
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Hospitalizations, Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke Drop in Last Decade

Source: American Heart Association
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Heart Failure, Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Screening, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Heart Diseases, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola, Hemorrhagic Fevers, International Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

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Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Germs and Hygiene

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

HPV Vaccine

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV, Immunization, Teen Sexual Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am

FDA Warns Consumers about Fraudulent Ebola Treatment Products

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am

FDA Approves Avastin to Treat Patients with Aggressive and Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Cervical Cancer

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am

FDA Approves New Type of Sleep Drug, Belsomra

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am

Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Heart Transplantation

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Developmental Disabilities

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time

But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Parenting, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out

Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

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Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV, Immunization

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Parenting

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Early Research with Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia

Immune disorder causes disfiguring hair loss, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hair Loss, Medicines

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Health Tip: Practice a Well-Balanced Exercise Program

Don't focus on just one form of activity
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Ease Kids into School Sleep Schedules

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, School Health, Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses' Outlook, Study Says

Patient safety, satisfaction may improve as a result

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Child Safety, School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Exercise Helps Protect Black Women from Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breast Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Food Allergy

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am

Growth Hormone and Stroke Risk

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Growth Disorders, Hormones, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am

Keeping Lunchtime Safe

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Nutrition

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer, Lung Diseases

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will likely gain immunity against the virus, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Induces Robust Antibody Response

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Page: Viral Infections

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am

Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Viral Infections

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis

Too much weight can strain joints
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Osteoarthritis, Weight Control

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Low Education, Smoking, High Blood Pressure May Lead to Increased Stroke Risk

Source: American Heart Association
Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Smoking, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm

Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Gallbladder Diseases

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Smoking, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stress, Suicide, Teen Mental Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Scientists Use Lasers to Control Mouse Brain Switchboard

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Brain Diseases, Mental Disorders, Schizophrenia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm

Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Phthalates, found in plastics and personal care products, may disrupt sexual development, experts say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Environmental Health, Hormones, Reproductive Hazards

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Vitamin D

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Health Disparities

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Employees Benefit from Natural Light, Study Finds

Sunshine-exposed workers slept better, had better quality of life, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Obesity, Pain Relievers

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Health Disparities, Nutrition

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking and Youth

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions?

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Sodium, Heart Diseases--Prevention, High Blood Pressure

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Immunization, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Growth Disorders, Hormones, Stroke

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Study Hints at Link Between Poor Sleep, Suicide Risk

But the research involving older adults doesn't prove cause and effect

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Seniors' Health, Sleep Disorders, Suicide

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant from Rejection

Gel filled with immunosuppressant injected at transplant site, and only activates drug when needed

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Organ Transplantation

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Researchers Unlock Clues to How Ebola Disarms Immune System

Findings might aid treatment efforts

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Malnutrition, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth Problems, International Health, Steroids

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Many Shift Workers Use Drugs to Sleep, Stay Awake, Study Finds

But questions about benefits, risks of these medications linger, review author notes
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am

40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Obesity

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Surgery

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying from Colon Cancer

But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm

Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue

Discovery allows for study of brain injuries and potential treatments

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Brain Diseases

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Heart Attack

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Germs and Hygiene, School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Bioengineers Create Functional 3D Brain-Like Tissue

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Diseases, Traumatic Brain Injury

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm

Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection

Researchers aren't sure why extra weight seemed protective for sepsis

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Sepsis

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?

Expert advice is 'unacceptably inconsistent,' study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Dental Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Distracted Driving

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety, Parenting, Teen Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

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Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am

Blacks, Women Face Greater Burden from CVD Risk Factors

Source: American Heart Association
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm

In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm

Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns

Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Chemical Concerns?

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option

Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Ethicists Grapple with Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions

High school injury reports support safer tackling efforts

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a 'Public Health Emergency'

Meanwhile, trials of a possible Ebola vaccine set to start next month

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

School Vending-Machine Bans May Not Boost Kids' Nutrition

Comprehensive school policies are needed, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

Lack of time, uncertainty about benefits among potential reasons why, expert says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says

A potential antibody treatment for those already infected is also in the works

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome

Those with no coverage or Medicaid were diagnosed later, less likely to be alive two years later

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Sleep Woes for Astronauts May Pose Risks in Space

Many not getting enough rest, and widespread use of sleeping pills could impair ability to perform duties

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Coffee May Keep Your Ears from Ringing

Study found women who drank more java were less likely to develop tinnitus

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone with Parent

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Neck Manipulation May Be Associated with Stroke

Source: American Heart Association
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm

Slowing Brain Functions Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Death

Source: American Heart Association
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm

What's in Your Child's Lunchbox?

Source: HealthDay - Video
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm

Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Rise Over Six Year Period

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Scientists Inch Closer Toward Using Stem Cells for Spinal Injuries

New nerve fibers developed in lab animals from human skin

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk

FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Eating Out Equals Eating More

Study found dining at fast-food spots, restaurants added 200 calories a day, on average

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

FDA Approves Orbactiv to Treat Skin Infections

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts

Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

NIH and Italian Scientists Develop Nasal Test for Human Prion Disease

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am

Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive

While the prostate screen does seem to save lives, worries about overdiagnosis remain, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 7 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am

Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Sharp Rise in Risk with New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say

One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Sleep Apnea and Cancer

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Children with Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later

Risk about 15 percent higher for those who grew up with incarcerated kin: study

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Could Protecting Your Skin from the Sun Be As Easy As Popping a Pill

Source: American Academy of Dermatology
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm

Reducing Stress May Help Lead to Clearer Skin

Source: American Academy of Dermatology
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better

Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Year-Round Preventive Treatment Reduces Malaria Risk in Young Children

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am

Chickenpox Can Be Serious. Protect Yourself and Your Child.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm

Pregnant? Get Tdap in Your Third Trimester

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm

What Are the Reasons to Vaccinate My Baby?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm

Treating Shoulder Pain

Source: HealthDay - Video
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm

Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma

Source: American Lung Association
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm

Filling in Wrinkles Safely

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says

Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

'Gluten-Free' Now Means What It Says

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds

Risk factors for the two are similar, an expert says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Women Over 75 May Benefit from Mammograms

Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

But the devices aren't for everyone, experts advise

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

People with HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Constant immune system suppression may be the reason why, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am

Hepatitis C Could Become Rare Disease in 20 Years

Newer medications, better screening would fuel the trend, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Statins May Aid Survival from Colon Cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare

Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills

While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Poor People with Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb

Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Nutrition Basics Help Fight Child Obesity

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm

Preschoolers Can Suffer from Depression, Too

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

NIH Scientists Visualize Structures of Brain Receptors Using Subcellular Imaging

Source: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am

Children and Flu Complications

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Could a Little Video Game Play be Good for Kids?

Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Are Bogus, Experts Say

Unproven, fraudulent claims may place patients' health at risk, researchers caution

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Exercise and a Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk

Source: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am

Heavy Drinking in Midlife Speeds Memory Loss

Source: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am

How Eating Fish May Help Our Brains

Source: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am

FDA Approves Jardiance to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm

Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work

Heavier people, no matter what age, may have less endurance in manufacturing jobs, study suggests
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm

Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of physicians thought they could help smokers quit, and a third recommended them

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm

Back-to-School Eye Health

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am

Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Older Women with Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

They may be more aware of link between alcohol use, sexual assault, researchers suggest

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am

Time of Arrival at Hospital Impacts Time to Treatment and Survival of Heart Attack Patients

Source: American Heart Association
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm

Early Treatment Benefits Infants with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm

African Medical Education Is Being Transformed by US Program

Source: Fogarty International Center - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity
Source: HealthDay
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Preschoolers with Special Needs May Gain from 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics Go Hand-in-Hand

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm

Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

Returning Guardsmen need help coping with family, money and job problems, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist for Years

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Depression and Dementia

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults with Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 31 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am

Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Even Thinking an Odor Is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Cord Blood: What You Need to Know

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Gardens a Center of Calm for People with Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Family Weight Control

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 30 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Dieting At Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Heart Attack Patients Treated At Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Increase Expected in Medical Care Costs for COPD

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids with Autism

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Running for Life

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some with Autism

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up from Students

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems

More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Pacemakers Common for Those with Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

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NIH Scientists Find Six New Genetic Risk Factors for Parkinson's

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm

Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Illnesses

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Distractions Seem More Troublesome with Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production

But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Anal, Throat Cancers on The Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Eating Disorders in Children

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am

Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

FDA Teams Up for Novel Campaign on Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

Source: Food and Drug Administration
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Releases First Set of Data from National ALS Registry

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm

Safe and Effective Vaccine That Prevents Cancer Continues to Be Underutilized

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Teenage Boys and Sex

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am

Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Many Kids with Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm

Chikungunya Hits Mainland

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm

Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Gene Study Gives New Insight into Puberty in Girls

Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

TCGA Researchers Identify Four Subtypes of Stomach Cancer

Source: National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm

Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Urinary Incontinence, Weight Loss Surgery, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Obesity in Children

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Your True Weight

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Obesity in Children

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am

Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

Suggestions for men in their 60s
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Nutrition for Seniors

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am

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