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Feel Younger, Live Longer?

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Aging, Mental Health, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood, Blood Sugar, Diabetes Type 2

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Medicines

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Balance Problems, Stroke

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

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infection Control, Infectious Diseases

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

Arriving Now At Gate 42: Measles

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Measles, Traveler's Health

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

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, High Blood Pressure

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

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Density, Hip Injuries and Disorders, Menopause

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

Scratch from Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Diseases and Your Health, Bacterial Infections

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

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Immunization

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

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure

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

FDA Approves Xtoro to Treat Swimmer's Ear

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Ear Infections

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 18 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am

EpiPen and Asthma Inhaler Misuse

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma

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

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma, Medical Device Safety

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

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pregnancy

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

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, International Health

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

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Quitting Smoking

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Despite Risks, Benzodiazepine Use Highest in Older People

Source: National Institute of Mental Health - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Marijuana, Neurologic Diseases

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy

The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bell's Palsy, Migraine

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session

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

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans

Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Insurance

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Chronic High Blood Sugar May be Detrimental to the Developing Brain of Young Children

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes in Children and Teens, Hyperglycemia

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Men's Health, Pregnancy

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases--Prevention, Nutrition

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Pet Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am

FDA Approves First Pathogen Reduction System to Treat Plasma

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Blood Transfusion and Donation

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth, Legionnaires' Disease

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

Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Ultrasound

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola, Medicines

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Low-Glycemic Diets May Not Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes When Compared to High-Glycemic Diets

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetic Diet, Heart Diseases, Heart Diseases--Prevention, High Blood Pressure

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm

Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods At School, Study Finds

Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Health Disparities, School Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Syphilis on The Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette, and Alcohol Use Trends Down

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drugs and Young People, Smoking and Youth, Underage Drinking

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm

Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer

States with more random traffic stops, DUI arrests have fewer drivers fail breath tests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Child Development

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Living, Heart Diseases--Prevention

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Sleep Disorders

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Menstruation and Heart Disease Risk

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Menstruation, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am

When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents, Study Finds

Shift to lower-cost transportation carries a hefty price

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Motor Vehicle Safety, Wounds and Injuries

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Menstruation

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

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health, Seniors' Health

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

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Heart Attack, Women's Health

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

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Quitting Smoking

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

Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries

Women, whites account for majority of emergency room patients

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Burns, Eye Injuries, Sun Exposure

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

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Health Facilities, Medicines and Children

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

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Sleep Disorders

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

Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar

Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Obesity in Children

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

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids with ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medicines and Children, Wounds and Injuries

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

Teenagers and E-cigarettes

Source: HealthDay - Video
Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking and Youth

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 15 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Immunization, School Health

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

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking and Youth

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

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Stress

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

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics from Calling 911, Study Says

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cardiac Arrest, Hispanic American Health

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

When the Cancer Patient Is a Pet You Love

Risk of the disease rises with age, but there are many therapies that can help, expert says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Pet Health

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

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Healthy Living

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

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Hormones, Migraine

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

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coping with Disasters, Heart Attack

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

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation, Heart Surgery

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

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Smoking

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

Fructose vs. Glucose

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Carbohydrates

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am

Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Parenting

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Diets

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

FDA Approves First Test to Confirm the Presence of Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II Antibodies

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Disorders, Spinal Cord Diseases

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 12 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Memory, Stroke

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

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dental Health, Health Insurance, Health Screening

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

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicaid, Medicare, Smoking

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

Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Secondhand Smoke, Smoking and Youth

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

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Immunization, Infections and Pregnancy

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

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Genes and Gene Therapy, Immunization

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

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: School Health, Sleep Disorders, Teen Development

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

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Behavior Disorders, Child Development, Child Mental Health

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

Gout Attacks More Common at Night

Dehydration, lower body temp, or hormonal shifts may be to blame, expert says
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Gout

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

Sleep Apnea and Dementia

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Sleep Apnea

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows

But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Tubal Ligation, Women's Health

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

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Women's Health

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

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity in Children, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders

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

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed with Parents

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Toddler Health

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

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Male Infertility, Men's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Seniors' Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Traumatic Brain Injury

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer, HPV, Immunization

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

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

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

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Men's Health, Sleep Apnea

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

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Environmental Health, Fetal Health and Development

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

Ads featured advice from former smokers

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Quitting Smoking, Smoking

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC

Regulations limiting local access to alcohol may help curb partner assaults, study suggests
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Domestic Violence

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Does the Doctor Speak Your Language?

Languages spoken by medical residents and patients in U.S. may not match up, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Occupations

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on The Rise

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Facilities

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Cost of Job-Based Health Insurance Outpaces Family Income

Workers are paying more for health plans, could be getting less financial protection

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Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Insurance

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility

Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Female Infertility, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Statistics, Smoking

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up At Night

Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Disorders, Urine and Urination, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Malaria, Pesticides

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Losing Pregnancy Weight

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy and Nutrition, Weight Control

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am

Male Breast Cancer Is Different

Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Male Breast Cancer, Men's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Weight Control, Women's Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Teen Mental Health

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness

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

Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA

Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors assist with blood sugar management

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 1

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

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women with Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mammography, Ultrasound

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

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations, Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse

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

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hypoglycemia, Pain Relievers

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

Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Smokeless Tobacco, Smoking and Youth

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

Most Would Act If They Had Genetic Risk for Illness

Finding shows risks for disease are being treated like actual disease, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genetic Disorders, Genetic Testing

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

Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems

The shoulder has greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, researchers note

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

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

Contact Sports and Atrial Fibrillation

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 8 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player

But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

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

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

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Use Your Space Heater Safely

Misuse leads to emergency treatment for 6,000 Americans a year

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'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

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

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution

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

Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests

And the effect lasts months after employment ends, researchers find
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

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Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

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

Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs

Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study

Link is especially true for females

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

Women and Aspirin

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am

FDA Approves Jakafi to Treat Patients with a Chronic Type of Bone Marrow Disease

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

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

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds

Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

Physical activity reduced risk factors for diabetes, study says

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

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

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

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

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

NIH Researchers Link Chromosome Region to Gigantism

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am

Depression Rates

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

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

Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications

Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots

Longer operations are associated with higher risk

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Breast Cancer Screening

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm

Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness

People with the sleep disorder take in less oxygen during exercise, small study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Better Drug Information Is Coming

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm

How Well You Sleep May Depend on Your Genes

Scientists pinpoint area of DNA, but difference is only few minutes each night

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

35 U.S. Hospitals Designated as Ebola Treatment Centers

Source: Department of Health and Human Services
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am

Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles with Depression

But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk

Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability

U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

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

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 2 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

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

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions

New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

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

Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes

Taking blood sugar-lowering medications can also help, researchers say

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

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons

Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 2 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

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Diabetes and Memory

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Fatal ODs from Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S.

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 2 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Sophisticated HIV Diagnostics Adapted for Remote Areas

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 2 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later

Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

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

Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious?

Study from Africa suggests virus is evolving

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

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

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

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

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

More Choices Available for Diabetes Management

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Infant Bedding Dangers

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am

The Salk Polio Vaccine: a Medical Miracle Turns 60

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

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

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

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

Babies Still Sleeping with Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am

Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

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

Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

Healthy habits include good posture

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

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

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

How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

'Let them know you care,' says expert

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

Holiday Eating Tips for People with Diabetes

Plan ahead and make exercise a part of your tradition, expert advises

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

Health Tip: Easing Hand Eczema

Gloves can help protect the skin
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am

Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says

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

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm

Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

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Harm from Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Batting skills often worse than normal after players return to sport

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm

Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

Stay hydrated and give yourself time to acclimate, expert advises

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

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

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

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

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

Diabetes and Dairy

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

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

Most Americans with HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

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

High-Tech Analysis of Genetic Data May Yield New Test for Endometriosis

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm

NIH Scientists Determine How Environment Contributes to Several Human Diseases

Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm

Infants with Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

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

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk

Six hours a week of household chores or commuting seem protective, study finds

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

ER Visits on The Rise

About 96 percent of patients need medical care within two hours

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

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be At Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

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

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

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

FDA Warns against Using Laparoscopic Power Morcellators to Treat Uterine Fibroids

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am

Marriage and Heart Health

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am

Calorie Counts Mandated At Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

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

Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach

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

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

Brain Abnormality Found in Group of SIDS Cases

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 25 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

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

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

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

Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

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

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

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

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

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

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

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

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

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

Treating Eczema in Children

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

Talk Therapy Linked to Lower Suicide Risk

Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey

One option is to thaw in the fridge
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids with Autism

Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season

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

Blue Eyes, Red Hair and Skin Cancer Risk

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Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

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

Treating Irregular Heartbeat with Digoxin May Come with Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

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

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

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

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, but Not Men

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

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

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

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

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

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

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in
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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Flu, Immunization

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

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

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

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

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

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

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

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

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

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

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

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People with Cochlear Implants

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

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

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

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

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

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

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

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

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data from Clinical Trials

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

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

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

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

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

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

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt with a Mental Illness in 2013

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Mental Health

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

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Memory, Seniors' Health

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

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Heart Disease in Women, Seniors' Health

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

Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

Avoid long, hot showers
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Related MedlinePlus Page: Skin Conditions

Source: MedlinePlus Health News | 20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am

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