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Consumer Issues

( - The holidays are a time to reflect by spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. But are you also feeling overwhelmed by a calendar that’s overbooked with shopping, parties and other holiday commitments?

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:37:54 PM

Autism Issues

( - DALLAS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:30:20 PM

Medicare Issues

( - Nursing homes appear to inflate their self-assessments in an effort to improve their Medicare star ratings

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:12:09 PM

News : National

( - For more than half a century, Mattel’s Barbie doll served as a cultural icon for young girls, who dressed her up in fashionable clothes and accessories to develop their own fantasy storylines representing American girlhood.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:59:37 PM


( - Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:32:16 PM

Skin Care

( - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine....

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:21:42 PM

Cancer Issues

( - CHAPEL HILL -- You've heard of the Katie Couric effect, the Angelina Jolie effect and the Charlie Sheen effect, but could the next effect be named after you?

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:11:39 PM


( - Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:04:09 PM

Women's Health

( - MADISON, Wis. — Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:48:11 AM

Cancer Issues

( - ATLANTA—A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:41:37 AM

Concussion Issues

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:35:47 AM

Aging Issues

( - HOUSTON  – Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:28:09 AM


( - Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:22:11 AM

News : National

( - A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:56:02 AM

Heart Health

( - ALBANY, N.Y. - Heat and humidity have long been known to exacerbate certain health problems, but according to University at Albany researchers and their colleagues across the globe....

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:46:40 AM

News : National

( - American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization today made it possible to deliver more than a ton of love and emergency relief to animals taking refuge from California’s deadly Thomas Wildfire burning in the state’s Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:32:12 AM

Patient Issues

( - PHILADELPHIA – Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:08:40 AM

Patient Issues

( - PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2017 – Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients....

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:00:35 AM

Cancer Issues

( - East Setauket, NY, December 13, 2017 –  Hankering for a dusting of “angel kisses” across the bridge of your nose? Your local tattoo parlor may oblige: Freckle tattoos, the tabloids say, are the rage.

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:17:35 AM


( - For a person with allergies, the holiday season can create challenges. Decorated trees,  roaring fires and a plate of Christmas cookies can lead to problems.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:41:39 PM

Women's Health

( - New York, NY, December 12, 2017 Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding often brings great joy but it can also alter a woman's body so much that sometimes she feels like she no longer recognizes herself.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:33:12 PM

News : National

( - BOYS TOWN, Neb., Dec. 12, 2017 -- Boys Town seals a time capsule to be opened 100 years from now. Just one of the ways it's marking a century of caring for children and families across the country.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:22:23 PM


( - LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2017) — The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely — which can be harmful to their health.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:06:20 PM


( - Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:46:13 PM

Health Tips

( - This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:38:11 PM


( - Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:25:56 PM

Influenza Issues

( - Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time—including absences and reduced productivity while at work....

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:16:39 PM

Marijuana Issues

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. — A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:09:56 PM

Patient Issues

( - Scientists hope to have paved the way for the development of potentially new life-saving treatments to be administered to seriously injured patients in the critical first hour of injury.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:04:34 PM

Health Tips

( - Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more instances of dermal and fungal symptoms than those who visit less often....

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:57:51 AM


( - An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues....

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:49:28 AM

Medicare Issues

( - ANN ARBOR, MI –  Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can’t work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions.

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:38:42 AM


( - CHICAGO --- High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:32:29 AM

Cancer Issues

( - You have no insurance, and you are diagnosed with a colon and rectal cancer. You may be one of the thousands of patients in the United States who find themselves being taken care of at a “safety net hospital.”

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:25:23 AM

News : National

( - Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing!

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:01:07 AM

Cancer Issues

( - So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Perhaps you've undergone chemotherapy, radiation,  surgery, or a combination of these.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:55:01 AM


( - Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:46:54 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - A cost analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history....

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:40:07 AM


( - Montreal, December 12, 2017 – Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:34:19 AM

Aging Issues

( - In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:23:45 AM

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