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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO
, Aug. 20, 2017 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and national chairmanJerry Lewis.

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:32:57 PM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We’ve been hearing about the great National Eclipse for months, and on August 21st it will finally arrive! In this article, we point out some interesting facts about this eclipse, and look at a few eclipse-related health scares you may have missed.

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:00:19 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections.

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:59:16 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - What your child eats for lunch matters more than you might realize, say the experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Aug 19, 2017 - 5:06:28 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - (Sacramento, Calif.)—A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend.

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:02:48 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDiget.com)  - DALLAS, August 18, 2017 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) supports and formally endorses the new “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit” produced by the NCAA Sports Science Institute.

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:50:05 PM

Smoking Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON (Aug. 18, 2017) A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:42:06 PM

Vaccine Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, Pa. — While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the school year or they may not be able to start on the first day.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:00 PM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - EAST LANSING, Mich. – A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:29:09 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com)  - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Life as a fruit fly seems pretty simple: Hatch, grow, eat, find a mate, produce hundreds of tiny offspring and die — all in a month or so.


Aug 18, 2017 - 12:21:55 PM

Sports

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A father-son research partnership has found that athletic prowess could be related to the length of your fingers.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:14:54 PM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES — Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina – the back of the eye –  similarly to the way it affects the brain.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:10:32 PM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:02:55 PM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA — As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:58:27 AM

Suicide Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:53:52 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as a memory. Cells that form these links have been deemed highly stable and fixed.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:48:06 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes them resilient to bipolar disorder.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:41:01 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com - You might have a check of your student’s vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:32:24 AM

Influenza Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Here’s good news about health: Flu vaccines are already available at doctor’s offices, retail stores, pharmacies and flu clinics.

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:39:46 AM

Hearing Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - One out of every six people lives with some degree of hearing loss, and the earlier you have your hearing evaluated and treated by a professional, the better your outcome. These facts and hints can help:

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:32:59 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:31:24 PM

Vitamin Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:16:29 PM

Teen Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTONAug. 17, 2017 -- An estimated 30 to 50 percent of teens with congenital heart conditions will experience anxiety and/or depression disorders

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:25:51 PM

Memory Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories.

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:18:36 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce an agreement with Mylan regarding the classification of EpiPen.

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:11:02 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Everyone into the water! Not words you’d expect to hear from a hospital, but young patients were thrilled to experience the big waves in Long Beach, Long Island, when New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery took them on an adaptive surfing trip this week.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:31:47 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:22:36 PM

Smoking Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a new study, researchers report people who have experienced an aneurysm have another reason to quit smoking.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:15:27 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An investigation into racial disparities in migraine treatment came up empty, but instead it found a different concern that reaches across populations.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:09:42 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Irvine, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 – An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:59:56 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:52:27 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood....

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:46:43 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from ‘hijacking’ the body’s immune system and spreading to the brain.

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:39:58 AM

Influenza Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio – The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate....

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:34:42 AM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS – For people with Parkinson’s disease, seeing a neurologist by video conference from their homes may be as effective as their usual in-person care with their local physician

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:29:50 AM

Drugs

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education....

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:22:10 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As kids across the country head back into the classroom, now is the time to start easing them back into a normal sleep schedule.

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:06:15 AM

Eye Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) According to recent annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:38:56 AM

Eye Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Much attention is focused on the potential dangers that the upcoming solar eclipse will pose to the unprotected eye. But health experts caution there’s at least one other – and more prevalent – way to do lasting damage to one’s vision.

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:50:07 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Albertson, NY, August 17, 2017 – Get rid of fat – fast. Science is confirming the safety and effectiveness of various body-sculpting techniques to eliminate “love handles,” brassiere rolls,....

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:38:45 AM


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