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Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MADISON, Wis. — Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:15:57 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DNA sequencing could soon become part of the routine diagnostic workup for patients with chronic kidney disease

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:09:09 AM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An international team of researchers has shown that a new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:02:42 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs

Dec 5, 2017 - 10:51:27 AM

Allergies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York –December 5, 2017 –– Mount Sinai researchers have identified six genes that activate hundreds of other genes in children experiencing severe allergic reactions to peanuts.

Dec 5, 2017 - 10:44:19 AM

Memory Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com - New York – December 5, 2017 –– Mount Sinai researchers have found a positive relationship between the brain network associated with working memory

Dec 5, 2017 - 10:32:03 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, December 5, 2017 – Sometimes a pain in the neck – or the back, for that matter – doesn’t stop there.

Dec 5, 2017 - 9:55:45 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is no good time to be struggling with an eating disorder, but the holidays would likely rank as one of the worse.

Dec 5, 2017 - 9:38:40 AM

Allergies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Allergic diseases such as asthma and rhinitis are common and often debut in childhood. Today we know that disease risk is affected by both hereditary and environmental factors.

Dec 5, 2017 - 8:55:37 AM

Babies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bethesda, Md. —New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk.

Dec 4, 2017 - 2:50:36 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Lake Nona, Fla.,  – A new study identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels.

Dec 4, 2017 - 2:43:35 PM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Blood pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death

Dec 4, 2017 - 11:33:13 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The holidays are prime time for festive cocktail hours, family dinners and shopping—and for getting laser treatments, facials and injectables, too.

Dec 4, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's the time of year when food takes center place. You may find yourself packing plates high with mashed potatoes or  snacking on stacks of chips.

Dec 4, 2017 - 11:03:16 AM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES (Dec. 4, 2017) ─ When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:53:35 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:45:21 AM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boulder researchers are embarking on a new project to study the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's by using a new technique to measure neurons firing deep inside animal brains.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:39:47 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Terminally ill patients and their families face many daunting choices. That’s why nurses need to be comfortable communicating about palliative and end-of life care and guiding these individuals through the decision-making process.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:22:37 AM

Babies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study by a Wayne State University School of Medicine research team.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:11:48 AM

Children's Health

HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR—It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:01:35 AM

Care Givers

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA—Female Parkinson’s disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients.

Dec 4, 2017 - 9:55:36 AM

opiods

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests.

Dec 4, 2017 - 9:49:42 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, December 4, 2017 – Every year, hundreds of thousands of women in the United States receive breast implants, either to reconstruct a breast lost to cancer or for cosmetic purposes.

Dec 4, 2017 - 9:16:56 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or nothing at all, everywhere you turn at this time of year someone is offering you something to eat and everyone is telling you that you will gain weight over the holidays.

Dec 3, 2017 - 7:06:00 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While there are any number of killer diseases, few have a more deadly reputation than pancreatic cancer.  The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research presents these grim summary statistics and related facts (culled from American Cancer Society data):

Dec 3, 2017 - 7:01:00 AM

Forecast

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health, predicts that 2018 will see significant adoption of telehealth programs.

Dec 2, 2017 - 8:57:22 AM

Travel

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The holiday season is filled with travel as many families drive or fly to spend time with loved ones, but traveling with a disability can create unique challenges for some families.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2:32:32 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Preparing a holiday feast can begin as soon as you get home from the grocery store.  But if you want to serve family and friends a delicious meal that keeps them coming back for more, food safety guidelines need to be part of the recipe.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2:24:48 PM

HIV Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MAYWOOD, IL.  – When HIV-1 infects an immune cell, the virus travels to the nucleus so quickly there's not enough time to set off the cell's alarm system.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2:04:09 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day — a day to bring awareness to HIV, and a renewed hope to end transmission and the isolation of living with HIV and AIDS.

Dec 1, 2017 - 1:44:10 PM

Foot Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When Dave Boyett woke up after an operation to try to halt an out-of-control infection in his foot, what he saw brought him to tears – in a good way.

Dec 1, 2017 - 1:35:20 PM

Dental Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Plantation, FL – December 1, 2017 – Significant changes in the cost of ACA insurance coverage, coupled with a shorter enrollment period, are likely to cause a last-minute spike in Healthcare.gov enrollment this year

Dec 1, 2017 - 1:29:08 PM

Smoking Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It’s no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:31:38 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A groundbreaking study by UNLV researchers shows that taking placenta capsules has little to no effect on postpartum mood, maternal bonding, or fatigue, when compared to a placebo.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:23:43 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ITHACA, N.Y. – People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:16:26 AM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY & Greenwich, CT, December 1, 2017 – Avid cyclists experience their share of injuries, but one of the most common may surprise you: A shattered collarbone.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:01:30 AM

opiods

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rising rates of opioid prescriptions have been linked to the opioid epidemic, and a significant number of opioid deaths have been linked to prescriptions written by surgeons.

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:38:41 AM

Sports

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Oakland, CA (December 1, 2017) – A study by UCSF Benioff's Children’s Hospitals sports medicine researchers finds that among elite NBA athletes, those who participated in multiple sports in high school had fewer injuries and longer careers

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:31:22 AM

Marijuana Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -  Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:22:27 AM

Genetic Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH,  – A common, hands-on method for teaching genetics in grade school encourages students to compare their earlobes with those of their parents:

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:15:41 AM


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