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Women's Health

( - Washington, D.C. - A new action plan released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women, minorities, and the elderly in research trials was welcomed today by four leading health organizations as taking an important step toward closing the health care disparities gap.

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:38:27 PM

News : National

( - NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., August , 2014 -  AbbVie  announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:00:58 PM

Book Review

( - A slow cooker is a perfect kitchen appliance for today's fast-paced lifestyle.  For large meals, a slow cooker can be fast and economical.  But what if you are single or there are only two of you?

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:13:45 AM

News : National

( - WASHINGTON - Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:57:27 AM

News : National

( - A University of Florida study of a feline trap-neuter-return program found that a targeted approach helped effectively manage the feral cat population and reduce shelter euthanasia rates in the area.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:50:39 AM

News : National

( - Providing futile treatment in the intensive care unit sets off a chain reaction that causes other ill patients needing medical attention to wait for critical care beds, according to a study by researchers from UCLA and RAND Health.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:41:21 AM

Addiction Issues

( - Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit, a postdischarge intervention that included automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher sustained smoking cessation rates at six months than standard postdischarge advice to use smoking cessation medication and counseling, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA.

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:33:54 PM

Obesity Issues

( - SAN FRANCISCO -- The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to Penn State researchers.

Aug 19, 2014 - 2:29:17 PM

News : National

( - Rockville, MD (August 19, 2014) - Donor Egg Bank USA, the largest frozen donor egg bank in the United States, has reached a company milestone of more than 1,000 embryo transfers completed.

Aug 19, 2014 - 2:23:33 PM


( - The Captain Planet Foundation's ( innovative Project Learning GardenTM program integrates gardens with core subject lessons, connects gardens to school cafeterias, provides professional development for teachers to provide project-based learning to students and maintains the garden during the summer.

Aug 19, 2014 - 2:14:13 PM

Skin Care

( - FREDERICKSBURG, VA  - (August 19, 2014) - According to National Library of Medicine, acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin---pores, become clogged. People of all races, ages, and skin types are at risk of developing acne due to their lifestyle choices, make-up products or hormones.

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:14:06 PM

Stroke Issues

( - New Haven, Conn.-In some positive news for heart disease and stroke patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers report that the rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from both conditions dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition.

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:06:19 PM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - Being in a long distance relationship is more successful if you've known each other for a long time, and have impending plans for a future together.

Aug 19, 2014 - 11:58:11 AM

Women's Health

( - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Aug 19, 2014 - 11:49:54 AM

Stem Cell Issues

( - A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

Aug 19, 2014 - 11:43:31 AM


( - By August, summertime will be winding down and vacations will be coming to an end, signaling that back-to-school time is near. It's a time that many children eagerly anticipate - catching up with old friends and making new ones, and settling into a new daily routine

Aug 19, 2014 - 11:31:06 AM

Food and Nutrition

(  - MANHATTAN - Changes to a supplemental nutrition program are improving the number of fruits eaten daily by children, but kids and adults still aren't reaching the recommended daily intake amounts.

Aug 19, 2014 - 10:24:12 AM

News : National

( - DALLAS - August 17, 2014 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA.

Aug 18, 2014 - 5:42:56 PM

Heart Health

( - DALLAS - August 18, 2014 - A study from UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found that recently introduced cholesterol guidelines would significantly reduce new cardiovascular events, when compared to treatment based on previous cholesterol guidelines.

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:46:01 PM

Women's Health

( - WASHINGTON - Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association.

Aug 18, 2014 - 10:20:56 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - The one area that most couples do not explore before they get married is how to fight. It may seem derogatory or somehow cynical to focus on how you will fight with each other when you are beginning a new life together, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:03:14 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - When was the last time you opened a bag of chips and vowed to eat just a few - didn't happen. You open a box of candy and it seems to keep luring you back to eat just another piece.

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:02:08 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - The recent death of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the matters of depression, how it's treated, and the role of prescribed and illicit drugs.

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:01:37 AM

News : National

( - In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group on how it spent money after Superstorm Sandy, arguing that documents we sought contained "trade secrets."

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:22:50 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Aug 14, 2014 - 8:02:16 PM


( - The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick.

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:52:37 PM

Product Recall

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:50:00 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest,com) - Jeanine Thomas is a well-known patient advocate and active member of ProPublica's Patient Harm Facebook Community. But this week, she contributed in another forum: the World Health Organization.

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:32:25 PM


(HealthNewsDigest,com) - Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around.

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:23:28 PM

Children's Health

( - LONGMONT, Colo. - (August 14, 2014) - According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the average fingernail grows about 3.5 millimeters per month.

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:12:55 PM


( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has more than 50 disease detectives and other highly trained experts battling Ebola on the ground in West Africa - successfully deploying in less than two weeks the surge of help it promised within 30 days.

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:04:27 PM

News : National

( - A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.

Aug 13, 2014 - 2:40:01 PM

Men's Health

( - Athletes have helmets, drivers buckle up with seatbelts, and it turns out that moving sperm are protected too -- by a protein that forms an anti-microbial shield around the cells as they travel through the reproductive tract, researchers now report.

Aug 13, 2014 - 2:32:21 PM

Children's Health

( - Parsippany, NJ, August 2014 - Anxiety about the first day of school is not limited to kindergarteners and children starting a new school. Younger children, even those with a year or two of school behind them, may experience a new or repeat bout of separation anxiety, and children of any age are often apprehensive about the unknown - a new teacher, new classmates and new academic challenges.

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:45:51 PM

Heart Health

( -
HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 – University of Houston (UH) professor Suncica “Sunny” Canic is a mathematician, not a medical doctor, but her research could save the lives of heart patients. Working with collaborators from Houston Methodist Hospital on a minimally invasive experimental procedure for heart valve replacement, Canic’s work could lead to optimal design of an alternative to open-heart surgery for treating failing heart valves.

Aug 12, 2014 - 5:29:02 PM

Heart Health

( - An investigational drug studied in animals significantly reduced damage to heart muscle from a heart attack and minimized the risk of bleeding during follow-up treatments, according to a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:27:07 PM

Stroke Issues

( - In a study that included 1.7 million patients undergoing inpatient surgery, experiencing atrial fibrillation while hospitalized was associated with an increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke, especially following noncardiac surgery, according to a study in the August 13 issue of JAMA.

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:16:49 PM

Stroke Issues

( the mercury soars, it's wise to learn the signs of heatstroke and how they differ from those of stroke.

Aug 12, 2014 - 12:32:50 PM

Skin Care

( you're looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don't want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution.

Aug 12, 2014 - 12:25:03 PM

Food and Nutrition

( most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response.

Aug 12, 2014 - 12:16:44 PM

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