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Affordable Care Act

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Health Care Act today was pulled from the floor after failing to garner enough support to pass.


Mar 24, 2017 - 4:56:26 PM

Consumer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For most of us, making a pit stop in the bathroom is not something to which we give much thought. However, many people require much more strategic planning, especially when out and about.


Mar 24, 2017 - 3:21:06 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA—Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans....

Mar 24, 2017 - 2:14:53 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON—NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement regarding today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the American Health Care Act, a bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:31:18 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being....

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:11:29 PM

Financial Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ask many teens what they want to buy and chances are they will say “a car.”

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:54:13 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHAPEL HILL -- For young women facing a new cancer diagnosis, fertility preservation can be an important consideration in treatment planning.

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:14:06 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:05:42 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. — Studies have shown both the benefits of breast milk and the risks of not breastfeeding babies. But the breastfeeding process can be frustrating and daunting for some mothers and their newborns.

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:57:46 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As many states begin to legalize marijuana use for adults, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its warnings against use by children and adolescents.

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:42:52 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While it has long been known that maltreatment can affect a child’s psychological development....

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:34:31 AM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO – If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay....

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:55:00 PM

FDA Approval

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 23, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older....

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:42:41 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. — A consortium of psychologists and psychiatrists has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic tools....

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:35:05 PM

Travel

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON – Ring in spring with a visit to a national park during National Park Week, April 15 through 23.

Mar 23, 2017 - 4:23:03 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN — Often running on empty, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:24:37 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2017) – A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman’s social life is associated with how well her sense of smell functions.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:17:47 PM

Safety

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Women of all ages regardless of height, weight, or parental status are susceptible to stretch marks.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:08:26 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES, California) – Parents love to hear the sound of their child laughing, but for one family, it turned out to be a sign of something serious.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:02:24 PM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY & Greenwich, CT, March 22, 2017 - There's no question our knees take a beating every day, but now there's a new treatment option for those who've been plagued by knee pain....

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:51:50 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (March 22, 2017) – More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:32:31 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA – Pembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma

Mar 21, 2017 - 2:36:37 PM

Product Recall

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hazard: The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders.

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:03:20 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 21, 2017) – Physical inactivity and increased alcohol consumption are among factors that increase breast cancer risk in women

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:54:41 AM

Exercise

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Gait speed – how fast you walk – is a good predictor of overall health.

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:38:57 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DENVER — Common mistakes taking inhaled medications for asthma leave many patients with uncontrolled asthma....

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:16:28 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rush University Medical Center has received designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:46:18 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A three-drug combination has almost completely suppressed the deadliest type of breast cancer

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:38:30 AM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange NJ,  March 21, 2017 - Back pain, one of the most common reasons for missed work, is suffered by one half of working Americans in any given year*.

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:19:58 AM

Affordable Care Act

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The attempt by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other powerful Republicans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) has run into a buzz saw of opposition from both sides

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:41:06 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CINCINNATI, March 20, 2017 -- Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy....

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:09:34 PM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You may have just graduated high school or entered the workforce in your early 20s.

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:49:26 PM

Sexual Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Sex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose: bonding partners together.

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:32:51 PM

Book Review

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.”


Mar 20, 2017 - 10:17:10 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:56:55 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - March is National Nutrition Month created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2017 theme for the month is Put Your Best Fork Forward.

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:53:29 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As was discussed in several media outlets at the time, the so-called revolution in healthcare IT promised a decade or so ago has not exactly materialized.

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:43:54 AM

Sleep Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Even though most people do it every night, science still has had a hard time understanding sleep

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:50:15 PM

Stem Cell Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2017 -- Medicine is constantly changing. The same is true for stem cell science and Regenerative Medicine in general.

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:31:06 PM

Autism Issues
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Troy, N.Y. – An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study.
Mar 17, 2017 - 10:42:26 AM

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