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( - SILVER SPRING, MD - The U.S. will need to produce 1.1 million new registered nurses (RNs) by 2022 to fill newly created jobs and replace a legion of soon-to-be retirees.

Sep 2, 2014 - 12:07:15 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest,com) - MANHATTAN - Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.

Sep 2, 2014 - 10:00:59 AM

Women's Health

( - Boston, MA - A little bit of moodiness now and then is normal for everyone. But sometimes the onset of irritability, sadness, or apathy can be a sign of a serious condition, reports the September 2014 Harvard Health Letter.

Sep 2, 2014 - 7:59:08 AM

Health Tips

( - Between Tinder, Hinge, eHarmony, and Facebook, for dating it's easy to get lost in defining what dating is. It seems as though the very idea of what a date is has been replaced by a text of hanging out, hooking up, or chilling.

Sep 1, 2014 - 12:03:52 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - Over the last couple of weeks the sodium controversy has raged. One side says Americans eat too much sodium and should cut back. The other side claims current recommendations may be too low and could be increasing the risk for heart disease instead of decreasing it.

Sep 1, 2014 - 12:02:00 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Because health care can become a life or death matter, there never seems to be a shortage of crises.  For example, the launching pad for approval of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was the insurance coverage crisis.

Sep 1, 2014 - 12:01:18 AM

Health Tips

( - The average human scalp is covered with 100,000 hair follicles. Sounds like a lot, but the bad news is that no new follicles are formed after birth, so you are basically stuck with what you were born with. In light of this, you will certainly want to hang on to every follicle for as long as you can.

Sep 1, 2014 - 12:00:43 AM


( - With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called "e-waste" may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.

Aug 30, 2014 - 12:17:59 PM


( - New Haven, Conn.- The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study.

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:38:43 PM

Women's Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

Aug 28, 2014 - 3:40:56 PM

Vaccine Issues

( - The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC's 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) - Children (19-35 months) published in this week'sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Aug 28, 2014 - 3:38:11 PM

Women's Health

( - New Haven, Conn.- The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

Aug 27, 2014 - 1:17:35 PM

Cancer Issues

( - They say knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case when it comes to men making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer.

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:06:20 PM

Dental Issues

( - Tallahassee, Fla. - Poorly-made dental restorations - whether produced in America or abroad - can lead to a range of health consequences for patients.

Aug 26, 2014 - 7:58:31 PM


( - Among adolescents with depression seen in primary care, a collaborative care intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education resulted in greater improvement in depressive symptoms at 12 months than usual care, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

Aug 26, 2014 - 4:26:49 PM

Eye Care

( - HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 - To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston (UH) optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts.

Aug 26, 2014 - 4:20:45 PM

Marijuana Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:41:11 AM


( - New Haven, Conn.-Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them, according to research conducted by scientists at Yale and the Fatherhood Institute in London.

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:29:11 AM

Obesity Issues

( - DALLAS - August 25, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes.

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:24:19 AM


( - New Haven, Conn.-New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:45:50 PM

Smoking Issues

( - More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Aug 25, 2014 - 11:14:52 AM


( - MANHATTAN - A popular new ingredient in gluten-free products could be causing an allergic reaction, according to a Kansas State University food safety specialist.

Aug 25, 2014 - 8:52:14 AM

Skin Care

( - For years, psoriasis was viewed as a vexing inflammatory skin condition, and treated accordingly, but a growing body of evidence now suggests that it is more than skin deep and needs to be addressed in a more global manner.

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:07:12 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - You've probably heard, "It isn't what you're eating; it's what's eating you that makes you overweight," and that's true. I work with people who struggle at maintaining their weight loss after weight loss surgery. They admit readily that losing weight isn't the problem.

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:05:05 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - Getting a diagnosis of diabetes is life altering. Suddenly you have to consider everything you eat. You are urged to begin exercising, lose weight and are prescribed drugs.

Aug 25, 2014 - 12:03:14 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Around six months ago, this column sketched a historical background on the irrational fear of dietary sodium, and the less than great science behind such fears.  Current guidelines are 1500 to 2300 milligrams per day, or lower.  As was pointed out in the earlier piece, the much recommended super-healthy Mediterranean diet averages 4200 mg of sodium per day.

Aug 25, 2014 - 12:01:11 AM

Product Recall

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., are announcing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

Aug 22, 2014 - 8:31:08 PM


( - Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-causing mutations that lurk in only a small fraction of the body's cells.

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:41:17 AM


( - Johns Hopkins stem cell biologists have found a way to reprogram a patient's skin cells into cells that mimic and display many biological features of a rare genetic disorder called familial dysautonomia.

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:21:54 PM

Women's Health

( - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to Penn State medical and public health researchers.

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:16:08 PM


( - Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes.

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:09:52 PM

Teen Health

( - Winston-Salem, N.C. - August, 21, 2014 - Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:22:14 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids.

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:37:50 AM

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

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