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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Binge drinking, five or more drinks on one occasion for men and four of more drinks for women, not only suggests risky alcohol use but it is occurring with greater frequency in all age groups.

May 28, 2017 - 8:56:48 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This column first covered ibogaine last September. In the type of serendipitous turn that one might expect from the drug subculture, this naturally-occurring hallucinogenic drug was discovered—in the 1960s—to have powerful anti-addictive properties.

May 28, 2017 - 8:48:21 AM

Education

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 26, 2017 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patients who completed kindergarten during their treatment for pediatric cancers celebrated at a graduation ceremony.

May 26, 2017 - 4:24:48 PM

Mental Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The often sudden and overwhelming devastation and destruction caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters take an emotional toll on millions of people each year.

May 26, 2017 - 12:17:58 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HOUSTON – (May 26, 2017) – A proposed national database that would serve as a centralized source of information on children with medically complex conditions....

May 26, 2017 - 10:59:06 AM

Medicine

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The most commonly prescribed drug in the U.S. also may be one of the most overprescribed for older individuals.

May 26, 2017 - 10:50:47 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA — For years, the common narrative in human developmental neuroimaging has been that gray matter in the brain....

May 26, 2017 - 10:42:10 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The reduced-size Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II), a heart device developed to repair one of the most common congenital heart defects, is safe to use in very small children.

May 26, 2017 - 10:33:30 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a new study, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.

May 26, 2017 - 10:27:29 AM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure.

May 26, 2017 - 10:20:51 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers have, for the first time, described the similarity of different self-transcendent experiences — mental states that range from being in love to spiritual enlightenment

May 26, 2017 - 9:19:25 AM

Supplements

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - White Plains, New York, May 26, 2017 -- Most people know that calcium is important for building and maintaining strong bones, but with so many different forms, dosages and ingredient combinations available on the market, choosing a calcium supplement can be difficult.

May 26, 2017 - 8:43:09 AM

Exercise

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Staying motivated to work out can sometimes seem like a daunting task. It’s easy to prioritize other things ahead of your fitness routine.

May 26, 2017 - 8:26:57 AM

Travel

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ST. PETERSBURG FL May 26, 2017 — Each year, about 20% of travelers are delayed en route to their Memorial Day vacation

May 26, 2017 - 7:50:36 AM

Alcoholism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BETHESDA, Md., May 25, 2017 -- Graduation…Graduation is a time to celebrate. But before your high school seniors begin their parties, take the time to talk with them about keeping events alcohol-free—it just may save a life.

May 26, 2017 - 7:38:24 AM

Sleep Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you think that night sweats that soak the sheets are just for menopausal women, please think again.

May 26, 2017 - 7:25:53 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Everybody’s talking about it, everybody is searching for it, and yet – most of us are lost on the way to it.

May 25, 2017 - 3:50:25 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON (May 25, 2017) — Disruptions in a protein folding process occurring in the brain, known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of other factors

May 25, 2017 - 1:30:51 PM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

May 25, 2017 - 1:02:52 PM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Though palliative care has proven benefits for managing symptoms and supporting well-being, many seriously ill patients do not have access to it because there are too few palliative care specialists.

May 25, 2017 - 12:36:08 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC — As an occupational therapist who coordinates therapy services for 34 public schools in Virginia, Marbea Tammaro sees first-hand the tremendous impact...

May 25, 2017 - 11:43:48 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While screening of newborns for cystic fibrosis is done in every state, in Connecticut it’s done differently than most.

May 25, 2017 - 11:35:10 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. — If you’re trying to reduce the salt in your diet, you’ll likely find you’re not alone. It’s very common advice given by doctors for those suffering from high blood pressure.

May 25, 2017 - 11:24:34 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought

May 25, 2017 - 11:16:54 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive.

May 25, 2017 - 10:58:51 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Increasing interest in the properties of cannabinoids as a therapy for epilepsy has prompted the editors of Epilepsy & Behavior....

May 25, 2017 - 10:50:02 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

May 25, 2017 - 10:39:41 AM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism....

May 25, 2017 - 10:33:55 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It’s one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in the U.S., causing red, patchy and scaly marks on the skin. Yet the 1 to 2 percent of the population who have psoriasis are still left to wonder why.

May 25, 2017 - 10:26:33 AM

Stroke Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS – Hospitals vary widely in how often they transition people with strokes from active treatment to comfort or hospice care within 48 hours after they get to the hospital....

May 25, 2017 - 10:20:47 AM

Parenting

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs....

May 25, 2017 - 10:15:13 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year ....

May 25, 2017 - 10:08:45 AM

Insurance

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 25, 2017 – Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar....

May 25, 2017 - 10:02:11 AM

Health Tips

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, May 25, 2017 – More than 100,000 women have mastectomies in the United States every year. And, with surgical advances that promise a soft....

May 25, 2017 - 9:24:30 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) - What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain?

May 25, 2017 - 9:14:14 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS)—a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain—may be growing in popularity...

May 25, 2017 - 9:08:41 AM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When I look back on my time in the military, I am filled with pride. As a Captain in the 136th Combat Support Hospital for the Maryland National Guard, I understand the personal sacrifices our men and women in uniform endure in the name of freedom.

May 24, 2017 - 5:06:16 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Cancer—the second leading cause of death in the United States—claims more than 600,000 lives each year.

May 24, 2017 - 4:31:54 PM

Science

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. — The idea behind Efferent Labs – implanting a device containing living cells into the body to act as a biologic sensor – has attracted the attention of the scientific community.

May 24, 2017 - 2:34:22 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You may have seen it at home, in the classroom, on the playground and around the sports field: boys carrying on the way boys do.

May 24, 2017 - 2:23:13 PM

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