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Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Roslyn, NY, July 2014 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Yet despite the well-documented and well-publicized association between sun exposure and skin cancer, only 30% of adults report that they apply sunscreen when exposed to the sun.

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:10:06 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion?

Jul 29, 2014 - 4:02:44 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Jul 29, 2014 - 3:45:51 PM

Vaccine Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - RICHMOND, Va. (July 29, 2014) - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA).

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:53:36 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014  -- A new poll shows that nearly one out of four older Americans (24%) say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, the equivalent of about 25 million people.

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:24:48 PM

Stroke Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 29, 2014 -- New technology in the form of a magnetically-assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC) which could allow physicians to see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating a stroke may hold promise

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:19:40 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Memphis, TN (July 29, 2014) - As teachers, parents and students prepare for the start of the new academic year, the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the leading charitable organization dedicated to supporting the stuttering community, offers an array of free tools for teachers with students who stutter in their classroom.

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:13:54 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS - July 28, 2014 - Ten UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among the most highly cited researchers in the U.S., earning them a place on Thomas Reuters' 2014 list of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:24:20 PM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:11:07 PM

Health Tips

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014-People today are deluged with information about health-some of it is accurate and valuable, while some of it is misleading, erroneous, self-serving and just plain wrong.

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:04:46 PM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Columbus, Ohio - It's about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:03:40 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest,com) - The guiding philosophy for educating children with disabilities has been to integrate them as much as possible into a normal classroom environment, with the hope that peers' skills will help bring them up to speed.

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:40:30 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today is World Hepatitis Day. Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life.

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:18:38 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - Here at Reactions, we ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of the biggest scientific quandaries. In that spirit, this week's video explains why dogs sniff each other's butts.

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:06:43 AM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Moles or nevi come in all shapes and sizes, and can be brown, red, black or skin color. Some people have a collection of moles on their face and/or body, and a lot of them want them removed.

Jul 27, 2014 - 6:22:39 PM

Love/Relationship Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Do you think women apologize more than men? The answer is yes...women do.

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:50:11 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Readers of a certain age will remember the hit song referenced above from 1958, performed and co-written by the late rock legend Eddie Cochran.  Like Eddie, "I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler" about two recent events in our wonderful world of health care.

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:42:51 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash.

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:30:37 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014  -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints.

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:28:09 PM

Travel

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 25, 2014 - Escalating violence in Israel has many travelers turning to travel insurance to learn their options.

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:15:35 PM

Holistic Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Meditation can cut caregiving stress by quieting the steady stream of thoughts that crowd the mind. You can meditate anywhere for any length of time, so squeeze in a mindful moment this Monday. Hone your ohm through weekly practice and patience.

Jul 25, 2014 - 8:34:35 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found.

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:49:05 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - Humans aren't the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people's desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:03:10 PM

Conference

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:57:49 PM

Pet Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Developments in veterinary care and dietary habits are now allowing pets to live longer than ever before, but that doesn't change the fact that dogs and cats typically reach geriatric status between the ages of six and seven.

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:16:32 PM

Obesity Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:07:29 PM

Guest Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When it comes to drug management, there are many differences between traditional pharmaceuticals and specialty pharmaceuticals. Unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals cost on average $1,200+ per month and often exceed $100,000 per year per patient with few lower cost alternatives. Specialty pharmaceuticals are also typically:

Jul 24, 2014 - 1:50:28 PM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Benicia, CA - Summer 2014 - Summer is here and so are two brand new flavors of KettlePop Popcorn, certified Organic Kettle Corn and Organic Sea Salt! Both flavors, each with four or less ingredients, are sure to be the go to summertime snack for health conscious consumers and popcorn fanatics alike.

Jul 24, 2014 - 12:09:02 PM

Depression

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Parsippany, NJ, July 2014 - Losing a husband or wife is devastating. A whirlwind of intense emotions - overwhelming sadness as well as shock, fear, guilt, anger, and numbness - make the days and weeks after a spouse's death agonizing and confusing.

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:52:28 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Millenials are narcissistic, scientists are geeky, and men like sports - or so cultural stereotypes would have us believe.

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:17:28 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug, which is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a study with University of Florida ties.

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:43:41 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 - The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter.

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:07:04 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Dear Parents:We're asking you to save a turtle's life and perhaps even your child's.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:50:43 PM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS - July 23, 2014 - A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:22:08 PM

Psychological Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according toresearch published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:28:42 PM

FDA Approval

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zydelig (idelalisib) to treat patients with three types of blood cancers.

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:23:03 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 23, 2014  -- Menopause bloating can be among the most uncomfortable menopause symptoms.

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:07:51 PM

Consumer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AUGUSTA, Ga. - Stinging insects are as much a part of summer as pool parties and picnics. But don't let these uninvited guests spoil your family's fun.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:59:10 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn't showing symptoms yet, and either doesn't notice anything is wrong or won't report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:51:24 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - In just two weeks, the number of Americans infected with the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has almost doubled and the virus has now been found in mosquitoes in the United States

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44:48 AM

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