(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Imagine a world where malfunctioning organs are replaced by new ones made from your own tissues, where infected wounds are cured with a signal from your smartphone, where doctors find the perfect medicine for whatever ails you simply by studying your stem cells.
Mar 12, 2014 - 10:59:58 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the effects may show up much sooner - in fact, almost immediately.
Mar 12, 2014 - 10:33:49 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - Preventing the trafficking of women and girls is a complex problem that requires cross-disciplinary research, training and education, public awareness and new policies at every level of government, according to the report of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association.
Mar 12, 2014 - 9:37:29 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Marina Del Rey, CA - March 11, 2014 - One thing remains constant. Whatever the economy, people want to look their best. No dreary weather forecast dissuades thirsty consumers from taking a trip to the fountain of youth.
Mar 11, 2014 - 6:18:53 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco, CA - March 11, 2014 - Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH, FACS, with Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery (PHPS), San Francisco, today announced the launch of a personalized concierge-type practice for his nonsurgical and surgical patients which will save them an average of 20 percent for treatment over 12 months. Concierge medicine offers a return to "old style" traditional doctor-patient relationships with more personalized service.
Mar 11, 2014 - 6:09:59 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BALTIMORE - Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest increasing cancer diagnoses in the United States - up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and usually a death sentence.
Mar 11, 2014 - 5:50:45 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the pounds come off, clothes become looser - but unfortunately so too does the skin. For obese men and women, bariatric surgery can be a solution to a weight problem they have struggled with their whole life.
Mar 11, 2014 - 4:45:28 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Chicago - For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, neither of 2 common repair procedures was superior to the other for functional or adverse event outcomes, and behavioral therapy with pelvic muscle training did not improve urinary symptoms or prolapse outcomes after surgery, according to a study in the March 12 issue of JAMA.
Mar 11, 2014 - 4:15:00 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA - In their latest study about empathy, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Matthew Campbell, PhD, and Frans de Waal, PhD, have shown chimpanzees exhibit flexibility in their empathy, just as humans do.
Mar 11, 2014 - 4:04:39 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As sandal season draws near, it's time to start thinking about go-to summer shoes, which for many people (especially water lovers) happen to be flip-flops. Most flip-flops are notoriously bad for your feet, but Vionic with Orthaheel Technology offers this go-to summer staple in a form that is actually good for you.
Mar 11, 2014 - 3:46:29 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - March 11, 2014 - Discovering where a common virus hides in the body has been a long-term quest for scientists. Up to 80 percent of adults harbor the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which can cause severe illness and death in people with weakened immune systems.
Mar 11, 2014 - 3:38:02 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (March 11, 2014) - In 2011, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists(AACE) Board of Directors declared obesity a disease state. And in 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) agreed, approving an AACE-sponsored resolution on the floor of its House of Delegates.
Mar 11, 2014 - 3:19:51 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Vaccines are a critical tool in protecting and promoting the public health in the U.S. and around the world. The risks from childhood diseases like measles, mumps and polio have been greatly reduced, or in the case of polio, eliminated in the U.S. Vaccines are one of the great public health success stories of the 20th century.
Mar 11, 2014 - 3:14:40 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - During the frenzied days of medical school, internship and residency, newly minted doctors must also decide their careers by choosing a specialty. It can feel like running an obstacle course while blind-folded.
Mar 11, 2014 - 3:06:06 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From the time you were born your face was full with volume in the cheeks and under the eyes. As you got a bit older the squeezable cheeks thinned out a bit, but still had a youthful quality about them. The skin was smooth and you looked well rested even in your teens and twenties after all-nighters.
Mar 11, 2014 - 12:22:36 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON (March 11, 2014) - Traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for epilepsy, though the relationship is not understood. A new study in mice, published in Cerebral Cortex, identifies increased levels of a specific neurotransmitter as a contributing factor connecting traumatic brain injury (TBI) to post-traumatic epilepsy.
Mar 11, 2014 - 11:49:22 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle with social interaction. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that a prescription drug, propranolol, could improve socialization in individuals with autism.
Mar 11, 2014 - 10:54:49 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boston, MA -Struggling with fuzzy thinking and a faltering memory? Try this rejuvenating and risk-free approach-sleeping more-to help burn away brain fog, reports the March 2014 Harvard Health Letter.
Mar 11, 2014 - 10:03:42 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - When it comes to helping young adults avoid serious health problems later in life, assessing their personalities during routine medical exams could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories and smoking habits, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Mar 11, 2014 - 9:59:25 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While many diets have come and gone, the vegan diet has come and stayed! It's left the rest of the world wondering why so many admirable people ... including Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis, Tennis Champion Martina Navratilova, past US President Bill Clinton, past Founder and President of Apple, Inc, Steve Jobs and many others ... have gone vegan and stayed vegan. If you, too, have wondered what all the hype is about, here is what you need to know...
Mar 11, 2014 - 9:36:15 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it's a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. But now, researchers at UC Davis have verified that glycans (sugars attached to proteins) can be used to detect ovarian cancer
Mar 10, 2014 - 7:23:52 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A faster and less expensive form of radiotherapy for treating prostate cancer may come at a price, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers - a higher rate of urinary toxicity or urine poisoning.
Mar 10, 2014 - 5:50:31 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Arlington, Va.-The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,,,
Mar 10, 2014 - 4:23:01 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedures are not covered by your health insurance. Paying for elective cosmetic procedures is not their business. However, when it comes to getting the nose job you're seeking, portions of it may be covered if they are medically necessary to correct a breathing problem or deformity.
Mar 10, 2014 - 2:53:01 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - STANFORD, Calif. - The use of electronic cigarettes has been growing rapidly across the United States, prompting questions about their safety and whether they serve as a gateway to conventional cigarettes or a means of kicking the habit - or at least of sustaining a nicotine addiction without inhaling the carcinogens in smoke.
Mar 10, 2014 - 2:02:43 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, Pa. (March 10, 2014) - While concussions are most commonly associated with sports-related injuries, associate professor Anthony Acquavella, MD, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, says prevention and awareness begins by recognizing that these brain injuries can also result from slips and falls, playground injuries, and car accidents.
Mar 10, 2014 - 1:55:53 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Jessica Tomei remembers the exact moment her daughter's arm stopped functioning. It had been a rough week. Her daughter Sofia Jarvis, then 2, had been sick with a respiratory illness. Tomei and Sofia were leaving the pediatrician's office with a pneumonia diagnosis and a prescription for antibiotics when, on the way out, Sofia reached for a toy.
Mar 10, 2014 - 11:33:55 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Make a fist, and pity the nerve cells in your hand. Some are stretched taut across the outside of your fingers and others are squished within your palm. Despite that, they continue to do their jobs, sending signals to detect touch or pain, and controlling your muscles to release the fist or clench it tighter. The question is how.
Mar 10, 2014 - 11:21:18 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Right now these mice are helping scientists study pain - how and why it occurs, and why some people feel it so intensely without any obvious injury.
Mar 10, 2014 - 11:14:14 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS March 9, 2014 For the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells something scientists have long struggled to accomplish.
Mar 10, 2014 - 11:06:56 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Why doesn't the brain catch cold? A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that when a virus is detected in the nose a long-distance signaling system can activate anti-viral defenses in distant parts of the brain.
Mar 10, 2014 - 11:01:04 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most of us grow up with parents who teach us how to be polite. There are things you learn very young not to say in an effort to have good manners. These lessons carry over into our relationships and marriage.
Mar 10, 2014 - 12:04:23 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The CDC defines health communication as "The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual decisions that enhance health."
Mar 10, 2014 - 12:02:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Regular physical activity benefits every part of your body and can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and more.
Mar 10, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Otoplasty, called ear surgery by those unfamiliar with the medical terminology, is a unique facial plastic surgery procedure that is designed to permanently reshape the ears. Sutures and excision of cartilage help to create a more balanced appearance as the ears are set back closer to the head.
Mar 8, 2014 - 4:07:58 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Global warming isn't just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health.
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:14:32 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Twice this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pointed to the harm caused by aberrant and inappropriate prescribing by physicians.
Mar 7, 2014 - 6:25:07 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Biomarkers for bone formation and resorption predict outcomes for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a team of researchers from UC Davis and their collaborators have found.
Mar 7, 2014 - 3:19:14 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7, 2014 -- A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that different flavors of peanuts - salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted - result in positive health benefits.
Mar 7, 2014 - 3:12:42 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Most people are only slightly affected by the switch to daylight saving time, which goes into effect Sunday at 2:00 a.m. But for a substantial part of the population, the adjustment can be a rough period, lasting as long as a week.
Mar 7, 2014 - 1:45:45 PM