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A New Class of Drug to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

( - For patients with the herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV-1), there are just a handful of drugs available to treat the painful condition that can affect the eyes, mouth and genitals.

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:30:24 PM

News : World
Are Physicians Being Adequately Trained to Treat People with Disabilities?

( - Atlanta — There is considerable evidence to suggest that medical school curricula is lacking in education around treating people with physical disabilities.

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:26:16 PM

News : National
Wearable Technologies Help Olympians Achieve Top Performance

( - As Fitbits and other wearable activity monitors change how regular people exercise and track their activity, they’re having similar effects on how Olympians train and recover between workouts.

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:26:54 PM

News : National
Brain Imaging Helps Redefine Intelligence

( - High-tech scans of the resting human brain can provide a new way to define and interpret the brain’s actual mental capacity, new research suggests.

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:09:16 AM

News : National
Scientists Create Most Sophisticated Human Liver Model Yet

( - WINSTON-SALEM, NC, Feb.13, 2018 – Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have developed the most sophisticated mini-livers to date.

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:58:02 AM

News : National
Johns Hopkins Brings Therapy Dogs into ICU

( - A team of Johns Hopkins Medicine professionals say that bringing specially trained dogs into ICUs can safely and substantially ease patients’ physical and emotional suffering.

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:39:34 PM

News : National
A Surgeon Tells His Own Personal Story From the Receiving Side Rather Than the Treating Side

( - Philip Gordon MD, a past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and author of one of the field’s major textbooks, describes his personal experiences on the “receiving” end of chemotherapy.

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:24:47 AM

News : National
What Are The Advantages of Using Solar Panels In Your Home?

( - The weather is extremely unpredictable. When it rains, it rains heavily. When it is summer, the sun is extremely hot. Temperature extremes caused a rise in the energy consumption, which leads to the increase of electric bill.

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:47:05 AM

News : National
Taking Public Health to City Streets

( - Cities have unique public health challenges. Large, dense populations – with many residents from groups that face marginalization and discrimination – live in areas with deteriorating infrastructures.

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:26:57 PM

News : National
Three-Year-Old Boy Receives the Gift of Life

( - When Marianny Hilario was pregnant, her doctor told her there was a problem with her unborn son.

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:26:12 PM

News : National
Artificial Kidney Development Advances

( - Creating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant.

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:01:18 PM

News : National
New Information About Flint Water Crisis

( - Based on a detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) research team found....

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:35:09 AM

News : National
Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus

( - NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2018)—Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues

Feb 9, 2018 - 10:35:59 AM

News : National
Want to Lose That Last 5 Pounds? Just Stand There

( - Ask any Pam or Jim and they'll confirm it: Life at the office can leave many of us feeling chained to our chairs.

Feb 9, 2018 - 9:19:48 AM

News : National
Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

( - Shortly after losing their 15-year-old son, Logan, to a deadly ATV crash last summer, the Luft family was going through some posts and comments others had left for them on Facebook.

Feb 9, 2018 - 9:09:11 AM

News : National
Fixing Ribs

( - "There's got to be a better way." Dr. Peter Dillon, chief of surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, likes to drop in on his doctors at work....

Feb 8, 2018 - 3:09:01 PM

News : National
Thousands of Lives Would Be Saved If Counties Met ATS Clean Air Standards

( - Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:03:37 AM

News : National
Top 10 Trends Driving Healthcare in 2018

( - Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), announced today the release of its “Top 10 HEOR Trends” list

Feb 7, 2018 - 12:36:53 PM

News : National
Easy Bruising: Why Does it Happen

( - Yet another unsightly bruise. You don't recall bumping into anything, but lately you seem to be bruising frequently. Is this cause for concern?

Feb 5, 2018 - 1:38:13 PM

News : National
In-Person License Renewal, not Physician Reporting, Associated with Fewer Crash Hospitalizations Among Drivers with Dementia

( - PITTSBURGH,  – Requiring physicians to report patients with dementia to state driver’s licensing authorities is not associated with fewer hospitalizations from motor vehicle crashes.

Feb 1, 2018 - 10:42:34 AM

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Helping Patients Make Final Care Decisions

( - Planning for the end of your life is understandably difficult, let alone communicating your wishes.

Feb 1, 2018 - 9:56:58 AM

News : National
Underprivileged Girls Receive New 'In Style' Dresses for Valentine's Day Dance

( - Brand new 'in style' valentine day themed dresses will be provided to underprivileged girls around the country by the Believe in Yourself Project for Valentine Day's Dances.

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:35:05 AM

News : World
Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing in Both Rich and Poor Countries

( - Increases in human life expectancy have slowed dramatically across the world since 1950, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30:47 AM

News : National
Development of Human-Animal Health Research Platform Moves Forward

( - OLATHE, KANSAS — Efforts are ramping up on 1Data, a collaborative human and animal health project by researchers at Kansas State University

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:28:02 AM

News : National
Previously Unknown Ocean Virus Family May Also Populate the Human Gut

( - A newly discovered family of viruses appears to play a major role in killing marine bacteria and maintaining the ocean’s ecology.

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:34:48 AM

News : National
Understanding Emotional Responses to Traumatic Injury Key to Public Health Planning and Treatment Efforts

( - PHILADELPHIA (January 25, 2018) – Injuries are a major public health problem in the United States, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all deaths among Americans between the ages of 1 and 44 years.

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:06:23 AM

News : National
Let’s Talk About End-of-Life Care

( - FORT WASHINGTON, PA  — A new study published in JNCCN — Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds a vast majority of patients would like their doctor to ask them about their preferences for end-of-life care.

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:58:03 AM

News : National
Protecting Your Privacy

( - Some people are taking an unhealthy interest in your medical information—but they can be stopped.

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:07:23 PM

News : National
America Is Seeing A Flood Of ‘Flood Cars’

( - Recent research suggests drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles.

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:52:10 PM

News : National
Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss - HERSHEY, Pa. — With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.
Jan 19, 2018 - 2:14:12 PM

News : National
Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

( - Washington, DC  — Although working-aged patients in the United States who are initiating dialysis are more likely to be employed than similar patients in the past, employment at the start of dialysis has remained low.

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:37:39 PM

News : National
How To Make Sure Your Water Heater Is Running Efficiently

( - Okay — it’s not at the top of your list of priorities, but you still need to know how to look after your water heater.

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:43:10 PM

News : World
Canine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big Cat

( - VLADIVOSTOK, Russian Federation (17 January 2018) – The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:57:38 AM

News : National
Potential Poison Exposure to Single-Load Laundry Packets

( - Alexandria, VA – The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) strongly warns individuals about the dangers of using single-load laundry packets other than as intended.

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:18:16 PM

News : National
Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears

( - UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient’s body.

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:00:54 PM

News : National
Re-Programming Innate Immune Cells to Fight Tuberculosis

( - MONTREAL,  – Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims a life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year.

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:41:40 AM

News : National
Public Libraries Lend Record Numbers of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2017

( - CLEVELAND – January 11, 2018 – Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform available to millions of readers from over 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide, reported record-breaking downloads of eBooks and audiobooks in 2017.

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:57:38 PM

News : National
Living Well With Dementia In The Community

( - The good news is, Americans are living longer than ever before. While longer life spans bring great opportunities, however, older adults face an increased risk of developing a chronic condition or cognitive disorder.

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:25:06 PM

News : National
The Nation’s Waterways are Becoming Saltier

( -across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers, and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways.

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:37:32 PM

News : National
Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Girls, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

( - New York – January 10, 2018 –– In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys.

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:16:16 AM

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