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( - Washington, D.C. – Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse...

Oct 20, 2017 - 2:35:32 PM

Vaccine Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million.

Oct 20, 2017 - 2:29:37 PM

Cancer Issues

( - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University.

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:14:53 PM

News : World

( - 20 October 2017, Brussels - Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:25:59 PM

Cancer Issues

( - The prevalence of throat (oropharyngeal) cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has increased in recent decades, and some groups are much more likely than others to have the oral HPV infections that can cause these cancers.

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:17:44 PM


( - SALT LAKE CITY – The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions.

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:11:42 PM


( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A University of Alabama at Birmingham team led by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., has solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS.

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:01:18 PM


( - For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids.

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:53:26 AM

Smoking Issues

( - E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:40:41 AM

Alcoholism Issues

( - Washington, D.C. – Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:32:29 AM

Transplant Issues

( - WASHINGTON – A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation....

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:19:02 AM


( - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about the risks of Halloween costume contacts.

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:08:05 AM


( - Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a new report....

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:52:50 PM

Cancer Issues

( - BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 -- In a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:47:22 PM

Stress Issues

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:39:27 PM

Arthritis Issues

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:34:16 PM

Children's Health

( - High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly one in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:30:02 PM

Health Tips

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:25:23 PM

Autism Issues

( - Modeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine....

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:17:16 AM

Obesity Issues

( - PHILADELPHIA  – Typically, within 50 to 72 hours of giving birth, a woman will begin to secrete copious milk in a process called lactogenesis II.

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:07:58 AM

Cancer Issues

( - A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:59:27 AM

Cancer Issues

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:48:30 AM

Eye Care

( - SAN FRANCISCO — Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:43:08 AM

Headache Issues

( - MINNEAPOLIS – A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment....

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:37:12 AM


( - WASHINGTON -- A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:31:02 AM

Health Tips

( - Most nosebleeds aren't serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:23:30 AM

Influenza Issues

( - American health experts predict a particularly active and severe flu season, which means  it's especially important to get a flu shot this year.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:16:47 AM

Pet Care

( - Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:10:59 AM

Weather Issues

( - No state is more prone to hurricanes than Florida—for Floridians, it’s not “if” but “when” the next hurricane will strike. Then, once the storm passes through, the real work of recovery begins.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:47:09 AM

Health Tips

( - American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in terms of lighting their homes, energy efficiency experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predict.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:41:45 AM

News : National

( - “Shock chlorination” is a term loosely applied to using a relatively high concentration of chlorine to disinfect a water well system.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:35:38 AM


( - Imagine your cholesterol numbers as characters in the story of your heart health.

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:49:45 AM

Children's Health

( - Most people think of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, as a tragedy that defies explanation: A baby simply stops breathing during the night for no apparent reason.

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:42:48 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - While diabetes is a serious health problem, the good news is that it is manageable — especially if diagnosed early.

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:31:05 AM


( - According to a report compiled by GlobalData called Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017, 6 percent of Americans currently identify themselves as vegan. That's a jump from just one percent in 2014.

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:22:46 AM

Teen Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:24:55 PM

Health Tips

( - As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:59:32 AM

Health Tips

( - One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:42:29 AM

Women's Health

( - Northwestern Medicine has launched a first of its kind center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women for two often unmet areas of women’s healthcare – sexual health and menopause.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:36:09 AM


( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Parents want to know the best way to keep their kids and teenagers safe on Halloween as the ghoulish, yet fun, night approaches.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:28:17 AM

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