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Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts

Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16

Eavesdropping on Brain Cell ChatterFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Hemophilia Treatments Have Come a Long Way (Food and Drug Administration)


Tuesday, April 15

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Coma, Nuclear Scans

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Obesity

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drowning, Health Statistics

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pet Health

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Children's Health

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes (Food and Drug Administration)

Gene Linked to Excess Male Hormones in Female Infertility DisorderFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

Close the windows and run the air conditioner
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Allergy

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Sodium, Heart Diseases, Stroke

Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity in Children, Pregnancy, Weight Control

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Air Pollution

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Obesity


Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Osteoporosis, Sleep Apnea

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Brain Diseases, Drugs and Young People, Marijuana

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Vitamin D

Unexpected Protein Partnership Has Implications for Cancer TreatmentFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Monday, April 14

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hemorrhagic Fevers, International Health

Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Immunization, Women's Health

Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy, Women's Health

Study found low oxygen levels in healthy people at high altitudes led to increase in signs of insulin resistance
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Metabolic Syndrome

Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Infant and Newborn Care

Keep Lilies Away from Your Cats (Food and Drug Administration)

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Obesity

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pelvic Support Problems, Sexual Problems in Men

Postpartum DadsVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Men's Health, Parenting

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antidepressants, Autism, Pregnancy and Medicines

People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bleeding, Blood Thinners, Pain Relievers

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Men's Health, Parenting

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Wounds and Injuries

Sunday, April 13

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Tick Bites

Saturday, April 12

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Poisoning

Friday, April 11

Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcoholism, Wounds and Injuries

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Memory, Occupational Health, Seniors' Health

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Chronic Kidney Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Hay Fever

Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Mental Health, Domestic Violence

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eating Disorders, Sun Exposure, Teen Health

But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Family Issues, Memory, Seniors' Health

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antioxidants, Breast Diseases, Child Nutrition

Thursday, April 10

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Occupations, Talking With Your Doctor

People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Seniors' Health

Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Underage Drinking

The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Mental Disorders

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Mental Disorders, Women's Health

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Sexual Health

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Concussion


Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals
Related MedlinePlus Topics: E. Coli Infections, Food Safety

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Adoption, Childhood Immunization, Measles

Awareness of precautions growing but improvement still needed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Concussion, Sports Injuries, Teen Health

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Medicines

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Traumatic Brain Injury

And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Sports Fitness, Sports Injuries


Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

Too Much Protein May Kill Brain Cells As Parkinson's ProgressesFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)