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Friday, January 30

Friday, January 30

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Financial Assistance, Health Insurance, Medicines

Thursday, January 29

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childhood Immunization, Immunization, Measles

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Depression

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Diabetes, Diabetes Medicines

Athletes who are late risers perform better in the evening, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Sports Fitness

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Concussion


Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Immunization

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases--Prevention, High Blood Pressure

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Paralysis, Viral Infections

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childhood Immunization, Immunization, Measles

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Financial Assistance, Health Disparities, Medicines

Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Medicines

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Stroke

Wednesday, January 28

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom
Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola


More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Smoking

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Organ Transplantation

CDC study finds women more affected than men
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise for Seniors, Seniors' Health

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Environmental Health, Menopause

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Puberty, Teen Health

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children's Health

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Measles

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fractures, Weight Control, Women's Health

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices
Related MedlinePlus Topic: First Aid

Tuesday, January 27

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Cirrhosis

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, High Blood Pressure

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Winter Weather Emergencies

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Women's Health

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Memory, Seniors' Health, Sleep Disorders

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases


They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Prostate Cancer, Smoking

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Falls, Seniors' Health

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, High Blood Pressure

Monday, January 26

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Talking With Your Doctor

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Medicines

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Abuse, Child Development

Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Mental Health, Premature Babies, Sexual Health

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Chest Pain, Emergency Medical Services

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach
Related MedlinePlus Topics: GERD, Medicines

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Winter Weather Emergencies

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship
Related MedlinePlus Topics: High Blood Pressure, Insomnia

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, Obesity in Children

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Sleep Apnea, Tonsils and Adenoids

Drug is for people with insufficient parathyroid hormone
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicines, Parathyroid Disorders

Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Meningitis

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Marijuana

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Heart Diseases

When managers and employees got more support in workplace, everyone got more rest, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Female Infertility, Thyroid Diseases

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Behavior Disorders, Teen Sexual Health

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childhood Immunization, Immunization, Measles

Sunday, January 25

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Winter Weather Emergencies

Saturday, January 24

Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend