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Exercise and Your Heart

Thursday, August 21

Thursday, August 21


Wednesday, August 20

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Arrhythmia

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caregivers, Family Issues, Seniors' Health

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Melanoma, Sun Exposure

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Tuberculosis

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Insomnia, Seniors' Health

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Common Cold, Stroke

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Teenage Pregnancy

Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency in NewbornsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Falls, Fractures, High Blood Pressure

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Weight Control

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Infertility

Tuesday, August 19

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Immunization, Pregnancy

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immune System and Disorders, Newborn Screening

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Lupus

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Development, Exercise for Children

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Attack, Seniors' Health, Stroke

Here are possible causes
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Jaw Injuries and Disorders

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Quitting Smoking

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Schizophrenia

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caregivers, Seniors' Health

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Meningitis

Monday, August 18

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Heart Diseases, Stroke

Largest increase reported among wealthier families
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Developmental Disabilities

But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Family Issues, Parenting, Women's Health

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childhood Immunization, Parenting

Immune disorder causes disfiguring hair loss, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hair Loss, Medicines

Don't focus on just one form of activity
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness


HPV VaccineVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Immunization, Teen Sexual Health

Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Immunization

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Germs and Hygiene

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Screening, Seniors' Health

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, School Health

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Hemorrhagic Fevers, International Health

Sunday, August 17

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, School Health, Sleep Disorders

Friday, August 15


Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Lung Cancer, Lung Diseases

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Back Pain, Child Safety, School Health

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will likely gain immunity against the virus, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Too much weight can strain joints
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Osteoarthritis, Weight Control

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Nutrition

Patient safety, satisfaction may improve as a result

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Viral Infections

Thursday, August 14

Phthalates, found in plastics and personal care products, may disrupt sexual development, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Environmental Health, Hormones, Reproductive Hazards

Sunshine-exposed workers slept better, had better quality of life, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Induces Robust Antibody ResponseFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)



Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Growth Disorders, Hormones, Stroke

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Smoking, Stroke


Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Health Disparities

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Obesity, Pain Relievers

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Scientists Use Lasers to Control Mouse Brain SwitchboardFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Smoking and Youth

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Female Infertility, Vitamin D

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Stress, Suicide, Teen Mental Health