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Coffee and Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, February 27

Friday, February 27

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caffeine, Multiple Sclerosis

Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership Opens Trial to Test Ebola TreatmentsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Thursday, February 26

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caffeine, Multiple Sclerosis

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Epilepsy, Seizures

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Financial Assistance, Health Insurance

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Leukemia, Stem Cells

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, Health Disparities, Nutrition

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Heart Diseases, Statins

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Immunization

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sleep Disorders, Stroke

Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Motor Vehicle Safety

Wednesday, February 25

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

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Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Type 2, Diabetic Diet

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Underage Drinking

British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drinking Water, Hypothyroidism

Study finds they are more likely to be hospitalized than those who can handle basic chores
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Heart Failure

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sleep Disorders, Stroke

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Depression

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Concussion, Sports Safety

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Artificial Limbs, Limb Loss

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Pneumonia, Viral Infections

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Tuesday, February 24

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Health Disparities, Immunization

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Measles

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Thinners, Heart Attack, Pain Relievers

Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Colorectal Cancer

Suggestions to keep weight off
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Healthy Living

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Food Allergy

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Biopsy, Parkinson's Disease

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Foodborne Illness

IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Control, Women's Health

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Attack, Women's Health

Findings confirm newer estimates that put toll of cigarettes much higher than previously thought
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Quitting Smoking, Smoking

Monday, February 23

Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Child Nutrition, Dietary Fats

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Clots, Blood Thinners, Stroke

Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Allergy, Asthma in Children

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Allergy, Children's Health

Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Allergy, Infant and Newborn Nutrition

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Gun Safety

Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Vitamin D

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Measles

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: HIV/AIDS

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Childhood Immunization

Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Food Allergy

Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fetal Health and Development, Premature Babies

Study Finds Peanut Consumption in Infancy Prevents Peanut AllergyFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, Men's Health

But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Child Nutrition, Dietary Fats

Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Prostate Cancer

Friday, February 20

'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms, agency reports
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Tick Bites

Researchers suspect humans have a similar system to guard hearing
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Noise

Problems start four to 10 years sooner than in whites or blacks, experts found

Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Measles, Vision Impairment and Blindness

But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antioxidants, Multiple Sclerosis, Women's Health

The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Back Pain, Depression, Pain Relievers

If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fractures, Gum Disease, Women's Health

Hispanics more likely to develop muscle-weakening disorders, but it's not clear why

Study finds the popular water pipes do not rid smoke of heavy metals
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Smoking

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Viral Infections

And continue to endorse fruits, vegetables and unsaturated fats
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Nutrition

Study authors say their finding offers an opportunity to educate youth on dangers of drinking
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Underage Drinking

Thursday, February 19

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Medicines

U.S. had one of the lowest-quality diets because of high consumption of bad foods
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Health Disparities, Nutrition

Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hysterectomy, Uterine Cancer, Uterine Fibroids

Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Mammography

Fear of discrimination cited as biggest reason, survey reports

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Mental Health, Homeless Health Concerns

Doctor offers tips to avoid dangerous drops in body temperatures during cold winter months

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

NIH-Funded Scientists Create Potential Long-Acting HIV TherapeuticFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

NIH-Sponsored HIV Vaccine Trial Launches in South AfricaFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

Experts say shortchanging nightly snooze affects hormone that controls blood sugar levels
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Sleep Disorders, Weight Control

UV rays cause DNA-related harm to skin cells, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Skin Pigmentation Disorders, Sun Exposure

Endoscopes blamed for spread of potentially deadly bacteria
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Bacterial Infections