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Fish Oil and Atrial Fibrillation

Tuesday, September 30

Tuesday, September 30


Monday, September 29

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Health Facilities

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Children's Health, Obesity in Children

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Exercise for Children

Make sure anchors are below ground
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Safety

Most commonly, exposure to an allergen
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Allergy, Hives

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Colorectal Cancer, Obesity

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Control, Teen Sexual Health

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Laboratory Tests, Pancreatic Cancer

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

Saturday, September 27

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Sports Safety

Friday, September 26

Recovery actually seems better for college-age players vs. younger peers, researchers say

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Parenting

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antidepressants, Phobias

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genetic Testing, Prenatal Testing

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Gallbladder Diseases, Gallstones, Health Facilities

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Memory, Seniors' Health

Bullying may be to blame, but research doesn't prove cause-and-effect
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity in Children, Teen Development

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immune System and Disorders, Premature Babies

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Obesity, Stress

Researchers recommend preoperative screening
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Sleep Apnea

Thursday, September 25

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Autism

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Tourette Syndrome

Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Occupational Health

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain Relievers

But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Quitting Smoking, Smoking and Youth

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care


HIV/AIDS Update - Approval of Vitekta (Food and Drug Administration)

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Breast Cancer

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Brain Diseases, Weight Control

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Genes and Gene Therapy, Obesity

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations
Related MedlinePlus Topics: International Health, Pet Health, Rabies

Study provides insight into schizophrenia
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Laboratory Tests, Psychotic Disorders

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bereavement, Depression

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Breast Cancer

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Wednesday, September 24

Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Evaluating Health Information

Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Laboratory Tests

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topic: MRI Scans

Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Related MedlinePlus Topic: Autism

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Parenting

Inspect the hair in a well-lit room
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Head Lice

These patients at greater risk of life-threatening infection, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bacterial Infections, Critical Care

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory, Seniors' Health

Effort aimed at curbing U.S. obesity epidemic; health experts call it positive step to boost public health
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Nutrition, Obesity

Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Health Statistics

Study found minor differences between three therapies
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Varicose Veins

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Viral Infections

Tuesday, September 23

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Smoking

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Statins, Stroke

After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Health Statistics

Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, International Health

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Fraud, Medicines

It's easier than going it alone
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Asthma, Occupational Health, Stress

Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.


Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diagnostic Imaging, Lung Cancer

These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Clinical Trials, Women's Health

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Personal Health Records

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Chlamydia Infections, Gonorrhea, Women's Health

How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report