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Migraines in Middle Age

Thursday, September 18

Thursday, September 18

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday, September 17

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease

Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Sugar, Carbohydrates, Diabetes

CT and Kidney Stones (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drug Safety, Hormones, Men's Health

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicare, Seniors' Health, Statins

Wash hands after handling food for Fluffy or Fido
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Animal Diseases and Your Health

Observe sleep and meal times in new time zone
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Traveler's Health

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Healthy Living

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Labeling, Nutrition

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Quitting Smoking

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Weight Control


It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Laboratory Tests

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Tuesday, September 16

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hair Loss, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Laboratory Tests

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: COPD, Medicines

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Mammography, Seniors' Health

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Health Statistics

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Health Disparities, Obesity

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Domestic Violence, Health Statistics

Monday, September 15


Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Lung Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Flu Season Is around the Corner (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Relax, and sit up straight

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Heart Attack

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cardiac Arrest, Sports Safety

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Children's Health

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hair Loss, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Prostate Cancer

Newborn Screening Is Important for Your Baby (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicare, Seniors' Health, Statins

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Medicines, Poisoning

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infertility, Twins, Triplets, Multiple Births

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

Sunday, September 14

Too much, too little slumber linked to raised number of sick days, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Insomnia, Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Saturday, September 13

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Memory

Friday, September 12

Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

Enterovirus D68 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Asthma, Food Allergy, School Health

Almost half persistently tested positive for livestock-linked germs, small study finds

Brain scans show gray matter damage associated with advanced form of disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Multiple Sclerosis

Prevent Heat Illness with Acclimatization (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Sodium, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Smoking

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Schizophrenia, Stem Cells

Lack of shuteye could affect disease progression, researchers caution
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Sleep Disorders

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Suicide

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Child Mental Health, Parenting

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Heart Diseases, Hormones