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Blue Eyes, Red Hair and Skin Cancer Risk

Thursday, November 20

Thursday, November 20

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Moles, Skin Cancer

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Prediabetes

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Memory, Seniors' Health

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse

Avoid long, hot showers
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Skin Conditions

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, Obesity, Pregnancy

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cochlear Implants, MRI Scans

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Kidney Transplantation, Organ Donation

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hormones, Menopause, Sexual Problems in Women

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Clinical Trials

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Mental Health

Wednesday, November 19

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Melanoma, Sun Exposure

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cardiac Arrest, Occupational Health

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Emergency Medical Services, Heart Attack

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childbirth Problems, Health Statistics, Stillbirth

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Quitting Smoking

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Heart Transplantation

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Attack, Oxygen Therapy

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, Memory

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Type 1

Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Child Nutrition, School Health

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Heart Surgery

Tuesday, November 18

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cocaine, Heart Diseases

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Health Screening

Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Quitting Smoking, Smoking, Weight Control

Many had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Care, Childhood Immunization

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Menstruation, Smoking and Youth

Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, Memory, Nutrition

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening

Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Occupational Health, Weight Control

Monday, November 17

Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Chronic Kidney Disease

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bedbugs, Chagas Disease, Insect Bites and Stings

Percentage of STEMI deaths among inpatients three times higher than among outpatients, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Heart Attack

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Antioxidants, Heart Diseases

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cardiac Arrest, CPR

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Heart Diseases

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Couples share millions of microbes every second they smooch, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Germs and Hygiene

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fatigue, Heart Diseases, Stress

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Abuse, Head Injuries, Parenting

Fresh foods tend to have less than prepared
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Sodium, Nutrition

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Atrial Fibrillation, Medical Device Safety, Stroke

But veggies at school lunches get left on the plate, say researchers studying healthy eating
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Weight Control

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Thinners, Heart Attack, Stroke

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Domestic Violence, Internet Safety, Teen Health

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, High Blood Pressure


To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Atrial Fibrillation, Bleeding, Pain Relievers

Two Drugs Are No More Effective Than One to Treat Common Kidney DiseaseFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caffeine, Child Safety, Poisoning

Friday, November 14

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Health Statistics

Those affected still report hearing loss and ringing in ears, researchers say

Researchers say treatment has fewer side effects and less risk of rejection, too
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplantation, Medicines

Kids and CookingVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Nutrition

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Obesity, Preconception Care

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dialysis, Ebola

Urine of those who didn't light up had evidence of toxic cigarette chemicals
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Secondhand Smoke

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Impaired Driving

Thursday, November 13

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise for Seniors, Healthy Aging, Memory

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Hemorrhagic Fevers

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Genetic Testing

Proper lens hygiene can prevent most cases of keratitis, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Corneal Disorders, Eye Infections, Eye Wear

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dialysis, Disaster Preparation and Recovery

New survey finds 1 in 5 people with private plans spending 5 percent or more of income on health care
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Insurance

Exposure to chemical used in tubing, catheters, bags far exceeds safe levels, may disrupt hormones, growth


Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Smoking and Youth

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Occupational Health, Sleep Disorders

Wednesday, November 12

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall
Related MedlinePlus Topics: B Vitamins, Memory, Seniors' Health


Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Head Injuries

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Women's Health

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Germs and Hygiene, Infection Control

Cost, uncertainty about best treatment course may be concerns, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Genetic Testing

National Diabetes Education Program Releases Guiding Principles for Diabetes CareFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Delirium, Seniors' Health

Winter's dangers can be avoided with simple precautions, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Winter Weather Emergencies

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Heart Diseases

Most vulnerable period is the year after they are discharged from treatment, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Suicide, Veterans and Military Health

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Sexual Health

Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Medicines

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Health Disparities