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Home Blood Pressure Monitors

Wednesday, October 29

Wednesday, October 29

Related MedlinePlus Topics: High Blood Pressure, Medical Device Safety

NIH-led Study Explores Prevention of Heart Disease in HIV-infected PeopleFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Tuesday, October 28

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Depression

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Depression, Women's Health

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Allergy, Food Labeling

Meal planning can help ease the strain
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Arthritis

Fun ways to get active
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise for Seniors

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients
Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure

New study shows certain DNA may raise odds for aggressive behavior
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Genes and Gene Therapy

Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Insurance

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children's Health

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Underage Drinking

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Vaginal Diseases, Vitamin D

And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dialysis, Women's Health

Monday, October 27

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Seniors' Health, Traumatic Brain Injury

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola


Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Depression

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Halloween safety suggestions
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Safety

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Cough

Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antioxidants, Memory

Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

Saturday, October 25

Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Safety

Friday, October 24

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Heart Surgery

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Colorectal Cancer, Genetic Testing, Health Screening

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Hemophilia

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Screening, Osteoporosis, Women's Health

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sleep Disorders, Ulcerative Colitis

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity in Children, Parenting, Teen Health

Thursday, October 23

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Environmental Health, Occupational Health

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Macular Degeneration

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Bereavement

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genetic Disorders, Genetic Testing

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Obesity in Children

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Health Statistics

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fractures, Kidney Stones

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: School Health, Teen Health, Teen Mental Health

Wednesday, October 22

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Occupations



Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Environmental Health

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Heart Attack, Women's Health

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Ebola

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Defects, Infertility

Potential benefits for both mom and baby
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breastfeeding, Diabetes and Pregnancy

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Critical Care, Health Facilities

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Financial Assistance

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Disorders, Seniors' Health

NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of VSV Ebola VaccineFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Dietary Supplements

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dentures, Pneumonia, Seniors' Health

Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sexual Health, Sleep Apnea

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, Heart Diseases, Nutrition

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eczema, Skin Conditions

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Insurance

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Headache, Low Blood Pressure, Weight Loss Surgery

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Men's Health