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Binge Drinking and High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, October 22

Wednesday, October 22



Tuesday, October 21

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African American Health, Female Infertility

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Ebola

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Immunization

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Non-candy alternatives

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control, Traveler's Health

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Pregnancy

After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Dietary Supplements

Monday, October 20

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Vasectomy

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Circumcision

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Refractive Errors

Reasons include having to go more often
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pregnancy, Sleep Disorders

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medication Errors, Medicines and Children

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

Having health insurance also associated with better readings
Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Parenting

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Asthma, COPD, Smoking

Saturday, October 18

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Weight Control

Friday, October 17

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Parenting

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Parenting, Suicide, Teen Mental Health

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Cholesterol, Nutrition

Halloween SafetyVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Safety

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Staphylococcal Infections

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childbirth, Memory, Pain

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Quitting Smoking

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Eczema, Vitamin D

Thursday, October 16

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Eye Injuries, Household Products

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Emergency Medical Services, Marijuana

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Sleep Disorders

Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Healthy Living

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Dietary Fats

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Weight Control

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Childhood Immunization

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Health Disparities, Obesity

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Internet Safety, Teen Sexual Health

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Child Nutrition, Weight Control

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Dietary Fats, Weight Control

Wednesday, October 15

In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Macular Degeneration, Stem Cells

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Medicines

Follow the product's instructions carefully
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety

Study looked at more than 50 civilians who saved strangers, found they rescued without deliberation

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Childhood Leukemia

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Occupations, Mental Health

ER charges haven't declined in 3 states with legislative reforms, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Emergency Medical Services

'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Metabolic Syndrome

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Parenting

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
Related MedlinePlus Topics: High Blood Pressure, Psoriasis

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Stress, Teen Mental Health