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Battling High Blood Pressure

Thursday, March 26

Thursday, March 26

Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure

HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' BrainsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)

NIH Study Finds No Evidence of Accelerated Ebola Virus Evolution in West AfricaFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Wednesday, March 25

Are Some Cosmetics Promising Too Much? (Food and Drug Administration)

In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Anxiety, Mental Health

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drugs and Young People, Marijuana, Teen Health

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Enrollment in high-deductible plans is up, but employees are getting less help saving for expenses
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Insurance

Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Arrhythmia, Drug Reactions, Hepatitis C

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anthrax, Biodefense and Bioterrorism

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Back Pain, Obesity, Smoking

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Anxiety, Stroke

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Diabetes Type 2

Tuesday, March 24

From blisters to burns, what to watch out for
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Skin Conditions, Sports Safety

Before beginning any treatments, consult with a doctor
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Skin Aging, Skin Conditions

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Occupations

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medical Services

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Arthritis, Health Statistics, Hip Replacement

But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Nutrition

Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alzheimer's Disease

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, School Health

People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes, study suggests

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Thinners, Stroke

Study finds processing change results in beans with more antioxidants, better flavor
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antioxidants, Nutrition

Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, Parenting

Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find

Monday, March 23

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, School Health

But new aches develop for many, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pain, Parkinson's Disease

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Falls, Women's Health

Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says

For Most Children with HIV and Low Immune Cell Count, Cells Rebound After TreatmentFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Diabetes

Study finds changes under Affordable Care Act also made treatment available
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Health Disparities, Medicaid

Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Hay Fever

But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Prostate Cancer, Smoking

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Prostate Cancer, Vitamin D

Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Men's Health, Obesity

Friday, March 20

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Vitamin E

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

Gender and MemoryVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory

Study found lowered heart rates in residents when they walked by vacant lots that had been beautified
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Stress

1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found

Cost, forgetfulness, skin improvement were reasons cited for lapses
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Acne, Medicines

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Parenting, Sports Fitness

Shifting preferences for tanning, along with belief that darker skin is protected, may explain trend
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

Simple screen used levels of two proteins to spot the disease with 95 percent accuracy, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Screening, Kidney Cancer, Laboratory Tests

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Parenting, School Health

Thursday, March 19

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Mental Health, Seniors' Health

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

But it's not clear from study if dropping these habits would shorten the time people need outside nutrition

Study says yes, but experts say the technology must first be refined and gain wider acceptance
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition for Seniors, Obesity, Seniors' Health

Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autoimmune Diseases, Occupational Health

But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Kidney Transplantation

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Infertility, Pregnancy

But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Mental Health

And live donors do well after the procedure, study reports

Legislation would also keep tobacco marketing in check, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Quitting Smoking, Smoking

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes Type 2, Obesity

Wednesday, March 18

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Medicines

But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breastfeeding, Infant and Newborn Development

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

But study doesn't look at real-life cases
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Occupations

Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sexual Health, Sleep Disorders, Women's Health

Other ways you can help
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Blood Transfusion and Donation

Suggestions for proper technique
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, Heart Diseases--Prevention

But findings are preliminary, experts point out
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Crohn's Disease, Medicines

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, School Health

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Memory, Seniors' Health

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Diabetes Medicines