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Recreational Marijuana Use

Friday, April 18

Friday, April 18

Related MedlinePlus Topics: College Health, Marijuana

Thursday, April 17

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eye Infections, Eye Wear


CDC Reports on Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Mental Health, Occupational Health

Related MedlinePlus Topic: Diabetes Complications

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Endoscopy, Uterine Fibroids, Women's Health

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Weight, Breastfeeding

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Patient Safety

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Medical Device Safety

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infertility, Pregnancy


Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Head Injuries, Sports Injuries

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer

New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Calcium, Child Nutrition, School Health

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Weight Control

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anemia, Childbirth

Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Children's Health, Tonsils and Adenoids

Wednesday, April 16

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Mental Health, Seniors' Health

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Menopause, Menstruation, Women's Health

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Coma, Nuclear Scans

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Immunization

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Nutrition

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Diabetes Complications

Diagnostic Errors Study Findings (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Eavesdropping on Brain Cell ChatterFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Financial Assistance, Medicines

Hemophilia Treatments Have Come a Long Way (Food and Drug Administration)

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Child Development

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Animal Bites, Wounds and Injuries


Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Organ Transplantation, Tracheal Disorders

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

Tuesday, April 15

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Obesity

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drowning, Health Statistics

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pet Health

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Children's Health

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes (Food and Drug Administration)

Gene Linked to Excess Male Hormones in Female Infertility DisorderFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

Close the windows and run the air conditioner
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Allergy

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Sodium, Heart Diseases, Stroke

Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity in Children, Pregnancy, Weight Control

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Air Pollution

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Obesity


Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Osteoporosis, Sleep Apnea

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Brain Diseases, Drugs and Young People, Marijuana

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Vitamin D

Unexpected Protein Partnership Has Implications for Cancer TreatmentFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Monday, April 14

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hemorrhagic Fevers, International Health

Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort
Related MedlinePlus Topics: HPV, Immunization, Women's Health

Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy, Women's Health

Study found low oxygen levels in healthy people at high altitudes led to increase in signs of insulin resistance
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Metabolic Syndrome

Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Infant and Newborn Care

Keep Lilies Away from Your Cats (Food and Drug Administration)

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Obesity

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pelvic Support Problems, Sexual Problems in Men

Postpartum DadsVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Men's Health, Parenting

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antidepressants, Autism, Pregnancy and Medicines

People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bleeding, Blood Thinners, Pain Relievers

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Men's Health, Parenting

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Wounds and Injuries

Sunday, April 13

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Tick Bites

Saturday, April 12

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Poisoning