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Vegetarian Benefits

Friday, March 6

Friday, March 6

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases--Prevention, Stroke, Vegetarian Diet

Thursday, March 5

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Disease in Women, Menopause

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Sleep Disorders, Teen Health

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Gout

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Heart Failure

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Health Statistics, Seniors' Health

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 2, Men's Health, Statins

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases--Prevention, Stress, Teen Health

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Suicide, Teen Mental Health

Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases--Prevention, Stroke, Vegetarian Diet

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Heart Attack, Women's Health

Wednesday, March 4

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Heart Diseases--Prevention

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hepatitis, Immunization

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Lung Diseases

Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy, Menopause

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, Hormones, Men's Health

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Healthy Aging

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Heart Failure

Don't use stress as an excuse
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drug Abuse, Heroin

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Occupations, Organ Transplantation

U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Eczema

Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, Dietary Supplements, Heart Attack

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Health Facilities, Stroke

Tuesday, March 3

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alzheimer's Disease

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicines, Pneumonia, Seniors' Health

U.S. government report finds 1 in 3 who died weren't wearing seat belts
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Motor Vehicle Safety, Occupational Health

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Heart Failure

Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: HIV/AIDS

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools
Related MedlinePlus Topics: School Health, Teen Mental Health

Researchers also report drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infertility, Pregnancy

Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Men's Health

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Exercise for Children

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Thyroid Diseases

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Flu


Monday, March 2

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Obesity

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Surgery, Laboratory Tests

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Childhood Immunization

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Celiac Disease, Children's Health

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Valve Diseases, Mental Health

Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Insect Bites and Stings, Plague

It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Heart Diseases--Prevention

Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Smoking and Youth

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Concussion, MRI Scans

Vaccination DebateVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Childhood Immunization

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, Obesity in Children

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Teen Health

Friday, February 27

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infectious Diseases, Traveler's Health

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Acupuncture, Back Pain

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caffeine, Multiple Sclerosis

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Epilepsy, Seizures

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Caffeine

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hepatitis C, Infection Control, Patient Safety

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Climate Change, Tick Bites

Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership Opens Trial to Test Ebola TreatmentsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Flu, Immunization

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Stress, Suicide

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Common Infant and Newborn Problems

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Premature Babies, Secondhand Smoke

Thursday, February 26

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Caffeine, Multiple Sclerosis

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Financial Assistance, Health Insurance

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Leukemia, Stem Cells

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Nutrition, Health Disparities, Nutrition

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Heart Diseases, Statins

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sleep Disorders, Stroke

Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Motor Vehicle Safety