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Migraines and Family Life

Friday, April 17

Friday, April 17

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Family Issues, Migraine

Thursday, April 16

People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Digestive Diseases

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Measles

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Smoking

Pay attention to where cases are occurring
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pet Health

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Smoking, Smoking and Youth

Research found the devices actually seemed to lower quit rates
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Quitting Smoking, Smoking

Autoimmune disease affects central nervous system
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicines, Multiple Sclerosis

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cardiac Arrest, Dialysis, Genes and Gene Therapy

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Drug Abuse

NIH Study Finds Genetic Link for Rare Intestinal CancerFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African American Health, Obesity, Prostate Cancer

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Weight Control

Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

Government report detects uptick among hotel, food service employees
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

Wednesday, April 15

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cataract, Laboratory Tests, Seniors' Health

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Depression, Diabetes

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Divorce, Heart Attack, Stress

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Future research will examine more families, different occupations
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Apnea

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Measles

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Marijuana, Teen Health

Tuesday, April 14

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinners, Stroke

Study findings challenge long-held beliefs about visual cortex
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Vision Impairment and Blindness

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Screening, Stomach Cancer

Study found all three factors appear to be linked to a raised risk of bad dreams
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Immunization

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes in Children and Teens, Diabetes Type 1

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alzheimer's Disease

Related MedlinePlus Topic: Underage Drinking

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Multiple Sclerosis

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Insurance, Medicines

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Thinners, Health Occupations

Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Impaired Driving, Marijuana

Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Divorce, Heart Attack

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise for Seniors, Healthy Aging, Seniors' Health

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Personal Health Records

Monday, April 13

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicines, Osteoporosis

Alcohol use 20 percent higher in adolescents who watched liquor-laden films, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Underage Drinking


But more questions than answers exist at this point
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Clinical Trials, Genes and Gene Therapy

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Abuse

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Epilepsy, Marijuana

Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Elbow Injuries and Disorders, Sports Injuries

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pregnancy and Substance Abuse


Dermatologist stresses there is no safe amount of sunning time
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Sun Exposure

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks
Related MedlinePlus Topic: International Health

Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Smoking, Weight Control, Women's Health

Sunday, April 12

Watching out for spoilage is critical, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Food Safety

Friday, April 10

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Healthy Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dementia, Obesity, Weight Control

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

Gradually increasing player's workload won't help either, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Arm Injuries and Disorders, Sports Injuries

Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Safety, Listeria Infections

But both trials were small and more research is needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Crohn's Disease, Stem Cells

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childhood Immunization, Flu, Neurologic Diseases

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Weight, Pregnancy, Premature Babies