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Wine and Your Kidneys

Wednesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 23

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Kidney Diseases

Tuesday, April 22


Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Brain Malformations, Stroke

Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Glaucoma

Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

Findings underscore importance of license restrictions, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Impaired Driving

Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Obesity

Don't ignore these symptoms
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Traveler's Health

When you should scrub up
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Food Safety

Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Arrhythmia, Diabetes Type 2, Hypoglycemia

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Mental Disorders

MRSA at HomeVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infection Control, MRSA

Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Stillbirth

Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Family Issues

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Seizures

Monday, April 21


Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Mammography, Women's Health

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Infection Control, MRSA

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Childbirth, Pregnancy

Decide ahead of time where to take shelter
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Disaster Preparation and Recovery, Tornadoes

Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sleep Disorders, Teen Health

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medicines and Children, Pain Relievers

April is National Donate Life Month
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Organ Donation

Sunday, April 20

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Chronic Pain, Genes and Gene Therapy, Pain

Saturday, April 19

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Germs and Hygiene

Friday, April 18

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Taste and Smell Disorders, Weight Loss Surgery

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group
Related MedlinePlus Topics: COPD, Drug Safety

Researchers compared college students in five nations
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Mental Health

Signs the youngster should see a doctor
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Constipation

But consumption of harmful fats stuck at same levels as 20 years ago
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, International Health

Efficient teamwork reduces hospital stays
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Health Occupations

Related MedlinePlus Topics: College Health, Marijuana

Making good meal choices is harder, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Disparities, Nutrition

Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Breast Cancer

Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Hay Fever, Stress

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