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August 31, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Summer 2015

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Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Summer 2015. The transcript is also available.

The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers anxiety, sleep disorders, as well as concussions and brain injuries...

August 24, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Concerns about powdered alcohol

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Despite bans in 12 states, the recent federally approved sale of powdered alcohol products raises concern about its impact on public health, notes a viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

August 20, 2015

New Topic Page: Ischemic Stroke

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Ischemic Stroke.

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the most common type. It is usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain...

August 20, 2015

New Topic Page: Hemorrhagic Stroke

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Hemorrhagic Stroke.

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain...

August 19, 2015

New Topic Page: Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman's egg and a man's sperm...

August 18, 2015

New on NIHSeniorHealth: Psoriasis

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Check out the new NIHSeniorHealth topic on Psoriasis.

Psoriasis (sow RYE uh sis) is a chronic skin disease. Chronic means that it lasts a long time, often a lifetime...

August 17, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Moratorium on a type of gene editing?

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News coverage that recently touted two Alzheimer's disease drugs illustrates both shortcomings and progress in health news reporting standards, finds an interesting critique recently published by Health News Review.