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08/14/2018 09:20 AM
Alcohol industry resists prioritising health over profits, research finds
The Australian alcohol industry fails to acknowledge the substantial burden of disease caused by their products and resists calls for stronger regulation to reduce harm, new research led by Curtin University has found.

08/13/2018 04:00 PM
Online forum may provide specialized suicide prevention support for males
New research illuminates how some men and boys who are contemplating suicide are finding emotional support in an unexpected place: Reddit.

08/13/2018 10:30 AM
A weak grip may signal future health trouble—even in kids
(HealthDay)—Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests.

08/13/2018 09:57 AM
Work, money worries leave many musicians singing the blues
Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation, have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium in Orange, California.

08/10/2018 06:00 AM
New findings show that for heart health, environment matters
Working with colleagues in the U.S. and in China, University at Albany School of Public Health faculty and students have released new findings about the cardiovascular health impacts of environmental factors, including results suggesting that current extreme-weather warning thresholds may not be sufficient and that owning pets might provide protection against hypertension.

08/10/2018 01:36 AM
Early age of type 1 diabetes diagnosis linked to shorter life expectancy, compared to later diagnosis
Life-expectancy for individuals with younger-onset disease is on average 16 years shorter compared to people without diabetes, and 10 years shorter for those diagnosed at an older age

08/10/2018 01:31 AM
Study finds average consumption safe for heart health
New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt.

08/09/2018 09:29 AM
How pharmacists can help solve medication errors
In today's health care system, no one person – maybe not even you – knows exactly what drugs you're taking. What's more, no one health care provider knows how you, the patient, take your medications and at what doses. No single, up-to-date record consistently displays all of this important information.

08/08/2018 04:44 PM
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes
What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died—yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game.

08/08/2018 12:30 PM
School prep includes planning allergy, asthma management
(HealthDay)—Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns.

08/07/2018 12:40 PM
For school kids, vaccines are key
(HealthDay)—Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say.

08/06/2018 12:48 PM
Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans (Update)
Brazilian health workers on Monday moved to stem an outbreak of measles being brought by Venezuelans, many famished and sick, who have fled their homeland amid economic and political turmoil.

08/06/2018 10:10 AM
Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility
Just like a carton of store-bought eggs carries an expiration date, the eggs in a woman's ovaries have a limited "shelf life" when it comes to fertility. This isn't news to most women, but what many might not realize is that a simple blood test offers a snapshot of their egg supply (or "ovarian reserve").

08/05/2018 07:30 AM
Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33: health ministry
A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday.

08/03/2018 10:10 AM
Hand, foot, mouth disease: What you need to know right now
Hand, foot and mouth disease is in the news with Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ becoming the second Major League Baseball pitcher afflicted in recent weeks. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was the first player to get felled by the ailment, reportedly after visiting a children's camp. But doctors say it's vital to understand that the group most vulnerable to this sickness is children under 10.

08/03/2018 08:10 AM
NIH releases large-scale dataset of CT images
(HealthDay)—To help improve detection accuracy of lesions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Clinical Center has made available a large-scale dataset of 32,000 annotated lesions identified on computed tomography (CT) images.

08/02/2018 03:10 PM
Heart problem forced her baby to be delivered early. Then came a steeper challenge
One night after work, on her way up three flights of stairs to her apartment, Kayde Wolf paused on every landing to catch her breath. In her 20s, fit and healthy, she didn't understand what was happening.

08/02/2018 03:00 PM
Moon dust a health hazard?
(HealthDay)—Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets, researchers say.

08/02/2018 02:35 PM
How to get your kids to eat better
(HealthDay)—If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don't tell them.

08/02/2018 01:00 PM
Cellular communication system in mice helps control female fertility
When Joan Jorgensen was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her roommate confided that she had just one period before going through menopause in high school. Doctors told Jorgensen's roommate that she would never have biological children.

08/02/2018 12:18 PM
Obamacare relieved financial strain of those closest to the federal poverty line
The Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare—most benefitted those closest to the federal poverty line, a study led by Drexel University researchers shows.

08/01/2018 03:20 PM
Folic acid supplements in pregnancy help kids of women with epilepsy
(HealthDay)— Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.

08/01/2018 03:14 PM
Obesity could set stage for heart issues in pregnancy
(HealthDay)—Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests.

08/01/2018 09:33 AM
Researchers find treatment for ultra-rare disease
A new study published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, conducted by a Liverpool based research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, has identified the drug that treats the extremely rare genetic disease alkaptonuria (AKU).

08/01/2018 09:10 AM
Finding lost emotions after brain injury
This week, a study published by scientists at the University of Rochester indicates that a new blood test may make it easier to more quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This is great news, given that TBI factors into about one-third of all injury-related deaths. Although modern medicine has succeeded in lowering the number of deaths directly caused by TBI, the long-term effects that this type of injury has on survivors is still poorly understood. In this piece, we highlight the research of Dr. Dawn Neumann, whose work is aimed at creating interventions to improve the long-term quality of life and emotional health of traumatic brain injury patients.

08/01/2018 09:10 AM
Sharing your #shopping on social media can damage your health and your wallet
Posting images on social media when we buy new clothes, eat out or purchase the latest gadget may seem harmless enough. But this consumption-oriented sharing may be undermining both our bank balance and our mental well-being.

08/01/2018 08:40 AM
Men wait much longer to seek treatment for HIV/AIDS, new global study finds
Men seek and start treatment for HIV/AIDS when they are much sicker compared to women, according to a study by researchers from around the world, including at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

08/01/2018 07:35 AM
India recalls vaccines made by tainted China firm
India has ordered an immediate recall of rabies vaccines made by a scandal-hit Chinese company, India's drug regulator said Wednesday, complaining it only found out about possible problems through media reports.

07/31/2018 01:00 PM
Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up
If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash-led study shows.

07/31/2018 06:42 AM
Young Americans support gun regulation but not ban
Teens and young adults support gun regulation, but not necessarily the ban of all guns, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.