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Eye Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (April 24, 2014) – Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can be very harmful to the body.  According to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.  Yet the most preventable cause of this type of cancer is exposure to UV light.

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:05:25 PM

Addiction Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a University at Buffalo animal study has found.

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:30:40 PM

Psychological Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, may prevent the depletion of self-control, according toresearch published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:29:19 AM

Stem Cell Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - FDA scientists are working on an unprecedented project. They're studying adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-cells that could eventually be used to repair, replace, restore or regenerate cells in the body, including those needed for heart and bone repair.

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:36:44 AM

Headache Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2014  -- Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:03:03 AM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Looking to achieve naturally glowing skin, but have no clue where to begin? You are not alone. With today's deluge of complex beauty treatments and seemingly endless beauty aisles, it's time to simplify. Dr. Ellen Marmur, author of Simple Skin Beauty and spokesperson for Dove Advance Care Deodorant, helps us cut through the clutter with these dermatologist approved skin care trends.

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:55:08 PM

Product Recall

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:25:23 PM

Affordable Care Act

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Now that the 1stopen enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has come and gone, many of the reported 8+ million enrollees are quickly learning that many areas of their healthcare needs have not been addressed by the new law. Among those are: adult dental, vision, hearing and eye care.

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:20:47 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically typical peers.

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:09:08 PM

Stroke Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a study that included more than 71,000 stroke patients, implementation of a quality initiative was associated with improvement in the time to treatment and a lower risk of in-hospital death, intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), and an increase in the portion of patients discharged to their home, according to the study appearing in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue.

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:02:31 PM

Allergies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 22, 2014) - Allergy and asthma are national epidemics that are on the rise, affecting more than 76 million Americans. But what many people don't know is these two conditions go hand-in-hand, many asthma sufferers also have an allergy.

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:15:20 PM

Depression

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS - April 22, 2014 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression.

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:08:55 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades. President Obama urged Congress to allocate $10 million for new research after the Newtown school shooting. But House Republicans say they won't approve it.

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:49:36 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans.

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:42:05 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Have you ever thought of fat removal via cooling? At ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., Cool SmoothTM technology is used to do just that. This technology is used in a growing procedure known as CoolSculpting.

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:29:31 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - STANFORD, Calif. - A new center at Stanford University aims to transform research practices to improve the reproducibility, efficiency and quality of scientific investigations.

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:12:51 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2014) - Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced that they will partner to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder beginning in April for Autism Awareness Month.

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:27:25 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In exercise and dieting, it can be hard to tone your body. Whether you have too much fat in one area or not enough definition in another area, the perfect body is hard to achieve. With fat transfer this dilemma is easily solved.

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:12:39 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Parsippany, NJ, April 2014 - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is well recognized and now commonly diagnosed in children. It is estimated that between 3% and 10% of school-age children exhibit the hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness that characterize the disorder. Less attention has been focused on the fact that for about half of those children, the symptoms continue into adulthood.

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:49:20 AM

Conference

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2014 - The biennial All Together Better Health conference will hold its first U.S. meeting in Pittsburgh this June to highlight the latest research on interprofessionalism and team-based health care delivery.

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:27:03 AM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014  --Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released this week that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:12:25 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with tongue cancer. She had suffered several months with burning in and around her tongue and tenderness in the floor of her mouth.

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:50:33 PM

Health Tips

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Cleaning with commercial products can be hard - on you and the environment. To make your task simpler, cheaper and more Earth-friendly, take a trip to your pantry and concoct your own cleaning solutions from just a few items: vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:41:46 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Marina Del Rey, CA - April 21, 2014Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina del Rey, CA, today announced the availability of a newCoolSculpting procedure which just received FDA clearance to treat the thighs with its entire suite of applicators.  CoolSculpting is clinically proven to non-surgically reduce unwanted fat through freezing.  It previously was FDA cleared to treat the abdomen and flanks.

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:18:14 PM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-Scientists at Yale University have clarified how carbon dioxide escapes minerals deep inside Earth and seeps into the planet's atmosphere, a significant step in the planet's natural carbon cycle.

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:38:02 PM

Mental Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON -- In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:56:08 AM

Marijuana Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2014  -- A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, revealed that those who have used marijuana to treat their symptoms find it significantly more effective than any of the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder.

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:11:22 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States--8.3% of the population--have diabetes (90-95% are type 2).  This includes 18.8 million who are diagnosed and 7 million who are "undiagnosed."  And, if that weren't bad enough, the ADA estimates that there are also 79 million so-called "prediabetics" in this country.

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:04:00 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Everyone is jealous at times; in fact, jealousy was an important survival instinct for our ancestors. Jealousy motivated the solution to mate poaching which helped protect families.  In a low level form jealousy is healthy. It symbolizes your depth of feeling for your partner and helps your partner feel more desired and loved.

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:03:35 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Tuesday, April 22nd is Earth Day, an annual event to honor the sanctity of the little blue planet we call home. If you're wondering what you can do to participate, there's an easy, even delicious, way you can do something good for the environment this week, and every week of the year: join the Meatless Monday movement.

Apr 19, 2014 - 12:10:46 PM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The gray wolf is still considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal by the Obama administration to "delist" the animals-save for a small struggling population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico-could change that if finalized later this year.

Apr 19, 2014 - 11:59:52 AM

Sleep Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -  seems that the medical community is latching onto the classic adage, "The bed is only for sleep and sex." In a recent presentation, Dr. M. Safwan Badr, President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, elicited both laughter and applause when he announced, "I say the bed is for two things that begin with the letter S, and struggling and suffering are not among them."

Apr 18, 2014 - 8:55:33 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - When an unmanned supply mission launched into space today, bound for the International Space Station, it meant something extraordinary to Dr. Peter Lee, a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. That's because his research experiment is on board.

Apr 18, 2014 - 8:51:17 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Short home videos, such as those posted on YouTube, may become a powerful tool for diagnosing autism, according to a study whose senior author is a scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:13:55 AM

Cosmetic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We are seeing an upward trend of more men seeking out and receiving cosmetic surgery procedures. This is mainly due to the fading of the cultural taboo that used to surround men receiving cosmetic procedures.

Apr 18, 2014 - 10:32:52 AM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - TUCSON, Ariz. - Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are studying whether small, wearable sensors that measure a patient's activity, heart rate, wakefulness and other biometrics can predict and prevent falls, one of the leading causes of injury to hospitalized patients.

Apr 17, 2014 - 4:13:05 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, NY (April 16, 2014) - The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells.

Apr 17, 2014 - 4:07:39 PM

Sports

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - You may never have heard them referred to as "endurance athletes," but chances are you know one. They're cyclists, swimmers and runners who participate in sports that require almost constant training; and from bicycle races to 5k runs to marathons, their numbers are booming.

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:49:07 PM

Dental Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Fresh-Tips® is a disposable toothbrush that contains rubber bristles and a xylitol (all natural, sugar-free) mint that cleans your entire mouth: teeth, tongue, and gums.

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:29:39 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON -Researchers at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) have uncovered a mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:14:51 PM

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