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News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Dear Parents:We're asking you to save a turtle's life and perhaps even your child's.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:50:43 PM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Benicia, CA - Summer 2014 - Summer is here and so are two brand new flavors of KettlePop Popcorn, certified Organic Kettle Corn and Organic Sea Salt! Both flavors, each with four or less ingredients, are sure to be the go to summertime snack for health conscious consumers and popcorn fanatics alike.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:32:02 PM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS - July 23, 2014 - A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:22:08 PM

Psychological Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according toresearch published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:28:42 PM

FDA Approval

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zydelig (idelalisib) to treat patients with three types of blood cancers.

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:23:03 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 23, 2014  -- Menopause bloating can be among the most uncomfortable menopause symptoms.

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:07:51 PM

Consumer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AUGUSTA, Ga. - Stinging insects are as much a part of summer as pool parties and picnics. But don't let these uninvited guests spoil your family's fun.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:59:10 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn't showing symptoms yet, and either doesn't notice anything is wrong or won't report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:51:24 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - In just two weeks, the number of Americans infected with the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has almost doubled and the virus has now been found in mosquitoes in the United States

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44:48 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014  -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,(1) putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:39:13 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, July 23, 2014  -- Ruder Finn, Inc., a leading independent global communications agency, today announced an expansion of the global Healthcare practice, with a 40 percent increase in staff in the first half of 2014, as it advances into a third year of double-digit revenue growth.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:13:22 AM

Psychological Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The degree to which consumers perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about a product influences the likelihood that they will buy a particular product, researchers find in a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:20:22 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Marina del Rey, CA - July 22, 2014 - With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, the combined augmentation Mastopexy procedure can be safe and effective, reports Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, et al., in Aesthetic Surgery Journal (Vol. 34(5) 723-732).

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:27:07 PM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Peg Jung, a 67-year-old woman from Springfield, Ohio, says she feels wonderful after becoming the 400th heart transplant recipient at The Ohio State University's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital.

Jul 22, 2014 - 3:34:47 PM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014  -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:53:56 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare - pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation. But according to researchers at the University of Florida, all a baby really needs is the sound of his or her mother's voice.

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:43:49 PM

Education

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments.

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:34:56 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - OAK BROOK, IL. (July 22, 2014) - According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there is a shortage of doctors in the country that is a bit alarming. In fact, they report that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of over 91,000 physicians in the country,

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:25:05 PM

Allergies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 22, 2014) - Ragweed season is sneaking up on you. But you can beat its effects by getting ahead of it, and starting allergy medications now - about two weeks before ragweed blooms in early to mid-August. And while you may not be ready for summer to end (who is?) you can make fall allergies easier to endure by beating them to their sneezy punch.

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:45:22 AM

Supplements

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - White Plains, New York - July 22, 2014 - Certain dietary supplements can help reduce elevated cholesterol levels. A new report from ConsumerLab.com reviews the evidence behind each of the popular cholesterol-lowering ingredients and provides test results for twelve supplements.

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:29:00 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Fresh Meadows, NY, July 2014 - Getting breast implants is a choice, but deciding to have them removed may be completely optional or due to medical necessity. Either way, women should know what to expect from the procedure and how to prepare for it, says Robert Kraft, MD, Plastic Surgeon with Advanced Dermatology, P.C.

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:17:56 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 22, 2014 -- A few dollars given individually might not seem like much, but through many such small acts of generosity, Kmart's Shop Your Way(?) members, customers and associates have donated an unprecedented $11 million this year to the March of Dimes annual March for Babies® to give more babies a healthy start in life.

Jul 22, 2014 - 8:51:51 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PEARL RIVER, NY, July 21, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors.  The EPA also advises that indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air due to indoor air pollutants.

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:39:22 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It's an all too familiar story: a patient-specifically a patient with chronic disease-goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:32:01 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors.

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:12:42 PM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Longer days, the sun's warmth, that relaxing feeling of sand between your toes, and balmy breezes make summer a favorite season for so many of us. But it's easy to get lazy in the summer and slack on your daily skincare routine. Hot weather and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin if you neglect it.

Jul 21, 2014 - 2:18:12 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have successfully used a protein known as MG53 to treat acute and chronic lung cell injury. Additionally, application of this protein proved to prevent lung cell injury. Results from this animal model study were just published in the journalNature Communications.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:59:42 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CINCINNATI, July 21, 2014  -- An estimated 2.3 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS) each day, a debilitating disease that can often cause severe pain, muscle spasms, poor circulation, anxiety, stress and clinical depression.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:34:20 PM

Nursing

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHARLESTON, SC (July 21, 2014) - The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number of nurses holding a PhD degree.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:27:30 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - EDGEWATER, Maryland - (July 21, 2014) - As people age, they are often looking for the fountain of youth. If there is a way to turn back the clock, even a few years, most people are interested in learning more about it.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:17:19 PM

Eye Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (July 21, 2014) - Back-to-school preparations are well underway for many parents and students.  To help give children a great head start to a successful school year, Prevent Blindness offers free information and programs on the importance of healthy vision.

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:32:31 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

Jul 21, 2014 - 9:05:06 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The federal government has a word for physicians who don't have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: "Error."

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:59:19 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Americans love potato chips. They are our number one snack choice and we eat more than 1.2 billion pounds of chips each year.

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:05:35 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The economy and the rise in technology are forcing all of us to work more at home, take on more tasks while we're at work, and basically to never shut off. The inability to unplug when you go home and focus on your family, friends and other interests that make life interesting is putting additional stress on couples and families.

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:03:00 AM

Contributing Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The TV series Dark Secrets, from 3net Studios, begins each episode with a teaser prologue, followed by this ominous voiceover:

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference.

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:46:54 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There's no question that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmental leaders agree that global warming is largely to blame.

Jul 18, 2014 - 6:30:25 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, "If you want to know if he loves you so, it's in his kiss." But a study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all.

Jul 18, 2014 - 3:43:20 PM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Contemplating spinal surgery is a major decision and patients should go in feeling as prepared and comfortable as possible.

Jul 18, 2014 - 3:34:45 PM

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