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(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

Safety

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Americans benefit greatly from medical products produced by other countries. Approximately 40 percent of finished drugs in the United States come from overseas, as well as more than 50 percent of all medical devices. About 80 percent of the manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients are located outside the United States.

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:00:07 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.

Apr 17, 2014 - 9:20:05 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Diagnostic errors-missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence-occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in theApril 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety.

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:01:32 PM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA, April 16, 2014  -- Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Apr 16, 2014 - 5:22:35 PM

Science

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - STANFORD, Calif. - Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body.

Apr 16, 2014 - 5:15:54 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Fecal color and consistency are well-known markers of digestive health in both children and adults, but paying attention to a newborn's shade of poop can be a decided lifesaver in babies born with the rare, liver-ravaging disorder biliary atresia, commonly heralded by white or clay-colored stool.

Apr 16, 2014 - 2:35:38 PM

Medicare Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In August 2011, federal agents swept across the Detroit area, arresting doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals accused of running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare.

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:04:35 PM

Pet Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014  -- April marks National Heartworm Awareness Month, a time for pet owners to brush up on how heartworm prevention can keep their pets safe from the serious and potentially fatal heartworm disease.

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:42:33 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rockville, MD (April 16, 2014) --  Modern motherhood can be difficult to navigate with the conflicting messages that women receive. Celebrities make pregnancy in the 40s look like a breeze. Why do we have to worry?

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:35:31 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications.

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:30:08 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLLEGE STATION - Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Apr 15, 2014 - 4:17:32 PM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Carrying a copy of a gene variant called ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Apr 15, 2014 - 2:28:20 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to a national study released in Fertility & Sterility, infertility among reproductive-age U.S. women is widely misunderstood. While 40 percent were concerned about their ability to get pregnant, one-third didn't understand the adverse effects of obesity on infertility and 40 percent weren't familiar with the ovulatory cycle.

Apr 15, 2014 - 2:11:41 PM

Asthma Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C., (April 15, 2014) -The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) is the largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to discovering effective treatment strategies for asthma.

Apr 15, 2014 - 2:04:54 PM

Conference

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Anaheim, CA - April 15, 2014 - The American Society for Quality Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division (ASQ) in collaboration with the Food Industry Business Roundtable, Southern California Institute of Food Technologists, Southern California Association of Food Protections and the Disneyland Resort will hold its first Quality and Safety Conference, June 11 - 13, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

Apr 15, 2014 - 1:36:17 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-Yale researchers have found that the lactate component of a common saline solution used in hospitals may have anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce injury to major organs.

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:09:45 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014  -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:29:38 PM

Pet Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year. If you have cats, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to remind you that these particular flowers, as well as Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are a safety threat to your feline friends.

Apr 14, 2014 - 3:24:36 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco - April 14, 2014 - Tasty mushrooms are a staple for many dishes, but buying cultivated varieties at a reputable food market is far safer than collecting and eating wild mushrooms, according to experts at California Poison Control System(CPCS).

Apr 14, 2014 - 2:21:30 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found.

Apr 14, 2014 - 1:10:36 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Call them "breast-obsessed" if you like, but more than 3500 years ago, Egyptian physicians documented breast cancer on papyri that survive to this day.  Some authorities claim that these documents could date back much earlier than that.  A key entry describes "bulging tumors of the breast that have no cure."

Apr 14, 2014 - 12:03:04 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A divorce or end of a relationship leaves both partners feeling conflicted, guilty and upset. Having a new relationship is usually not the first thing most ex's think about especially when children are involved.

Apr 14, 2014 - 12:02:54 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - He has teeth, but he won't chew! She explores everything, but won't try a new food! He'd rather play with food than eat it! She can build with blocks but can't get a spoonful of food to her mouth! He can drink from a cup but spills it daily! She'll eat nothing but beans today, but won't touch them tomorrow! What am I doing wrong?

Apr 14, 2014 - 12:01:52 AM

Seniors

(HealthNewsDigest.com)-While the elderly are often targeted by scammers, there are ways you can protect yourself and those you care about.

Apr 12, 2014 - 11:53:46 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Since it began 10 years ago, Meatless Monday has grown from a start-up campaign to a movement in 30 countries around the world.

Apr 12, 2014 - 11:46:27 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013-the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.

Apr 12, 2014 - 11:38:36 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boston, MA - A hectic lifestyle often forces people to rely on less-than-healthy convenience and prepackaged foods. But nutrition doesn't have to be sacrificed when time is short, reports the April 2014 Harvard Health Letter.

Apr 11, 2014 - 12:37:06 PM

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