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(HealthNewsDigest.com)- Modern day country doctor Matthew Hahn, MD applies his scalpel to much that is wrong with American healthcare in this excellent new book.

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:55:34 AM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON, Va. , June 23, 2017 -- The American Diabetes Association has grave concerns about the impact the draft Senate health care bill will have on people with diabetes

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:39:57 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:18:09 PM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. — The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome — deformational plagiocephaly — has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s.

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:07:34 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk for developing autism....

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:00:09 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:53:18 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Following an unseasonably warm winter, the tick population is flourishing and these shiver-inducing, cringe-worthy arachnids are making themselves known.

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:42:28 PM

Health Tips

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:30:45 AM

Sports

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:26:10 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS – June 22, 2017 – The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:16:28 AM

Memory Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY —Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:04:45 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness.

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:52:49 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:40:44 AM

Alcoholism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:35:06 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CINCINNATI – Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:26:58 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES  — Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows.

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:19:47 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - What does your waistline say about your health? Why is belly fat more common after menopause?

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:50:25 AM

Weather Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.cm) - Extreme heat can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people suffer symptoms of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:36:37 AM

Education

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most parents believe the more personnel there are in a school, the better the education their kids can get—but this may not be so.


Jun 23, 2017 - 8:19:25 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bees are synonymous with pollination—and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics—fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen—make them efficient foragers.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:13:41 AM

Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Farmers have been called the original conservationists because they have a rich history of tending to the delicate balance between soil and water that sustains life for all.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:07:40 AM

Vitamin Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Vitamins seem like something you can’t have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:00:14 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ken (yes, Barbie’s bf) has gotten a major new look. As part of its #TheDollEvolves campaign Mattel just rolled out 15 new and diverse Ken doll styles.

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:36:43 PM

Back Problems

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ROSEMONT, Ill., June 22, 2017 -- People are constantly on the move during the warm summer months. It's a popular time for family vacations, moving to a new home, or catching up on outdoor yard chores.

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:18:55 PM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The sizzle of a juicy burger and a thick steak on a hot grill can be music to our ears, but, if not cooked correctly, it can mean intestinal trouble or much worse.

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:30:16 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative?

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:17:14 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – Youth football players are exposed to more and more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:08:57 AM

Alzheimer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:01:01 AM

Diabetes Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON—Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:56:38 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY —Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity—in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues—plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:52:02 AM

Genetic Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS – Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:46:47 AM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON -- People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:40:50 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Stony Brook, NY  – Is 70  the new 60?  A new Stony Brook University-led  study to be published in PLOS ONE uses new measures of aging....

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:30:03 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Population aging could peak by 2040 in Germany and by 2070 in China, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, which combines new measures of aging with probabilistic population projections from the UN.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:24:47 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA -- Ever burn your tongue so badly that you were unable to taste your food for a few days? Luckily, a unique feature of taste cells is that they continually regenerate every 10 to 14 days.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:17:03 AM

Parenting

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LISBON, Portugal (June 22, 2017) – Pregnancy and parenting are major psychological events in the life of any individual. Having a baby may be a reason why we change our risk attitudes.

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:09:08 AM

Insurance

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LISBON, Portugal – In October 2015, tax giant KPMG published a report projecting a 60 percent reduction in the $135 billion auto insurance market by 2040 owing to the advent of driverless cars

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:01:49 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:57:04 AM

Psychological Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When making judgments about who is lying and who is telling the truth, new research shows that White people are more likely to label a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:50:43 AM

Pet Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More than half a million Americans today are homeless, and experts estimate that between 5-20 percent of them live with a pet, depending on the region of the country.

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:42:11 AM

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