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News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The mere thought of holiday traditions brings smiles to most people’s faces and elicits feelings of sweet anticipation and nostalgia.

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:37:40 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air. In adults, a piece of food often is the culprit. Young children often swallow small objects.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:44:36 AM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The holiday season is a time of celebration and excess, but too much salt, caffeine and alcohol can lead to a little-known condition called "holiday heart" that can have drastic consequences.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:36:04 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:25:14 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:12:18 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed....

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:03:48 AM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, December 14, 2017 – Back pain accompanied by pain radiating down one or both legs is sciatica – right?

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:54:22 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MADISON, Wis. — In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation.

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:38:25 AM

Headache Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS – Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:26:53 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:20:02 AM

Obesity Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:12:57 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:04:41 AM

Weather Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints. Unjustly so, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:49:37 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A close look at the complex systems that keep us functioning can inspire awe. Such is the case with the body's complicated temperature-regulating mechanism.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:24:52 AM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Every day doctors become detectives as they diagnose and treat a variety of medical issues. While many of these are open-and-shut cases, some aren't.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:16:41 AM

Weather Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - So you went out in the cold with wet hair. Now, as your Mom may have warned, you're bound to get sick. Right? Wrong.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:06:19 AM

Weather Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When snowflakes swirl and the wind chills to the bone, warm woolen mittens may top your list of favorite things. But when the mitts come off and you're still offering a cold handshake....

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:55:39 AM

Weather Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The downside of resolving to exercise more is that just about everyone else is doing the same thing.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:46:58 AM

Diet

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Eating healthfully and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can be challenging in the best of circumstances.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:35:59 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Everyone knows that we need vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy. But how do you know when you aren't meeting your body's needs?

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:24:02 AM

Suicide Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University in Sweden published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:14:14 AM

Children's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While many kids will be hoping that Santa will leave a high tech gift of some sort under their Christmas trees, one little boy in Wellersburg, Pa.,....

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:06:57 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The plane had reached cruising altitude and the flight attendants were serving drinks when suddenly, the routine trip from Minneapolis to Phoenix took a dramatic turn.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:48:52 PM

Consumer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The holidays are a time to reflect by spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. But are you also feeling overwhelmed by a calendar that’s overbooked with shopping, parties and other holiday commitments?

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:37:54 PM

Autism Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:30:20 PM

Medicare Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Nursing homes appear to inflate their self-assessments in an effort to improve their Medicare star ratings

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:12:09 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For more than half a century, Mattel’s Barbie doll served as a cultural icon for young girls, who dressed her up in fashionable clothes and accessories to develop their own fantasy storylines representing American girlhood.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:59:37 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:32:16 PM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine....

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:21:42 PM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHAPEL HILL -- You've heard of the Katie Couric effect, the Angelina Jolie effect and the Charlie Sheen effect, but could the next effect be named after you?

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:11:39 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:04:09 PM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MADISON, Wis. — Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:48:11 AM

Cancer Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA—A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:41:37 AM

Concussion Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:35:47 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HOUSTON  – Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:28:09 AM

Babies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:22:11 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:56:02 AM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALBANY, N.Y. - Heat and humidity have long been known to exacerbate certain health problems, but according to University at Albany researchers and their colleagues across the globe....

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:46:40 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization today made it possible to deliver more than a ton of love and emergency relief to animals taking refuge from California’s deadly Thomas Wildfire burning in the state’s Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:32:12 AM

Patient Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA – Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:08:40 AM

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