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Food/Nutrition Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), rural people throughout the world are not looking for international aid. Most of them are farmers with a business that is not working.

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:03:12 AM

Science

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Around a year ago, this column ran a piece entitled "Whatever Happened To Science?"  As Baby Boomers will recall, during our early youth, our little heads were crammed full of the promise of Science:

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:02:45 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Time Magazine recently reported on a concept many of us have, "That good marriages and relationships are based on finding our soul mate or our perfect one."

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:01:50 AM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most people prefer non-surgical treatments, whenever possible. After all, no one enjoys the thought of surgery with a lengthy downtime and uncomfortable recovery.

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:38:41 PM

Education

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SILVER SPRING, MD - On the heels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) release of more stringent guidelines regarding use of personal protective equipment in clinical settings, the American Nurses Association (ANA) will host a two-part Ebola virus disease education webinar series Oct. 28 and Oct. 30.

Oct 24, 2014 - 4:26:47 PM

Education

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:19:07 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A world free from polio is possible thanks to extraordinary progress made since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988 when 350,000 polio cases were reported in 125 polio-endemic countries around the world.

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:10:12 PM

Legal Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com - At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:55:38 AM

Suicide Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's always a good time to talk about suicide prevention, saidLaura Roberts, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:29:36 AM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:01:12 AM

Product Recall

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hazard: Components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard.

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:15:59 PM

Plastic Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There are two types of breast implants currently available in the United States: silicone and saline. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, while saline implants are a silicone shell filled with saline.

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:33:56 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS - Oct. 23, 2014 -A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system

Oct 23, 2014 - 3:37:02 PM

Veterans Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) met today with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) at the Washington VA Medical Center for a hands-on demonstration and discussion about VA's telehealth programs and services.

Oct 23, 2014 - 3:32:36 PM

Eye Care

(
HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborn babies and children.

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:35:04 PM

Dental Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PLANTATION, FL (October 23, 2014)-:DentalPlans, the largest dental savings plan marketplace, has launched a resource center to help consumers and businesses navigate the Affordable Care Act's impact on dental coverage.

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:24:00 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, October 23, 2014 - The next time you're scheduled for minimally invasive surgery - such as the types used for many back and neck procedures - you may want to ask your surgeon how often he plays video games.

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:48:03 AM

Heart Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot.

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:41:23 AM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Plastic surgeons continue to make new advances in the field of cosmetic surgery, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of non-invasive treatments.

Oct 22, 2014 - 1:12:52 PM

Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today is a joyful day for my family and I. After enduring weeks where it was unclear whether I would survive, I'm walking out of the hospital on my own power, free from Ebola.

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:24:44 PM

Holistic Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - READING, PA, OCTOBER 22, 2014 -- John Schaeffer, president of the Winning Factor Sports Sciences Training Center, with multiple sports science degrees and a background in quantum physics, announces the launch of Holographic Acupressure DiscsTM formulated by Winning Factor.

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:12:15 PM

Lifestyle

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012, a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:07:51 AM

Aging Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - By a tremendous margin - over 95 percent - older Americans choose to live at home or with relatives. Families making that choice should consider seeking the assistance of a geriatric specialist, especially when they see changes in their loved one's behavior

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:02:37 AM

Women's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - One of the most popular cosmetic surgery trends in recent years is the mommy makeover, which is actually a set of popular procedures that are designed to restore a woman's figure after having children.

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:31:24 AM

Food and Nutrition

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES, CA - October 22, 2014 - Finally, scientists lead fresh foods to their "fountain of youth" with BerryBreeze, a revolutionary new product putting an end to premature aging in fruits, veggies, and meats.

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:27:24 AM

Eye Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is typically considered a purely cosmetic procedure, this surgery also offers real medical benefit for many patients. Eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin, muscle and/or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, and it can help reduce or eliminate vision problems that are caused by excessive skin.

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:41:51 PM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hospital conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status in the 2000s was associated with better subsequent financial health but had no relationship to the quality of care delivered, mortality rates, or the proportion of poor or minority patients receiving care, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:17:46 PM

Genetic Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People at high risk for psychological distress respond positively to receiving results of personalized genetic testing, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:43:36 PM

Veterans Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is currently accepting proposals for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI).

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:39:15 PM

Legal Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Medical scams are a year-round concern, but the coming weeks warrant special attention. Open enrollmentruns from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 - during that time frame Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their 2015 health plan and prescription coverage. For identity thieves, it's open season.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:32:38 PM

Surgery

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Vince Ellis needed a new knee. What the 58-year-old network administrator got, in addition to knee-replacement surgery at an internationally accredited hospital, was an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica, a two-week stay in a four-star hotel, and daily visits from a nurse and physical therapist, all thanks to his employer, North Carolina-based HSM Solutions.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:26:18 PM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator?

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:02:52 PM

Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Salmonella-infected mice that were given antibiotics became sicker and began shedding far more bacteria in their feces than they had before.

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:50:27 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Despite its $7,000-per-week cost, sofosbuvir provides better value than other current treatments for prisoners with hepatitis C, according to Stanford researchers.

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:40:39 AM

Convention

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 21, 2014) - In an effort to bring awareness to the ever-growing link between medicine and the arts, Cleveland-based, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be hosting its first ever Creative Minds in Medicine Conference at the new Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation.

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:21:36 AM

Safety

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SILVER SPRING, MD - In the wake of recent events, including the transmission of Ebola to two registered nurses who cared for an infected patient in Dallas, the American Nurses Association (ANA)has been calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue clear, concrete guidelines, in particular about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to ensure the safety of health care professionals and the public.

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:16:04 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.

Oct 20, 2014 - 7:56:26 PM

Skin Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rolling Meadows, Ill. - A first-of-its-kind scientific study reveals that dermatologists are the groundbreaking innovators in five of five categories of anti-aging injectable treatments for the face.

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:42:42 PM

Veterans Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses.

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:09:54 PM

Pain Issues

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.—For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:05:54 PM

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