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Health news from HealthDay, plus recent press announcements from major medical organizations.

Thursday, April 20

  • Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body PartsHealthDayFindings could challenge long-held scientific beliefs

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Limb Loss

  • College Now the Place to Try Pot: StudyHealthDayUndergrads experimenting in record numbers, same spike not seen among those who skip university life

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    College Health,

    Marijuana

  • Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?HealthDayDeep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Memory

  • Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?HealthDayStudy suggests — but does not prove — a possible link to stroke, dementia

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Carbohydrates,

    Dementia,

    Stroke

  • Don’t Give Kids Medicines with Codeine, Tramadol: FDAHealthDayAgency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Breastfeeding,

    Medicines and Children,

    Pain Relievers

  • Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MSHealthDayFirst step was to test its safety in small trial of 6 people
  • Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global InvestmentHealthDayImproving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    International Health,

    Teen Health

  • Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic DrugsHealthDayNew method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients’ unmet needs

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Dementia,

    Medicines,

    Nursing Homes

  • Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger PeopleHealthDaySurvival rates drop significantly compared to older adults

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Cancer,

    Cancer in Children,

    Health Disparities

  • Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids’ Memory Skills HealthDayStudy found link between fitness and test scores for recall ability

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Children’s Health,

    Exercise for Children

  • Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the YoungHealthDayResearchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Health Disparities,

    Suicide,

    Teen Mental Health

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against SalmonellaHealthDayTougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Foodborne Illness,

    Salmonella Infections

  • Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to WorkHealthDayPedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Exercise and Physical Fitness

  • When Is It Safe to Drive with Type 1 Diabetes?HealthDayResearchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Diabetes Complications,

    Diabetes Type 1,

    Impaired Driving

  • When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a WayHealthDayThese unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say
  • White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman’s SkinHealthDayStudy suggests the drink, as well as liquor, are both tied to a higher risk for rosacea

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Alcohol,

    Rosacea,

    Women’s Health

Wednesday, April 19

  • A ‘Brainwave’ to Help Fight PTSDHealthDayStudy is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic ‘feedback’ technology might help some patients

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Body Temperature Might Give Clues to ComaHealthDayEarly research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal ‘body clock’

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Coma

  • FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster HeadachesHealthDayNew technology stimulates a nerve in the neck to help ease the rare but painful syndrome

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Headache

  • Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People with Type 1 Diabetes?HealthDayAn individual’s level of risk for diabetic eye disease should guide how often they’re screened, study says

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Diabetes Type 1,

    Diabetic Eye Problems

  • Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick with StatinsHealthDayGreater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of ‘high-intensity’ treatment, researchers say

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Heart Attack,

    Heart Diseases–Prevention,

    Statins

  • Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVsHealthDayBigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Child Safety

  • Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.HealthDaySubstance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, study says

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Emergency Medical Services,

    Health Statistics

  • Thinking of Going Organic?HealthDayIt might pay for certain foods

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Nutrition

Tuesday, April 18

  • Blood Pressure: Know Your NumbersHealthDayThe results offer clues to your health

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    High Blood Pressure,

    How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

  • Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in ‘Gray Zone’HealthDayDoctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Health Statistics,

    Statins

  • Early School Start Times Tough on TeensHealthDayNew guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    School Health,

    Teen Health

  • Illness from ‘Kissing Bug’ Now Widespread in U.S.HealthDayWithout early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Chagas Disease

  • Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for A Sore Throat?HealthDayStudy seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Antibiotic Resistance,

    Sore Throat

  • Pump Implants May Rejuvenate Heart Failure PatientsHealthDayStudy found devices, typically used while awaiting a transplant, restored full function in some

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Heart Failure,

    Heart Transplantation

  • Studies Question Link Between Mom’s Antidepressant Use, Autism in KidsHealthDayAfter accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Antidepressants,

    Autism Spectrum Disorder,

    Pregnancy

  • Zika Can Harm Babies’ Vision, TooHealthDayStudy of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Vision Impairment and Blindness,

    Zika Virus

Monday, April 17

  • Anxious? Distressed? You’re Not AloneHealthDayAnd about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don’t have the insurance coverage, study finds

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Anxiety,

    Depression,

    Health Insurance

  • Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to BabiesHealthDayCDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Epilepsy,

    Zika Virus

  • Get to Know the Mediterranean DietHealthDayThis eating regimen offers a healthy yet tasty option for weight loss

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Diets,

    Healthy Living

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer ScreeningsHealthDayRates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Cervical Cancer Screening,

    Mental Disorders,

    Women’s Health

  • New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA SaysHealthDayFor now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Colonic Diseases

  • Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant TeensHealthDayDoctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Marijuana,

    Pregnancy and Substance Abuse,

    Teenage Pregnancy

  • Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than FitnessHealthDayYoung teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Exercise and Physical Fitness,

    Teen Health

  • Seniors’ Well-Being May Get a Boost from Green SpacesHealthDaySmall study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

    Related MedlinePlus Topic:

    Seniors’ Health

  • What’s the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?HealthDayWealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Allergy,

    Medicines and Children

  • When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do TooHealthDayFlu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

    Related MedlinePlus Topics:

    Children’s Health,

    Flu Shot

Sunday, April 16

Saturday, April 15

Friday, April 14

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