Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a cloud of allegations about legal and ethical violations. They include questions about his spending abuses, close ties with lobbyists, […]Continue Reading ...
June 14, 2018 An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). Such studies collect information on a whole subset of people at once and at a particular point in […]Continue Reading ...
Vampires are real, and they exist in all pockets of society. But is drinking blood safe? What does the science say about sipping on blood? We humans, we’re all just flesh and blood. And as we’ve already covered the costs of consuming flesh, let’s have some banter about imbibing blood. Inside your vessels (blood vessels […]Continue Reading ...
June 1, 2018 Question: when is a chicken more important than a sick person? Answer: when you’re four years old, according to research from The University of Queensland. A team from the UQ School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under. Dr Dan Crimston said a child’s ‘moral circle’ becomes more […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 While data privacy has been a much-talked about topic lately–with questions still lingering about how giants like Facebook and Google are sharing our personal information–much less has been said about how we are going to manage digital information about our health in the future, particularly digital recordings of doctors’ visits. In an […]Continue Reading ...
April 5, 2018 It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study examined parents’ attitudes toward talking about sexual health with […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Make the Most of Your Appointment Patients and health care providers share a very personal relationship. Doctors need to know a lot about you, your family, and your lifestyle to give you the best medical care. And you need to speak up and share your concerns and questions. Clear […]Continue Reading ...
June 8, 2018 According to a new study, those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner reciprocates their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again, while rating the possible date as more sexually attractive than they would if they were less certain about the prospective date’s romantic intentions. Published in […]Continue Reading ...
The NIDDK received congressional authorization for three information clearinghouses as described below as well as the Weight-control Information Network. You can access legislative information about NIDDK Information Clearinghouses at uscode.house.gov. The NIDDK provides public inquiry response services and health information via: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center Online […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 With the Government set to invest an additional £20 million into the research, diagnosis and development of treatments for brain tumors, we need to talk more about how we are going to find the next blockbuster treatments for these devastating diseases. Nearly 11,500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year […]Continue Reading ...
April 16, 2018 It’s been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we still struggle with the subject; that fact is abundantly clear when you consider national HPV vaccination rates. While the government-funded initiative Healthy People 2020 has targeted an 80 percent HPV […]Continue Reading ...
March 27, 2018 Stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be an obstacle for individuals to seek information about their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and to participate in clinical studies that discover potential therapies. That’s according to the results of a national survey about what beliefs, attitudes and expectations are most often associated with Alzheimer’s […]Continue Reading ...
Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation. Credit: Josh Barney | University of Virginia Health System A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It might […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer screening can save lives. Mammographies reduce the chance women will die of breast cancer, and colonoscopies reduce the chance people will die of colon cancer. But should my 93-year-old father receive a screening colonoscopy? The test is uncomfortable, carries risks, and costs money. Even more importantly, my dad probably won’t live long enough to […]Continue Reading ...
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