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Moderate To Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes In Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may make it easier to...
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The Medical Minute: Keep Your Bones Strong At Every Age

Falling may be painful, especially if the landing is less than graceful. Even a few steps out the front door can carry with them the risk of falling. “Don’t wait until you fa...
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Abnormal Blood Pressure In Middle And Late Life Influences Dementia Risk

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood press...
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Up To Half Of Patients Withhold Life-Threatening Issues From Doctors

Facing the threat of domestic violence, being a survivor of sexual assault, struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide are four topics that are difficult to broach with...
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Adults Who Mix Cannabis With Opioids For Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression

A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and subst...
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Trigger Warning: One To Two Servings Of Caffeinated Beverages Not Associated With Higher Risk Of Migraine Headaches But Three Or More May Trigger Migraines

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include ...
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Women And Elderly At Higher Risk Of Dangerous Drug Interactions

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that women and older adults who use multiple prescription drugs are significantly more likely to be prescribed p...
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Care By Physicians & Non-Physician Clinicians Does Not Differ In Community Health Centers

A new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care de...
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Multiple Genes Affect Risk Of Asthma, Hay Fever And Eczema

In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk under...
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TTI Heat Map Shows Relationship Between Traffic-Related Air Pollution And Childhood Asthma

A team of air quality and health researchers led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have created a first-of-its-kind, county-by-county interactive heat map and ci...
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COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources With Patients, Caregivers And Health Care Providers

You’ve lost count of the sleepless nights spent in a hospital, but now your loved one is finally ready to go home following a stroke. Are you prepared to care for them? If yo...
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Return To Play After A Concussion Is 19 Days

With NFL training camps under way for the 2019 season, a Henry Ford Hospital study on concussions found that the time players are sidelined has nearly doubled in the past 20 y...
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Internet Can Be Valuable Tool For People With Undiagnosed Rare Disorders

The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a st...
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Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Disease

Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The...
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Leaves Are Falling. Autumn Is Calling. So Are Fall Allergies

You may think you can’t tell the difference between the symptoms caused by spring, summer and fall allergies. They all usually involve sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and a ru...
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Whole Genome Sequencing May Help Officials Get A Handle On Disease Outbreaks

Whole genome sequencing technology may give epidemiologists and healthcare workers a powerful weapon in tracking and, possibly, controlling outbreaks of serious diseases, acco...
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Newly Developed Approach Shows Promise In Silencing HIV Infection

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further su...
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Amyloid Is A Less Accurate Marker For Measuring Severity, Progression Of Alzheimer's

While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, giving patients an amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring ...
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One Therapy Bests Others At Motivating Kids With Autism To Speak, Stanford Study Finds

Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to ...
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Developing Tools To Better Understand, Predict Preterm Birth

Dr. Helen Feltovich is a high-risk obstetrician, also known as a maternal-fetal doctor, and she sees women when they are at risk of a preterm birth. Preterm birth recently sur...
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Woman With Bi-Polar Achieves First-Time Motherhood With Help Of Specialized Psychiatric Care

Rebecca Jo Manzella, 31, of Mount Clemens, was diagnosed with bipolar depression her junior year of high school. Lithium, the medication doctors prescribed for her, was the ga...
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Professional Coaching Alleviates Burnout Symptoms In Physicians

Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers, which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. I...
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What Breastfeeding Parents Need To Know

What should a breastfeeding parent eat? Not eat? New and expectant parents have so many questions (and Dr. Deborah Busch recommends this site for advice on breastfeeding nut...
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Blood Test Is Highly Accurate At Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Arise

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now,...
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Sudden Hearing Loss: Update To Guideline To Improve Implementation And Awareness

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published the Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss (Update) today in Otolaryngology-Head an...
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