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What Teens Don't Know About OTC Medications Can Hurt Them

11 years ago from Science Daily

Teens, who are starting to make more decisions about their own health care, may not know enough about over-the-counter pain medications to avoid complications or inadvertent misuse, according to new...

Iron Deficiency In Womb May Delay Brain Maturation In Preemies

11 years ago from Science Daily

Iron plays a large role in brain development in the womb, and new research shows an iron deficiency may delay the development of auditory nervous system in preemies. This delay...

Delirium Rapidly Accelerates Memory Decline In Alzheimer's Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

Delirium often develops in elderly patients during hospitalization or serious illness, and this acute state of confusion and agitation has long been suspected of having ties to Alzheimer's disease and...

CPR: More Compressions, Fewer Interruptions Lead To Higher Cardiac Arrest Survival

11 years ago from Science Daily

Survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest patients increased when professional rescuers focused on minimizing interruptions to chest compressions during CPR. Compression rate was increased to 50 compressions followed by two...

MIT-led team IDs gene key to Alzheimer's-like reversal

11 years ago from

A team led by researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has now pinpointed the exact gene responsible for a 2007 breakthrough in which mice with symptoms of...

Sleep apnea may not be closely linked to heart failure severity

11 years ago from

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA) are not markedly decreased in heart failure (HF) patients managed with beta-blockers and spironolactone, reports a study in the March issue...

Can Kidney Disease Cause Cancer?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Moderate kidney disease increases an older man's risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new study. Given that chronic kidney disease affects about a third of older men, maintaining...

Hepatitis C: Added Anti-viral Improves Response, Halves Duration Of Treatment, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

The addition of the anti-viral drug telaprevir to a standard treatment for hepatitis C can shorten the duration of therapy and increase the number of patients who can be cured...

Webbys for NY Times, Boston Globe, Guardian, BBC

11 years ago from Physorg

The New York Times, the endangered Boston Globe, Britain's Guardian and the BBC scooped up Webby Awards for online excellence on Tuesday.

Parents of internationally adopted children advised to verify children's immunization levels

11 years ago from Physorg

A study by the division of global child health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine cautions adoptive parents not to rely solely on vaccination records when gauging their...

Hypertensive kids more likely to have learning problems

11 years ago from

Children who have high blood pressure are more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children who are not hypertensive. They are also more likely...

New target identified for potential treatment of retinopathy in premature babies

11 years ago from

Results of a study in mice by researchers at the University of California, San Diego strongly suggest that the protein kinase JNK1 plays a key role in the development of...

Meditate your way to better bladder health

11 years ago from

After nine years of suffering in silence and living in fear of leaving the house, Anna Raisor, 53, turned to physicians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) for alternative measures...

New paradigm identifies gene responsible for acetaminophen-induced liver injury

11 years ago from

Acetaminophen (Tylenol and generics) is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter drugs in the United States. While generally safe, acetaminophen is known to cause severe liver injury if taken...

Autism Diagnosis Often Made Years After It Was Possible

11 years ago from Science Daily

Research shows autism diagnosis not occurring soon enough. A new study finds that the average age for children being diagnosed with autism is almost six years old. This is three...

Relapse common among women who stop taking antidepressant medication for PMS

11 years ago from

About half of women whose symptoms of severe premenstrual syndrome are relieved by the antidepressant sertraline appear to experience relapse within six to eight months after stopping medication, according to...

Being bullied in childhood associated with psychotic symptoms among preteens

11 years ago from

Children who are consistently victimised by peers appear more likely to develop psychotic symptoms in early adolescence, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry,...

Vaccination coverage improves among low-income children, but disparities persist

11 years ago from

More children in low-income households are receiving childhood vaccinations on schedule than in previous years, but disparities based on economic status remain, according to a report in the May issue...

UNC study: New approach promises greater success for predicting drug safety

11 years ago from

Adverse reactions to drugs represent one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But there may be a way to predict who is most likely to suffer...

Kidney Stones In Children On The Rise, Expert Says

11 years ago from Science Daily

When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated...

'Lab On A Tube' Monitoring Device Developed

11 years ago from Science Daily

The need for improved monitoring of neurotrauma patients has resulted in the development of a prototype of a novel, multitasking "lab on a tube."

How will the uninsured fare in swine flu outbreak?

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Swine flu could shine a glaring light on the best and worst about American-style health care.

Really?: The Claim: Tattoos Can Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer.

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Do the inks used in tattoos increase one’s risk for skin cancer?

Global Update: Influenza: Deaths in Africa and Southeast Asia Add to Concerns Over Bird Flu

11 years ago from NY Times Health

As the world was focusing on swine flu, deadly bird flu continues to spread.

Flu could flourish in southern hemisphere winter

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Southern hemisphere countries that have largely escaped swine flu infections could soon become more vulnerable, experts warn, as the approaching winter brings with it an elevated risk...

Calorie restriction causes temporal changes in liver metabolism

11 years ago from Science Blog

Bethesda, MD (May 4, 2009) - Moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, whereas moderate weight loss affects muscle, according to a new study...

Living with Parkinson's disease

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Public misunderstandings, and the occasional laugh ...

UW, State launch project to improve understanding, coverage of mental illness

11 years ago from

A new program designed to improve public understanding and news reporting of mental health and mental illness is being launched today by the University of Washington's School of Social Work...