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Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

Thu, 2014-04-17 06:00

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Patient Safety
Categories: Health Sciences

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:00

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Diabetes Complications
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Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:00

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Bites, Wounds and Injuries
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Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps with Transplant

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:00

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Organ Transplantation, Tracheal Disorders
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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age

Wed, 2014-04-16 15:00

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health, Seniors' Health
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Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

Wed, 2014-04-16 15:00

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Financial Assistance, Medicines
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Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Wed, 2014-04-16 15:00

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Child Development
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Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:00

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Immunization
Categories: Health Sciences

Hemophilia Treatments Have Come a Long Way

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:36
Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Hemophilia
Categories: Health Sciences

Eavesdropping on Brain Cell Chatter

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:26
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Diseases, Calcium
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Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:00

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition
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Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:25
Source: HealthDay -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Mental Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:00

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Menopause, Menstruation, Women's Health
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Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:00

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Health Statistics
Categories: Health Sciences

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:23
Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2
Categories: Health Sciences

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery from Coma

Wed, 2014-04-16 05:00

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coma, Nuclear Scans
Categories: Health Sciences

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:00

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Air Pollution
Categories: Health Sciences

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:00

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Diseases, Drugs and Young People, Marijuana
Categories: Health Sciences

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:00

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Asian American Health, Thyroid Diseases
Categories: Health Sciences

Family Dog Can Help Kids with Autism

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:00

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Children's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

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