MedlinePlus Health News

Syndicate content Medlineplus: A service of The National Library of Medicine
Press announcements and health news articles and videos
Updated: 52 min 23 sec ago

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Wed, 2015-07-29 11:00

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Suicide, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Social Media and Mental Health

Wed, 2015-07-29 08:43
Source: HealthDay -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Internet Safety, Teen Mental Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks

Wed, 2015-07-29 08:00

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Drug Safety, Herbal Medicine
Categories: Health Sciences

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:00

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dialysis, Disaster Preparation and Recovery
Categories: Health Sciences

Blood Pressure Fluctuations

Tue, 2015-07-28 15:32
Source: HealthDay -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure
Categories: Health Sciences

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in A Child

Tue, 2015-07-28 15:00

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Organ Transplantation
Categories: Health Sciences

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

Tue, 2015-07-28 13:00

But one stone increases odds for more, study found



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Weight At First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Tue, 2015-07-28 13:00

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Weight Control
Categories: Health Sciences

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:00

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Seniors' Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:00

Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Health Insurance
Categories: Health Sciences

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Tue, 2015-07-28 08:00

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Heart Diseases
Categories: Health Sciences

Standing All Day At Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Tue, 2015-07-28 08:00

Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Occupational Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:00

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, High Blood Pressure
Categories: Health Sciences

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:00
Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Premature Babies, Stress, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:00

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Health Screening, Mental Health
Categories: Health Sciences

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:00

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Health Disparities, Medicines
Categories: Health Sciences

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:00

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eating Disorders, Internet Safety, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

Mon, 2015-07-27 11:00
Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Premature Babies
Categories: Health Sciences

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Mon, 2015-07-27 11:00
Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Prediabetes
Categories: Health Sciences

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

Mon, 2015-07-27 11:00

For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes



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