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Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:00
Only 44 percent of health-care providers said they follow CDC recommendations
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Critical Care, Health Facilities, Infection Control
Categories: Health Sciences

How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:00

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Parenting, School Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Many Seniors with Cancer Use Alternative Medicines

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:00
And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Cancer Alternative Therapies, Seniors' Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Settling the Back-To-School Jitters

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:00

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Child Mental Health, School Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:00

No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans and Military Health, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol

Fri, 2015-08-28 09:44
A leading cause of heart disease
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Medicines
Categories: Health Sciences

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:00

Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Categories: Health Sciences

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:00
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Obesity, Stillbirth
Categories: Health Sciences

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Fri, 2015-08-28 05:00
Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Medicines
Categories: Health Sciences

'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

Fri, 2015-08-28 05:00

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Self-harm, Teen Mental Health
Categories: Health Sciences

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:00

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Categories: Health Sciences

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:00

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breast Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy
Categories: Health Sciences

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:00

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Health Statistics
Categories: Health Sciences

Short Bouts of Activity May Offset Lack of Sustained Exercise in Kids

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:34
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Exercise for Children, Obesity in Children
Categories: Health Sciences

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:00

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Diabetes Type 2
Categories: Health Sciences

Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:00

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, Exercise for Children, Obesity in Children
Categories: Health Sciences

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:00

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, School Health
Categories: Health Sciences

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:00

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Understanding Medical Research
Categories: Health Sciences

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise

Thu, 2015-08-27 13:00

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Methamphetamine, Wounds and Injuries
Categories: Health Sciences

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

Thu, 2015-08-27 11:00
Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, International Health
Categories: Health Sciences