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TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study0

Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy)

Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy)0

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark0

Quackery of Arthritis

Quackery of Arthritis0

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy0

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika0

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum0

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation0

Ebola virus

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Schatzki's Ring

Schatzki's Ring0

The majority of these rings cause no symptoms, and patients are unaware of their presence. When the opening of the esophagus becomes smaller as the diameter of these rings shrink, solid, poorly chewed food (such as steak, turkey, frankfurter) that ...

Skin Biopsy

Skin Biopsy0

Skin biopsy is most frequently done to diagnose a skin growth such as a mole, or a skin condition such as a rash. A skin biopsy can also be used to diagnose a cancer of the skin. A skin biopsy may be indicated when a mole or other marking on the skin ...

Lexapro (escitalopram)

Lexapro (escitalopram)0

GENERIC NAME: escitalopram BRAND NAME: Lexapro LEXAPRO USES: Lexapro is approved for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder.Drugs in the SSRI class also are used for treating obsessive compulsive disorders and panic disorders, ...

Is All That Flossing Really Worth It?

Is All That Flossing Really Worth It?0

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your mom told you to floss from an early age, and you try your best to keep up the habit because it saves gums and teeth. Or does it? A new investigation by the Associated Press suggests ...

simethicone, Phazyme, Mi-Acid, Gas Relief, Mytab Gas, Gas-X, Gas-X Extra Strength

simethicone, Phazyme, Mi-Acid, Gas Relief, Mytab Gas, Gas-X, Gas-X Extra Strength0

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes PRESCRIPTION: No USES: Simethicone relieves abdominal pain due to excessive gas in the digestive tract. It also is given to patients undergoing upper abdominal ultrasound imaging. SIDE EFFECTS: Common side ...

Listeria

Listeria0

Listeria: A group of bacteria capable of causing illness including potentially fatal infections in the elderly, newborns, pregnant women, and persons with a weakened immune system. Listeria monocytogenes is the form of Listeria most ...

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women0

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender. The virus can cause serious birth defects ...

Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus0

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials say they're investigating a second possible case of locally transmitted Zika infection. On Tuesday, the first possible case of local infection in the continental United States ...

Flu Shot Side Effects

Flu Shot Side Effects0

Many people worry about side effects from the flu shot, but serious complications are rare. Some people believe that they can actually get the flu from receiving the shot, but this is not the case. For the majority of people, the risks of developing ...

Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Signs

Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Signs0

Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over-or under-function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain body metabolism. The thyroid gland is located in ...

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now0

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. Although death rates for centenarians were on the rise between 2000 and ...

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density0

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the ...

Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults0

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pill containing cannabidiol (CBD), a key ingredient in marijuana, may reduce seizures for children and young adults with epilepsy, new research suggests. However, the researchers and outside experts ...

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC0

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-one percent of American children and teens have some form of "abnormal" blood cholesterol reading that leaves them at heightened risk for heart disease and stroke as they reach ...

Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress

Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress0

Infertility treatment can be physically uncomfortable, time-consuming, exhausting, and costly - all without a guarantee of success. The infertility experience for many can range from multiple diagnostic procedures through progressively more aggressive ...

5 Food Allergy Myths

5 Food Allergy Myths0

Food allergies are often misunderstood, even though societal recognition of, and education about, the condition is increasing. See if you have heard - or believed - any of the following myths about food allergies: "You're "allergic" to any food ...

Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms0

Depression is a very common condition. Depression is more common in women then in men, with 25% of women suffering from depression severe enough to warrant treatment at least once during their lifetime. It's important to remember that ...

Branchial Cyst

Branchial Cyst0

A branchial cyst is a cavity that is a congenital remnant from embryologic development. It is present at birth on one side of the neck and is located just in front of the large angulated muscle on either side of the neck running from just behind the ...

Insulin Pump For Diabetes

Insulin Pump For Diabetes0

The insulin pump is a device for continuous insulin delivery. An insulin pump is composed of a pump reservoir similar to that of an insulin cartridge, a battery-operated pump, and a computer chip that allows the user to control the exact amount of ...

Morgellons disease

Morgellons disease0

Morgellons disease: a little known disorder of unknown cause that is often associated with nonspecific skin, nerve, and psychiatric symptoms, Some refer to it as a fiber disease. Caucasian females from about 35 to 50 years old tend to develop this ...

Ganglion

Ganglion0

A ganglion is a sac-like swelling or cyst formed from the tissue that lines a joint or tendon. The tissue, called synovium, normally functions to produce lubricating fluid for these areas. A ganglion is a cyst formed by the synovium that is filled ...

10 Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

10 Symptoms of Testicular Cancer0

Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. ...

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness0

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is. The research was led by Danielle Lemay, a nutritional ...

Listeria

Listeria0

Listeria: A group of bacteria capable of causing illness including potentially fatal infections in the elderly, newborns, pregnant women, and persons with a weakened immune system. Listeria monocytogenes is the form of Listeria most ...

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure0

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants from live donors appear to work just as well as traditional transplants for patients with sudden (acute) liver failure, new research suggests. What's more, people who donate a ...

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer0

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could a trained "sniffer dog" someday replace costly, invasive techniques used to spot thyroid cancer? That's the promise of an early report on one such canine, a German Shepherd mix named Frankie. A ...

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)0

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): a group of bacteria belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family that are especially difficult to treat because of their resistance to certain antibiotics such as carbapenem. E. coli and ...

Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid0

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, ...

Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates0

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A centralized statewide reminder system for immunizations may be a more reliable way to increase overall vaccination rates than reminders from the doctor's office, new research suggests. Efforts to get ...

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study0

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn't know they were infected or wasn't getting proper treatment. That's the message of a new U.S. ...

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Schatzki's Ring

Schatzki's Ring0

The majority of these rings cause no symptoms, and patients are unaware of their presence. When the opening of the esophagus becomes smaller as the diameter of these rings shrink, solid, poorly chewed food (such as steak, turkey, frankfurter) that ...

Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study

Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study0

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. National ...

Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial0

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational drug designed to stop Ebola in its tracks has shown early promise in a study involving rhesus monkeys, researchers say. The drug in question, for now dubbed AVI-7537, appeared to ...

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study0

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's immune response goes awry and ...

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?0

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person's odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven ...

Gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve0

Gastric sleeve: also known as sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight loss (bariatric) surgery that renders the stomach smaller. In gastric sleeve surgery, over half of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, in place of the ...

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea0

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests. Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime ...

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births0

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An operation called an episiotomy, which widens the birth canal to facilitate easier deliveries, seems to be on the decline in the United States, a new study indicates. As recently as a decade ago, an ...

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea0

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests. Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime ...

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds0

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the form of HPV often ...

Electrogastrogram

Electrogastrogram0

An electrogastrogram is similar to an electrocardiogram (EKG) of the heart. It is a recording of the electrical signals that travel through the muscles of the stomach and control the muscles' contraction. When is an electrogastrogram used? An ...

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2015

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 20150

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Being Monitored in Nebraska Hospital A U.S. health care worker who was exposed to Ebola in Sierra ...

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome0

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome: Also known as MRKH syndrome, a genetic (inherited) condition that results in underdevelopment or absence of the uterus and vagina in females. Since there is no uterus, menstrual bleeding does not occur at ...

Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, less than half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, a new analysis ...

Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD0

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to ...

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study0

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a ...

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new vaccine with expanded protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), by far the leading cause of cervical and certain other ...

11 Tips for Surviving A Heat Wave Without Air-Conditioning

11 Tips for Surviving A Heat Wave Without Air-Conditioning0

In summer, heat waves can strike areas of the country where cooler climates are the norm. In these areas, many homes do not have air conditioning, and surviving in the extreme temperatures becomes a challenge for everyone. The following steps can help ...

8 Tips to Keep Your Cool When a Natural Disaster Strikes

8 Tips to Keep Your Cool When a Natural Disaster Strikes0

Medical Author: Sietske N. Heyn, PhDMedical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Traveling can be very stressful, especially, when you visit a foreign country. The last thing you need is for a volcano with an unpronounceable name to put your ...

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report0

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis of the whooping cough epidemic in California finds that infants have been hit the hardest, and it calls for increased efforts to vaccinate pregnant women so their babies are ...

EpiPen

EpiPen0

Epipen®: a brand name for an epinephrine auto-injector device used to manage potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions to allergens. Epinephrine is the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. Patients are recommended to ...

Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study0

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having sex with more than 20 women might have some risks for men, but a new study suggests it could also have an unexpected health benefit. Canadian researchers report that such promiscuity lowers the ...

Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis0

Patient Comments Viewers share their comments Reactive Arthritis - Symptoms Question: What were the symptoms of your reactive arthritis? Reactive Arthritis - Personal Experience Question: How old were you when you were diagnosed ...

Why Aren't There Sex Drugs for Women?

Why Aren't There Sex Drugs for Women?0

While critics say the FDA has a gender bias when it comes to treating sexual problems, the agency says it carefully weighs the risks and benefits of all drugs it approves. Some experts say female sexual dysfunction is more complex, making it harder to ...

Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome0

Patient Comments Viewers share their comments Munchausen Syndrome - Signs and Symptoms Question: What were your signs and symptoms associated with Munchausen syndrome? Munchausen Syndrome - Diagnosis Question: Please describe the ...

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder0

No medications have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat borderline personality disorder. Only a few studies show that medications are necessary or effective for people with this illness. However, many people with borderline ...

Push Endoscopy

Push Endoscopy0

Standard upper gastrointestinal endoscopes (120 cm flexible tubes with a light and camera on their tips) are capable of reaching only a foot or so past the stomach into the small intestine. If abnormalities are located within this area, these ...

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder0

While there's no "cure" for dissociative identity disorder, long-term treatment is very successful, if the patient stays committed. Effective treatment includes talk therapy or psychotherapy, medications, hypnotherapy, and adjunctive therapies such as ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down0

(HealthDay News) -- Children between ages 8 and 15 who are in the upper half of their normal weight range are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight as young adults, research shows. According to Children's Hospital ...

Liposarcoma Symptoms and Treatment

Liposarcoma Symptoms and Treatment0

Mayor Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto, is in the news again. Unfortunately, the reason for his name reaching the headlines this time is his newly diagnosed liposarcoma. This disease and its treatment has made mayor Ford decide to take his ...

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