Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018 A Healthful Diet May Help Prevent Asthma Symptoms A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be associated with better asthma outcomes according to a recent study. How Long Does it Take to Recover From Heart Bypass Surgery? A look at what to expect from pre-surgery to post-surgery. An Orange a Day Keeps Macular Degeneration Away: 15-Year Study A new study has show that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration. Gene Required for Addictive Behavior Scientists have discovered a gene called Maged1 that plays a crucial role in the pathological changes associated with addictive behaviors. How to Boost Serotonin and Improve Mood Salmon, eggs, spinach and seeds are among the foods that can help boost serotonin naturally.  ...

Notable News for the Week: July 6th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 6th, 2018 Smart Bandages Designed to Monitor and Tailor Treatment for Chronic Wounds A prototype bandage has been designed to actively monitor chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to approve the chances of healing. How Young You Feel May Reflect the True Age of Your Brain A new study shows that subjective age may more accurately predict how your brain really looks. It’s Official: Spending Time Outside is Good for You Spending time has wide-ranging health benefits according to new research. Chemotherapy Enhanced by Disused Antipsychotic A molecule in the drug may help minimize drug resistance. Combining Antibiotics Changes Their Effectiveness Combining antibiotics can alter the effects of antibiotics as well as their effectiveness a study finds. Study Shows How ‘Friendly’ Bacteria Keep Our Gut Healthy New research reveals important information about the good bacteria and how it helps our biological systems. Mercy Shares EHR Data with Johnson & Johnson to Help Improve Its Medical Devices The collaboration uses real-world clinical data to track device performance.        ...

Notable News for the Week: June 29th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: June 29th, 2018 FDA Approves First Cannabis-based Drug: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm611046.htm The FDA has approved Epidiolex, an oral solution for the treatment of seizures. Doctors Decry Plans to Detain Immigrant Kids with Parents: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/health/immigrant-family-detention-children/index.html President of the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that this policy puts children at risk for abnormal development. Exercise Also Prevents Heart Disease: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322297.php Exercise may be the best treatment for keeping both the heart and mind healthy in patients with depression. Even Minor Sleep Problems Raise Women’s Blood Pressure: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322270.php Even minor sleep disruptions can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women....

Notable News for the Week: June 22nd, 2018

Notable News for the Week: June 22nd, 2018 No Evidence that Vitamin D Protects Against High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620193732.htm Study shows that evidence recommending Vitamin D supplements for certain adverse pregnancy outcomes is insufficient. Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive: https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20180619/severe-stress-may-send-immune-system-into-overdrive#1 A new study suggests that trauma or stress may increase the likelihood of developing an autoimmune disease. Breakthrough Discovery Reveals Brain Metals that May Drive Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Breakthrough-discovery-reveals-brain-metals-that-may-drive-progression-of-Alzheimere28099s-disease.aspx A study from the University of Warwick identifies abnormal clusters of protein in the brain which may lead to mental deterioration. Research Suggests Forgetting Plays a Positive Role in Learning: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180620/Forgetting-plays-a-positive-role-in-learning-research-suggests.aspx Forgetting can actually increase long-term retention, information retrieval and performance, a new study finds. New Piece of the Huntington’s Disease Puzzle Found: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Study-unravels-new-piece-of-information-in-the-Huntingtone28099s-disease-puzzle.aspx Researchers have come a step closer to finding out what happens in the brain in Huntington’s patients. Electronic Skin Prototype Brings Real Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Limbs: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Researchers-create-electronic-skin-that-brings-back-real-sense-of-touch-to-prosthetic-limbs.aspx Johns Hopkins University engineers are developing an electronic skin. Missouri Chamber Offers Alternative Health Plan: http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2018/jun/21/missouri-chamber-offers-alternative-health-plan/731485/ The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry does not have plans to create the type of health care plan authorized this week by the President. New Rule Rolled Out for Small Business Health Insurance Plans: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/association-health-plans-ruling/index.html Plans can start being offered September 1 under this new rule.          ...

Notable News for the Week: June 15th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: June 15th, 2018 Metabolic Risk Tied to Both Too Much and Too Little Sleep: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322126.php Both too much and too little sleep can be harmful to your health, a new study finds. Salmonella Prompts Precut Melon Recall in 8 States:  https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20180611/salmonella-prompts-precut-melon-recall-in-8-states Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio are affected by the recall. Poplar Bluff VA Medical Nursing Home Gets 4-Star Rating: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38427465/poplar-bluff-va-medical-nursing-home-gets-4-star-rating The nursing home received a four star rating during its annual performance review. Judge Upholds Missouri Law That Restricts Access to Abortion Pill: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391898-judge-upholds-missouri-law-that-restricts-access-to-abortion One-Third of Adults in US Taking Drugs That May Cause Depression: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/13/hundreds-of-commonly-used-drugs-can-cause-depression-study-finds.html A recent study shows that 200 commonly used prescriptions list depression or suicide listed as potential side effects. Community Health Centers Continue to See Huge Demand for Services: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180614/NEWS/180619937/community-health-centers-continue-to-see-huge-demand-for-services Child in Idaho has Plague: https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20180614/child-in-idaho-has-plague A child in Idaho has been diagnosed with the plague. Scientists Identify New Subtype of Prostate Cancer: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180614/Scientists-identify-new-subtype-of-prostate-cancer.aspx Accelerated Brain Maturation Linked to Stress in Childhood: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180615/Accelerated-brain-maturation-linked-to-stress-in-childhood.aspx Accelerated maturation of certain areas of the brain have been observed when the study subjects underwent negative experiences such as illness or...
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