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Alcohol and Cancer Connection?

Friday, February 15

Friday, February 15

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Cancer

Thursday, February 14

Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Alcohol, Cancer, Health Statistics

Study found even 7-month-olds can start to learn both languages
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Infant and Newborn Development

Study looked at PFCs, found in products from nonstick cookware to carpeting
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Household Products, Osteoarthritis, Women's Health

Cool down gradually
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Sports Fitness

Wash your hands frequently
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Norovirus Infections

People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Diabetes Type 2, Dietary Fiber

Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes Type 1, Genes and Gene Therapy

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Family Issues, Insomnia, Women's Health

A more thorough dialysis technique may help prevent deaths due to heart conditions and infections in people with advanced kidney disease, according to a new study.
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Dialysis

Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African-American Health, Birth Weight, Obesity

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Weight, Premature Babies, Secondhand Smoke

What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find

Advanced retinitis pigmentosa
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Retinal Disorders

Banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to lower rates of preterm birth, according to Belgian researchers who say the findings point to health benefits of smoke-free laws even in very early life.

Research shows that musical training that begins before the age of 7 boosts motor skills
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Development

Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Immunization, Shingles

Wednesday, February 13

A common knee surgery that can sideline athletes for months does not ultimately affect the career length of women invited to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to a new study.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Sports Injuries

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Calcium, Dietary Supplements, Heart Disease in Women

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bullying, Internet Safety

Study finding suggests therapy could be useful for more than just advanced cases
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Parkinson's Disease

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Family Issues, Teen Development

Update your family's health history
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Checkup

It can help improve muscle strength and coordination
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Development, Parenting

Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children's schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study on Wednesday showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: College Health, Parenting

Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Teen Health

Lack of Iron Regulating Protein Contributes to High Blood Pressure of the LungsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Lung Diseases

A third patient in Britain has contracted a new SARS-like virus, becoming the second confirmed British case in a week and showing the deadly infection is being spread from person to person, health officials said on Wednesday.
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Where neighborhood advertising promotes eating, more residents are overweight, research finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Obesity

Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Colonic Diseases

Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Kidney Cancer, Seniors' Health

Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

Tuesday, February 12

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Environmental Health

Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Development, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Folic Acid, Pregnancy

Study finds patients who survive heart attacks, pneumonia aren't just returning as inpatients soon after
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Facilities

And use two to prevent cross-contamination
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness

Preparation can help avoid foodborne illness
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness

Parents and PraiseVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Development, Parenting

Searching Online for 'Hemorrhoids'? (Food and Drug Administration)

Screening one- and two-year-olds for lazy eye can reliably detect children at risk for vision problems, a new study suggests.

Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Drugs and Young People, Kidney Diseases, Marijuana

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Environmental Health

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African-American Health, Vitamin D

Monday, February 11

Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Many hospitals are hard-pressed to tell people needing a hip replacement how much their procedure is likely to cost, according to a new study.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Facilities, Hip Replacement

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Dietary Sodium

Wear a non-medicated pad
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Toe Injuries and Disorders

They block sun's ultraviolet rays
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eye Wear, Sun Exposure

In wake of Newtown shooting, review finds more evidence needed on what to do when children can't cope
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Mental Health

Those who spent over 11 hours in emergency department more likely to be traumatized months later: study

For nearsighted children in Denmark, vision deteriorated faster when days were shortest and more slowly during the summer months, according to a new study looking into whether daylight may slow kids' vision loss.
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Refractive Errors

A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Giving men decision-making tools to help them consider the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening changed how they valued different possible outcomes but did not affect how many chose to be tested, in a new study.

Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Teenage Pregnancy

U.S. Birth RatesVideo (HealthDay)
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Teenage Pregnancy

The Obama administration said on Monday that its efforts to combat fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs were paying off as the government recovered a record $4.2 billion in fiscal 2012 from individuals and companies trying to cheat the system.
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Fraud

Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer Chemotherapy, Liver Cancer

Potency of many brands is inconsistent with labels, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Vitamin D

Sunday, February 10

Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Dental Health

Study finds that more people who did short bouts of exercise met federal activity standards than those who went to gym
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Saturday, February 9

These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism, Child Nutrition

For example, bathing every other day is sufficient, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Infant and Newborn Care