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Traumatic Event Can Stick for Kids, Lead to PTSD

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:59

Researchers wanted to find out more about why some children have significant traumatic stress symptoms in the days and weeks after a trauma and while others do not, and importantly -- why some recover well without treatment, while others go on to have more persistent problems.

2-Party HIV Positive Kidney Transplant Reported

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:28

A 35-year-old Atlanta woman who contracted HIV as a newborn offered one of her kidneys to an HIV-positive stranger, and doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine performed the procedure on Monday.

Climate Change May Mean More Risky Mosquitoes

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:52

In the United States, where Zika cases have occurred in warmer areas in the last several years, dengue and chikungunya could also become wider threats, the study suggests.

Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Gene Mutations

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:13

And not only does her DNA allow Jo Cameron, a former school teacher from Scotland, to avoid physical pain, it also keeps her largely anxiety-free, too.

Man Awarded $80 Million in Roundup Lawsuit

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:56

In August, a different jury awarded another man $289 million in a Roundup-related lawsuit, but a judge later cut that to $78 million. Monsanto has appealed that case.

FDA: Mammographers Must Report Breast Density

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:58

Not only is dense breast tissue a risk factor for breast cancer, but mammograms can be difficult to interpret because dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer.

Working at Night May Increase Miscarriage Risk

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:36

After the eighth week, women who had worked two or more night shifts in the previous week had a 32 percent higher risk of miscarriage than those who had not worked any nights, the study found.

Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Statins

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:35

Experts say doctors need to come up with better ways to talk with patients about statins and the drugs' perceived side effects, especially if the person has stopped taking them.

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:30

The researchers said the pattern fits a theory that lower lifetime exposure to estrogen may contribute to dementia. Lab research, for example, suggests that estrogen aids resiliency and repair of brain cells.

Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:28

Besides the emotional toll, researchers found that holding a grudge can also heighten feelings of physical pain, even if that pain has nothing to do with the incident in question.

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

WebMD - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:24

On average, as many as 1 in 5 heart failure hospitalizations appear to be triggered by the flu during the months when influenza viruses are circulating widely.

App May Boost Social Skills in Kids With Autism

WebMD - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:49

The study highlights the promise of digital technology in supporting face-to-face therapies for autism, experts said.

CDC to Start Tracking Ticks as Diseases Rise

WebMD - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:19

The CDC for the first time will be monitoring the nation’s tick population and the diseases they may be carrying. The effort comes as the number of people diagnosed with serious vector-borne diseases caused by ticks has more than doubled over the past few decades.

Trump, Democrats Return Health Law To Center Stage

WebMD - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:30

The Justice Department asks a federal appeals court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, then, hours later, House Democrats unveil proposals to bolster the law.

Trigger Warnings 'Not Helpful,' Study Author Says

WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 19:01

The format of the content made no difference, researchers found. Trigger warnings had little impact whether participants read a story or watched a video clip.

Do You Live in a 'Healthiest' U.S. Community?

WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:42

Douglas County, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, was among the top in at least four of the report’s 81 measures, including physical activity, educational attainment and median household income.

How Red Yeast Supplement Damaged One Woman's Liver

WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:53

Red yeast rice supplements are made by mixing fermented steamed rice with food fungus. It's commonly used as an alternative to statins to lower high cholesterol.

N.Y. County Says Measles Outbreak an Emergency

WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:57

Rockland County, with a population of more than 300,000 people, has had 153 confirmed measles cases since October 2018, according to county spokesman John Lyon. Of those, 48 have occurred in 2019.

Are Kids' Ball Pits Jumping With Germs?

WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:58

The study team found 31 bacterial species and one species of yeast. Some of those bugs are responsible for pink eye, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, heart inflammation and more.


WebMD - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:37

A new study finds that overweight patients who used CPAP while adhering to a low-calorie diet lost more weight than those who dieted alone.