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Oct312014

Brain Differences Found in Chronic Fatigue

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A small new study suggests there are clear differences between the brains of people with and without chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome consists of several symptoms that last for 6 months or longer. The most...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health

Oct302014

High-Fat Diets May Help Adults with Epilepsy

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may help adults as well as children to control epileptic seizures, a study finds. Many children with hard-to-control epilepsy use a ketogenic diet. This diet is 3 or 4 parts fat to 1 part...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diet & Fitness

Oct302014

Good Oral Hygiene May Combat Bad Breath

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - Four factors related to the health of your mouth may increase the risk of bad breath, a study has found. The study was done in Tokyo. It enrolled 617 people who were visiting a bad-breath clinic. Each person was...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Oct282014

Substance in Cocoa May Aid Aging Memories

by Lori Wiviott Tishler, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A substance found in cocoa may help to improve normal age-related memory loss, a very small study suggests. People in the study consumed a large amount of chemicals called flavanols. They are found in cacao beans, but mostly...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Alzheimer's

Oct272014

Better College Care Urged for Chronic Illness

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Most colleges say they can manage care for students with long-term medical conditions, a new study finds. But they often don't know who those students are. About 20% of college students have a chronic (long-term) condition....read more

Categories: Men's Health, Women's Health

Oct242014

Pregnancy Diabetes May Affect Daughter's Weight

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Daughters of women with high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to become overweight as children, a new study finds. The risk was especially strong if the mothers developed gestational diabetes while they were...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Children's Health

Oct232014

Rare Headaches May Be More Common after Weight-Loss Surgery

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Some people may develop headaches after weight-loss surgery, a small study suggests. The study included 338 people with a rare condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension. They had low blood pressure in the brain....read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Surgery, Weight Management, Headache

Oct222014

Quarantine Ends for Ebola Patient's Family

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Though they shared an apartment with the first Ebola patient who got sick in the United States, relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan remained well. Health officials say they are now out of danger. Two of his nurses at a Dallas...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Infectious Diseases

Oct222014

Air Pollution May Be a Greater Threat To Those with Gum Disease

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - People with gum disease may be more sensitive to air pollution, says a study. The study was done in Taiwan. One group included 100 people with gum disease. The other group included 100 healthy people. To...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Oct212014

Study: Common Symptoms Often Not Explained

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

At least one-third of patients who visit a doctor with common symptoms don't get a clear, disease-related cause, an evidence review finds. Symptoms lead to about half of all doctor visits in the United States. But doctors get...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health

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