Health News

Oct172014

2 Nurses Get Ebola; Response under Scrutiny

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

In a hearing October 16, members of Congress criticized mistakes that may have allowed Ebola to spread at a Dallas hospital. Nurses Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson were diagnosed this week. Both took care of Thomas Eric Duncan...read more

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

Oct162014

Psoriasis Linked to Poor Blood Pressure Control

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

People with severe psoriasis may have more problems with controlling high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Psoriasis causes scaly patches on the skin. Earlier research showed that people with this condition were more...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health

Oct162014

Medical Screenings in Dental Offices Could Catch Undiagnosed Conditions

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - A dental visit may be a useful time to screen people for diabetes, kidney disease and other health conditions. That's one conclusion of a new study. The study was based at the University of Kentucky,...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Oct152014

Black Diabetics More Likely to Lose a Leg

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Amputation rates for Americans vary greatly depending on their race and where they live, a study shows. Blacks were 3 times as likely as non-blacks to have a leg amputated. The report is published on the website of the...read more

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

Oct142014

Gender May Affect Heart's Reaction to Stress

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Stress may affect women and men with heart disease in different ways, a new study suggests. The study included 254 men and 56 women. They were given 3 mentally stressful tasks. Men showed greater increases in blood pressure...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Heart Health, Stress Reduction

Oct132014

Calm Family Meals Linked with Normal Weight

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Research has linked family meals with a lower risk of childhood obesity. A new study suggests that a nice, calm atmosphere at mealtime also may help. The study included 120 families. Researchers asked them to record a week of...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Weight Management, Fitness, Family Health

Oct102014

Cold Temperatures Change Fat Behavior

by Howard Lewine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Body fat can burn more calories in colder temperatures, a study has found. The study examined belly fat in 55 people. Samples were taken in the summer and winter. Belly fat is generally considered to be white fat,...read more

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

Oct092014

Lifestyle Factors Affect Stroke Risk

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

Women with a healthy lifestyle are half as likely to have a stroke, says research from Sweden. The study included more than 31,000 women. Their average age was 60. The women answered 350 survey questions. They were then...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Stroke

Oct082014

Diabetes: Screen all Adults 45 and Older

by Howard Lewine, MD
Harvard Medical School

Adults age 45 and older should be screened for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, says new advice from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Younger people with diabetes risk factors such as obesity or family history...read more

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

Oct062014

Teens and Parents Like School-Based Health Centers

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

School-based health centers make good medical homes for teens, a new survey finds. Researchers questioned about 500 teens who visited a school-based health center in Denver, Colorado. They wanted to know which services they...read more

Categories: Children's Health

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