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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

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

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

Oct202014

Seeing Film Violence May 'Desensitize' Parents

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

As they watch more violence or sex in movies, parents may be less bothered by it and more likely to let their kids watch, a new study suggests. The study included 1,000 parents of children ages 6 to 17. Researchers asked them...read more

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

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

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

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