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Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A common genetic variation significantly boosts the odds of asthma in children who've had a severe respiratory illness at a young age, researchers report. "Our findings suggest that genetic influences on asthma might be more pronounced in the context of early life environmental exposures, especially viral respiratory infections," said Dr. Rajesh Kumar, an allergist at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He ...
Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia
Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes have a higher risk of developing dementia in old age, a new study reports. Seniors who get little to no exercise have a 50 percent greater risk of dementia compared with those who regularly take part in moderate or heavy amounts of physical activity, the researchers found. Moderate physical activity can include walking briskly, bicycling slower than 10 miles an hour, ballroom dancing or gardening,...
Ethanol (Blood) Does this test have other names? Blood alcohol test What is this test? This test measures the amount of alcohol, or ethanol, in your blood. When you drink alcohol, more than 90% of it is processed by your liver. The rest leaves your body in your urine, sweat, and breath. Ethanol moves quickly from your digestive tract – mostly your stomach – and is absorbed into your bloodstream. Your blood alcohol level continues to rise for 30 to 90 minutes after you have your last alcoholic beverage. ...
Estradiol (Blood) Does this test have other names? E2 What is this test? This test measures the amount of estradiol (E2), the form of estrogen made mainly by the ovaries. E2 plays a key role in the female reproduction system. It's necessary for the development of the uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, and breasts. Women have higher amounts of E2 during their reproductive years and almost none after menopause. Other estrogens include estrone and estriol. Estrone is the main estrogen made during menopause. ...
Erythropoietin (Blood) Does this test have other names? EPO What is this test? This is a test to measure how much erythropoietin (EPO) you have in your blood. EPO is a hormone that your kidney makes to trigger your bone marrow to make red blood cells. A normal EPO level means that your body can make healthy red blood cells. Healthy oxygen levels are linked to having enough red blood cells. For this reason, EPO levels usually rise when your body isn't getting enough oxygen. Why do I need this test? You m...
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Does this test have other names? ESR, sed rate What is this test? Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test. It measures how quickly erythrocytes, or red blood cells, separate from a blood sample that has been treated so the blood will not clot. During this test, a small amount of your blood will be put in an upright tube. A lab specialist will measure the rate that your red blood cells settle toward the bottom of the tube after 1 hour. If you have a condition t...
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody Does this test have other names? Amebiasis antibody test What is this test? This blood test tells your healthcare provider whether you have antibodies in your blood to the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite causes the disease amebiasis. If you have been infected with E. histolytica, your immune system may make these antibodies. Your immune system makes proteins called antibodies to attack foreign invaders like this parasite. Why do I need this test? You may need...
Endomysial Antibody Does this test have other names? EMA test What is this test? This test looks for certain antibodies in your blood that may mean you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease. If you have celiac disease, your immune system responds abnormally to a protein called gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye products. Your body makes antibodies to the gluten called endomysial antibodies (EMA). These autoantibodies cause intestinal swelling and, if undetected, can damage the intest...
Electrolytes Does this test have other names? Electrolyte panel, Lytes, sodium (Na), potassium (K), chloride (Cl), carbon dioxide (CO2) What is this test? This test measures the main electrolytes in your body: sodium, chloride, potassium, and carbon dioxide. The cells in your body carefully balance fluids and electrolytes, which are electrically charged minerals. Electrolytes move fluid in and out of your cells. They carry nutrients into the cells and waste products back out. Electrolytes also help keep...
EBV Antibody Does this test have other names? Specific Epstein-Barr virus antibodies, EBV-specific antibodies What is this test? This is a blood test that checks for antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Most people are infected by this virus at some point. EBV often doesn't have any symptoms, but it can cause mononucleosis (mono) or other conditions in some people, especially teens and young adults. Why do I need this test? Your healthcare provider may order this test if you have symptoms that mi...
Ear Tube Insertion
Ear Tube Insertion What is an ear tube insertion? Eardrums are thin pieces of tissue deep in your child's ears. The space behind the eardrum is called the middle ear. It is connected to the back of the nose by a tube. This tube is called the eustachian tube. It allows air to fill this space and fluid to drain from the middle ear. But sometimes these tubes don’t work well. This may be from allergies, infections like colds, or enlarged adenoids. Adenoids are soft tissue behind the nose that helps your chi...
Epididymitis in Children and Teens
Epididymitis in Children and Teens In the male reproductive system, the epididymis is a tiny coiled tube that stores, matures, and carries sperm. There are two of them. Each sits on top of the testicles and connects them to the vas deferens. The vas deferens carries sperm to the urethra, through which sperm in semen exit the penis. Click Image to Enlarge Epididymitis is an inflammation or infection of the epididymis. Facts about epididymitis Among children, teens are most commonly affected by epididymit...
Eating Disorders and Young Athletes
Eating Disorders and Young Athletes As many parents can confirm, participating in competitive sports can help kids stay out of trouble. Rather than hanging out at the mall or in front of a video game console after school, they can enjoy regular exercise and the companionship of other players. Playing competitive sports can boost self-esteem and teach teamwork and leadership lessons. But sometimes being on a team that focuses too heavily on performance — or appearance — may trigger an eating disorder. Ab...
Endometrial Ablation Podcast
Endometrial Ablation Podcast Detailed information on endometrial ablation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, an illustration of the menstrual cycle, and an illustration of an endometrial ablation procedure. Play Audio
Epidural Corticosteroid Injections
Epidural Corticosteroid Injections What is an epidural corticosteroid injection? In the simplest of terms, an epidural corticosteroid (steroid) injection is a way to deliver pain medicine quickly into the body with a syringe. The medicine is injected into the epidural area. This is a fat-filled area that covers the spinal cord to protect it and the surrounding nerves from damage. Sometimes pain relief is short term. Other times the benefits continue for some time. Why might I need an epidural steroid in...
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery What is endoscopic endonasal surgery? Endoscopic endonasal surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows a surgeon to go through the nose to operate on areas at the front of the brain and the top of the spine. A thin tube called an endoscope is thread through your nose and sinuses, giving your surgeon access to parts of your brain that would be difficult to reach using traditional surgical approaches and often require large incisions and removal of parts of the skull...
Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Endoscopic pituitary surgery, also called transsphenoidal endoscopic surgery, is the most common surgery used to remove pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland is located at the bottom of your brain and above the inside of your nose. It is responsible for regulating most of your body's hormones, the chemical messengers that travel through your blood. Endoscopic pituitary surgery is done with an instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, rigid tube that has a micro...
Evaluation of a First-Time Seizure
Evaluation of a First-Time Seizure What is a seizure? When your brain's electrical system doesn't work properly, a seizure can occur. Usually, your brain cells fire electrical impulses in a particular way. Certain factors can make those electrical impulses fire erratically, essentially resulting in a "short circuit" in your brain that causes a seizure. ANerv_20140205_v1_001 Although the exact cause of a seizure can't always be pinpointed, you should always be evaluated by a health care provider the firs...
Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology
Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology Neurosurgery is a branch of surgery that treats conditions and diseases of the brain and nervous system. Radiology is a medical specialty that helps diagnose and treat conditions and diseases using various radiology techniques. Endovascular neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery that uses catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up...
Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Surgery
Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Surgery What is endovenous laser varicose vein surgery? Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a procedure that uses heat from a laser to reduce varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that often happen on the thighs or calves. A laser is a device that sends a thin beam of radiation in the form of light. Laser surgery closes and shrinks the varicose vein and causes scar tissue within the vessel. This seals off the vein. Blood then flows through other n...
Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease What is early-onset Alzheimer disease? Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects your memory, thinking, and behavior. It often progresses to the point where it affects daily activities and functions. Alzheimer disease most commonly affects older adults, but it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer disease occurs in someone under age 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer disease. A very small number of people...
Eye Cancer: Intraocular Melanoma
Eye Cancer: Intraocular Melanoma What is cancer? Cancer is when cells in the body change and grow out of control. To help you understand what happens when you have cancer, let's look at how your body works normally. Your body is made up of tiny building blocks called cells. Normal cells grow when your body needs them, and die when your body does not need them any longer. Cancer is made up of abnormal cells that grow even though your body doesn't need them. In most cancers, the abnormal cells grow to for...
Essential Tremor (ET)
Essential Tremor (ET) What is essential tremor? Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder that causes your hands, head, trunk, voice, or legs to shake rhythmically. It is often confused with Parkinson disease. ET is the most common trembling disorder that people have. Everyone has some ET, but the movements usually cannot be seen or felt. When tremors are noticeable, the condition is classified as ET. ET is most common among people older than age 65, but it can affect people at any age. What caus...
Epidural Abscess What is an epidural abscess? An epidural abscess is an infection that forms in the space between your skull bones and your brain lining (intracranial epidural abscess). Quite often, it forms in the space between the bones of your spine and the lining membrane of your spinal cord (spinal epidural abscess). An epidural abscess results in a pocket of pus that builds up and causes swelling. It can press against your bones and the membranes that protect your spinal cord and your brain (menin...
Eating Well for Digestive Health
Eating Well for Digestive Health If you're like most people, you may have gas, constipation, or heartburn every now and then. These symptoms are so common that many people just live with them. But you can avoid many of these problems simply by making better food choices. Eating to avoid gas, bloating, and flatulence These uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms can be caused by swallowing too much air, eating foods that make a lot of gas, or having a reaction to a food that your system has tro...
Esophagitis Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the food pipe. Because the lining of the esophagus is sensitive, many things can cause swelling and irritation. Causes of esophagitis These are some possible causes of irritation and inflammation: Stomach acid in the food pipe. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach acid leaks backward into your esophagus. If this happens on a regular basis, it may cause esophagitis. Chronic ...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic condition that happens in the esophagus. The esophagus becomes inflamed and does not contract properly. It can get narrowed and develop rings or abscesses. The symptoms happen when your immune system makes white blood cells in reaction to an allergen. The white blood cells are called eosinophils. The condition is called eosinophilic esophagitis, or EE or EoE. It can happen at any age and is commonly seen in white males. Causes EoE is cause...
Emotions and Heart Health
Emotions and Heart Health Since ancient times, the heart has been a symbol of our emotions. But, scientists have uncovered a physical link between emotions and heart health. What the research shows Science suggests an association among stress, depression and heart disease. The association however is not completely understood, and more research is needed. Stress may affect risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure. Stress may also affect behaviors that increase risk such as smoking, over...
Efferent Loop Syndrome
Efferent Loop Syndrome What is efferent loop syndrome? Efferent loop syndrome is one of two "loop syndromes" that can happen after some types of gastric surgery. In a loop syndrome, a portion or "limb" of the small intestine becomes blocked. Of the two types of loop syndromes, the other type, afferent loop syndrome, is the more common. Efferent loop syndrome is quite rare. Surgeons have improved gastric surgery, so both types of loop syndromes are now less common. What causes efferent loop syndrome afte...
Everolimus Oral tablet
Everolimus Oral tablet What is this medicine? EVEROLIMUS (eve ROE li mus) decreases the activity of your immune system. Afinitor is used to treat certain types of cancer. Zortress is used for kidney and liver transplant rejection prophylaxis. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food, but always take Zortress the same way. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine...
Eltrombopag Olamine Oral tablet
Eltrombopag Olamine Oral tablet What is this medicine? ELTROMBOPAG (el TROM boe pag) helps your body make more platelets. It is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C infection. It is also used in patients with severe aplastic anemia when other medicines have not worked well enough. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this m...
Etravirine Oral tablet
Etravirine Oral tablet What is this medicine? ETRAVIRINE (E tra VIR een) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. If unable to swallow whole, the tablet may be dispersed in water right before you take it. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this ...
Expectorants with Decongestants and Analgesics Oral tablet
Expectorants with Decongestants and Analgesics Oral tablet What is this medicine? ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It is used to treat fever, aches and pains, and congestion from a cold or the flu. It is also used to treat a dry cough. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the d...
Estradiol Vaginal insert
Estradiol Vaginal insert What is this medicine? ESTRADIOL (es tra DYE ole) vaginal ring is an insert that contains a female hormone. This medicine helps relieve symptoms of vaginal irritation and dryness that occurs in some women during menopause. How should I use this medicine? This medicine may be inserted by you or your physician. Follow the directions that are included with your prescription. If you are unsure how to insert the ring, contact your doctor or health care professional. The vaginal ring ...
Effective Sucking What is effective sucking? During effective, nutritive sucking, your baby uses the structures of his or her mouth to compress the milk sinuses beneath your breast and move milk into the back of his or her throat to swallow. Initially, your baby may seem to suck in rapid bursts to trigger milk let-down, also called the milk-ejection reflex. Once let-down happens, your baby should suck at the rate of about one suck a second. He or she pauses only to take a breath with every few sucks. Cl...
Excessive Hairiness (Hirsutism)
Excessive Hairiness (Hirsutism) What is excessive hairiness? Excessive hairiness, also known as hirsutism, is characterized by abnormal hair growth on areas of skin that are not normally hairy. Although the condition can affect both men and women, it is usually more bothersome to women. What causes excessive hairiness? Excessive hairiness tends to run in families, especially in families of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian descent. The excessive hairiness in children and women may be caused...
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) What is excessive sweating? Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when a person is anxious or has a fever. However, when the condition is chronic, it may be hyperhidrosis or it can signal thyroid problems, low blood sugar, nervous system disorders, or other medical problems. Typically, hyperhidrosis is a benign problem with no clear caus...
Erythema Nodosum What is erythema nodosum? Erythema nodosum is characterized by tender, red bumps, usually found symmetrically on the shins. Up to 55 percent of cases have no clear identifiable cause. Sometimes, erythema nodosum is not a separate disease. Rather, it is a sign of some other infection, disease, or of a sensitivity to a drug. Diseases that can cause erythema nodosum These diseases include: Streptococcal infections Sarcoidosis (inflammation of the lymph nodes and other organs) Coccidioidomy...
Erythema Multiforme What is erythema multiforme? Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder that's considered to be an allergic reaction to medicine or an infection. Symptoms are symmetrical, red, raised skin areas that can appear all over the body. They do seem to be more noticeable on the fingers and toes. These patches often look like "targets" (dark circles with purple-grey centers). The skin condition may happen over and over again, and usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks each time. Most often, this disorde...
Eye Cancer: Statistics
Eye Cancer: Statistics What are statistics? Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your...
Eye Cancer: Introduction
Eye Cancer: Introduction What is cancer? Cancer is when cells in the body change and grow out of control. To help you understand what happens when you have cancer, let's look at how your body works normally. Your body is made up of tiny building blocks called cells. Normal cells grow when your body needs them, and die when your body does not need them any longer. Cancer is made up of abnormal cells that grow even though your body doesn't need them. In most cancers, the abnormal cells grow to form a lump...
Eye Cancer: Treatment Choices
Eye Cancer: Treatment Choices The treatment choices for eye cancer depend on the size and location of the tumor, the results of lab tests, and the stage or extent of the disease. Your healthcare provider also considers the your age and general health when deciding on a treatment plan. Your healthcare provider will likely try to save your sight when thinking about different treatment options. You may have questions and concerns about your treatment options. You may also want to know how you’ll feel and f...
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches Ingredients 4 eggplant slices, each 3/4-inch thick 1/4 cup no-cholesterol egg substitute 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons grated fat-free Parmesan cheese Vegetable cooking spray 4 ounces fat-free mozzarella cheese, sliced 2 roasted red peppers, cut into halves 4 Italian rolls or hoagie buns, toasted 2 cups tomato pasta sauce Directions Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in bowl. Dip eggplant slices in egg substitute, then coat generously with the breadcrumbs and ...
EPA Other name(s): eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-3 oil(s) General description Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid. It’s found in fish oils. These include cod liver oil and haddock oil. Medically valid uses EPA changes lipid metabolism. It also lowers harmful lipid levels in the bloodstream. It reduces the damage lipids cause on the lining of the blood vessels. EPA also reduces overproduction of cells that line the blood vessels. This is...
Elderberry Botanical name(s): Sambucus canadensis, S. nigra, S. racemosa, S. ebulus. Family: Caprifoliaceae Other name(s): black elder, European elder, elder flower, sambucas General description The juice from the berries of the elder tree is used to treat many issues. It’s mostly used for rheumatic pains. Elderberry is also used to treat colds and the flu. Elderberry contains naturally occurring antioxidants and vitamin C. It also contains phenolic compounds, such as flavonoids. These are believed to b...
Echinacea Botanical name(s): Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida. Family: Asteraceae Other name(s): black sampson, purple coneflower, rudbeckia, sampson root General description Echinacea is a flowering plant. It comes from North America. It’s also known as purple coneflower. The plant is harvested at flowering time. The roots are the only part of the plant that isn't used. Echinacea refers to a mix of two plants that exert pharmacological activity. They include E. angustifolia and E. purpur...
Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say
Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staying slim throughout your life might lower your risk of developing at least eight types of cancer, an international cancer research group says. Those include cancers of the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, ovary and thyroid. The list also includes a form of brain cancer known as meningioma, as well as a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. What's more, the latest research builds...
Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study
Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine screening for the disease, researchers report. The screening involves a blood test that identifies levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen), a protein produced by the prostate gland. That test can determine when cancer exists, but it often w...
Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say
Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you exercise regularly, too much sitting can still be bad for your heart, a leading cardiologists' group warns. The American Heart Association (AHA) also says that too many people are spending far too much time on chairs and sofas, period. "Based on existing evidence, we found that U.S. adults are sedentary for about six to eight hours a day," said Deborah Rohm Young, chair of the AHA pane...
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time ever, high blood pressure rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, researchers say. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, and the leading preventable cause of premature death and disability worldwide. This study of 2010 data from 90 countries found that 31 percent of adults worldwide (1.39 billion) had high blood p...
Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches of skin and intense itchiness, affects an estimated one-quarter of children in the United States. And, as many as seven million adults also have eczema, Dr. Jonathan Silverberg said in an American Academy of Dermatology news re...
E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study
E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds. The findings could be important to both makers of e-cigarettes and regulators who want to reduce the health threat posed by the devices, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. "Advocates of e-cigarette...
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the researchers found. Consuming even small amounts of liquid nicotine can harm a child, the scientists said. "Mislabeling of nicotine in e-liquids exposes the user to the harmful effects of nicotine," ...
Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts
Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests. "The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being and freedom from chronic disease in the second half of our lives," said Dr. Erin Michos, an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. ...
Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado kids younger than 10 who fell ill after being exposed to pot, researchers found. Edible products -- cannabis-laced...
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health. New research suggests that heart attack survivors with higher levels of education appear less likely to develop heart failure. Heart failure is a serious complication of heart attack that significantly increases the risk of death, study author Gerhard Sulo said in a Eu...
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds. "If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and will be less likely to develop breast cancer and less likely to develop diabetes," said study leader Dr. Hanna Bloomfield. She is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and asso...
Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy
Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds. "It's important to reduce obesity-related pregnancy complications because they can have long-term consequences for both the mother and her child," study leader Dr. Trine Moholdt, from the Norwegian University of Sc...
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous research. But, U.S. experts said the new study is notable because of the large number of study participants -- nearly 1 million -- and the length of follow-up, which was up to 22 years. The study...
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later? THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an unexpected benefit: less chance of obesity when they are teens. So suggests research that compared preschoolers who went to bed at 8 p.m. with same-age kids who had later bedtimes. A team at the Ohio State University College of Public Health found that a bedtime just one hour later seemed to double the likelihood that young children will be obese tee...
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