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Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level...
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH, GHD, arginine, insulin tolerance test or insulin-induced hypoglycemia, clonidine, L-dopa, glucagon, growth-hormone-releasing hormone, GHRH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. M...
Growth Hormone (Blood)
Growth Hormone (Blood) Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults feel and look, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level. Specialists h...
Growth Hormone Antibody
Growth Hormone Antibody Does this test have other names? Anti-human GH antibodies, growth hormone neutralizing antibodies What is this test? This test looks for growth hormone (GH) antibodies in your blood. GH is used to manage height issues linked to a growth hormone deficiency (GHD). If your body makes GH antibodies in response to GH treatment, the treatment may not work the way it should. Why do I need this test? You might have this test if your healthcare provider suspects that your GH treatment isn...
Gram Stain Does this test have other names? Gram stain procedure What is this test? This test looks at bodily fluids to find out whether you have a bacterial infection—and if so, which kind. A gram stain can be used on sputum, blood, urine, and the fluid in your spine and joints. If you have a bacterial infection, your fluid sample will have bacteria in it that are either gram-positive or gram-negative. Either can cause illness. The gram stain test will cause the bacteria to turn certain colors. This wi...
Gonorrhea (Urine) Does this test have other names? Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. gonorrhoeae What is this test? This urine test helps find out whether you are infected with gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Symptoms of gonorrhea may be mild at first, but the infection can be serious if not treated. It can damage organs, cause infertility in women and some men, and even lead to a life-threatening bacterial infection. Cases of gonorrhea have declined in the U.S. in recent ye...
Gonorrhea Culture (DNA Probe)
Gonorrhea Culture (DNA Probe) Does this test have other names? Nucleic acid hybridization test, DNA probe test, molecular probe test What is this test? This test looks for DNA of gonorrhea bacteria in a sample of bodily fluid. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by N. gonorrhoeae. This test is done on the body fluids collected from the affected areas. These are mostly the cervix, urethra, penis, or rectum. The samples are sent to a special lab where millions of copies of the DNA are...
Gonorrhea Culture (Discharge)
Gonorrhea Culture (Discharge) Does this test have other names? GC, STD culture, culture of the cervix, urethra, and anus What is this test? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium N. gonorrhoeae. These bacteria often thrive in moist areas of the reproductive tract. But they can also grow in the eyes, mouth and throat, or anus. This test uses body fluids from the affected areas as the sample. These areas are often the cervix, urethra, penis, or rectum. Lab technicians th...
Glucose (Urine) Does this test have other names? Urine glucose What is this test? A urine glucose test is used to indirectly determine whether your levels of glucose, or blood sugar, are within a healthy range. It's used to monitor both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If your blood glucose rises above normal, your kidneys get rid of the extra glucose in your urine. That's why a urine glucose test may be able to determine whether your blood glucose is too high. Although easier to perform than a blood test, a...
Glucose Tolerance Does this test have other names? Oral glucose tolerance test, OGTT What is this test? An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is used to screen for diabetes or prediabetes. To start the test, you have a blood glucose test done. Then you will drink a liquid rich in glucose, or sugar. For the next two to three hours, your healthcare provider will draw your blood to check your blood glucose levels and determine your risk for diabetes, prediabetes, or gestational diabetes. In rare instances,...
Glucose (CSF) Does this test have other names? CSF glucose What is this test? This test measures the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, in your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. People with serious infections that have reached the brain or spinal cord usually have lower glucose levels in their CSF than healthy people do. This test is usually part of an overall look at CSF to help diagnose a central nervous system disorder or infection. Normally, your brain is...
Glucose (Blood) Does this test have other names? Blood sugar, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), random plasma glucose What is this test? A blood glucose test is a blood test that tells you if your level of glucose, or blood sugar, is within a healthy range. Fasting plasma glucose, or FPG, is a common test used to diagnose and monitor diabetes or prediabetes. Why do I need this test? A healthcare provider may recommend a blood glucose test if you have symptoms of diab...
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Glomerular Filtration Rate Does this test have other names? GFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate, EGFR What is this test? This is either a blood test or a urine test that looks for changes in how your kidneys function. Your kidneys have tiny filters called glomeruli. The filters help remove waste from your blood. Your glomerular filtration rate is the rate at which your blood is filtered each minute. A glomerular filtration rate can be estimated with great accuracy, based on your weight and age. Th...
Giardia Antigen (Stool)
Giardia Antigen (Stool) Does this test have other names? Stool antigen test What is this test? This is a stool sample test to look for the parasite Giardia intestinalis , which causes an infection of the small bowel called giardiasis or travelers' diarrhea. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, belly (abdominal) cramps, dehydration, and vague feelings of discomfort. Giardiasis outbreaks are common in daycare centers and among people who travel internationally. Why do I need this test? You might n...
Gastrin Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of gastrin in your blood. Gastrin is a hormone made by G cells in the lower part of your stomach. It controls the release of gastric acid by other cells in the stomach when you eat. You need gastric acid to break down your food, but too much gastric acid can cause stomach problems. Why do I need this test? If you have recurrent peptic ulcers, you may have this test to determine whether you also have Zollinger-E...
Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase Does this test have other names? GGTP, gamma-glutamyl transferase, GGT What is this test? This test looks for an enzyme, or protein, called gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) in your blood. GGT is found in liver cells. This test helps your doctor look for possible damage to your liver or its ducts. It can also help tell the difference between liver and bone disease if your results from a different blood test called alkaline phosphatase are abnormal. Why do I need this test...
Galactosemia Does this test have other names? Galactosemia newborn screen, quantitative erythrocyte galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) analysis What is this test? This test looks for enzymes in the red blood cells in your child's blood. Galactosemia is a rare inherited disorder that keeps the body from breaking down a simple sugar called galactose. Galactose is found in lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in many kinds of foods and in all dairy products. Normally when you eat something that ...
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Does this test have other names? glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [de-hy-DRAW-jen-aze] deficiency, G6PD deficiency, G6PDD What is this test? This is a blood test to find out whether you have low amounts of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Experts estimate that 400 million people worldwide have a G6PD deficiency. This enzyme deficiency is a genetic disorder that affects mostly males. A mutation in the G6PD gene causes the red blood cells to break down...
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood)
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood) Does this test have other names? Genetic test for cystic fibrosis What is this test? This is a blood test that screens newborn babies for cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common genetic diseases in the U.S. Most cases of CF are diagnosed in babies before their first birthday. CF is a potentially life-threatening condition in which your glands secrete abnormally thick mucus that harms different systems in your body, including the airways and panc...
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children Hyperthyroidism is a disease in which the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs. Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge This hormone helps control metabolism, the speed at which the body carries out processes like heartbeats. When the body has too much thyroid hormone, the excess can cause these processes to speed up, leading to symptoms like nervousness and weight loss. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the U.S. is an autoimmune d...
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery What is gastric sleeve surgery? Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. (It is also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy.) Why might I need gastric sleeve surgery? Your healthcare provider may recommend this procedure if you have severe health problems related to obesity. Gastric sleeve surgery restricts your food intake, which leads to weight loss. It’s often performed before you undergo a more complex and riskier weight-loss ...
Gallbladder Cancer: Radiation Therapy
Gall Bladder Cancer: Radiation Therapy What is radiation therapy? Radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer that uses rays of energy. A machine directs the rays of energy to the area of cancer. Radiation therapy is also called radiotherapy. Its goal is to kill or shrink cancer cells. If you have gallbladder cancer, your doctor may advise radiation therapy as part of your treatment. When radiation therapy may be used Radiation can be used before surgery to try to shrink the size of a tumor. This may ma...
Glycogen Storage Disease in Children
Glycogen Storage Disease in Children What is glycogen storage disease? Glycogen storage disease (GSD) is a rare condition that changes the way the body uses and stores glycogen, a form of sugar or glucose. Glycogen is a main source of energy for the body. Glycogen is stored in the liver. When the body needs more energy, certain proteins called enzymes break down glycogen into glucose. They send the glucose out into the body. When someone has GSD, they are missing one of the enzymes that breaks down glyc...
Gliomas Glioma is a term that is used to describe a group of tumors that arise from the glial cells in the brain. These cells support the function of the other main brain cell type — the neuron. Gliomas usually happen in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. These are the largest, outermost part of the brain that controls many functions including movement, speech, thinking, and emotions. But they can also affect the brain stem, the lower part of the brain that controls functions like breathing, blood p...
Gaucher Disease What is Gaucher disease? Gaucher disease is a rare genetic disorder passed down from parents to children (inherited). When you have Gaucher disease, you are missing an enzyme that breaks down fatty substances called lipids. Lipids start to build up in certain organs such as your spleen and liver. This can cause many different symptoms. Your spleen and liver may get very large and stop working normally. The disease can also affect your lungs, brain, eyes, and bones. There are 3 types of G...
Gangrene What is gangrene? Gangrene is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition that happens when the blood flow to a large area of tissue is cut off. This causes the tissue to breakdown and die. Although gangrene often turns the affected skin a greenish-black color, the word gangrene is not related to green, but rather to the condition itself. It comes from Greek and Latin words for a gnawing sore or decayed tissue. What causes gangrene? Gangrene happens when blood supply to certain tissues is stopp...
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues People of any sexual orientation can face health problems. But people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don't always see a healthcare provider when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a healthcare provider who is uninformed. Here are some health issues you should be aware of and talk about with your healthcare provider. Hormone issu...
Golimumab Solution for injection
Golimumab Solution for injection What is this medicine? GOLIMUMAB (goe LIM ue mab) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. More information is available by calling 1-888-222-3771. It is...
Granisetron Hydrochloride Transdermal Patch - 24 hour
Granisetron Hydrochloride Transdermal Patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is an antiemetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply the patch to an area of the upper, outer arm that is clean and dry. Avoid injured, irritated, calloused, or scarred areas. Use a different site each time to prevent skin irritation. Do not cu...
Gentamicin Sulfate, Sodium Chloride Solution for injection
Gentamicin Sulfate, Sodium Chloride Solution for injection What is this medicine? GENTAMICIN (jen ta MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medici...
Granuloma Annulare What is granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare is a benign skin condition characterized by small, raised bumps that form a ring with a normal or sunken center. The cause of granuloma annulare is unknown and it is found in patients of all ages. The condition tends to be seen in otherwise healthy people. Sometimes it is associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. What are the symptoms of granuloma annulare? The following are the most common signs or symptoms of granuloma annulare. Howe...
Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis
Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis What is generalized exfoliative dermatitis? Generalized exfoliative dermatitis, or erythroderma, is a severe inflammation of the entire skin surface. This is due to a reaction to certain medicines, a pre-existing skin condition, and sometimes cancer. In approximately 25% of people, there is no identifiable cause. It is characterized by redness and scaling of the skin that begins in patches and spreads. The skin begins to slough off. This leads to problems with temperat...
Ginger Shrimp Open-Faced Sandwiches
Ginger Shrimp Open-Faced Sandwiches Ingredients 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce 24 cooked medium shrimp (about 1/2 pound) 4 scallions, trimmed and washed 24 grape tomatoes 24 slices whole-wheat cocktail bread Directions In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, ginger, and soy sauce. Set aside. Slice shrimp lengthwise. Chop scallions into rings. Halve grape tomatoes lengthwise. Spread ginger-soy cream cheese on mini-bread slices...
Go Swiss with Rosti
Go Swiss with Rosti (Gluten-free) Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese. Here is a lower calorie version of the dish. Ingredients 1 medium baked or steamed potato, chilled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion Salt and pepper to taste Directions Shred the potato on a large-holed grater. Heat oil in a small frying pan on medium heat. Add chopped onion and shredded potato. Form into a cake and let co...
Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich
Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 eggplant (about a pound) 2 small zucchini 2 medium red potatoes 1 large, sweet onion (Vidalia, Spanish, or red) 1 red or yellow bell pepper 4 plum tomatoes 4 tablespoons feta cheese (about 4 ounces) Fresh oregano to taste 4 thick slices of a dense, crusty bread Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Wash and cut eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and onion into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. Slice pepper into 1/2-inch strips. Halve the tomatoes. Lightl...
Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Garlic Whipped Potatoes (Gluten-free) Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon gold or other thin-skinned potatoes (about 6 small to medium potatoes) 6 cloves garlic 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream Directions Wash potatoes and cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes, leaving skin on. Smash fresh garlic cloves with the side of a chef's knife--the papery skin will come off easily. Put potatoes and garlic in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Turn down to medium heat and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain po...
Garlic Walnut Sauce
Garlic Walnut Sauce (Gluten-free, Gout-friendly) Ingredients 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup fresh parsley, loosely packed 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon walnut or olive oil 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese Directions Put ingredients in a blender or small food processor. Puree about 30 seconds on high. Add water to desired consistency. Serve as a sauce for meat, fish, fowl, or pasta. You can also use it as a spread for crackers or bread. Makes 1/2 cup Each tablespoon serving contain...
Grilled Salmon Steaks
Grilled Salmon Steaks (Gluten-free, Gout-friendly) Ingredients 2 salmon steaks, about 6 ounces each 2 tablespoons dipping sauce 1 teaspoon cooking oil Directions Heat grill to hot and rub grids with cooking oil. Baste steaks with sauce. Cook 5 minutes. Turn once and baste again. Cook 5 minutes more. Fish should be opaque throughout (145°F internal temperature). Serves 2 Each serving contains about 295 calories, 31 g protein, 17 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, and 343 mg sodium. This recipe is gout-...
Gingered Rice Pudding
Gingered Rice Pudding (Gluten-free, Gout-friendly) Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup brown rice 1-1/2 cups 1% milk 1 cup artificial sweetener 1 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped 1 cup whipped cream Orange slices, optional Directions Bring water and rice to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 30 minutes. Add 1 cup milk and continue cooking for 15 minutes, or until milk is absorbed. Turn off heat. Add final 1/2 cup milk. Stir in artificial sweetener and ginger. Let ...
Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken
Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken Fresh sage and rosemary impart a different flavor to grilled chicken. Tomato halves and corn on the cob can grill along with the chicken. Ingredients 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each) 6 lemon slices, cut in half (optional) Fresh sage leaves (optional) Marinade 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. grated lemon zest ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup chopped fresh sage leaves 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried, crushed 2 or 3 medium garlic cloves, minced...
Ginger Grilled Pork
Ginger Grilled Pork Ingredients 2 pork tenderloin fillets (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 2 teaspoons coarse ground pepper Marinade ingredients 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, chopped Directions Mix marinade ingredients in plastic container or sealable plastic bag big enough to hold tenderloin fillets. Coat fillets well and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. When ready to cook, pat dry with paper towel and encrust with coarse pepper. Cook on hot...
Goldenseal Botanical name(s): Hydrastis canadensis. Family: Ranunculaceae Other name(s): golden seal, yellow root General description Goldenseal is a perennial herb. It’s native to North America. The roots and rhizome are the parts that are used. Goldenseal contains the alkaloids hydrastine and berberine. These have weak antiseptic properties. These parts may help fight bacteria-induced diarrhea. You shouldn’t take goldenseal during pregnancy. This is because it may cause uterine contractions. In the pa...
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract Botanical name(s): Vitis vinifera Other name(s): oligomeric proanthocyanidins, OPC, pycnogenol General description The grape has a long history of medicinal uses. Ancient Egyptians treated asthma with grapes. More recently, sap from grape branches was used to treat skin issues and scrapes. Modern medicine has found benefits in grape seeds and red wines. Research suggests that wine has protective ingredients. These include resveratrol and certain tannins. Proanthocyanidin, a compound f...
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract Botanical name(s): Camellia sinensis. Family: Theaceae Other name(s): green tea, Chinese tea, green sencha tea, Japanese tea, Yame tea General description Green tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis. Black tea, green tea, and Oolong tea are all made from different types of the same plant. The teas are made using different processing methods. Green tea extract contains polyphenols. These include the most active one, epigallocatechin gallate. Green tea and Oolong tea have the highes...
Glycine Other name(s): aminoacetic acid Unsubstantiated claims Please note that this section reports on claims that have not yet been substantiated through scientific studies. Glycine may help treat schizophrenia. But studies are conflicting. Taking glycine by mouth may reduce symptoms of the condition in people who are resistant to conventional medicines. Glycine may also help reduce pain and improve healing of leg ulcers. Applying a cream that contains glycine, l-cysteine, and dl-threonine may work. G...
Glucosamine Other name(s): chitosamine, 2-amino-2deoxy-D-glucose General description Glucosamine is a natural substance. It may ease symptoms of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is found in chitin. This is the fibrous material that makes up the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects. It’s also found in mucoproteins and mucopolysaccharides. These are made by many animals. Medically valid uses A long-term clinical trial found that glucosamine, when taken with chondroitin, decreased knee pain in people with mod...
Glutamic Acid Other name(s): a-aminoglutaric acid Reported uses Glutamic acid is often used to treat hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria. Unsubstantiated claims Please note that this section reports on claims that have not yet been substantiated through studies. Glutamic acid may treat personality and childhood behavioral issues. It may also aid in epilepsy and muscular dystrophy. It may also treat intellectual disorders. Glutamic acid may be used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people with diab...
Ginseng Botanical name(s): Panax ginseng, Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng, an endangered species), Panax repens. Family: Araliaceae Other name(s): American ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Korean ginseng, man-root, Schinsent General description Ginseng is a popular herb. A common name for ginseng is "man-root". This is due to its humanoid appearance. This means that it has benefits for the whole body. The medicinal part is made of the dried main and lateral root and root hairs. Ginseng commonly refers to...
Ginkgo Biloba Botanical name(s): Ginkgo biloba. Family: Ginkgoaceae Other name(s): maidenhair tree General description Ginkgo biloba is an herb. It’s extracted from the dried leaves and seeds of the tree. It’s been sold in the U.S. with claims of enhancing memory and mental sharpness. Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) contains flavonoids. It also contains terpenes, specifically ginkgolides A, B, and C. GBE is used to treat cerebral insufficiency. This causes trouble with memory, dizziness, tinnitus, anxiety, ...
Ginger Botanical name(s): Zingiber officiale Roscoe. Family: Zingiberaceae Other name(s): gingerroot, zingiberis rhizoma General description Ginger is a perennial plant. It has grass-like leaves. Ginger, the spice, is made from the root of the ginger plant. It’s been used for more than 2,500 years. The root contains essential oils and resins. These give ginger its characteristic odor and spicy flavor. They’re also responsible for its medicinal uses. Ginger has active ingredients called gingerols. This i...
Garlic Botanical name(s): Allium sativum. Family: Liliaceae General description Garlic consists of fresh or dried bulbs of the botanical plant Allium sativum. It’s cultivated worldwide. The bulb or clove is the part of the plant that’s used most often. But sometimes garlic oil is used. Garlic is best stored hung in plaits in a dry place. Garlic contains alliin. When this is ground, it makes the strong-smelling, potent antibacterial agent allicin. Garlic may have antibacterial features. It’s also said to...
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A quick genetic test might one day help doctors determine within hours whether a baby's fever is from a virus or a serious bacterial infection. "Doctors have great difficulty in distinguishing whether a child with a high fever has a bacterial or viral infection on clinical features alone," said Dr. Michael Levin. He is a professor of pediatrics and international child health at Imperial College London in England. "As ...
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found those with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease over the next few decades. Gallstones and heart disease share some of the same risk factors -- such as obesit...
Granddaddy of Sharks May Live to 400
Granddaddy of Sharks May Live to 400 MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's entirely possible that a very old shark native to Arctic waters was alive and swimming soon after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Using carbon dating techniques usually reserved for archaeology, researchers now estimate that a large Greenland shark was up to 392 years of age when it died -- the longest lifespan of any vertebrate on Earth. At the lower end of lifespan estimates, the shark might be 272 years of age -...
Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC
Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are much more likely to be victims of physical and sexual violence and bullying, and more needs to be done to protect them, a new U.S. government study says. "These tragic disparities call for accelerated action by public health and education agencies, communities, and families to protect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth," said Dr. Jonathan Me...
Giving Brings a Health Dividend
Giving Brings a Health Dividend TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When older people devote time and effort in volunteering, better health may be their reward, new research suggests. In a large British study, among those 40 and older, volunteering was associated with good mental health and emotional well-being. But no such link was seen among those younger than 40, the researchers said. "Volunteering might provide those groups with greater opportunities for beneficial activities and social contac...
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk? TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests. The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly equivalent to the person spending an extra 21 years in the sun. "It has been known for a while that a person with red hair has an increased likelihood of developing skin cancer, but this is...
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists appears to be advancing knowledge about the genetic factors contributing to type 2 diabetes. The researchers say they have also identified more than 12 genes that directly increase risk for the condition. "Our study has taken us to the most complete understanding yet of the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes," said the study's co-senior author, Michael Boehnke. He is direct...
Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults
Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations linked to Alzheimer's, developed worse memory over time and had a smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain associated with memory and emotion, the researchers found. "This implies that genetic risk ...
Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition that continues to baffle doctors -- may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria -- sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. "Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a different profile of bacterial species in their gut microbiome than healthy individuals," said the study's senior author, Maureen Hanson. She's a professor of molecular biology an...
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