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parkinsons disease

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, new British research suggests. The finding of a link followed the tracking of Parkinson’s diagnoses among millions of diabetic and non-diabetic patients who use the National Health Service…

It All Starts With HYGENE Many types of infections can be prevented with healthy pregnancy behaviors. Use the acronym word “HYGIENE” to help you make these behaviors routine! Handwashing helpsYes to Prenatal CareGood food prepared safelyImmunizationsEvade others’ bodily fluidsNo to unnecessary invasive proceduresEnvironmental precautions Download Hygiene Companion Handout What is group B streptococcus in babies?…

heart health

Finding ways to improve your overall psychological outlook may have a positive effect on your heart, according to a recent review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Positive people fared better in many components of heart health The review looked at how mental well-being affects the seven components of heart health, as…

stroke risk

(HealthDay News) — People born with a hole in their heart face an increased risk for stroke after surgery, a new study finds. This common type of birth defect — known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) — is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close after birth. “We already…

Low Carb Diets Boost Risk

(HealthDay News) — Having a baby? Case studies suggest don’t skimp on carbs! Low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and other weight loss diets may have adverse effects to your baby during pregnancy according to recent research. Following a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with…

defects

(HealthDay News) — Women who have a baby with a congenital heart defect may face a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1 million women, those who’d given birth to a baby with a heart defect were up to 43 percent more likely to…

hpv cervical cancer awareness month

(HealthDay News) — Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test. The DNA-based HPV test is highly accurate in detecting 14 high-risk strains of…

cervical cancer

The Pap test has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening. It involves checking a sample of cervical cells for abnormalities that could lead to cancer. More recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV) test has become available, which checks the same cells for strains of HPV that may develop into cancer. A new study…

safety

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the ED.

8 tips for a healthy winter

Winter can be the season for indulging in cookies and hibernating on the couch. Or it can be the season for savoring a bowl of vegetable soup and taking a walk in your coziest jacket. The choice is yours. If you like the sound of the second option, here are some tips to help you…

flu shot

To avoid being sidelined by a flu bug this year, there’s one simple step you can take: Get a flu shot. Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is the single best way to keep the virus away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the time to get your shot is now—before…

Neurogenic bladder means the bladder doesn’t work normally because of nerve damage. It causes a child to have problems with holding or releasing urine. The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the right time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to…

provider

Your healthcare provider is trained to look at the human body to help find problems. When your provider presses on your belly, he or she may get major clues to possible problems. This exam with the hands gives healthcare providers information about important parts of the body. These are the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, stomach, pancreas, bladder, gallbladder,…

E. coli

November 26, 2018 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, are also coordinating…

bladder problem

Your bladder isn’t the most exciting organ in your body, but it’s certainly an important one. And it makes sure to remind you of that fact several times each day. After urine is made by your kidneys, it travels to your bladder. This hollow organ is located low in your abdomen, between your pelvic bones….