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  • System to quickly alert state healthcare providers about disease outbreaks

    System to quickly alert state healthcare providers about disease outbreaks
    The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday they would implement a new alert system, which will communicate urgent public health messages to healthcare providers statewide. “As demonstrated by the several public health emergencies...
  • Gastric bypass and alcohol: mix with caution

    Alcohol can be a minefield for anyone trying to lose weight. But for bariatric surgery patients, drinking can become increasingly problematic, a new study has found. Changes in the way the body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol after gastric bypass mean...
  • Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?

    Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?
    A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" --  confront researchers with...
  • Botox gets FDA nod for chronic migraine

    Botox gets FDA nod for chronic migraine
    The makers of the miracle toxin that erases frown lines by paralyzing facial muscles won the Food and Drug Administration's blessing on Friday to market Botox for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. The FDA's decision expands the potential...
  • Weight-loss surgery surges among California kids, especially white girls

    A study of bariatric surgery on California adolescents shows that growing numbers of families are opting for a surgical solution to their children's obesity. But a study on trends in bariatric surgery among those under 21 shows that, in this population, ...
  • Obama in 'excellent health' -- and tobacco-free

    Obama in 'excellent health' -- and tobacco-free
    Much as he complains about his gray hair and job stress, President Obama seems to be getting healthier as his term grinds along. Obama's physician reported Monday that the president is in "excellent health." His cholesterol count is down, his lungs...
  • Sprinkle the pounds away: Does that make any Sensa?

     
    I don???t believe in fad diets or gimmicks for long-term weight management. There are only so many grapefruits or bowls of cereal you can eat before you get bored and give up. So when I see infomercials touting the latest......
  • Report: Salvia sales up after Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video

     
    In the wake of a video showing Miley Cyrus smoking a bong, sales of salvia divinorum jumped at some Los Angeles-area head shops, according to TMZ, which spoke to several of the legal outlets over the weekend. Sources told the......
  • Fogging up sunscreen safety

     
    The good folks at WebMD have a report that brings together two items that are near and dear to my heart: protecting your skin during the warm months and confusing, conflicting medical news. What could be confusing about preventing sunburns? It turns out,...
  • Burying the dead

     
    The pyramid, a structure we associate with the burial places for the great pharoahs, itself will see entombment this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 2 will unveil its new "food plate," a replacement for the USDA's food pyramid. The USDA...
  • So you think your dog is hypoallergenic?

     
    Allergy sufferers who love dogs for years have turned to breeds such as the Portugese Water Dog, because they were believed to not shed like most other breeds. New research published in The American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy says think again....
  • Death by sitcom

     
    Can too much "Survivor" make you a goner? Will watching "Six Feet Under" do just what it says? In an intriguing piece of research, some scientists down under studying the widely known ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle have put a number on it. The...