Publication: MedicineNet.com

First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it.Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay.The American Academy of Pediatrics says diaper rash can be triggered by:Excessive moisture in or near the diaper. ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

(HealthDay News) -- Before taking baby for a walk, make sure your stroller is safe and your baby is well protected.The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety precautions:Make sure any bumpers or toys are securely fastened so they don't fall ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Health Highlights: April 16, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:E-Cigarettes Caused Cancerous Changes in Lung Cells: StudyNicotine-saturated vapor from an electronic cigarette caused cancerous changes in human lung ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls

(HealthDay News) -- Stairways and falling down seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are things you can do to help keep you on your toes.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these stairway safety tips:Never let clutter pile up on stairs. ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

(HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report."We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood]," said study co-author ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

(HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.This season's flu virus didn't reach those pandemic ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

(HealthDay News) -- Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.The same is true for Tiger, Asiatic, Day and Japanese Show lilies, said Dr. Melanie McLean, a veterinarian at the U.S. Food ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Health Secretary to Confront Health Care-Reform

(HealthDay News) -- With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the -- the Obama administration's chief domestic policy initiative -- will get a fresh face.But turning around public perception of the controversial ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Health Highlights: April 14, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:Steep Rise in Narcotic Painkiller Prescriptions For Pregnant WomenA growing number of pregnant women in the United States are being prescribed powerful ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

-- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the , a White House official said Thursday.Sebelius quit her cabinet post just one week after the end of the ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power

(HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.But there's a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 11 2014]
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...what makes this organism tick," study co-author Dr JohnJohn Perfect, a professor of medicine at Duke University, said in a university news release. "By having a carefully annotated genome of H99, we can investigate how this and similar organisms can change and mutate and begin to understand why they aren't easily killed by antifungal medications."
"There is a lot that we don't know about e-cigarettes, and one concern is that some of the substances within e-cigarettes could contribute to negative health effects" he told The Times
"Lots of people still don't understand key features of what's available [through the health-reform law]" such as subsidies for middle- and lower-income individuals, Hirth said
Dr. Joanne Mortimer, director of women's cancer programs at the CityCity of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Duarte, Calif., said, "There is reason to be optimistic, and to study this further."

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Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 17 2014]
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 17 2014]
Health Highlights: April 16, 2014 [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 16 2014]
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
Health Secretary to Confront Health Care-Reform [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 15 2014]
Health Highlights: April 14, 2014 [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 14 2014]
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 11 2014]
Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's B... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 11 2014]
Health Tip: Be a Safe Patient [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 11 2014]
Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Healt... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 10 2014]
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' He... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 10 2014]
Health Highlights: April 10, 2014 [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 10 2014]
Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 09 2014]
Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 08 2014]
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Health Highlights: April 8, 2014 [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 08 2014]
Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 08 2014]
Health Tip: Confused About Healthy Eating? [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 08 2014]
Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Eff... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 06 2014]
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 04 2014]
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 04 2014]
Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrho... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 03 2014]
FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription ... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 03 2014]
How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain,... [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 03 2014]
Hair Loss Treatments in the Pipeline [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 01 2014]
Popular Kids May Be Targets for Bullying: Study [Published MedicineNet.com - Apr 01 2014]
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