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Last UpDate 6-29-18

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Ambient Workplace Noise: How Large a Threat?  
Is your noisy working environment hurting you?

Novel Drug Therapy Partially Restores Hearing In Mice  
NIH and Iowa researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of inherited form of human deafness.

Psychotherapeutic Intervention Shows Promise for treating Depression in Preschool-aged Children  
NIH: A therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted & used as an effective treatment option for early childhood depression.

Wanted: Innovative Products for Treating Opioid Use Disorder  
FDA takes new steps to further opioid treatment progress.

FDA Moves To Make Caffeine Products Safer  
The agency issued a new guidance to clarify that dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are considered unlawful when sold in bulk quantities directly to consumers.

Trial of a Universal Influenza Vaccine Begins  
A Phase 2 clinical trial of a universal vaccine to protect against multiple influenza strains has begun in the U.S.

New Data Sheds Light on Violent Deaths  
Report highlights from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System.

Understanding the Common Cold  
Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Here's what you need to know.

Direct-to-Patient Mammogram Results Is The Law!  
The Mammography Quality Standards Act requires facilities to send each patient a written summary of the mammography report in laymen's terms!

Protecting Infants from Whooping Cough  
Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. Learn how to protect your infant.

Women: Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease!  
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women reports the CDC.

Preventing Teen Dating Violence  
Strategies, advice & resources from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: 1990-2015 Trends  
Article chronicles national and state trends. [Brief]

Reproductive Surveillance Report Released  
CDC releases state-specific assisted reproductive technology surveillance report. [Brief]

SU9516 May Treat Muscular Dystrophy  
Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy.

NIH Study: Glutamine Suppresses Herpes in Mice & Guinea Pigs  
Results suggest possible new treatment approach.

New Meds For Obesity?  
NIH discovery in mice could lead to new class of medications to fight mid-life obesity.

Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Trial Begins  
The clinical trial is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers.

Cracking Memory Codes  
Studies of epilepsy patients uncover clues to how the brain remembers.

Fetal Growth Regulator Discovered  
NIH researchers identify key regulator of fetal growth in mice.

5 Tips for Women with Gestational Diabetes  
5 Simple steps can help, a lot!

Protein Appetite Circut Discovered  
Fly brain circuts responsible for regulating protein appetite identified.

Hepatitis C Infections Triple  
Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease reported to CDC, killing nearly 20,000 Americans annually.

Tattoo Safety Examined  
What you need to consider before getting a tattoo.

Firefighters And Hypertension  
Study finds link between career firefighting and high blood pressure.

Scientists Discover Parasite Treatment  
International scientific teams find potential approach against parasites.

Big ALS Research Discovery Made  
Scientists discover urinary biomarker that may help track ALS.

Proper Maternal Folate Levels May Reduce Child Obesity Risk  
NIH-funded study suggests an optimal level for pregnant women, particularly those who are obese.

New Method To Help Stroke Victims  
New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke.

Opioid Use & Opioid Use Disorder Doubles in 10 Years  
Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013.

PCOS & Adrenal Disorder  
NIH researchers discovered association between the two maladies.

NIH Launches Large ZIKA & Pregnancy Study  
International effort to enroll approximately 10,000 women.

Manufactured Stem Cells Aid Clinical Research  
Clinical-grade cell line will enable development of new therapies and accelerate early-stage clinical research.

Genetic Link To Educational Success Found  
NIH-funded study examines genetic influences on behavior.

ADHD Misdiagnosis  
Rare cancers may masquerade as ADHD in children, NIH researchers suggest.

Doctors Encouraged to Screen for AUD  
Primary care physicians are encouraged to screen adolescents for alcohol problems, yet many do not, citing time constraints and other issues.

Arsenic And Babies  
FDA proposes limit for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.

Peanut Allergy Prevention  
NIH-funded study suggests early peanut consumption will offer lasting protection.

Marijuana Use Disorder is Common and Often Untreated.  
Survey shows marijuana use disorder linked to substance use/mental disorders and disability.

Vaginal Ring Provides Partial HIV Protection.  
NIH-funded study finds protective effect strongest in women over age 25.

NIH Cautions of a Link between Hypertension and Brain Health.  
Mind Your Risks raises awareness of the link between high blood pressure and cognitive impairment.

NIH Deploys New Photon-counting CT Scanner.
Uses new photon-counting CT scanner in patients for the first time.

HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines.
New dietary guidelines encourage healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases.

Cancer Drug Target Visualized at Atomic Resolution.
New study using cryo-electron microscopy shows how potential drugs could inhibit cancer.

Send an E-Card For Health
The NIA hopes you'll reach out and touch someone!

New Phone App Screens for Childhood Autism.
Might also reveal signs of PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury.

NIH Funds Robot Development.
Seeks to improve health & quality of life.

Health Observations Around The Web

Opioid Implant Approved
Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction.
Experts say steady dosing eliminates need to take medication daily to combat heroin, powerful painkillers.

Fastballs Linked to Injuries
Prompts 'Tommy John Surgery'?
Other pitches not linked to the elbow injury, study says.

Male Suicide Risk Eyed
Economy, Alcohol & Male Risk.
A similar link not observed in women.

Lifestyle & Breast Cancer
Bad DNA? Better Live Healthy!
Healthy living may offset genetic breast cancer risk.

1.2 M Collegians Drink Daily
700,000 Use Marijuana.
1.2 Million U.S. college students boozing on an average day.

Hope for Severe Hemophiliacs
2 New Findings Offer Hope.
One pinpoints when standard therapy works best, while the other uncovers the promise of a new drug.

Smoking & Black America
Smoking Harms Their Kidneys.
Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role.

'Fat Shaming' Begins Early
As Early As First Grade.
Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say.

Moving Linked To Poor Grades
Grades Suffer With Moves.
Study: The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math & reading.

Predeployment Suicide Risk
Military Suicides Explode.
Predeployment riskiest time for military suicide attempts.

Pot & Pregnancy
May Cause Premature Births.
Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it.

College Drink Spiking
Women Are 80% Of Victims.
Women were also more likely than men to cite sexual assault as a motive for drink spiking.

Failure Follows Heart Attacks
Heart Failure Often Next.
1 in 4 heart attack survivors develops heart failure within 4 years, study finds.

Colon Cancer Rising
People Under 50 See 10% Increase.
While overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped.

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