WHO recommends new test, treatment plan for superbug strains of TB. The World Health Organization recommended a speedier, cheaper treatment plan for patients with superbug forms of tuberculosis (TB) — a change that should help cure thousands of the killer disease. Reuters Health, 05/12/2016. (Also see Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis)
Doctors need to know if patients are skipping pills. Many doctors don't have a good way of knowing whether patients are skipping medication doses, new research suggests. Reuters Health, 05/11/2016. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)
The asthma talk teens need before they leave for college. When teens have asthma, the “sex talk” isn’t the only tough discussion parents should make sure kids get before heading off to college. Reuters Health, 05/11/2016. (Also see Asthma)
Rise in heat waves tied to kidney disease ‘epidemics’. An increase in heat waves worldwide linked to climate change may be behind epidemics of kidney disease detected in workers who are increasingly exposed to heat and dehydration, according to a research review. Reuters Health, 05/11/2016. (Also see Kidney (Renal) Involvement)
Why Fears Over Folic Acid and Autism Need to be Properly Understood. The new study is an early finding and researchers say more focus should be placed on understanding the optimal dosing of folic acid for pregnant women for the greatest health benefit. Time Healthland, 05/12/2016.
What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk. Eating more fruits from a younger age may help ward off cancer. Time Healthland, 05/11/2016. (Also see Cancer)
New Imaging Technique May Find Real Alzheimer's Culprit. A toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease—and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments. NBC News, 05/11/2016.
Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk, Study Finds. Women who had unpredictable cycles in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later. NBC News, 04/21/2016. (Also see Cancer)
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