Study Suggests Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are At Risk For Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

(Newswise)–Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results of a large-scale study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Immediate reactions to the culprit food range from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis. “Our findings suggest […]

Do You Have Depression? 8 Warning Signs

SAN DIEGO–Everyone has ups and downs. Feeling sad or having “the blues” from time to time is normal. However, if those feelings won’t go away, they could be a sign you have depression. May is Mental Health Month and is observed in the United States as a way to raise awareness, educate communities and reduce […]

Palomar Health Collecting Used Hearing Aids

ESCONDIDO–During the month of May, Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are collecting used hearing aids to they can be reconditioned and given to people around the world with hearing loss. It’s part of a program called “So the World May Hear,” and it marks Better Speech and Hearing Month. This program recycles donated hearing […]

San Diego VA Medical Center Hosts Research Symposium

SAN DIEGO–San Diego VA Medical Center will host a Research Symposium May 20 at the VA Medical Center multipurpose Room in La Jolla. The event is in association with National VA Research Week and will feature two presentations on local research advances. “We want the community to know about the contributions we are making toward improving Veterans’ […]

Chips or Cookies? Toddlers With Sweet Tooth More Likely To Experience Weight Gain

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –(Newswise)–Some say there’s always room for dessert – but those who follow that motto young may be more likely to gain unhealthy weight, a new study suggests. Toddlers who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk of body fat increases, University of Michigan researchers report […]

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder To Quit Smoking

Buffalo, N.Y.–(Newswise)–For smokers who are addicted to alcohol, chronic alcohol abuse may increase the rate of nicotine metabolism and contribute to poor smoking cessation rates. When smokers stop drinking the nicotine metabolism rates decline significantly, according to a study conducted by an international research team led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The research was […]

Female Hormones May Make Women Less Susceptible To Kidney Failure Than Men

Washington, DC–(Newswise)– Female hormones may play a role in women’s decreased risk of developing kidney failure relative to men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be helpful for future attempts at safeguarding women’s and men’s kidney health in sex-specific […]

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains On The Rise

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. – The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist. “Despite some other recent reports, we found no indication of a decline in obesity prevalence […]

Most Online Liquid Nicotine Vendors Fail To Prevent Sales To Minors

IRVINE–(Newswise)–Across the United States, online vendors of e-liquids – the nicotine-rich fluids that fuel electronic cigarettes – are failing to take proper precautions in preventing sales to minors, according to a study by the University of California, Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers found that only four of 120 vendors […]

Researchers Find Lack Of Racial Disparities For Insured Military Patients

Bethesda, MD–(Newswise)–Racial disparities are not present among military members and their dependents, a testament to the equality that exists in the armed services, according to a recent longitudinal analysis published by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) online in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The first of […]