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No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids
No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens should consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars a day, a new American Heart Association statement advises. "Our target recommendation is the same for all children between the ages of 2 and 18, to keep it simple for parents and public health advocates," statement lead author Dr. Miriam Vos said in a heart association news release. Added sugars are any sugars, including table sugar, ...
New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you've recently had a baby and think your hair is falling out, don't despair. Many new mothers experience hair loss, but an expert says the problem is usually short-lived. "Excessive hair shedding after pregnancy is very common and caused by falling estrogen levels," said Dr. Jessica Krant, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in New York City. "It usually starts...
New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers
New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New surgery guidelines for certain breast cancer patients could reduce both unnecessary surgeries and recurrence rates, three U.S. cancer groups say. The guideline is for treatment of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who undergo breast-conserving surgery with whole breast radiation. DCIS is an early stage cancer. "The use of a 2-millimeter margin as the standard for an adequate margin in D...
New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain
New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment. New guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend that doctors routinely screen for such pain. The guidelines also advise doctors to consider the use of non-traditional treatments for pain. These include hypnosis, meditation and medical marijuana where it's legal. ASCO also cautioned...
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise can hamper a toddler's ability to learn new words, a new study suggests. "Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such as TV, radio and people talking that could affect how children learn words at early ages," said study leader Brianna McMillan. "Our study suggests that adults should be aware of the amount of background speech in the environment when they're interacting with young children," ...
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in people with a rare genetic disorder that causes severe obesity because patients feel perpetually hungry. The study included only two patients with the disorder, known as proopiomelanocortin deficiency. But those two patients account for two-thirds of all known adult cases worldwide, said Dr. Marc Reitman, of the U.S. National Institute of D...
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say. Scientists are still working to understand what causes juvenile arthritis and how to stop its progression. But, kids coping with its effects have reason to be optimistic, according to Dr. Nikolay Nikolov, a rheumatologist and clinical team leader at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "We don't...
New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It
New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus. Now, scientists say they've gained new insight into how the virus infects the fetus, and a potential means of preventing infection. Zika can cause serious birth defects if a woman becomes infected while pregnant. Thousands of babies have been born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains, a condition called...
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over 10 years. This rise is worrisome because these men are the ones who may benefit most from screening and early treatment, the researchers said. "The increase could be because the disease i...
Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes
Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a disease of the overweight and obese, but a new study challenges that notion. It finds nearly one in five normal-weight people has prediabetes -- a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes. And in folks over 45, one-third of those at a healthy weight have prediabetes, the study authors reported. "Being at a healthy weight may not necessarily be healthy," said the study's...
Newly Released Inmates Account for 1 in 10 Fatal ODs
Newly Released Inmates Account for 1 in 10 Fatal ODs WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 10 percent of fatal adult drug overdoses may involve recently released prison inmates, a new Canadian study suggests. "This is the first Canadian study to examine overdose mortality rates by matching incarceration records with coroner reports after release," said study author Dr. Nav Persaud. He is a scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. "We were sur...
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease, tested the effects of vagus nerve stimulation -- a technique long used to control seizures in some people with epilepsy. It found that over six weeks, most of the patients showed some improvements...
New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study
New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help control the involuntary, sudden muscle movements associated with Huntington's disease, with fewer side effects, according to the results of a small trial. "Deutetrabenazine is not yet FDA-approved, but assuming it becomes available, practicing clinicians may have another choice for their individual patients," said lead researcher Dr. Samuel Frank. He is a neurologist and instructo...
Now Pasta Is Good for Your Diet?
Now Pasta Is Good for Your Diet? TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pasta may have gotten a bad rap. New research suggests pasta -- specifically noodles in this study -- might actually help you lose weight. Moderate pasta consumption seems linked to lower chances of general and abdominal obesity, researchers found after analyzing data on thousands of Italians. "Our data show that enjoying pasta according to individuals' needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and...
New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria
New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Xpert Carba-R Assay diagnostic, which tests patient specimens for genetic markers associated with drug-resistant bacteria, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The test specifically looks for bacteria resistant to Carbapenem antibiotics, powerful drugs typically given in hospitals to treat severe infections. Standard methods require the organisms to be grown and tested in lab cultures, whi...
New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers
New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an early clinical trial finds. Researchers found that the drug at least partly reversed organ damage in 60 percent of patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis -- an umbrella term for several rare cancers that affect blood cells called mast cells. Normally, mast cells release histamines and other c...
Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier
Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents in the United States are not quite as happy as their childless peers, a new report reveals. The analysis of 22 industrialized countries found that the largest "happiness gap" between those who have kids and those who don't can be found in America. That's thanks to the dearth of workplace policies enabling employees of U.S. companies to have a more flexible schedule or take paid time off for illness, vacations or th...
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Newborn Metabolic Screening Most babies look healthy and perfect when they are born – just ask their parents. But because some potential problems aren't readily seen, all newborns are tested for certain conditions, including metabolic disorders. A metabolic disorder is one that gets in the way of how the body breaks down food or absorbs nutrients. Left untreated, some of these disorders could affect a baby's development. They can cause organ damage or even death. By screening for these disorders at birt...
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus What is normal pressure hydrocephalus? The brain has chambers called ventricles that normally contain fluid. This fluid is called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and it cushions the brain and spinal cord. Normally your body makes just enough CSF each day and absorbs that same amount. Sometimes, however, too much fluid can build up in the ventricles. This accumulation of fluid leads to a condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). What causes normal pressure hydrocephalu...
Neurological Complications of HIV
Neurological Complications of HIV HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens and slowly destroys the body’s immune system, leaving you vulnerable to life-threatening complications from an infection or certain cancers. As HIV and AIDS battle your immune system, your central nervous system is also affected. HIV and AIDS both cause a number of neurological complications, particularly if HIV progresses to AIDS. Today, antiretroviral medicines—when taken correctly and promptly—help to slow down the progr...
Neuromyelitis Optica What is neuromyelitis optica? Neuromyelitis optica, also called NMO, is a rare yet severe autoimmune inflammatory process affecting the central nervous system. It mainly affects the spinal cord and the optic nerves -- the nerves that carry signals from the eyes to the brain. As a result, the disease can cause paralysis and blindness. Neuromyelitis optica most often strikes during childhood or when adults are in their 40s. It’s especially common in young women, but men can develop it...
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Fatty liver disease means that you have fat deposits inside your liver. These deposits may keep your liver from doing a good job of removing toxins from your blood. People who drink too much alcohol may also have fat in their liver. But that’s not the same as fatty liver disease. Types of fatty liver disease Health care providers divide fatty liver disease into 2 types. If you just have fat but no damage to your liver, the disease is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disea...
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection What is necrotizing soft tissue infection? A necrotizing soft tissue infection is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment to keep it from destroying skin, muscle, and other soft tissues. The word necrotizing comes from the Greek word nekros , which means corpse or dead . A necrotizing infection causes patches of tissue to die. The most dangerous type of these infections is commonly known as "flesh-eating disease," and if untreated, it can...
Nerve Blocks Nerve blocks, or neural blockades, are procedures that can help prevent or manage many different types of pain. They are often injections of medicines that block pain from specific nerves. They can be used for pain relief as well as total loss of feeling if needed for surgery. Perhaps the best-known nerve block is an epidural. Many pregnant women ask for an epidural during childbirth to ease the pain of labor and delivery. In an epidural, doctors inject an anesthetic drug into the space jus...
Niacin Oral tablet
Niacin Oral tablet What is this medicine? NIACIN (NYE a sin) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directio...
Nitroglycerin Topical ointment
Nitroglycerin Topical ointment What is this medicine? NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It should not be used for immediate relief during an angina attack. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use exactly as directed. Use one of the...
Nitroglycerin Transdermal patch - 24 hour
Nitroglycerin Transdermal patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It will not help to stop an episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. One patch contains a full day's supply of medicine. It is usually w...
Nitroglycerin Sublingual/Translingual spray
Nitroglycerin Sublingual/Translingual spray What is this medicine? NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent or relieve chest pain caused by angina. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is only for use in the mouth. Use at the first sign of an attack. You can also use this medicine 5 to 10 minutes before an event likely to produce chest pain. Follow the directions...
Nitroglycerin Sublingual tablet
Nitroglycerin Sublingual tablet What is this medicine? NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to relieve chest pain caused by angina. It is also used to prevent chest pain before activities like climbing stairs, going outdoors in cold weather, or sexual activity. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth as needed. At the first sign of an angina attack (chest pai...
Nifedipine Oral tablet, extended-release
Nifedipine Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain caused by angina. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cu...
Nifedipine Oral capsule
Nifedipine Oral capsule What is this medicine? NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to treat chest pain caused by angina. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow whole. Take your doses at regular interval...
Niacin, Simvastatin Oral tablet, extended-release
Niacin, Simvastatin Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? NIACIN; SIMVASTATIN (NYE a sin; SIM va stat in) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not crush, break, or chew. Take this medicine in the evening with a low-fat snack. Do not take this medicine with grapefruit juice, hot beverages, or alcoho...
Nebivolol Oral tablet
Nebivolol Oral tablet What is this medicine? NEBIVOLOL (ne BIV oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop ...
Nilotinib Oral capsule
Nilotinib Oral capsule What is this medicine? NILOTINIB (nil OT i nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cells from growing. This medicine is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food or with grapefruit jui...
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The noninvasive Cologuard test can be performed at home and has shown more than 90 percent accuracy in clinical trials, the agency said in a news release. Colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States behind lung can...
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique for delivering anti-rejection drugs directly to the site of a tissue graft transplant is effective, lasts for months and is safer than drugs that suppress the entire immune system, a new study indicates. After a patient receives a tissue graft transplant -- typically on the hand, arm, leg or face -- they start taking drugs to prevent their immune system from rejecting and attacking...
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests. Typically, cancers are categorized according to the tissue in which they originated, such as breast, bladder or kidney cancer. But tissues are composed of different types of cells. In this study, researchers who analyzed more ...
No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds
No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers have found no apparent connection between sleep apnea and cancer in a new study of more than 10,000 people with this common sleep disorder. People with sleep apnea experience repeated periods of disrupted breathing during sleep. Studies suggesting a link between the condition and cancer risk theorized that low oxygen levels might trigger cell mutations connected with cancer. "We were not able ...
Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them
Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Self-absorbed narcissists can ruin your day, but a new study suggests an easy way to detect one: Just ask. That's because truly narcissistic people don't see the character trait as a flaw and are more than willing to admit to it, say researchers from Ohio State University. "People who are narcissists are almost proud of the fact," study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology. "You can ask them...
No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why. Using CT scans of mummified remains from ancient Egypt, Peru, the Aleutian Islands and the American Southwest, researchers have found evidence of widespread atherosclerosis -- the hardening of heart arteries from fatty s...
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than 20 percent decline in heart attacks, the Yale Universi...
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Niacin, a commonly used cholesterol treatment, doesn't reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with hardened arteries. What's more, the drug appears to have dangerous side effects, including a potential increased risk of death, according to new research. A large-scale clinical trial found that although niacin slightly improved levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, it didn't seem to ...
New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials
New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials. Dupilumab, which is injected, interferes with the activity of two key proteins that play a critical role in the inflammatory processes that fuel eczema. A common skin disease, the intense itching and red lesions that are the hallmarks of eczema can become severe enough to lead to skin...
New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive placebo and one of the best psoriasis medications on the market. "Over a quarter of patients have not a dot of psoriasis left," said study co-author Dr. Mark Lebwohl, chairman of dermatology at the Icah...
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- None of the dozens of staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta potentially exposed to anthrax last month has gotten sick, agency officials reported Monday. The CDC said staffers at three of its laboratories had been provided antibiotics "out of an abundance of caution" following a breakdown in safety procedures, the Associated Press reported. Agency officials said anthrax spore...
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns. Already, a growing number of older Americans are developing chronic diseases but can't cover the costs of long-term care in a nursing facility, the U.S. National Institute on Aging-funded report ...
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teething infants can come to serious harm or even death from certain "gum-numbing" medications, according to a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency said Wednesday that local anesthetics known as viscous lidocaine, or benzocaine-containing teething products, should never be used for teething children, except under the advice and supervision of a health care professional. Visco...
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of education are associated with a greater risk for nearsightedness, according to new research. People who are nearsighted have trouble seeing things in the distance. The researchers said this is the first population-based study to suggest that environmental factors may be more important than genetics in the development of nearsightedness, formally known as myopia. For the study, the researchers looked at mo...
Nursemaid's Elbow What is nursemaid's elbow? Nursemaid's elbow occurs when the radius (one of the bones in the forearm) slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint. It is a common condition in children younger than 4 years of age. It is also called pulled elbow, slipped elbow, or toddler elbow. The medical term for nursemaid's elbow is radial head subluxation. What causes nursemaid's elbow? A sudden pulling or traction on the hand or forearm, such as when a parent reaches out a...
Newborn Care Listed in the directory below you will find information regarding newborn care. Common Procedures Newborn Health Assessment
Newborn Complications There are several newborn complications that may occur and require clinical care by a doctor. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Birth Defects Birth Injuries Jaundice Hypoglycemia Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn Thrush
Neuromuscular Disorders There are many neuromuscular disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Muscular Dystrophy Myasthenia Gravis Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Neurological Disorders in the Newborn
Neurological Disorders in the Newborn There are several neurological disorders affecting newborns that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Intraventricular Hemorrhage Periventricular Leukomalacia
Nontraditional Inheritance Inheritance patterns that do not fall into the chromosomal, single-gene, or multifactorial categories, are referred to as "nontraditional." Listed in the directory below are some examples, for which we have provided a brief overview. Uniparental Disomy: Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome Trinucleotide Repeats: Fragile-X Syndrome Mitochondrial Inheritance: Leber's Optic Atrophy
Natal Teeth What are natal teeth? Natal teeth are teeth that are present when the infant is born. About one in every 2,000 newborn infants have natal teeth. These are not the same as neonatal teeth that erupt in the infant's mouth during the first month of life. Natal teeth are often loose because the root is not completely developed. Problems that may occur as a result of these teeth include the following: Problems with breastfeeding, as the infant may bite the mother Injury to the infant's tongue Pote...
Neumonía Click Image to Enlarge ¿Qué es la neumonía? La neumonía es una inflamación de los pulmones provocada por bacterias, virus o irritantes químicos. Es una infección o inflamación grave en la que los alvéolos o sacos de aire se llenan de pus y de otros líquidos. La neumonía lobar afecta a una o más secciones (lóbulos) de los pulmones. La neumonía bronquial (o bronconeumonía) afecta por zonas a ambos pulmones. ¿Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de neumonía? Los principales tipos de neumonía son los si...
Necrólisis Epidérmica Tóxica
Necrólisis Epidérmica Tóxica ¿Qué es la necrólisis epidérmica tóxica? La necrólisis epidérmica tóxica es un desorden de la piel que pone en peligro la vida y se caracteriza por la formación de vesículas y la exfoliación de la piel. Puede ser provocado por la reacción a un fármaco, frecuentemente antibióticos o anticonvulsionantes. ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de necrólisis epidérmica tóxica? La necrólisis epidérmica tóxica provoca el desprendimiento de la piel en láminas, lo cual deja zonas extensas de la p...
Naturopatía ¿Qué es la naturopatía? La medicina naturopática, una profesión americana de cuidado para la salud, tiene como 100 años de existencia. Hay más de 1.500 médicos licenciados en naturopatía en Estados Unidos y cuatro escuelas de medicina naturopática que cuentan con departamentos de investigación activos. Aun cuando la naturopatía se parece mucho a la medicina estándar o convencional diagnósticamente hablando, la diferencia entre ellas está en los tipos de tratamiento. Los médicos naturopáticos...
Nudos Benignos Comunes
Nudos Benignos Comunes ¿Cuales son algunos de los tipos comunes de nudos benignos en el seno? Click Image to Enlarge Los dos tipos más comunes de nudos en el seno son los quistes y los fibroadenomas. Además, hay varias otras condiciones que se presentan como nudos, como la necrosis grasosa y la esclerosis adenosa. ¿Qué es un quiste? Un quiste es un saco lleno de fluido, que se desarrolla en el tejido del seno, el cual ocurre típicamente en mujeres entre las edades de los 35 a los 50 años y es más común ...
Neck Problems There are many conditions that affect the neck, which require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Neck Pain and Problems Torticollis (Wryneck) Whiplash Injury
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