RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 1860
Search Results:  D (1860)
  • Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery? TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer found only 11 percent underwent surgery -- and 27 percent got no treatment at all. Yet surgery, either alone or with other treatments, prolonged survival by as much as 41 months, researchers said. "We were surprised...

  • Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report. The temporary vision loss can affect people who read their smartphone in the dark while lying on their side, explained Dr. Gordon Plant, an ophthalmologist with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. When they stop reading and get up to do something else, they might sudde...

  • Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug monitoring programs appear to help reduce deaths from prescription painkillers called opioids, a new study finds. In an effort to curb overdose deaths from powerful painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, all states except Missouri have implemented prescription-drug monitoring programs to track high-risk patients and prescription providers. But there have been conflicting findings about the effect...

  • Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests. Both kidney disease and diabetes are very common among black people in the United States, the study authors noted. For the study, researchers reviewed data from more than 3,200 black people in Mississippi who were enrolled in a heart study from 2000 to 2004. The participants we...

  • Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prior exposure to the dengue fever virus may increase the severity of Zika virus, a new study says. Early stage laboratory findings suggest this connection between the two viruses may help explain the current Zika outbreak in Latin American and Caribbean countries, according to the international team of researchers. Dengue and Zika belong to the Flaviviridae family of viruses and are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosqu...

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least 10 pregnant women in the Dallas area have been infected with Zika, Texas officials confirmed Wednesday. All of the women contracted the mosquito-borne virus while traveling abroad, Dallas Health and Human Services officials told CBS News . In related news, the U.S. House on Thursday approved a $1.1 billion funding package to combat the Zika threat, the Associated Press reported. The bill still needs to b...

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Right now, people often associate the use of drones with warfare. But in the future they could serve humanitarian purposes, such as delivering aid to people in developing countries. For example, the pilotless flying machines might offer a cheaper and better way to deliver vaccines. And that could potentially boost vaccination rates in areas that can be difficult to reach now, a new study suggests. Using a com...

  • DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing may help diagnose or rule out brain infections, researchers report. They said their pilot study showed that using computers to rapidly analyze large amounts of genetic and biological information from brain tissue samples could offer a cost-effective addition to pathology lab testing. The research team from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore noted that more than 50 percent of inflammatory disorders and infect...

  • Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds. Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a heart attack between January 2003 and June 2013. About 121,000 had diabetes. Compared to people who didn't have diabetes, those with the disease were 56 percent more likely to die if they had a heart att...

  • Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who have received blood transfusions from patients with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease," said Dr. Irving Gomolin, a geriatrician who reviewed the Swedish study findings. "It demonst...