Top News: #AlcoholAndHealth

Here are the top read news for #AlcoholAndHealth: Alcohol Intake Associated with Increased Risk of Melanoma: White wine was the most clearly associated Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association…

Top News: #KidneyHealth

Here are the top read news for #KidneyHealth: Kidneys Hurt? You Could Be Stoned! (Infographic): They’re tiny. They carry no weapons. But few things on earth cause more pain than a kidney stone on its way to the toilet. Here, Juan Calle, MD, shares his tips on staying stone-free: Read more       New guidelines published for physicians…

Top News: #DrugSafety

Here are the top read news for #DrugSafety: By Sharing Painkillers, Friends and Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study: It is not news that most people who use prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons often get them through social channels rather than a physician. In 2013 — the most recent year for which this data…

Top News: #EyeHealth

Here are the top read news for #EyeHealth: ‘Lazy eye’ childhood condition can be treated in adults: Dr. McDonnell corrected her vision in a two-hour outpatient surgical procedure in which the six extraocular (outer) eye muscles are tightened and/or loosened to achieve alignment: Read more     Eye study underscores the long-lasting benefits of controlling…

Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections: The mysterious infection that might be behind 17 deaths in Wisconsin has spread to a second state: The biggest outbreak of Elizabethkingia in recorded public health history just got bigger. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed Thursday that an older adult from the western…

Top News: #Diabetes

Here are the top read news for #diabetes: New Diabetes Cases, at Long Last, Begin to Fall in the United States: The rate of new cases from 2008 to 2014 declined by about one-fifth, a possible indication that Americans are getting a little healthier. Read more   Type 2 diabetes reversed by losing fat from pancreas: Type…