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" What's New " Page Retirement
Thank you for your interest in MedlinePlus, where you can find authoritative and easy-to-understand information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Today we are sharing the news that the “What’s New” announcement page, email newsletter and associated RSS feeds will be discontinued. You can keep up with our latest health topics, news and other features on our social media channels. MedlinePlus is available on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. You can also subscribe to "MedlinePlus on Twitter" updates via email. Thank you for connecting with us! (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Geography of cancer deaths
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Geography of cancer deaths. The transcript is also available. An overall decline in cancer deaths across the U.S. is not uniform, and research suggests new patterns that could be used to improve future care, suggests a comprehensive study and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Reassessing cervical cancer
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Reassessing cervical cancer. The transcript is also available. Among women who have not received a hysterectomy, the rates of cervical cancer in the U.S. are significantly higher and more racially disparate than previously estimated, finds an insightful research article and an accompanying editorial recently published in the journal Cancer... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Superbug in space
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Superbug in space. The transcript is also available. While the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch was memorable, its cargo includes an antibiotic-resistant superbug to be studied on the International Space Station (about 250 miles above earth)... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: NIH MedlinePlus magazine Winter 2017
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on NIH MedlinePlus magazine Winter 2017. The transcript is also available. The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers pain management, breast cancer, as well as depression... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: High costs of health care
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on High costs of health care. The transcript is also available. U.S. national spending on health care increased between 1996-2013, now exceeds $3 trillion a year, and is skewed towards seniors, women, and persons with chronic conditions, finds an insightful research article and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Teen lesbian, gay, bisexual prevalence and health risks
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Teen lesbian, gay, bisexual prevalence and health risks. The transcript is also available. New estimates suggest there are 1.3 million lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens in the U.S. who experience more health risks than their heterosexual peers, finds an illuminating viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Beyond A1C for diabetes treatment
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Beyond A1C for diabetes treatment. The transcript is also available. New research suggests a reduction in A1C, or blood glucose levels, may not always be the best approach to improve the health of adults with type two diabetes, finds an insightful viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Muscle dysmorphia and men's health
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Muscle dysmorphia and men's health. The transcript is also available. An obsession among some younger American men with a muscular appearance is an unheralded medical disorder also associated with medication abuse and significant health risks, finds an insightful viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Eye Care
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Eye Care. Your eyes are an important part of your health. Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Tonsillitis
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Tonsillitis. Tonsils are lumps of tissue at the back of the throat. There are two of them, one on each side... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Sports participation and lower death rates?
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Sports participation and lower death rates? The transcript is also available. Swimming, racquet sports, aerobics, and cycling was associated with lower death rates compared to non-participation by adults in an array of sports, finds an interesting, recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
. For more information, visit the MedlinePlus Glaucoma topic page and the National Eye Institute. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Prescription drug side effects impact emergency services
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Prescription drug side effects impact emergency services. The transcript is also available. The burden of prescription drug side effects on U.S. emergency rooms may be more significant than previously estimated, finds a recent study and accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: 2017 flu outbreak status
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on 2017 flu outbreak status. The transcript is also available. While the 2017 seasonal flu outbreak is emerging, public health officials suggest this year's flu vaccine is a match for many of the outbreaks that are occurring throughout the U.S... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
. The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Chronic fatigue syndrome progress
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Chronic fatigue syndrome progress. The transcript is also available. New support from the National Institutes of Health to fund studies about chronic fatigue syndrome follows some recent research progress, finds a news report in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

January Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The January issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Pregnancy and Beyond: Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby" and "How to Spot and Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis: When the Clot Thickens." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Child mental health and longer hospitalizations
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Child mental health and longer hospitalizations. The transcript is also available. Children and teens with mental health conditions experience comparatively longer and more expensive hospital stays for 10 common medical and 10 common surgical conditions with additional implications for their care, finds a comprehensive study recently published in Pediatrics... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start the year off right.
MedlinePlus can help with your exercise and fitness goals. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Cancer Immunotherapy
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Cancer Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. It is a type of biological therapy... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Optic Nerve Disorders
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Optic Nerve Disorders. The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers that carry visual messages. You have one connecting the back of each eye (your retina) to your brain... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Opioid Abuse and Addiction. Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy, Healthy Holidays!
MedlinePlus wishes you a happy, healthy holiday season! Check out the topic page on healthy living to learn how you and your family can stay healthy during the holidays and throughout the entire year. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Family health portrait
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Family health portrait. The transcript is also available. It's the time of the year when many families are together to enjoy the blessings of the season. One free — but valuable — gift you might give to yourself and your family members is to complete a family health portrait... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: CMV and birth defects
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on CMV and birth defects. The transcript is also available. In a good example of providing perspective about a current infant health scare, the New York Times recently reported significantly more children are likely to receive lasting birth defects from a lesser known, continuing viral threat than the Zika virus... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: NIH MedlinePlus magazine Fall 2016
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on NIH MedlinePlus magazine Fall 2016. The transcript is also available. The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers the cancer research moonshot, the opioid overdose epidemic, as well as lymphedema... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The December issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Making a Healthier Home: Cast Toxins From Your Living Space" and "Tai Chi and Your Health: A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Anger and heart attacks
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Anger and heart attacks. The transcript is also available. Adults who are angry and upset are more likely to have a heart attack after they exercise, suggests a large, recent, international study published in Circulation... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

November Is American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month. Visit the diabetes health topic page and read the latest news to learn more. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Bumblebee emotions and us
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Bumblebee emotions and us. The transcript is also available. Happy bumblebees forage more for food and comparatively may be more vulnerable to predators, suggests a recent news report published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The holidays can bring uninvited guests: anxiety, stress, depression.
Get holiday mental health texts: text MP Health to 468311 or click here. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Low-fat diets reconsidered
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Low-fat diets reconsidered. The transcript is also available. Low-fat diets do not result in reduced body fat or better health outcomes and should be reconsidered as a strategy for adults to lose weight, suggests a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

November Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The November issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Healthy Holiday Foods and Fun: Make Smart Choices as You Celebrate the Season" and "Don’t Toss the Floss!: The Benefits of Daily Cleaning Between Teeth." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedlinePlus is now on GooglePlus!
Follow us for the latest on health and wellness. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Cystic fibrosis research institute's potential
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Cystic fibrosis research institute's potential. The transcript is also available. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation just opened its own research institute to speed the development of medications in a move that will be watched by other disease advocacy organizations, finds a recent article published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Challenges to develop a Zika vaccine
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Challenges to develop a Zika vaccine. The transcript is also available. There are several challenges to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, finds a timely perspective recently published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Cholesterol screening for kids?
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Cholesterol screening for kids? The transcript is also available. Some leading U.S. health organizations currently disagree about the need for children to be screened for cholesterol levels in their bloodstream, finds a recent article published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Improving care via health integration
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Improving care via health integration. The transcript is also available. The integration of behavioral health with primary care in large medical centers comparatively improves both health outcomes and health care utilization and may be a prudent investment, notes a comprehensive, comparative study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

October Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The October issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Understanding Health Risks: Improve Your Chances for Good Health" and "Prostate Predicaments: When Bladder Problems Are Pressing." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Prescription to reduce drug costs
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Prescription to reduce drug costs. The transcript is also available. Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are the highest in the world but they could be reduced through straightforward cost savings efforts, notes a thoughtful essay recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Child asthma immunity?
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Child asthma immunity? The transcript is also available. Despite their similar genetic ancestries and lifestyles, Amish kids are significantly less susceptible to asthma compared to Hutterite children, finds an interesting, recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - October 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Flu shot helps type 2 diabetes patients
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Flu shot helps type 2 diabetes patients. The transcript is also available. A flu shot may reduce the risk of death and decrease hospitalizations for adults with type 2 diabetes, finds a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Summarizing science
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Summarizing science. The transcript is also available. We break from tradition this week and note how young scientists self-describe their work, life, and challenges in an insightful summary of letters recently published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Cancer risk warnings questioned
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Cancer risk warnings questioned. The transcript is also available. The value of some consumer suggestions about a range of cancer risks from the International Agency for Research on Cancer have become increasingly questioned by scientific experts, suggests an interesting news article recently published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

September Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The September issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Keeping Up in School?: Identifying Learning Problems" and "Curb Your Eating: Help Your Brain Fight the Urge to Splurge." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Zika's challenges
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Zika's challenges. The transcript is also available. Zika is 69 years old, received little attention until a 2016 surge in Brazilian microcephaly cases, and the virus' outbreak leaves many unanswered treatment and prevention questions, reports a recent, interesting overview published in Science... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Are diet habits changing?
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Are diet habits changing? The transcript is also available. Although overall progress is inconsistent, the diet of many American adults is healthier, suggests a comprehensive study and editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Lipid Metabolism Disorders. Lipid metabolism disorders, such as Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease, involve lipids. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Mitochondrial Diseases
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Mitochondrial Diseases. Mitochondrial diseases are a group of metabolic disorders. Mitochondria are small structures that produce energy in almost all of your cells... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news