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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say


Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection


Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says


Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work


Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'

Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says


Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills


Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft


Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report


Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say


Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds


Health Highlights: April 16, 2014
  • Miley Cyrus in Hospital After Reaction to Antibiotics

  • Actress Valerie Harper Says She's Cancer-Free

  • E-Cigarettes Caused Cancerous Changes in Lung Cells: Study


Health Highlights: April 17, 2014
  • Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults

  • Guinea Ebola Outbreak Caused by New Virus Strain: Researchers


Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

Keep your little one dry and clean


Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

Suggestions to stay calm and focused


Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls

Make sure stairs are well-lit and clear of clutter


Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

Make sure toys can't fall on your child


Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder


Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say


Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems


Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest


Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say


Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg


Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended


Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year


Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years


School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds


Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research


Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say


Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine


Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person


 

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