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The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:57 GMT
SATURDAY, July 22, 2017 -- Gulping down a cold smoothie or giant scoop of ice cream sometimes leads to a fleeting severe headache known as "brain freeze." But a neurologist says you can avoid it. "A brain freeze is what happens when cold food...
Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:07:28 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, a new federal study reports. In a review of female homicide statistics from 2003 to 2014 in 18 states, the U.S. Centers for...
Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:07:48 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests. Folks who had a sweetened drink with a high-protein meal stored more unused fat, compared to...
Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:07:46 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Cows already give us milk, meat and leather. Now, researchers say they may also hold the key to an AIDS vaccine. Scientists found it took cows just a few weeks to develop powerful antibodies against HIV, the virus that...
Donor-Sperm Kids No Different From Their Peers: Study
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:07:18 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Children conceived using donor sperm are no different physically or mentally from other kids, a new Australian study says. "For prospective parents, the decision to use donor sperm can seem like a step into the unknown,"...
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:07:13 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by...
High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:07:12 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Nobody wants the flu, but it can prove deadly for frail residents of nursing homes. Now, new research suggests that giving this population a high-dose flu vaccine -- one with four times the usual amount of immune-spurring...
Can Dirty Diapers Offer Clues to the Infant Brain?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:07:11 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Babies' diapers may hold clues to their brain development, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed fecal samples from dozens of 1-year-olds and assessed their thinking (cognitive) skills a year later. The results...
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:51 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Babies born today will have about a dozen wellness visits by the time they reach age 3. At that point, these checkups typically drop to just once a year, often before kids head back to school. So it's important to make the...
Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:43 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression...
Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:39 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- People who undergo knee surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can expect to stay active and maintain a high quality of life, researchers report. Activity levels may decline over time, but a new study found...
Blame Diabetes: Rates of 2 Nerve Conditions on the Rise
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:31 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Two particular types of nerve damage (neuropathy) have been increasing as more and more people develop diabetes in the United States, an expert says. Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy were once rare conditions. Both...
An 'Active' Workstation Won't Lower Your Job Performance
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:02 GMT
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Companies needn't worry that job performance will suffer when employees use "active" workstations that come with potentially distracting treadmills, bikes or ellipticals. New research shows that most of the thinking skills...
Health Highlights: July 21, 2017
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:07:37 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41 Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, has died at age 41 in what...
Health Tip: Eat Less Sugar
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:07:27 GMT
-- Too much sugar makes you gain weight and can harm your health. And you have to be especially careful about how much sugar you eat if you have diabetes. The American Heart Association advises: Not adding table sugar, syrup or honey to cereal,...
Health Tip: If Heartburn Doesn't Go Away
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:07:16 GMT
-- If eating the right foods and taking medication doesn't ease your heartburn, there may be a bigger issue. The American College of Gastroenterology says you should be concerned about heartburn symptoms if you're: Having a difficult time...
What's Ahead for Health Reform in 2018?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:07:47 GMT
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The Republican Party's quest to undo the Affordable Care Act -- either by replacing it, repealing it or letting it fail -- is creating enormous uncertainty for millions of Americans who buy their own health...
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07:25 GMT
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen...
MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:07:59 GMT
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MRIs use strong magnets and radio...
Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:07:49 GMT
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says. "Early detection of consciousness and brain function in the...

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