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Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:31:24 GMT
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.
Study links concussions to irregular menstrual cycles
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:35:19 GMT
There's an increased risk that girls will have irregular periods after they experience a concussion, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
Rest may not be best after concussion
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:06:34 GMT
After a concussion, most pediatricians recommend that teens and children rest until all their symptoms disappear. A new study questions this advice.
Youth concussions on the rise since 2010, peaking in fall
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:02:13 GMT
Concussions have been on the rise for American youth since 2010, according to the Health of America Report recently released by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
What a concussion looks like in the brain, on the cellular level
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:51:46 GMT
Scientists have captured in real-time video what happens to a brain cell after experiencing a major concussion-causing impact.
Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:28:20 GMT
People on this part of the island knew Quintín Vidal Rolón for two things: his white cowboy hat, which he seemed to wear every day of his 89-year life; and his beat-up Ford pickup truck, which he'd been driving for at least 50 years.
Trader Joes recalls salads over plastic, glass fears
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:37:21 GMT
Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.
Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:13:44 GMT
Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.
'Wonder' movie is real life for these two families
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:39:28 GMT
How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:58:59 GMT
There are at least 30,000 children living in orphanages in Haiti -- and most of them are not orphans. Some orphanages are exploiting children in order to get money from foreign donors.
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:53 GMT
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:54:08 GMT
There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.
A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:11:52 GMT
If you've never had a random stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you're lucky. You're also probably not a black woman.
Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:24:50 GMT
Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.
Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:50:57 GMT
As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."
Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:00 GMT
Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity -- it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there.
Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:27:43 GMT
The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.
Childbirth is killing black women in the US
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT
In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others.
Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:42:26 GMT
New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.
What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:27:51 GMT
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.