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Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.
Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S. MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Until recently, insect-transmitted Chagas disease was found mainly in Latin America and South America, but it has made its way to the United St...
Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk
Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors...
Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage
Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people suffered long-term ear and hearing problems after the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, a new study finds. The study included nearly 100 ...
B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests
B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study. Past research hinted that taki...
Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found
Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of famous-name diets for weight loss, but none stands out from the pack when it comes to lasting results, a new review suggests. Looking at a...
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital bed positioning can be critical in the first 24 hours after a person suffers an ischemic stroke, according to a new report. Researchers summariz...
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo' TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using "invisible" tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel ab...
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how th...
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates. Scientists at S...
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild concussion after age 65 might boost your risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Head injuries seem to pose special hazards ...