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Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Dr...
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infect...
Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study
Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Younger college graduates are more likely to trust health information from questionable sources on the Internet than older high school ...
Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study
Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the activity of a type of white blood cell immediately after surgery might reveal which patients are likely to recover quickly and t...
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with high-functioning autism are stronger in a certain grammar skill than those without autism, according to a small study. Researchers compared 20...
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics' THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A particular brain chemical may help people with Tourette syndrome suppress the disorder's characteristic "tics," scientists report. They hope their discovery...
Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says
Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic devices can keep kids up at night and should be banned from the bedroom, according to experts from Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York. Device...
Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds
Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more they know about prenatal genetic testing, the less likely pregnant women are to have the tests, a new study finds. "Our findings sho...
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first option. In a review of 101 clinical t...
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers ana...