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Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Red Cross on Wednesday asked potential blood donors who have traveled to areas where Zika infection is active to wait 28 days before ...
Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study
Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates. Previous studies had shown that black patients who receive...
Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research
Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between the recent hot and dry winter and spring in Brazil and the outbreak of the Zika virus, preliminary research suggest...
Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming...
Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A birth defect involving the stomach called gastroschisis has been increasing among U.S. infants for decades, and more than doubled among y...
Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds
Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger black people are three times more likely to have a stroke than their white peers, but they may not be at greater risk for a second stroke, new r...
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens, women and blacks are being diagnosed with kidney stones, and the trend is cause for alarm, researchers report. Historically,...
Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat Vets
Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat Vets WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've gained new insight into how repeated exposure to explosions affects the brains of combat veterans. Many U.S. veterans exposed t...
Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain Connection
Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain Connection TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with a stronger connection between two parts of the brain are financially cautious, while those with a weaker connection are more likely to make risky bet...
Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women
Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular mammograms benefit elderly women, a new study indicates. Previous research has shown that mammography screening reduces breast cancer deaths among women...