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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. In fact...
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests. Those who sleep less or more than the recommen...
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss SUNDAY, Oct. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, a small study suggests. After three months of consuming the special cocoa co...
Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says
Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep difficulties, particularly problems falling asleep, are common among toddlers and preschoolers with mental health issues, according to a new s...
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man -- the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States -- ...
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the dev...
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea...
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustabl...
Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant
Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first li...
Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study
Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal stenosis varies depending on where in the United States you live, a new report says. "Nearly 80 percent of Americans wi...