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Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles
Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder kno...
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a...
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 ...
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...
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study. But binge drinking didn't cause a similar rise in bloo...
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted repr...
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism, a new study suggest...
Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold
Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may prompt unhealthy white fat in the thighs and belly to turn into brown fat that burns calories for body heat, a new study says. But ...
Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm
Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more alcohol young men drink, the lower their sperm count and quality may be, new research suggests. "Many studies have shown that excessive alcohol intake is...
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...