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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds. The test would measure the concentration of folat...
Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns
Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes. It's still important to recognize ...
Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds
Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says. On the contrary, allowing e-cigaret...
Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals
Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons often feel emotionally drained and overextended, which are red flags for burnout, a new study suggests. Nearly half of the transpla...
Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise amo...
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Across the country, barbershops serve as a time-honored destination for a good cut and conversation. Now experts want to see whether barbershops m...
Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and level...
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also cal...
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says. Inste...
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements of speech long before they utter their first words, a new study finds. ...