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Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention
Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beavers don't need to brush or floss because the presence of iron in their tooth enamel gives them superior protection against tooth decay, researchers report. Beaver...
Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study
Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion while being flown via helicopter to a trauma center raises a patient's chances of survival, a new study sug...
Beware the Bitter Cold
Beware the Bitter Cold FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As frigid temperatures send much of the northern half of the United States into a deep freeze, doctors say people need to take steps to avoid dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypo...
Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, resear...
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pr...
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks are diagnosed with HIV more often than any other group of Americans, and while their death rate from the disease is declining, it is still hi...
Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study
Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say giving birth control information to women visiting dermatology clinics can help promote the safe use of the drug isotret...
Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages
Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses. "If succes...
Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test
Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood transfusion strategy developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan looks like the best way to save civilians bleeding out from s...
Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests
Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests SATURDAY, Jan. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria may offer a new way to treat cancer, a small, preliminary study suggests. Researchers injected a weakened strain of Clostridium novyi -NT bacteria spo...