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Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 18 studies -- most conducted i...
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus are unlikely to pass it to others in their household, a new study suggests. Mostl...
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 p...
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly...
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding. One suggests that 6-year-olds who were breast-fed have a lower ...
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found. Many older hospital patients experience the sudden,...
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States...
Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds
Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study. Researchers f...
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it. "...
Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though schizophrenia is one of the most severe forms of mental illness, nearly 40 percent of people with the disorder say they're happy, new research cont...