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NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concu...
New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC
New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been identified in the United States, and it may bring even worse symptoms, health officials said. Borrelia bu...
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease. That's the finding of res...
New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study
New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study. The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, includ...
Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study sugge...
New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis
New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for the treatment of nasal polyps has shown promise in a small, preliminary trial involving a group of patients struggling with chronic si...
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment put...
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tu...
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug used for preventing organ rejection might improve the long-term outlook for kidney transplant recipients, a new study finds. Over se...
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using a two-pronged approach, researchers report they were able to restore normal blood sugar levels for six months in mice with in...