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Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says
Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for thei...
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is ur...
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the ca...
Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thi...
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements th...
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked. But neuroscientis...
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report. The scientists pinpointed chemica...
Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks
Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who struggled with depression in adolescence appear to have "hyper-connected" networks in their brain, researchers a...
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea. CPAP is widely used to treat modera...
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests. That could be a real prob...