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Wednesday February 29, 2012
- Could a Statin Lower Your Risk for Depression? – Study finds heart patients who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs less apt to be depressed.
- Efforts to Improve Research on Kids' Drugs Paying Off: Report – But information still limited on long-term safety, efficacy, especially for infants.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 29, 2012
- Health Tip: Help Prevent Eye Problems – As you get older.
- Health Tip: Protect Your Kids' Teeth From Cavities – Here's what you can do.
- Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life – Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds.
- Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm – Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds.
- U.S. Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar: CDC – Though consumption has fallen, it's far above recommended levels.
Tuesday February 28, 2012
- Disabled Adults More Apt to Be Victims of Violence: Study – Those with mental illness are the most vulnerable, researchers find.
- Drug-Free Housing Helps Heroin, Oxycontin Addicts Recover – Study found higher abstinence rates with housing, day treatment.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2012
- Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk for Pneumonia? – Factors that increase your vulnerability.
- Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms – Suggestions to protect yourself.
- Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study – Impaired hearing might reduce awareness of overall environment
- Many Vegetarians Unaware of Animal-Derived Gels in Pills – Patients on strict diets would often avoid such drugs if they were informed, study shows.
- New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats – Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say.
- Sleeping Pills Linked to Raised Risk of Death, Cancer: Study – Researchers warn against chronic use, but one expert said underlying health woes could also be a factor.
- Teens May Fare Worse After Concussion Than Children or Adults – Injury can cause long-term problems with short-term memory in teens, researchers say.
- Vitamin D3 Might Ease Menstrual Cramps – Small, early trial suggests supplement can relieve pain, but safety questions remain.
Monday February 27, 2012
- 'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study – Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found.
- Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging – Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies.
- As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention – Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say.
- Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts – Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child.
- Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Type 2 Diabetes – The medication appears to control blood sugar without boosting risk for hypoglycemia, study shows.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2012
- Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids – Some consumption guidelines to help parents.
- Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungal Infection – Keep them clean and dry.
- Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some
- Pediatricians Renew Call for HPV Vaccine for Boys – The shot protects against cervical cancer; it's also effective against anal cancer and some head and neck cancers.
- Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study – Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood.
- Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs – Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say.
Friday February 24, 2012
- Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study – While the drugs are often necessary, new comparison should help doctors balance risks, benefits.
- Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower – Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control.
- Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys – DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2012
- Health Tip: Hip Arthritis May Not Need Surgery – If caught in the early stages.
- Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too – Strength training could offer many benefits.
- Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll – Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say
- Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit – Findings might expand definition of patient's medical team, researcher says.
- Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study – Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance.
- Skin Tests Catch Metal Sensitivity Before Joint Replacement – In affected patients, testing allows surgeons to avoid that metal when choosing implants.
- Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D. – Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says.
Thursday February 23, 2012
- Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy – Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition.
- Chemical Used to Strip Bathtubs Linked to Worker Deaths: CDC – 10 products containing methylene chloride associated with 13 fatalities in U.S. since 2000.
- Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC – There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2012
- Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy – A look at potential benefits.
- Health Tip: Is Your Blood Pressure Too Low? – Here are possible explanations.
- Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season – Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year.
- Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness – Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests.
- Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac Death – Discovery might lead to new ways to prevent or treat the fatal heart problem.
- Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer – But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy.
Wednesday February 22, 2012
- Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers – Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says.
- Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds – Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first.
- FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again – Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2012
- Health Tip: Be a Responsible Driver – Follow these safety precautions.
- Health Tip: Warning Signs of Foot Arthritis – Here are some common symptoms.
- Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study – More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat.
- More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease – Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data.
- Support for Tougher Liquor Laws Rises When Booze, Crime Linked – Study shows people more likely to back idea after seeing news coverage connecting the two.
Tuesday February 21, 2012
- Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking – Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds.
- FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs – Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer.
- FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again – Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects.
- Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies – Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2012
- Health Tip: Set Exercise Goals – Here are suggestions for what to do.
- Health Tip: Take a Deep Breath – Practice deep breathing techniques to manage stress.
- Is Avoiding Gluten in Foods Always Necessary? – Many who shun the component of wheat, barley and rye may not need to do so, experts say.
- Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics – Livestock-associated staph infection underscores potential health problem, researchers say.
Friday February 17, 2012
- Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age – Preliminary study says communication links in brain drop off before symptoms appear.
- Exercise Can Build Young Adults' Bones, Study Finds – Physical activity in your 20s can help prevent osteoporosis later on, researchers say.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2012
- Health Tip: Take Care of Your Skin – It's the body's largest organ.
- Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed – Here are suggestions for making bedtime easier.
- Is Grief an Illness? The Debate Heats Up – Psychiatric experts torn on whether bereavement should be included in new diagnostic manual.
- Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think – Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80.
- More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Intimate Partner Violence – Study found more cases requiring emergency-room care.
- Motor Impairments Appear to Be a Characteristic of Autism – Study suggests that the disorder itself may be behind patients' difficulty with physical skills.
- Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking – Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze.
Thursday February 16, 2012
- 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report – In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say.
- Arsenic Might Be Found in Some Organic Foods: Study – Problem may stem from rice-based sweetener in many of these products, researchers suggest.
- Findings on HIV-Resistant Sex Workers May Help Vaccine Efforts – Study suggests blocking virus from entering the body, rather than fighting it in the bloodstream, is better.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2012
- Health Insurance 'Mandate' Deemed Best Value for Money – More people covered, federal dollars saved with U.S. health insurance requirement, analysis says.
- Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough? – Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat.
- Health Tip: Offer Healthy Breakfast Choices – Here are some suggestions.
- Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida – CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness.
- Implanted Microchip Might Be Future of Drug Delivery – In small study, the remote-controlled chip emitted a bone-strengthening medicine for a year.
- Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage – Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found.
- Online Medieval Fantasy Games -- Threat to Marital Bliss? – Study finds gaming 'widows' unhappy, but couples who play together see it as a plus.
- Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients – Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade.
- U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report – Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years.
Wednesday February 15, 2012
- Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think – Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds.
- Cold Baths May Help Ease Muscle Soreness After Workouts – But researchers caution that little is known about the safety of cold baths.
- E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections – Study found genetic fingerprints of poultry bacteria matched those found in patients.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2012
- Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches – And encourage kids to eat healthy food.
- Health Tip: Practice Window Safety – To help prevent accidents.
- Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey – Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law.
- Millions of Americans Have Untreated Hearing Loss: Study – Many people think the condition is inevitable and not a major concern, study finds.
- Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer – 'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study.
- Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted – Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated.
- Stop-Smoking Drug May Also Curb Problem Drinking – Small study found Chantix heightened alcohol's unpleasant aspects.
Tuesday February 14, 2012
- Bullying a Strong Risk Factor for Suicide in Gay Youth: Study – Support from family, friends can help counter negative attacks, researchers add.
- Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day – Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long
- Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2012
- Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious? – Here are possible warning signs.
- Health Tip: Treating Jaw Pain – Here are possible remedies.
- Lost Love Often the Biggest Source of Regret, Study Shows – Work choices had less impact in study than love gone wrong.
- Stem Cell Treatment Might Reverse Heart Attack Damage – Patients' own cardiac stem cells reduced scarring in preliminary study.
- Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss – People who substituted for high-calorie beverages lost about 5 pounds in study.
Monday February 13, 2012
- Concerns Over Kids' Shut-Eye an Age-Old Problem – Review finds that even 100 years ago, adults said that 'new' technology kept youngsters awake.
- Exercise a Defense Against Dementia: Study – Odds of dying from brain deterioration were less for physically fit individuals.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2012
- Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health – Here are some examples of what can go wrong.
- Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Pregnant – Enlist medical professionals to help care for you and your baby.
- Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis – Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs.
- Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids – Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10.
- More Young Adults Get Health Care When They Can Stay on Parents' Plans – The findings suggest a positive impact of the new U.S. health care law, researchers say.
- Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study – Too many calories could lead to early signs of Alzheimer's, preliminary research suggests.
- Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study – Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease.
- Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia – Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks.
Friday February 10, 2012
- Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby – Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester.
- H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico – Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2012
- Health Tip: A Sprain in the Neck – Here are possible symptoms.
- Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Bursitis? – Here are common factors.
- HIV Severity, Treatment Unrelated to Kids' Mental Woes: Study – No evidence found to link antiretroviral therapy with severity of psychiatric symptoms.
- More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee – And repeat surgery is likely for many younger recipients, researchers predict.
- Pot Use Could Double Risk of Car Crash, Research Shows – But no reliable roadside test available to identify drugged drivers, experts say.
- Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says – Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds.
- Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth – More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home.
- When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity – Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months.
- White House Alters Controversial Birth Control Rule – Responsibility to cover contraceptives will shift from the religious employer to the insurance company.
Thursday February 9, 2012
- 4 New Genes Linked to Type 2 Diabetes – Analysis looked at a variety of ethnic groups.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2012
- Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache? – Suggestions to help ease the pain.
- Illicit Drugs Bought Off Internet May Be Poisons, Experts Warn – Case report says victims thought they'd ordered amphetamine, but got drug that turned their skin blue.
- Many Doctors May Be Less Than Honest With Their Patients – Survey found one in 10 lied, many painted too rosy a prognosis.
- More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say – Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies.
- More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC – But majority of adults still not told to get active during office visit, report finds.
- New Therapy Might Help Relieve Painful Foot Condition – Preliminary study suggests it might work in hard-to-treat cases of plantar fasciitis.
- Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S. – Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says.
- Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth' – Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease.
Wednesday February 8, 2012
- Big Drop in Americans' Blood Level of Trans Fats, CDC Says – New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway.
- Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study – Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2012
- Health Tip: Before You Start an Exercise Program – Review with a doctor your medical history.
- Health Tip: Coping With Migraines During Pregnancy – Here's what you can do.
- Playing Sports May Help Keep Kids From Smoking – But the risk of taking up the habit rises if teammates smoke, study finds.
- Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School – Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on.
- Short Breaks During Exercise OK for Diabetes Control: Study – But with or without pauses, more benefit achieved in low-oxygen setting, study finds.
Tuesday February 7, 2012
- Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study – Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class.
- Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds – Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored.
- Even for the Overweight, Exercise Helps the Heart – Study finds changes in physical fitness affect disease risk at any weight.
- Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC – Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says.
- Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease – Key mutation in certain DNA is tied to a minority of cases of the illness, study says.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2012
- Health Tip: Help Prevent Ice Skating Accidents – Follow these safety guidelines.
- Health Tip: When You Can't Hear – How family and friends can help.
- Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight – Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says.
- Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health – Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says.
- Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems – Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds.
- Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy – In 26-year study, procedure cut seizures and boosted quality of life long-term.
Monday February 6, 2012
- Women of Color Have More Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds – Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says.
- Fewer Teens Exposed to Tobacco Smoke in Cars: Report – But researchers add that too many are still breathing in secondhand smoke while in vehicles.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2012
- Health Tip: Common Reasons for Potty Training 'Accidents' – They're just a step backward in the learning process, experts say.
- Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury – Devise a home safety checklist.
- More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study – Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy.
- Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends – Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows.
- Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse – Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests.
Friday February 3, 2012
- Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study – Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds.
- Could a Blood Test Help Spot Depression? – Small study suggests 'biomarker' levels might help support a diagnosis, but more research needed.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2012
- Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding – Suggestions for getting ready.
- Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior – Suggestions for disciplining your little one.
- Malaria's Global Death Toll Much Higher Than Thought – Study estimates 1.2 million die each year, nearly double previous estimates.
- Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study – Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005.
- Norovirus Top Cause of Hospital Infection Outbreaks, Says Study – Gastrointestinal bug causes vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.
- Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study – 21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say.
- Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows – People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says.
- Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health – Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows.
Thursday February 2, 2012
- 'Morning-After' Pill May Be New Option to Treat Painful Fibroids – Study found it shrank fibroids, reduced excessive bleeding.
- 'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study – They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say.
- Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke – Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later.
- Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD – Only associated with multiple surgeries; not a reason to delay needed procedures, experts say.
- Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study – Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder.
- Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2012
- Health Tip: Help Prevent a Stress Fracture – Take it slow when starting an exercise program.
- Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving – Help keep them safe behind the wheel.
- If Your Dining Partner Overeats, So May You – In study, women mimicked eating behavior of new acquaintances, matching them bite for bite.
- It's 'Buyer Beware' When Getting Statins Off the Internet – Safety information, side-effect warnings are often lacking, British study finds.
- Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk – Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack.
- New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study – People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients.
- Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns – Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says.
- Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study – Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say.
- Scientists May Be Closer to Developing 'Red Wine' Drug – Resveratrol's secrets revealed in work with mice.
Wednesday February 1, 2012
- Pfizer Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lo/Ovral®-28 and Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Due to Possibility of Inexact Tablet Counts or Out of Sequence Tablets
- Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too – Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke.
- Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People – Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's.
- Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC – Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke.
- Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep – Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results.
- Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study – Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being.
- Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study – It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat.
- Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare Cancer
- Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2012
- Health Tip: Keep Heartburn Under Control – Suggestions to help put out the fire.
- Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring? – Here's how to help it heal.
- Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women – Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say.
- Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study – However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say.
- Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study – That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say.
- Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills – Errors in packaging could cause accidental pregnancies, company warns.
- Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles – Getting one post-workout can spur cellular processes that cut inflammation and pain.
- Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind – Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary.
- Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds – Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack.
- Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say – Patients may regain some function after treatment, preliminary research suggests.
- Stenting, Surgery Appear Comparable for Opening Neck Artery – Re-blockage rates similar for both procedures, study finds.
- Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes – Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say.
- Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in Trial – Vaccine-based approach didn't affect insulin needs or other markers.
- Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke – Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue.
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