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Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now, research suggests that changes in the bra...
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk. "Sin...
Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults
Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies feel pain in much the same way as adults, says a new study that challenges some experts' beliefs that babies don't feel pain. Some people have argued t...
Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC
Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The bird flu outbreak that has resulted in the slaughter of millions of chickens and turkeys in the United States has little chance of sickening humans, federal ...
Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says
Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says. There is...
Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns. "Many parents...
Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't ...
Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth
Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The way the brain organizes its visual sense is the same in people who are blind from birth and sighted people, a new study shows. The find...
Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study
Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests. But greater b...
Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking
Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to increase the likelihood that teens will drink and have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests. The findings fit...