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Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help othe...
Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study
Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study revea...
Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC
Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans misuse contact lenses -- wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly -- and that causes almost a million cases of ...
Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests
Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review ...
Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys
Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The quest for an effective vaccine against Ebola has moved a step closer to reality, with a new study finding an inhaled version worked well in monkeys. Researchers say th...
Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?
Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes. Neurons -- highly...
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports. Previous research has shown that the calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. ...
Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes?
Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes? TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a cutting-edge look at the biology of crime, a team of Swedish investigators has identified two specific genetic mutations that appear to be linked to a higher risk...
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart t...
Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?
Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take. The study al...