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Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report. The work is part of...
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-i...
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new stud...
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By ado...
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, about one in six Americans suffers from foodborne illness, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers f...
Plan Children's Meals That Make the Grade
Plan Children's Meals That Make the Grade FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say. Allison Bourgraf, a clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio...
Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia
Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa feel a sense of pride about their weight loss, and this positive emotion may play a major role in the deadly con...
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds. ...
Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines
Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most people, portable sleep monitors are an adequate substitute for an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis of obstructive sl...
Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too
Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can strike at any age, even among preschoolers, researchers report. And if it does strike, the odds are that the disorder will recur throughout childhood,...