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Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells
Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests. In ...
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a ne...
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis. Ancient...
Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to achieving orgasms during sex with a regular partner, straight women still lag behind men and lesbian women, a new study suggests. Using surve...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlike...