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Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers
Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study fi...
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the r...
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds. One expert wasn'...
Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier
Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a way that might make chocolate healthier and more delicious. Past research has suggested that chocolate is linked to a ...
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze? TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot. But a new study suggests that runners over ...
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early...
Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes
Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person's risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data f...
Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says
Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing soldiers' sense of smell can help diagnose those with traumatic brain injury, a new study shows. The findings suggest that doctors in c...
Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study
Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It may not be necessary to delay rotator cuff surgery in patients with shoulder stiffness, a new study suggests. Researchers compared 170 people...
Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Spring Allergies Have Arrived SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It may not feel like it in some parts of the United States, but spring has arrived and that means it's allergy season. About 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also ...