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Skin Patch Shows Promise in Easing Peanut Allergy
Skin Patch Shows Promise in Easing Peanut Allergy SUNDAY, Feb. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wearable patch that safely and gradually exposes the body to small amounts of peanut allergen appears effective in easing the allergy, an early new study sho...
Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth
Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests. Researchers studying prematu...
Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease
Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health. A study from Finland found that ...
Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise
Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found ...
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Football helmet add-ons may not reduce players' risk of concussion, a new study suggests. These safety products include items such as soft-she...
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu vaccine is even more disappointing than previously reported, showing just 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant H3N2 strain ...
Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report. Job,...
Small Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Small Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk. Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substan...
Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark
Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation continues long after you get out of the sun, even in the dark, a new study says. Researchers explain that UV light from t...
Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds
Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-replicating strains of HIV damage the immune system in the very early stages of infection, resulting in quicker disease progression, a n...