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When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger
When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds. The review of 16 published stud...
Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study
Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfire smoke may boost levels of dangerous ozone air pollution, researchers report. Colorado State University scientists analyzed data collected over nearly 1...
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in Californ...
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration is seeking $1.8 billion in emergency funds from Congress to combat the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the White House announ...
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses, which cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, may explain why Americans' life ...
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests. People who lose we...
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus a global health threat, based on the suspicion that the virus may be to blame for th...
Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD
Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can a small electrical patch that jolts the brain while patients sleep offer significant relief from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? I...
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children, there would be about 800,000 fewer children's deaths and 20,000 fe...
Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery
Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study include...