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Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new stu...
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily ...
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development. "This study tells us that adverse chil...
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new re...
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A national anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers was highly successful and cost-effective, a new study reports. The 2012 Tips...
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says. Res...
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile? MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram. Although dense breasts are a...
A Lasting Legacy of Science
A Lasting Legacy of Science TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Salk polio vaccine trial of 1954 proved a momentous event whose impact is still felt today. On a broad scale, the trial first fundamentally altered the way Americans viewed char...
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the effec...
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers d...