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Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults
Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers s...
Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study
Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Websites that offer personalized genetic cancer tests tend to overstate their supposed benefits and downplay their limitations, a new study says. And m...
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests. Loo...
Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests
Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests. The study included 485 peopl...
Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention
Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beavers don't need to brush or floss because the presence of iron in their tooth enamel gives them superior protection against tooth decay, researchers report. Beaver...
Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study
Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion while being flown via helicopter to a trauma center raises a patient's chances of survival, a new study sug...
Beware the Bitter Cold
Beware the Bitter Cold FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As frigid temperatures send much of the northern half of the United States into a deep freeze, doctors say people need to take steps to avoid dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypo...
Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, resear...
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pr...
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks are diagnosed with HIV more often than any other group of Americans, and while their death rate from the disease is declining, it is still hi...