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Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment SUNDAY, Feb. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing young children with peanut allergies to small amounts of the legumes shows promise as a treatment, researchers report. Kn...
Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests. The resear...
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk? MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children's risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema,...
Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival
Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer ...
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors tak...
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the measles outbreak that began at two Disneyland theme parks in California last December may be easing, California health officials re...
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food? WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new stu...
Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?
Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis? THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish a...
CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man
CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An otherwise healthy man in Kansas became infected with a newly discovered type of virus after he was bitten by ticks, and he died of a related illness ...
Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study
Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking medication Chantix can boost the likelihood that cigarette smokers who aren't ready to stop cold turkey will cut down gradually, ...