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Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates. "Our resu...
Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey
Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, a new survey reveals. The review ...
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The availability of both alcohol and caffeine in powdered form that can be added to food or drinks has sparked public concern, but one expert says the subst...
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a startlingly new study sugg...
Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows
Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ears have a natural mechanism to help protect them against extremely loud and damaging noises, new research suggests. Researchers pinpointed ...
Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts
Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cough of very sick Ebola patients could be as dangerous as their vomit or diarrhea to those around them, a new report suggests. However,...
Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cream used to treat the skin condition eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study funded by the maker ...
Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report
Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple high-fiber diet can provide health benefits while being easier to stick with than a diet calling for multiple changes in eating habits, ...
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates. The research focuses on the sheath surrounding t...
Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age
Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new ...