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Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus causes joint pain and swelling similar to rheumatoid arthritis, which can make diagnosis difficult, a new stud...
Think Hookahs Filter Out Tobacco Toxins? Think Again
Think Hookahs Filter Out Tobacco Toxins? Think Again FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people think, hookah water pipes do not filter out most of the heavy metals in tobacco, a new study warns. Tobacco plants can absorb a...
Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems
Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East and Afghanistan may be at risk for lung damage from exposure to dust there, a new study suggests. Researchers a...
Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds. "Men with a history of testi...
Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands
Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of...
Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study
Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after ...
Talk Therapy May Cut Suicide Rate Among U.S. Soldiers: Study
Talk Therapy May Cut Suicide Rate Among U.S. Soldiers: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy can lead to fewer suicide attempts among at-risk U.S. soldiers, a new study suggests. Cognitive behaviora...
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, a new study find...
Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease t...
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many prepackaged dinners for toddlers contain high amounts of salt, and many toddler and infant snacks, desserts and juices contain added sugar, a new st...