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New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain Damage

New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain DamageComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- MedPage Today reports that a new study analyzing soccer players found that non-traumatic but repeated hits to the head could cause significant brain damage. The study, headed by Dr. Inga Koerte of Harvard Medical School's...

Flu During Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Survey Says

Flu During Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Survey SaysComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mothers who reported having the flu during pregnancy were at least twice as likely to have a child with autism as those who did not report having the flu, according to new survey results from a Danish study. While the s...

Study: Lower-Income Earners May Fare Better after Knee Replacement Surgery

Study: Lower-Income Earners May Fare Better after Knee Replacement SurgeryJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. researchers say that people who earn $35,000 or less annually may have better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than those who earn more money, Health Day reports. The findings are based on data collecte...

Allergic to Meat: Tiny Tick May Be Spreading Vegetarianism

Allergic to Meat: Tiny Tick May Be Spreading VegetarianismiStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) -- A tiny tick might be to blame for a rash of meat allergies in central and southern regions of the U.S.A bite from the lone star tick, so-called for the white spot on its back, looks innocent enough.&nbsp...

Study Looks at Impact of High-Carb Diet on Colon Cancer Treatment

Study Looks at Impact of High-Carb Diet on Colon Cancer TreatmentiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- High-carb diets may lead to cancer recurrence or death for late-stage colon cancer patients, according to a new study. High glycemic diets, which include breads and baked goods, also can lead to the same outcomes.Res...

Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Fatigue Accompanied by Breast Cancer, Study Says

Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Fatigue Accompanied by Breast Cancer, Study SaysiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study reveals that acupuncture can help alleviate some of the fatigue accompanied by breast cancer, Health Day reports. The lead author of the study said that the results of the study provided good evidence of ...

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Not Linked to Long-Term Heart Complications

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Not Linked to Long-Term Heart ComplicationsPhotodisc/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A new study has lessened concerns that early-stage breast cancer patients could be increasing their risk for heart complications from radiation therapy.Researchers observed 50 patients with stage 1 and stage 2 breast can...

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint Infections

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint InfectionsHemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Another person has died from fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, bringing the total to 25 deaths, health officials reported Friday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ...

Brain Zapping Study Sheds Light on Facial Blindness

Brain Zapping Study Sheds Light on Facial BlindnessiStockphoto/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) -- Two tiny brain areas are key for seeing and recognizing faces, according to a new study that sheds light on a rare neurological disorder known as facial blindness.Stanford University neuroscientists used elec...

Hormone Therapy Without Menopause Symptoms Discouraged

Hormone Therapy Without Menopause Symptoms DiscouragediStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government renewed its recommendation against prescribing hormone therapy to postmenopausal women for the prevention of chronic conditions like heart disease and bone loss, but didn't tackle whether women ...

Study: Bullies Nearly Twice as Likely to Have Mental Health Disorder

Study: Bullies Nearly Twice as Likely to Have Mental Health DisorderJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mental disorders plague many adults who were bullied as children, but a new study suggests that those who had mental health disorders during childhood are three times more likely to become bullies.Researchers at Br...

Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects, Study Says

Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects, Study SaysiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research indicates that couples who undergo in vitro fertilization are more likely to have a baby with birth defects, Health Day reports. One of the study's authors said the findings showed a significant link bet...

Face Transplants Then and Now: A Surgical Success Story

Face Transplants Then and Now: A Surgical Success Story Richard Lee Norris - face transplant recipient (University of Maryland Medical Center)(NEW YORK) -- Face-transplant technology has come a long way in seven years.Richard Lee Norris, a Virginia man who was severely disfigured after a gun accident in 19...

Face Transplants Then and Now: A Surgical Success Story

Face Transplants Then and Now: A Surgical Success Story Richard Lee Norris - face transplant recipient (University of Maryland Medical Center)(NEW YORK) -- Face-transplant technology has come a long way in seven years.Richard Lee Norris, a Virginia man who was severely disfigured after a gun accident in 19...

Face Transplant Patient Delights in Transformation

Face Transplant Patient Delights in TransformationUniversity of Maryland Medical Center(BALTIMORE) -- A 37-year-old Virginia man who received the world’s fullest face transplant in March said he no longer lives as a recluse.Richard Lee Norris was disfigured in a 1997 gun accident that claimed hi...

Multivitamins Cut Cancer Risk in Men, Study Finds

Multivitamins Cut Cancer Risk in Men, Study FindsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a decision that millions of Americans face every morning: to take, or not to take, that multivitamin.  Now, a new study of almost 15,000 men over 50 suggests popping that daily supplement could cut cancer...

Electrical Shock Underwear Helps Prevent Bedsores

Electrical Shock Underwear Helps Prevent BedsoresProject SMART(NEW ORLEANS) -- Scientists have designed electric underpants that shock the bottom to help prevent bedsores for people who are immobilized.When a patient is stuck in the same position for too long, the skin compresses and blood circulatio...

Cranberry Juice Not Good for Bladder Infections

Cranberry Juice Not Good for Bladder InfectionsDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For years, cranberry juice has been touted as the natural way to prevent and treat bladder and urinary tract infections (UTI).  But a comprehensive review of studies has found the claims have be...

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Substance Abuse

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Substance AbuseTom Morello/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Weight-loss surgery can help people who are obese ditch their unhealthy relationships with food.  But a new study suggests these patients sometimes enter a rebound relationship with something else -- alcohol, dr...

Cholesterol Levels Down Among US Adults

Cholesterol Levels Down Among US AdultsZoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cholesterol levels among U.S. adults have dropped an average of 10 points in two decades, a new study found, but cardiologists say Americans still have a lot to do to improve their health.The survey-based study of more th...

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