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January 29, 2015

More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Another study supports the notion that repeated blows to the head in boxing or the martial arts can damage the brain.
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia.
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.
Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win

Who's going to win Sunday's Super Bowl? It may depend, in part, on which team has the most "night owls," a new study suggests.
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends.
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

A regular bedtime and other sleep-related rules help children and teens get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus.
Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.
Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.
Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, health officials reported Thursday.
Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Using Sunscreen

While anyone who applies sunscreen will benefit from its protection, some people should never venture outside without it, experts say.
Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?"

 

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