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Health News for 03/31/15

March 31, 2015

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is.
New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.
Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say.
Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms

Ultrasound should be the first type of imaging used to assess pelvic symptoms in women, a group of U.S. experts says.
E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.
Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends.
Health Highlights: March 31, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Plan for Healthy Meals on a Budget

It is possible to eat well on a budget, but it does require some planning.
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

While you're shoe shopping with a teen, make sure you both understand the shoes fit and function before making a purchase.
Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

There's new hope for people plagued by body odor, with researchers pinpointing bacterial genes that play a major role in the malodorous scent.
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.
Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease.
Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

New research suggests that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, might harm the kidneys.
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.
Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests.

 

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