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March 31, 2015

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.
Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Raw milk causes more than half of all milk-related foodborne illnesses in the United States, even though only about 3.5 percent of Americans drink raw milk, according to a new report.
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.
Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.
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.
FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.
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.
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.
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.

 

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