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September 23, 2014

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is investing $10 million in additional funding in scientific trials to encourage researchers to consider gender in their preclinical and clinical studies.
Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2014

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Health Tip: Relax Daily

To be healthier mentally, emotionally and physically, take time each day to relax.
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

If you're toning up or striving to lose a few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the job easier and more fun.
Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

Teens and young adults at risk for sexually transmitted infections should undergo "intensive" behavioral counseling to help prevent risky sexual behaviors, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

Pregnant women appear to have an unusually strong immune response to the flu, according to a new study.
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

Five recommended health behaviors may prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, a new study suggests.
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.
Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Scans of young children's brains might help predict how they learn to read. This finding could potentially allow doctors to identify those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties early on, preliminary research suggests.
Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don't tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new study.
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study.
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2014

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