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Health News for 04/02/15

April 1, 2015

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

Newborns and young infants in developing nations who have suspected severe bacterial infections can be effectively treated outside a hospital, two new studies suggest.
Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds.
Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Researchers say preliminary tests show that people given a single shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine mounted an immune response to the vaccine.
Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

Drinking too much iced tea might be surprisingly hard on your kidneys, a new case report contends.
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

A DNA-based blood test appears to be more effective in detecting possible Down syndrome in unborn children than other screening methods for the genetic disorder, researchers say.
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

When did Elvis die? What's the capital of Mongolia? Nowadays, the answers to nearly all questions are just a Google click away.
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.
'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.
Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

In a study of almost 4 million American military personnel, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan was not associated with suicide risk, a new study finds.
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: April 1, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

A swim in the ocean can be refreshing and great exercise, but it's important to understand the potential dangers of rip currents before you dive in.
Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare a variety of healthier dishes that are ready for you at the end of a long day.



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