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Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the ...
Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle
(CNN) Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer. The 9-year-old was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, a brain cancer, in 2014. In October of this ...
Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds
Pregnant women might increase their risk of a stillbirth if they sleep on their backs during their third trimester, a new study has found. The research, published Monday in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is the largest of its kind ...
Babies learn what words mean before they can use them
(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to understand how they do it. ”I think it's especially intriguing that we find evidence that for infants, even their early ...
Only 1 in 10 adults eats enough fruits or veggies, study finds
We should've listened to our parents when they told us to "eat your vegetables." Only 1 in 10 Americans are eating the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal ...
The New Normal Blood Pressure: What it means for you
This story may raise your blood pressure. On Monday, November 13th, more than 15 million Americans became hypertensive. New guidelines established by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health ...
Young people 'experimenting more in bed'
Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to a national sex survey that has been carried out every 10 years since 1990 in the UK ...
Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a Malaysian study has found. About one-third of these still had consistent or worsening PTSD four years after diagnosis. The researchers said PTSD needed to be identified ...
The surprising obstacle to curing Alzheimer's: Top doctor explains why patent laws are holding us back
Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer's disease. This knowledge ushered in an era of great enthusiasm that scientists could develop new therapies to either prevent Alzheimer's or significantly slow ...
Why Human Head Transplants Will Never Work
An Italian neurosurgeon is claiming that his team has performed the world's first "successful" human head transplant, using two human cadavers in China, according to news reports. The procedure, which took 18 hours to complete, has led the ...