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Plane Passengers’ Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma’s Effect on Brain

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study involving people who thought they were about to die in a plane crash reveals new clues to the long-term impact that traumatic events have on the brain.
In August of 2001, passengers on Air Transat flight 236 were on an overnight flight from Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal, […]

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Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing a traumatic event during childhood may raise the risk for migraines as an adult, new Canadian research suggests.
“We found the more types of violence the individual had been exposed to during their childhood, the greater the odds of migraine,” study author Sarah Brennenstuhl, from the University of […]

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Steal This Power Leg Move from Rashida Jones’ Trainer

Find out how the Parks and Recreation alum sculpt those stems.

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Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The Fourth of July weekend is a time for celebrations and beautiful fireworks displays. But, parents do need to take steps to protect their children’s ears from loud fireworks, a hearing expert cautions.
“Fireworks can be harmful to a child’s ears,” Dr. Laura Swibel Rosenthal, a pediatric ear, nose […]

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Many New Teen Drivers ‘Crash’ in Simulated Driving Task

By Carrie MyersHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Around four in 10 newly licensed teen drivers “crashed” in a simulated driving test, suggesting that many adolescents lack the skills they need to stay safe on the road, according to a new study.
The simulated driving assessment (SDA) included a 35-minute “drive” replicating 22 variations […]

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Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has for the first time shown slight but significant benefit on lung function, new British research reveals.
In a randomized trial, patients inhaled molecules of DNA that aimed to replace the defective gene responsible for cystic fibrosis with a healthy, working copy of the […]

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Behind Many High-Achieving Children…

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Talented children who reach their potential likely have dedicated parents to thank for their success, a new study found.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that parents play a vital role in helping their kids achieve a national or world-class ranking in their sport, instrument or other pursuit.
“Talent […]

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Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children’s Stroke Care

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A rapid response plan for children who visit the emergency room with stroke-like symptoms can help doctors make a faster diagnosis, new research suggests.
“Just as there are rapid response processes for adults with a possible stroke, there should be a rapid response process for children with a possible […]

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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.
However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number of people dying from […]

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Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Worried about links between high daily salt intake, high blood pressure and stroke, half of American adults questioned in a recent poll say they’ve tried to cut back on sodium.
The survey of more than 180,000 people from 26 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., found — perhaps […]

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Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be ‘Contagious’

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mass killings and school shootings in the United States may be “contagious,” inspiring similar killing sprees, new research suggests.
“The hallmark of contagion is observing patterns of many events that are bunched in time, rather than occurring randomly in time,” study author Sherry Towers, a research professor at […]

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Migraine’s Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests.
Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variations that can increase the risk for migraine and heart disease. The first study included […]

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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]

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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]

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Your Child’s Prescription Ear Drops May Not Be FDA-Approved

The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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All About the Newest Weight Loss Drug

The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

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The Grilling Danger That Has Nothing to Do With Food Poisoning

Before you bite into that burger on Independence Day, you might want to ask the chef whether a rusty old grill brush was used to clean the barbecue.

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