More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Another study supports the notion that repeated blows to the head in boxing or the martial arts can damage the brain.
The study, led by Dr. Charles Bernick of the Cleveland Clinic, included professional fighters — 93 boxers and 131 mixed martial arts experts. They ranged in age […]

More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
A total of 84 cases in 14 states were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 28, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the […]

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

January 29, 2015

In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.
People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average […]

Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win

January 29, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Who’s going to win Sunday’s Super Bowl? It may depend, in part, on which team has the most “night owls,” a new study suggests.
The study found that athletes’ performance throughout a given day can range widely depending on whether they’re naturally early or late risers.
The […]

Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A regular bedtime and other sleep-related rules help children and teens get a good night’s sleep, a new study suggests.
“Good quality and sufficient sleep are vital for children,” study leader Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State in College Park, Pa., said in a […]

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

January 29, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends.
A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone — the skin gel version of the drug dapsone — for a week developed a serious condition called […]

Flu’s Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

January 29, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.
“We likely reached our highest level of activity and in many parts of […]

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.
The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than 3,200 were diagnosed with […]

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what’s usually a rare respiratory virus.
Despite treatment, 10 of the children first diagnosed […]



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