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From teens' sleeping brains, the sound of growing maturity

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Listening in on the electrical currents of teenagers' brains during sleep, scientists have begun to hear the sound of growing maturity. It happens most intensively between the ages of 12 and 16 1/2: After years of frenzied fluctuation,...Show More Summary

Studying drug-resistant HIV in Los Angeles County

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Widespread use of anti-HIV drugs in Los Angeles County could reduce new AIDS cases by almost 40%, but would also double the number of cases in which the virus had developed a resistance to drug therapy, according to a USC and Rand Corp. study.

Concussion suspected? You'rrrre outta the game, neurologists urge

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Concussion research has yet to turn up therapies that can diminish the consequences of a mild traumatic brain injury or shorten the duration of its symptoms, the nation's leading group of neurologists concluded on Monday. But in athletics,...Show More Summary

FDA issues salmonella warning for ProtiDiet protein bars

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream bars due to possible contamination with salmonella, according to an FDA statement Monday.

Low-fat milk doesn't help toddlers' weight, study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Giving toddlers skim or 1% milk to keep them from growing overweight doesn’t seem to work, according to a study out Monday that gives pause over the common advice to avoid whole milk from age 2.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Here's why you've got a hangover.

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few too many green beers? Are you experiencing the medical condition commonly known as a hangover? 

Many parents say no to HPV vaccine, but other vaccination's up: study

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Parents forgo vaccines for their teenage kids for a number of reasons, researchers said Monday in a paper reporting findings from the annual National Immunization Survey of Teens, which was published in the journal Pediatrics.  ThatShow More Summary

Alzheimer's drug developers to get new FDA marching orders

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Experimental drug treatments promising to slow or reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease will need to be assessed with a new and more subtle set of rules, a pair of FDA officials wrote this week. The resulting new guidelines, predict some researchers, should allow Alzheimer's drugs under development to travel a faster path to the U.S. Show More Summary

'Functional cure' for HIV linked to early drug treatment

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A French medical study involving 14 people with HIV who discontinued drug therapy for years without becoming ill may provide new clues for controlling the virus that causes AIDS.

Match Day 2013 results are good for future internal-medicine patients

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

America’s future doctors are increasingly interested in become primary-care physicians -- good news for America’s future patients.

Knot Yet: Getting married later can have economic costs, benefits

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class.

'Sugar-free' baked goods, with sugar? What is a dieter to do?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

As if studying product labels to keep tabs on calories, carbs and fat grams wasn't painful enough, now dieters have this to worry about: one bakery's "goodies that taste good without being bad" are actually quite naughty, after all.

Recipient of transplanted rabies-infected organ dies

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A Maryland transplant recipient has died of rabies after receiving an infected organ from a donor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday.

FDA to probe new diabetes drugs, precancerous changes in pancreas

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will investigate whether a new class of Type 2 diabetes drugs sometimes called the "gliptins" may increase patients' risk of developing precancerous changes in the pancreas, as well as of developing acute pancreatitis.

Pope Francis has only one lung. Is it enough?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

His predecessor was the first pope to retire due to deteriorating health -- a condition no doubt exacerbated by frequent world travel and a demanding schedule.

Key West health officer responds to CDC dengue report

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A study published Wednesday on a dengue fever outbreak in Key West, Fla., has local health officials buzzing.

Prescribing ADHD drugs for healthy kids? Just say no, group urges

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Prescribing psychotropic medications to normal, healthy kids who want to boost their academic performance is "not justifiable" because it contravenes a physician's responsibility to promote a child's "authentic" development and to protect him or her against coercion by parents or peers, a group of neurologists and bioethicists has asserted.

Breast cancer, radiation therapy and heart disease: the risks

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

These days, thanks to advances in treatment and detection, millions of women survive breast cancer.   But surviving the disease doesn’t necessarily mean the entire battle is over, a population-based study of breast cancer survivors in Sweden and Denmark, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, seems to suggest.

Should family members watch as their dying loved ones get CPR?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

On “Grey’s Anatomy,” doctors steer family members out of the hospital room when they call a code blue and start performing CPR on a patient because it’s just too upsetting to watch. But in real life, doctors should be inviting family members to observe their attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, researchers say.

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