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Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.
Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

Cerdelga (eliglustat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder caused by the body's insufficient production of a key enzyme.
Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

 

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