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Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

While people have long believed their dogs understand what they're saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way.
Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests.
Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report.
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.
Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report.
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.

 

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