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Health News for 06/10/13

June 10, 2013

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Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease

The active ingredient in a drug that's expected to become a popular treatment for multiple sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck -- shown effective in treating some people with migraines -- may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body pain and tenderness.
Health Tip: Keep Fire Extinguisher Ready

Having a portable fire extinguisher on hand can save lives, so it's important to know how to properly store and use one in an emergency.
Health Tip: If You Use a Food Vending Machine

When a craving hits and you absolutely need a snack, you may turn to a vending machine to quiet your growling belly.
Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes

Certain brain changes may help explain why many older adults become clumsier as time goes by, a new study says.
Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study

For many people, once-a-year dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease that leads to tooth loss, according to a new study.
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Offering flu shots at elementary schools could reduce the number of flu cases and deaths among children, a new study suggests.
Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds

Having a designated driver sounds like a great idea, but a new study found that more than one-third of those who were supposed to drive their pals home safely had been boozing it up themselves.
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Kids who suffer a concussion may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: June 10, 2013

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