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Health News for 01/28/14

January 28, 2014

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Health Tip: Don't Give Raw Milk to Children

Raw milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized can harbor harmful germs.
Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu

If you have the flu, an antiviral medication can help minimize the duration and severity of the illness.
Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues

Different strains of the same plague bacterium probably caused two of the most devastating disease outbreaks in human history, according to a new study.
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

A simple breath test might reveal if a person has early-stage lung cancer, according to a new study.
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds

Gut bacteria in premature infants don't come from their mothers, but from microbes in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), a new study finds.
Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

A 3-D model of the brain of a man who lived for 55 years with almost total amnesia is revealing new clues about what caused his memory loss, and could lead to a better understanding of memory, researchers report.
Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injury rates in the United States are rising, and the leading cause now appears to be falls suffered by seniors rather than traffic crashes, according to a new study.
FDA Panel Considers First Pill for Ragweed Allergy

There may be good news coming in the form of a pill for the millions of Americans who suffer from ragweed allergy.
Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness.
Another Arctic Blast Has Much of U.S. in Its Grip

As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.
Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

More than half of babies and children who receive heart transplants are surviving many years, say the authors of a new study.
Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2014

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