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Health News for 03/19/14

March 19, 2014

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Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Joints

Taking good care of your joints can help prevent pain, stiffness and other common symptoms of arthritis as you get older.
Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth

To keep teeth and gums clean and healthy, flossing is a must. Parents should make sure children's teeth are more than properly brushed, but also flossed.
Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

When exposed to a certain toxin in algae, sea lions develop a form of epilepsy similar to that in people, a new study says.
No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon

Nasal-spray vaccines that don't require refrigeration -- which are still in the experimental stage -- could help protect people in remote regions from future disease outbreaks, according to a researcher.
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

Among people with hepatitis C, the risk of serious liver disease is much higher in those who also have HIV than in those without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds.
Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms

The antiviral drug Tamiflu reduced the risk of death by 25 percent among adults hospitalized during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, according to a new review.
Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study.
Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin -- sold under the brand name Zocor -- appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England.
New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen

A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report.
Health Highlights: March 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance.

 

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