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May 02, 2014

Brain Scans Spot Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Seeking better insight into chronic fatigue syndrome, a new brain scan investigation has pinpointed what could be the first evidence of a connection between nerve cell inflammation and the onset of this debilitating and somewhat mysterious illness, researchers say.
Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

It's not easy to discuss the dangers of drinking with your children, but it's a conversation that must take place.
Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

Batteries may look tempting to young children, and are hazardous if swallowed.
For Newly Insured Under Obamacare, a Steep Learning Curve

Sheri Samotin, a California-based patient advocate, knows the ins and outs of health insurance, including how to find a participating physician.
Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study

Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds.
Does Higher-Priced Food Taste Better?

While paying more for a meal is worse for your wallet, it might actually make the food taste better, according to a new study.
Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

People injured in trampoline accidents made more than 1 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency rooms over 10 years, at a cost of more than $1 billion, a new study shows.
Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Survey

About one-quarter of American children aged 2 to 5 spend three or more hours a day in front of the television, computer or other media devices, which is well above limits recommended by experts, according to a new study.
With Kids In Car, Parents Still Likely to Use Cellphones

Parents driving with their children in the car are just as likely to use cellphones as other drivers, a new study finds.
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Graphic newspaper accounts of a teenager's suicide may play a role in copy-cat cases, a new study suggests.
Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

Many patients with a newly identified subtype of Alzheimer's disease are misdiagnosed and don't receive proper treatment, researchers report.
Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows.
Health Highlights: May 2, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:



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