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Health News for 08/28/14

August 28, 2014

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

Arguments between parents may damage their relationships with their children, a new study indicates.
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday.
Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Your family carries its own unique population of bacteria that accompany you when you move to a new home, a new study finds.
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and spreads.
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research.
Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

The types of vehicle crashes involving young drivers often vary by gender, a new study has found.
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.
Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests.
Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

Having greater amounts of yellow pigment in your eyes could boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions, a new study reports.
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

Millions of people are bothered by hay fever, an allergy to grass, trees, weeds or other types of pollen. Symptoms of the most common type of allergy frequently make sufferers feel miserable.
Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

Eating when you're not hungry can pack on unnecessary pounds and calories.

 

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