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Health News for 08/28/14

August 28, 2014

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.
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.
Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

Eating when you're not hungry can pack on unnecessary pounds and calories.
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.
Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

People infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus are unlikely to pass it to others in their household, a new study suggests.
Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests.
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking

Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

Overconfident people are better at convincing others that they're more talented than they really are, and therefore are more likely to get promotions and reach high-level positions, a new study indicates.
Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

Young adults who struggled with depression in adolescence appear to have "hyper-connected" networks in their brain, researchers are reporting.
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.

 

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