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Health News for 03/31/15

March 30, 2015

Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

There's new hope for people plagued by body odor, with researchers pinpointing bacterial genes that play a major role in the malodorous scent.
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.
Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease.
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.
Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests.
Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

New research suggests that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, might harm the kidneys.
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.
Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health.
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems.

 

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