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Health News for 09/18/14

September 18, 2014

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

Researchers are trying to learn more about a condition called sickle cell trait, which can cause sudden death in young athletes.
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

Teens and young adults who've been mentored may be more likely to get a job that provides them with greater responsibility and independence early on in their career, according to a new study.
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests.
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

In a sign that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 700 new cases of the deadly viral infection were reported in just one week.
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Wednesday.
ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.
Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

Imaging technology has shed new light on how certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifest in the brain, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go.
Health Tip: Why Proteins Are Essential

Proteins are an essential part of your diet, but it's important to choose healthy, lean proteins to keep your body going strong.
Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

Social networking sites can help people lose weight, according to a new study.
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new study suggests.
More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests.
PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests.
Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests.

 

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