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Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.

"Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women," said lead researcher Dr. Tobias Kurth, director of the Institu...

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.

One study found that no matter a child's actual weight, those whose parents believed they were overweight gained more weight. The other study found that more than 82 percent of parents unde...

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For all those parents who fret about how quickly their baby will learn to walk, read up.

British scientists report that toddlers who can walk, run and jump by the time they are 18 months old may have stronger bones as teenagers.

The researchers suggested that their findings could help...

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Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure.

The findings stem from a review of 17 studies conducted around the world. Each assessed a possible link between blood pressure and dirty air related to common pollutants, such as vehicle exhaust, ...

Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds.

"Four in five of this diverse group of children were diagnosed at a primary care practice -- not the emergency d...

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests.

Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined cells that line blood vessels in the brain. They form a filtration syste...

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