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TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and typ...
- Maureen Salamon
- February 9, 2016
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TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who sequenced the genome, or genetic composition, of the Lyme disease-transmitting deer tick hope the achievement will lead to new ways to control the blood-sucking parasites.
The decade-long effort involved an international team of 93 scientists from 46 institutions.
TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.
The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years.
Those who received the allergy shots had a 55 percent reduction in ...
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests.
The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppressed with modern antiretroviral treatment (ART), the ...
- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
- February 8, 2016
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MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore pinpointed these regions by studying the brains of 33 stroke patients who lost the ability to spell. Their spelling struggles were...
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.
Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow-up, the U.S. Preventive...
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