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Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

Latest Pregnancy News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rising temperatures might help trigger premature birth, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could deliver more “preemie” babies. Looking at 20 years of data on heat waves and birth timing across the United States, researchers “estimate that an average […]

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Autism: Early Signs and Symptoms

Autism: Early Signs and Symptoms

What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects a person’s behavior and impairs the ability to communicate and interact with others. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder can range from mild to severe. The cause is unknown. Autism spectrum disorder refers to several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately, including: […]

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Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A variant of a common herpes virus may play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), Swedish researchers say. They analyzed the blood of about 8,700 MS patients and a control group of more than 7,200 people without MS. They were looking for […]

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Parkinson’s Treatment Has Unexpected Side Effect

Parkinson’s Treatment Has Unexpected Side Effect

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some Parkinson’s patients who have a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control their symptoms have reported an odd side effect — they lost the ability to swim. Researchers report on the cases of nine patients who were still good swimmers even after they were […]

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Could a Concussion Raise a Teen Athlete’s Suicide Risk?

Could a Concussion Raise a Teen Athlete’s Suicide Risk?

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High school athletes who suffer repeated concussions may be at heightened risk for suicide, University of Texas researchers report. Data on more than 13,000 high school students revealed that those who had had a concussion in the past year (15%) were more likely to have […]

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Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Latest Migraine News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used […]

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AHA News: Could Mammograms Screen for Heart Disease?

AHA News: Could Mammograms Screen for Heart Disease?

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might someday help save many thousands more. Though expert guidelines vary, generally women are advised to have a mammogram every […]

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Endoscopy (EGD) Procedure

Endoscopy (EGD) Procedure

What is upper endoscopy? Endoscopy is a procedure in which a camera is inserted into an orifice or surgical incision to explore for abnormalities or cancers, or perform minimally invasive surgery. Upper endoscopy is a procedure that enables the examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to examine the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first portion of […]