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Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia

Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia

(HealthDay News) — Amnesia is a temporary loss of memory. Those with amnesia can forget facts, information and experiences, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Neurology News FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters The Best Exercises for Brain Health Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism? New […]

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Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy, researchers say. The findings suggest serotonin may help protect people with epilepsy from this threat, according to the authors of the study […]

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Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health

Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When severe storms or hurricanes like Dorian sweep through communities with high winds and flooding, they can leave more than physical damage in their wake. New research suggests that dealing with the aftermath — which can include a damaged home and property — puts […]

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Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Trying to calm a cranky baby can be stressful for parents, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an important caution about what not to do. Don’t place baby in a so-called “sleep positioner,” “nest” or “anti-roll” device, because […]

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New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Up Windows Counter Vaccine Misinformation

New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Up Windows Counter Vaccine Misinformation

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Educational pop-up windows will now appear on Facebook and Instagram when people search for vaccine-related content. Latest Infectious Disease News The goal of the new feature is to counter the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation, according to Facebook, which owns Instagram, CNN reported. Users in the United States will […]

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High Post-Hospital Death Rate Trails Ebola Survivors

High Post-Hospital Death Rate Trails Ebola Survivors

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The overall death rate of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have been underestimated, with new research finding survivors could have a five times higher death rate after leaving the hospital than the general population. An outbreak of Ebola is currently raging in […]

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AHA News: Do NFL Players’ Hearts Take a Hit From Football?

AHA News: Do NFL Players’ Hearts Take a Hit From Football?

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Tim Tyrrell talks about football like a man who loved every minute of his six years in the NFL. He relishes stories of the devastating hits he leveled. He’s proud of the way he could get knocked out, shake it off and get […]

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Poverty Makes Heart Failure Even More Lethal, Study Shows

Poverty Makes Heart Failure Even More Lethal, Study Shows

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study helps confirm a dismal reality: Poor Americans are more likely to die from heart failure than their richer counterparts. The likely reasons? According to the researchers, higher obesity rates and associated increases in type 2 diabetes appear to be driving two-thirds of […]