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Health

Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots

Friday, 22 March 2019, 09:23 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots. Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012...

How old is too old to drive?

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 09:21 Last update: about 5 days ago The Conversation

When Britain’s Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle on Jan. 17, 2019, many people were surprised that he was still driving at age 97. Many thought that surely someone...

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 09:19 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened...

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 09:16 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said...

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:35 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent...

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:33 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use...

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:31 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn't harm a baby's brain development, according to an experiment involving hundreds of infants in seven countries. While the study can't answer broader safety...

Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 10:28 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who...

What is frostbite? An ER doc explains

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:37 Last update: about 19 days ago The Conversation

Frostbite cannot be overcome with a tough mental edge, despite what Kentucky’s governor, Matt Bevin, might believe. As much of the country faces sub-zero temperatures and high wind speeds,...

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