First Blood Test to Evaluate Potential Concussions Approved

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HealthDay News : 14-Feb-2018

The first blood test designed to help doctors evaluate whether a suspected brain injury is a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Traditional concussion evaluation includes a CT scan of the head to detect any brain tissue damage. But many people who have such a scan

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Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

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HealthDay News : 14-Feb-2018

If you worry about ever getting cancer, you might want to pass on the processed foods at your supermarket.

Every 10 percent dietary increase in packaged snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and other highly processed foods boosts the risk for cancer by 12 percent, new research suggests.

Breast cancer, in particular,

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Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes

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HealthDay News : 14-Feb-2018

Lack of sleep is an often overlooked risk factor for type 2 diabetes, the National Sleep Foundation says.

Chronic sleep deprivation leads to less insulin production and increased production of stress hormones, the foundation says. Over time, too much glucose stays in the bloodstream and increases your risk of developing type

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Health Tip:Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

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HealthDay News : 14-Feb-2018

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that can lead to scarring in air sacs within the lungs. This can make breathing difficult.

Most cases of the disease have no known cause, and its severity varies from person to person.

About 140,000 Americans have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, the American Lung Association

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Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

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HealthDay News : 14-Feb-2018

Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report.

And the rodents' intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved from lack of beta-secretase (BACE1), an enzyme critical in the formation of the plaques, said senior researcher Riqiang Yan.

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Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

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HealthDay News : 13-Feb-2018

Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.

It estimated that increased spending to ensure wider distribution of 10 vaccines in 41 such countries over 15 years could prevent up to 36 million deaths.

This also

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