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Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Experimental Ebola Shot Shows Good Response

2 hours 17 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to safely protect people against infection and without causing feared side effects such as arthritis by Maggie Fox

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called ‘Major Advance’

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A DNA-based blood test appears to be more effective in detecting possible Down syndrome in unborn children than other screening methods for the genetic disorder, researchers say. The test exhibited perfect accuracy in a clinical trial, detecting Down syndrome in all... by Health Editor

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say preliminary tests show that people given a single shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine mounted an immune response to the vaccine. Two separate teams of investigators concluded the vaccine is safe, with side effects confined to fever, fatigue, injection-si... by Health Editor

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Cancer Society, close to 40,000 new cases of rectal c... by Health Editor

Man’s Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinking too much iced tea might be surprisingly hard on your kidneys, a new case report contends. After conducting a kidney biopsy on a 56-year-old man with unexplained kidney failure, doctors discovered numerous oxalate crystals in his kidney tissue. Oxalate is a n... by Health Editor

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Newborns and young infants in developing nations who have suspected severe bacterial infections can be effectively treated outside a hospital, two new studies suggest. The findings indicate that the World Health Organization’s guidelines on treating newborns and young infants with possible bacterial i... by Health Editor

All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

4 hours 27 minutes ago - Health
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When did Elvis die? What’s the capital of Mongolia? Nowadays, the answers to nearly all questions are just a Google click away. But a new study suggests that instant, online access to information may be inflating people’s sense of their own intelligence. “It becomes easier to confuse your own kno... by Health Editor

BigNeuron Project Aims to Untangle Brain Cell Structure

5 hours 17 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
Brain researchers are turning to big data to crack one of the big questions of neuroscience: Can the shape of a neuron reveal how well it's working?

New Test for Down's More Accurate, Report Finds

5 hours 20 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
A newer test for DNA defects that cause Down's syndrome and similar conditions is more accurate than older tests, researchers reported Wednesday by Maggie Fox

The Health Benefits of Lululemon’s ‘Anti-Ball Crushing’ Pants

5 hours 32 minutes ago - Health
Courtesy Lululemon Last Christmas, my well-meaning wife, knowing I was in need of some good workout pants, picked up a pair for me from Lululemon. The highly-coveted brand, renowned for virtually inventing the booming “athleisure” apparel category, certainly does make a nice pair of stretchy pants. Slim to the hips and snug around the crotch, m... by michaelgollust

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