Health

New Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Promise
Peanut butter and peanuts
January 30th, 2015
Children with peanut allergies who tried a new treatment involving probiotics wound up being able to eat peanuts without a reaction, a new study from Australia says.
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Eye-Tracking Tech Could Detect Concussions in Football Players
The Arizona Cardinals play the New York Giants in Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
January 29th, 2015
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
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Forget Lance Armstrong: Even Amateurs are Now Doping (Op-Ed)
cyclist, doping
January 28th, 2015
Amateurs are feeling the need to be relevant in a sport that is all-consuming, following the lead of professionals like Lance Armstrong.
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US Spike in Measles Cases Due to People Skipping Vaccinations
A young boy receives a vaccination from his doctor.
January 29th, 2015
The sharp rise in measles cases in the U.S. infected with measles is due to people not being vaccinated against the disease, officials say.
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Man Huffs Air Duster, Gets Frostbite and Breathing Problems
picture of man after he huffed air duster
January 29th, 2015
A 40-year-old man in Michigan who intentionally inhaled three cans of compressed air to get high was rushed to a hospital, where doctors treated him for frostbite and significant swelling in his airway, according to a new report of his case.
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Sun Protection App Works, If People Use It
A woman sits on a chair at the beach, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, checking her phone.
January 28th, 2015
A smartphone app called Solar Cell (available now as sunZapp) works to protect people against sun damage. The trick is getting people to use it.
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Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls
A girl looks at a glass full of cola.
January 27th, 2015
Girls who frequently drink soda and other drinks with added sugar may get their first periods earlier, a new study suggests.
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People with Dementia May Have Hidden Talents, Strange Case Shows
A man plays a saxophone in front of a sunset
January 29th, 2015
A 60-year-old businessman lost his job and much of his personality to dementia. But he learned to play the saxophone exceptionally well, according to a new report of his case.
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Do Political Ideologies Affect How Long You Live?
January 28th, 2015
People with a conservative or moderate ideology may be more likely to die earlier than people with a liberal ideology, a new study suggests
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Money, Not Marriage, Makes Parents Better
A mom reads to her daughter
January 28th, 2015
Poverty and money matter more for good parenting than whether or not mom and dad are married, divorced or cohabiting, a new analysis finds.
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