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04 May

Battling Antibiotic Resistance

A high number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions still being written, study finds.

03 May

Calorie Restriction and Your Health

Does restricting your caloric intake have health benefits?

02 May

Playground Safety

Playground-related brain injuries on the rise, according to new study.

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If possible, people who've had a stroke should be sent directly to inpatient rehabilitation after their hospital discharge. This would be instead of a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, according to new guidelines by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).

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Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report.

There were 19,659 hepatitis C-related deaths in 2014, according to preliminary data from U.S. Centers f...

Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical robot outperformed human surgeons in stitching the small intestines of pigs back together, researchers report.

Without any direct human interaction, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) reconnected the intestines with sutures that proved more accurate, evenly spaced and durable ...

Why Humans Have Bigger Brains

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've uncovered why humans have such big brains.

It turns out that metabolism -- the rate at which a body burns calories -- runs faster in humans than it does in other primates. And humans have more body fat, which provides the energy reserves needed to fuel that faster metabo...

Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of being declared free of the virus, a new study finds.

Many survivors develop uveitis, a general term describing illnesses that trigger swelling and can destroy optical tissues, the researche...

CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR.

New research shows that help -- and CPR instruction -- may be just a cellphone call away.

This is "a real-world approach that the majority of communities can adopt to help improve survival ...

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