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Older fathers linked to baby health risks, though slightly
Father babyThursday November 1, 2018 5:52AM ET
A Stanford study linked babies of older fathers with a variety of increased risks at birth, including low birth weight and seizures, though they\'re slight.
Japanese researchers test vaccine against secondary strokes
vaccineWednesday October 31, 2018 6:45AM ET
Japanese researchers have tested a vaccine in mice that may protect people who had a stroke against blood clots for more than two months without increasing the risk of bleeding.
Congo Ebola death toll rises to 170
Congo EbolaTuesday October 30, 2018 6:58AM ET
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 170 lives, health authorities said on Sunday.
In California, some doctors sell 'medical exemptions' for kids' vaccinations
Kid vaccineTuesday October 30, 2018 5:20AM ET
A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims.
Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness
diabetesMonday October 29, 2018 5:31AM ET
Researchers from China\'s Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) said Sunday.
Canada on alert for polio-like illness
vaccineSaturday October 27, 2018 6:58AM ET
Canadian health authorities are on alert on Friday after the appearance of a rare polio-like paralytic illness, also reported in recent weeks in 22 U.S. states.
Football players with dyslexia have harder head
Football playersFriday October 26, 2018 8:33AM ET
A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a new study from Penn State University and Northwestern Medicine.
Mind’s quality control center found in long-ignored brain area
brain mriFriday October 26, 2018 7:32AM ET
The cerebellum can\'t get no respect. Located inconveniently on the underside of the brain and initially thought to be limited to controlling movement, the cerebellum has long been treated like an afterthought by researchers studying higher brain functions.
Air pollution and noise increase risk for heart attacks
heart attackFriday October 26, 2018 7:04AM ET
Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated.
Fighting mutant influenza
vaccineThursday October 25, 2018 6:54AM ET
Another flu season is here, which means another chance for viruses to mutate.
Breathing through the nose aids memory
noseWednesday October 24, 2018 9:15AM ET
The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated i.e. reinforced and stabilised.
Antibodies linked to heart attacks
AntibodiesWednesday October 24, 2018 8:05AM ET
Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports.
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