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Nearly 3.3 million children in U.S. have dizziness or balance problem
Children dizzinessFebruary 1, 2016 ET
Nearly 3.3 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale survey of these problems in U.S. children.
WHO: Up to 4 million infected by Zika virus in the Americas
Sylvain AldighieriJanuary 29, 2016 ET
WHO's chief for International Health Regulations epidemic alert and response Sylvain Aldighieri said the organization expects huge numbers of infections, some detected and others undetected.
Parents are often ill-informed about dangerous food-allergy emergencies
Children food allergyJanuary 29, 2016 ET
Many parents of children with food allergies say doctors did not discuss emergency care for their youngsters, a new study finds.
Regular coffee consumption may not cause dangerous racing of the heart
CoffeeJanuary 29, 2016 ET
There may be good news for coffee, tea and chocolate lovers: Regular caffeine consumption may not cause dangerous racing of the heart, a new study finds.
New technique might free type 1 diabetics from daily injections
DiabeticsJanuary 29, 2016 ET
Researchers report they were able to restore normal blood sugar levels for six months in mice with induced diabetes.
In U.S., moderate drinkers have edge in emotional health
Moderate drinkingJanuary 28, 2016 ET
U.S. adults who drink in moderation - one to 14 drinks per week - are slightly less likely than both nondrinkers and heavy drinkers to have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime.
Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age
Vitamin B12 salmonJanuary 28, 2016 ET
A new study found that vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly.
Epidural analgesia has adverse effects on newborns
NewbornJanuary 27, 2016 ET
Researchers from the University of Granada observed that babies born after epidural analgesia show a small decline in Apgar index values.
90% of U.S. restaurant meals exceed recommended calories
Restaurant mealJanuary 27, 2016 ET
Calorie-counters beware: A new study reports that more than nine in 10 U.S. restaurants are serving meals that exceed the recommended calorie limit for a single meal.
WHO: Zika virus link to babies' small heads circumstantial
Zika mosquitoJanuary 26, 2016 ET
The World Health Organization says it suspects a link between Zika virus and a rare birth defect that gives babies abnormally small heads, but says so far the evidence is circumstantial.
There is a link between intensive instrument playing and movement disorders
Playing violinJanuary 26, 2016 ET
A musician takes up her violin and starts to play, but rather than gripping the strings, the fingers seize up—and this happens every time she takes up the instrument.
Americans 100 and older are living even longer now
Old AmericanJanuary 26, 2016 ET
The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows.
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