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Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain
Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet
Soak your tootsies in oatmeal

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home
Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease
People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says
Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys
Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells
Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds
Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

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