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Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
  • Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

  • New Anti-Tobacco Ad Targets Celebrity Smokers

  • Ebola has 'Upper Hand' in Outbreak: CDC Director

Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?

You may not be getting enough rest

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
  • Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

  • New Anti-Tobacco Ad Targets Celebrity Smokers

  • Ebola has 'Upper Hand' in Outbreak: CDC Director

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

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