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When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

April 21, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say Read article

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When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way

April 20, 2017 These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say

Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

April 20, 2017 Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

April 19, 2017 Early research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal 'body clock'

FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

April 19, 2017 New technology stimulates a nerve in the neck to help ease the rare but painful syndrome

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

April 19, 2017 This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?

April 19, 2017 In study, mice regained memory skills after transfusion of human umbilical cord blood

Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors’ Falls

April 19, 2017 Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says

A ‘Brainwave’ to Help Fight PTSD

April 19, 2017 Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

Early School Start Times Tough on Teens

April 18, 2017 New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

April 18, 2017 Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in ‘Gray Zone’

April 18, 2017 Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

April 17, 2017 CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Seniors’ Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

April 13, 2017 Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Hockey Doesn’t Seem to Hit Players’ Thinking Skills: Study

April 13, 2017 But retired pros can suffer behavioral, emotional problems, researchers say

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

April 13, 2017 Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security