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No, Your Cat Isn’t a Threat to Your Mental Health

February 21, 2017. 8:00 PM EST. Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders Read article

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Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed ‘Type’ With Their Mind

February 21, 2017 Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare

February 20, 2017 The law still stands despite IRS decision to process tax returns without insurance status

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

February 20, 2017 Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

February 20, 2017 Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

February 20, 2017 Certain types of seafood may be linked to the fatal disorder, early research suggests

Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

February 20, 2017 Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

Kids’ OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

February 20, 2017 Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

February 17, 2017 Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

‘Love Hormone’ Helps Dads and Babies Bond

February 17, 2017 Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

February 17, 2017 Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

February 16, 2017 Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

February 16, 2017 Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

More ‘Extreme Preemies’ Are Surviving

February 15, 2017 Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic

February 15, 2017 Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Trump Administration Rolls Out New Obamacare Rules

February 15, 2017 Enrollment period for 2018 will be shorter, plus new restrictions on joining plans after missed premiums