Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Zika virus may cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system, new research suggests.
Blood samples from 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome…
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Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Young male athletes under parental pressure to succeed are more likely to use banned substances to boost their sports performance, a new study finds.
Researchers at the University of Kent in England asked 129 young male…
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Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people’s risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints.
Looking at a decade’s worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that…
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Lack of Sleep May Give You the 'Munchies'

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Lack of sleep may give you the “munchies,” a small study suggests.
Sleep deprivation appears to boost levels of a chemical that makes eating more pleasurable — similar to the effects of marijuana, University of Chicago…
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For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Cancer patients skating near financial ruin will likely suffer more pain and worse symptoms than those who have some savings to fall back on, a new study reports.
Lung or colon cancer patients with two or fewer months of…
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Sleep Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Sleep apnea may have an impact on brain function, new research suggests.
“In previous studies, we’ve seen structural changes in the brain due to sleep apnea, but in this study we actually found substantial differences in ……
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Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — The risk of infection with the often-fatal Ebola virus from non-sexual contact with survivors seems low, researchers report.
The British team analyzed nearly 6,000 articles on Ebola and found that, while the virus may be…
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Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — People with a history of fainting may be almost twice as likely as others to get into a car crash, a new study finds.
The researchers say the study results suggest officials should consider fainting among various risk…
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iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
“We know that parents of babies and toddlers with difficult behavior disproportionately use television and videos…
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