Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Examining the right side of the brain might help predict speech and language recovery in people who suffer a stroke on the left side of the brain, researchers say.
The left side of the brain is dominant in language and…
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Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — An experimental drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis showed promise in a new six-month trial.
Baricitinib substantially reduced symptoms and improved daily physical functioning among people who failed other treatments for…
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Health Highlights: March 31, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Injectable Male Contraceptive Gel Effective in Rabbits: Study
An injectable male contraceptive gel was effective in rabbits, researchers say.
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Racial Gaps in Homicide Victim Rates Changing

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Overall homicide victim rates in the United States fell between 1990 and 2010, but the decrease was much larger among blacks and Hispanics than among whites, a new study finds.
During that time, homicide victim rates fell…
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Great American Smokeout Stands Out Among 'Awareness Days'

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Health-focused awareness days dot the calendar each year. There’s World Health Day, World Dolphin Day, World Lupus Day and hundreds more.
Whether they actually boost action on specific health issues isn’t clear,…
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Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — A seasonal flu shot may reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of stillbirth, according to a new study.
Australian researchers examined nearly 58,000 births to mothers in the western part of the country during the 2012 and 2013…
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