Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — Migraine sufferers might have to worry about more than just dealing with debilitating headaches.
Migraine patients could also face an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and irregular heart rates, a new…
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Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — For people with both atrial fibrillation and heart failure, a procedure called ablation can be life-saving, a new clinical trial shows.
Researchers found that when patients received the heart procedure, their risk of…
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MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — Problems with balance are a common hallmark of multiple sclerosis, but new research suggests a specially designed exercise program can help put patients on firmer ground.
People with MS who enrolled in the 14-week program…
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West Nile Virus May Pose Zika-Like Threat to Fetus

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — Zika may not be the only virus that can harm a fetus, a new study in mice suggests.
“We found that West Nile virus and Powassan viruses shared with Zika the ability to infect the placenta and cause fetal death,” said…
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Smoking Habit Tougher to Break for Some Americans

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — While the overall smoking rate has plummeted among Americans, some smokers still struggle with the habit, a new report shows.
The overall smoking rate fell from 42 percent in 1965 to 15 percent in 2015. But rates remain…
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VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 — Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren’t getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts…
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Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Sterilizing Mosquitoes Released Into Wild in Miami
Special mosquitoes will be released in some Miami-area neighborhoods in coming days in an…
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