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Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

04/16/2014 - The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

04/16/2014 - But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

04/16/2014 - Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'

04/16/2014 - Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

04/16/2014 - But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

04/16/2014 - Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

04/16/2014 - Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

04/16/2014 - If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

04/16/2014 - But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

04/16/2014 - Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

04/16/2014 - When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

Health Highlights: April 16, 2014

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Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

04/16/2014 - U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

04/16/2014 - Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

04/16/2014 - Make sure toys can't fall on your child

Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls

04/16/2014 - Make sure stairs are well-lit and clear of clutter

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

04/16/2014 - Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

04/15/2014 - The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

04/15/2014 - More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

04/15/2014 - Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

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