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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

10/31/2014 - When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

10/31/2014 - Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

10/31/2014 - Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up

Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

10/31/2014 - Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study

10/31/2014 - Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression

Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2014

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Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

10/31/2014 - 'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

10/31/2014 - Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

10/31/2014 - You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

10/31/2014 - Sleep expert offers tips on how to adjust as clocks fall back an hour on Sunday

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

10/31/2014 - Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

10/31/2014 - Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

10/31/2014 - Always wear safety belt

Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated

10/31/2014 - Suggestions to prevent cross-contamination

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

10/30/2014 - Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

10/30/2014 - Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

10/30/2014 - Award amounts also declining, study finds

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

10/30/2014 - Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

10/30/2014 - Hygienic burial practices are crucial

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

10/30/2014 - It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

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