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Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young people than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn.

Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns

SATURDAY, Feb. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in babies may not have the same lasting effects as they do in adults, a new study suggests.

Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation.

Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy Personnel

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- They described hearing loud, unusual noises in either their homes or hotel rooms. Afterwards, they experienced concussion-like symptoms such as memory and thinking problems, headaches, dizziness and balance issues.

Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential -- and unusual -- risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid.

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report.

Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net.

Health Tip: Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

(HealthDay News) -- About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women.

No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain -- in the comfort of your own home -- are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work.

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