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January 28, 2014

Health Tip: Don't Give Raw Milk to Children

(HealthDay News) -- Raw milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized can harbor harmful germs.

Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu

(HealthDay News) -- If you have the flu, an antiviral medication can help minimize the duration and severity of the illness.

Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Different strains of the same plague bacterium probably caused two of the most devastating disease outbreaks in human history, according to a new study.

Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple breath test might reveal if a person has early-stage lung cancer, according to a new study.

Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gut bacteria in premature infants don't come from their mothers, but from microbes in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), a new study finds.

Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 3-D model of the brain of a man who lived for 55 years with almost total amnesia is revealing new clues about what caused his memory loss, and could lead to a better understanding of memory, researchers report.

Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal cord injury rates in the United States are rising, and the leading cause now appears to be falls suffered by seniors rather than traffic crashes, according to a new study.

FDA Panel Considers First Pill for Ragweed Allergy

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There may be good news coming in the form of a pill for the millions of Americans who suffer from ragweed allergy.

Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness.

Another Arctic Blast Has Much of U.S. in Its Grip

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.

Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of babies and children who receive heart transplants are surviving many years, say the authors of a new study.

Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2014

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