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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests.
Known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, this critical phase "occurs in intervals throughout the night, and is characterized by more dreaming and r...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even if local health officials say it's safe, cloudy drinking water may have the potential to cause vomiting and diarrhea, a new research review finds.
Researchers looked at past North American and European studies exploring the link between water cloudiness, or turbidity, and tummy troubles...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk.
Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, characterized by impaired motor function and muscle control. By adulthood, half of those with cerebral palsy no longer walk, often b...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For more than 150 years, how eight crew members of a Confederate submarine dubbed the H.L. Hunley died during an attack on a Union warship has remained a mystery.
Using a six-foot replica of the submarine to analyze the effect of underwater explosions, researchers report...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Early surgery to fix tears in a shoulder rotator cuff muscle is a good idea because it improves strength, function and other outcomes in the long term, a new study from France finds.
Researchers also believe this kind of repair can prevent the rotator cuff muscle from deteriorating.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted.
"Our study does not support the continued use of steroids as they do not have a clinically useful effect on symptom duration o...
- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
- August 23, 2017
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