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Is There a Link Between Asthma Meds and Infertility?

Women of childbearing age who use short-acting asthma medications are at increased risk for infertility problems, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia. However, their study suggests that women who use long-acting inhale...
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Short Kids May Have a Higher Stroke Risk as Adults

Kids who are shorter than average are at increased risk for stroke as adults, suggest results of a study conducted in Denmark and published in Stroke. According to researchers, the risk for ischemic stroke – stroke caused by a blood clot – is higher ...
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FDA Okays New Blood Test to Detect Concussion

This week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first blood test to evaluate concussion, also called mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), in adults. Most people suspected of having a concussion are evaluated using a neurological exam called t...
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Need to Lower Your Blood Pressure? Take the Stairs

Climbing stairs may lower blood pressure and increase leg strength, especially in post-menopausal women, according to a study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. After menopause, women are more likely to exper...
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SIDS Persists Despite Safe Sleep Recs for Babies

Safe-sleep guidelines for infants first recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1992 have not resulted in a drop in the rate of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) in babies less than 1 month old, according to researchers at MassGener...
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