Health

  • Could sleepwalking be genetic?

    8/2/13 11:37 AM

    A recent study indicates that as many as one-third of adults have sleepwalked at some point in their lives, and researchers believe that you're more likely to walk in your sleep if your parents did the same.

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  • CDC Study: More new moms breastfeeding

    8/1/13 11:07 AM

    Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up: Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns.

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  • Experts call for more info about stomach bug outbreak

    8/1/13 7:49 AM

    Federal officials warn that an outbreak of an intestinal illness that has sickened people in at least 15 states is not over yet. But food safety advocates are expressing concern at the lack of information officials are providing.

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  • Q&A: Tracking the source of stomach bug outbreak

    7/31/13 8:43 AM

    State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the infection and the outbreak.

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  • Arkansas girl suffering from brain-eating parasite

    7/30/13 9:29 AM

    Officials say that Kali Hardig is suffering from parasitic meningitis - a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba - after getting in the water at the Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock.

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  • Candy, hot dogs among high-risk food for choking in kids

    7/29/13 1:58 PM

    Researchers say that, on average, 12,000 kids under the age of 15 are treated on average for choking every year. It equates to about 34 children being taken to the emergency room for food-related choking per day.

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  • Moon may influence your sleep, study finds

    7/26/13 2:51 PM

    A new study in the journal Current Biology suggests people get less -- and lower quality -- sleep around the time of a full moon.

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  • Algae in Lake Needwood is toxic, officials warn

    7/25/13 11:45 PM

    Lake Needwood in Rockville is a picturesque and popular recreation spot. Unfortunately, it now comes with a health alert. Officials say that weeks of searing heat encouraged algae in the lake to bloom excessively, producing a toxin called microcystin.

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  • Study: Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

    7/25/13 11:44 AM

    An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick.

     

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