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Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller
Make sure toys can't fall on your child

Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls
Make sure stairs are well-lit and clear of clutter

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

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Will Winter 2014 Become the Norm?
Climate change may alter jet stream pattern, scientists say

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'
Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling
The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

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