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Health Tip: Did You Bruise a Muscle?
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Wash hands frequently

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Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds
Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study
Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First
Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say
But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues
But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome
Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds
Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains
But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

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