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Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise
Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer
Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys
He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study
Instead, difficulty with returning to civilian life appears to increase risk, experts say

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations
Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis
Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are
In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds
Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People
Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study
Negative effects from pollution don't negate health gains from workouts, researchers say

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests
Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker
Suggestions for crock pot use

Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?
Brush up on swimming safety

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