Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report.

 MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

 Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.

 Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin a nice summer evening faster than being bitten by bugs.

 Health Tip: Working Out at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Finding ways to exercise at work can save you time and help make sure you get enough physical activity.

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 No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports.

 Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.

 Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

 Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests.

 Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests.

 Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV's Ability to Hide

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "viral reservoir" in which HIV can lie dormant for years, avoiding detection and elimination, is established much earlier than previously thought, new animal research indicates.

 Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots.

 Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds.

 Health Highlights: July 21, 2014

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