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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

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn’t needed

Man’s Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

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

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called ‘Major Advance’

But it won’t eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

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

Health Highlights: April 1, 2015

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Complaint—awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises—was previously associated with old age

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

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

Brush up on swimming safety

Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

Suggestions for crock pot use

Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

Negative effects from pollution don’t negate health gains from workouts, researchers say

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