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Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5

Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men’s Sperm Production

But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Most Adults Are Members of ‘Clean Plate Club’

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what’s on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

Health Highlights: July 25, 2014

The ‘Hobby Lobby Ruling’ and What It Means for U.S. Health Care

Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say

American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike

Don’t forget a map

Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain

Use an ice pack or heat wrap

Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

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