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UT Southwestern Celebrates 'Big Bang' Breakthrough in Alzheimer's ResearchDoctors at UT-Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute have detected what they believe are changes in a single molecule that could act as the starting point for the deadly, memory-stealing disease.
Magee-Womens Hospital Pilot Program Aims To Help Most Innocent Victims Of Drug AddictionMagee-Womens Hospital has created a new unit called the Parent Partnership Unit to help babies with symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Babies Sleep Better When They Begin Solid Food Early, Study SaysBoth the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods.
More Than 100 People Fall Ill From Parasite Possibly Linked To Salads At McDonald'sThe Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald's salads, both states said Thursday.
New, More Effective Shingles Vaccine In High DemandMore than 200,000 Americans get shingles every year and deal with the excruciating pain that comes with it. The only way to prevent it is a vaccine. But now, there's a new one that's way better, and demand for it is high.
Pittsburgh Hospitals Put Protocols, Safety Measures In Place To Protect Patients' EmbryosEarlier this year, a freezer malfunction destroyed thousands of eggs and embryos at University Hospitals' Fertility Clinic in Cleveland. But could something similar happen here in Pittsburgh?
Michigan Says Autism And Arthritis Now Treatable By Medical MarijuanaMichigan has added several medical conditions to the state's list of ailments which qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.
At Least 50 Treated After Reported Salmonella Infection At Teachers' PicnicHealth officials say at least 50 people were treated after a reported salmonella infection at a weekend picnic in central Pennsylvania.
Study: Child Behavioral Issues Linked To Parents With Childhood TraumaA new study has found a link between the stressful childhoods some parents had and the behavioral issues their own children developed.
Baby Studies Find Kids Eating Solid Food Too Early, Overuse PouchesA pair of new studies on infant health have found that many babies in the U.S. are being given solid food too early and one type of snack may be delaying their development.
Eating Nuts Can Boost Male Fertility, Study FindsA study has found that eating nuts each day can provide a big boost to men hoping to become fathers in the future.
Emergency Departments Bustling With Heat-Related Illnesses As Temperatures ClimbSome local emergency departments are bustling with cases of dehydration and respiratory problems -- consequences of the heat.