Human Cold Virus Killed Chimpanzees

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Five healthy chimpanzees in Uganda that died following a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak in 2013 were actually killed by a common human cold virus, scientists now say. The deaths in the small chimpanzee community followed an “explosive outbreak of severe coughing and sneezing,” according to study author Dr.…

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Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Holiday parties and gatherings mean more trips to nail and hair salons for some. But if you’re not careful, you might end up picking up more than you bargained for. In a recent small survey of nail and hair salon clients, more than two-thirds said they’d had one…

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More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An analysis of urine samples from roughly 300,000 California women finds that more than 7 percent used marijuana while pregnant. What’s more, rates of pot use in pregnancy have steadily risen over the years — from 4.2 percent of women in 2009 to 7.1 percent just seven years…

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Getting to the Root of Sibling Rivalry

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fights among your children can start for a variety of reasons, and sibling rivalry can take root even before your second child is born, according to experts at KidsHealth from the Nemours Foundation. Petty squabbles can escalate into all-out war because of jealousy, a sense of competition between…

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New Research Probes the Criminal Mind

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Are brain lesions linked to criminal behavior? That’s the suggestion of a new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Ever since the 1966 University of Texas Tower mass shooting, which left 13 people dead and 31 others injured, researchers have been intrigued by…

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