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Recent health articles & news for April 2015.

Recent Health Articles: The Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick, Early PT Reduces Costs, & More!

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#1The Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

When you’re under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms and expert suggestions on foods that help — and hinder — relief.

#2Patients Who Go Home After Knee Replacement Do As Well As Those Discharged to Rehab Facility

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that patients who go home after knee replacement and receive physical therapy at home do as well as those who go to an in-patient rehabilitation facility.

#3WHO Leadership Admits Failings over Ebola, Promises Reform

The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a recent statement.

#4Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Reduces Costs, Resources

study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a 2-year period.

More News & Recent Health Articles:

Participating in Arts, Crafts May Delay Memory Problems

People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, according to a new study.

Cerebral Blood Flow Possibly a Marker for Concussion Outcomes

A new imaging study suggests cerebral blood flow recovery could be a biomarker of outcomes in patients after concussion, according to new research.

Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works

In 1998, Dr. Philip A. Starr started putting electrodes in people’s brain. A  neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Starr was treating people with Parkinson’s disease. After the surgery, Dr. Starr closed up his patients’ skulls and switched on the electrodes, releasing a steady buzz of electric pulses in their brains. For many patients, the effect was immediate. “We have people who, when they’re not taking their meds, can be frozen,” said Dr. Starr. “When we turn on the stimulator, they start walking.” Learn More

Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits

A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes.

Children with Autism Can Learn to be Social, Trial Shows

Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. “We found that the children who participated in the social network not only made significant progress in social communication during the intervention but also made many more initiations to their peers in general.”

8 Makeup Tricks for Women With Arthritis

Here’s how your patients can put their best face forward, even when arthritis is flaring.

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