Archive for the ‘Health’ category

Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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14-Year-Old Girl Lives 4 Months Without a Heart (Video)

November 20, 2008

dzhanasimmons.jpgFor 118 days, D’Zhana Simmons, 14, had no heart beating in her chest as she waited in hospital to have a heart transplant. Doctors believe it is the first time someone so young has been kept alive for this length of time without a heart.

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Vitamins A and E ‘Do not Help Prevent Cancer’

November 17, 2008

The antioxidant vitamins are known to help fight free radicals, which cause cell damage that can lead to cancer, but new research suggests they are ineffective at preventing the disease when taken in pill form.

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Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread

November 12, 2008

google-logo5.jpgThere is a new common symptom of the flu, in addition to the usual aches, coughs, fevers and sore throats. Turns out a lot of ailing Americans enter phrases like “flu symptoms” into Google and other search engines before they call their doctors.

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Study Shows 8,000 African-Americans Die Due to Blood Pressure Gap

November 12, 2008

The lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if
doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure
down to the average level of whites, a surprising new study found.

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