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Friday, November 30, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 30, 2007
FDA Report Says Nation's Health at Risk
Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers
Cancer Patients Gain From Reporting Symptoms Online
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's
Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women
Female Mammals May Select Out Competing Sperm
More Young Americans Are Contracting HIV
Study Probes Source of Knee Arthritis Pain
Extra Doses of Vitamins C, E Don't Guard Against Preeclampsia

Thursday, November 29, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2007
Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells
Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity
Tracking Drug Levels Helps Pregnant Women With Epilepsy
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 29, 2007
Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder
Research Can Help Close Cancer 'Race Gap'
FDA Mulls Cutting Salt in Processed Foods
Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs
Fewer Women Getting Mammograms
Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2007
Saline Wash May Ease Shoulder Tendonitis
3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection
Novel Compounds May Battle Diseases of Aging
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 28, 2007
Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS
Drug May Help Reverse Clotting Deficiency
Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains
Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults
Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk
Lack of Sleep Tied to Weight Gain in New Moms
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility
Rise in CT Scans Poses Cancer Risk

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2007
High-Carb Diet Raises Women's Diabetes Risk
Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives
FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 27, 2007
Undocumented Hispanics Less Likely to Use U.S. Health Care Services
Criteria Predict Women's 5-Year Risk for Fracture
Obesity Keeps Patients From Needed CT Scans After Surgery
New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes
Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread
'High-Trauma' Fractures Tied to Weak Bones
PET Scans Could Boost Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Monday, November 26, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2007
Prostate Cancer Treatments Often Compound Existing Health Problems
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races
ATV Injuries on the Rise
Drug Combos Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
Low Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol May Slow Stroke Recovery
Defibrillators Not Dangerous While Driving
Non-White Women More Prone to Breast Cancer Pain
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 26, 2007
Urban Women May Have Greater Breast Cancer Risk
Depression Linked to Bone Loss in Younger Women

Sunday, November 25, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 25, 2007
Tooth Decay Is Kids' Stuff

Saturday, November 24, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2007
Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Friday, November 23, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2007
Saline Irrigation Eases Chronic Nasal Symptoms
Sleep Problems Plague the Older Set
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes
Teen Boys at Growing Risk for Eating Disorders

Thursday, November 22, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 22, 2007
There's More Than Turkey Behind Holiday Yawns
Competition Affects Your Perception of Your Paycheck
Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat
Many Americans Can't Afford to Eat Right

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2007
Jobs Don't Stress Most Older Workers
Babies Can Tell Friend From Foe
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say
Lung Transplants May Not Help Most Cystic Fibrosis Children
Most U.S. Companies Do Little to Boost Worker Health Benefits
Smoking Before, After Pregnancy Harms Daughters' Fertility
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 21, 2007
Drug Combo Boosts Multiple Myeloma Survival
Make Thanksgiving a Feast of Health
Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds
Global Warming May Trigger Rise in Heart Deaths

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 20, 2007
Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Stem Cells
Rapid Response Teams Can Save Hospitalized Kids
Citrus Juice Gives Boost to Green Tea Antioxidants
Pedometer Pushes People to Walk More
In-the-Field Facial Surgery Helps Injured Troops in Iraq
PET Scans Can Spot Cervical Cancer's Return
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake
Experts Issue Guidelines on Diagnosing Seizure
Why Obese Men Post Lower PSA Levels
Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers

Monday, November 19, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 19, 2007
Migraine Tied to Thickening in Brain Area
Farming, Fatherhood Hallmarks of Men Who Live to 100
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults
Researchers Spot Link Between Heart Disease, Income
Non-English-Speaking Patients Face Barriers to Health Care
Research Reveals Nutrient's Impact on the Embryo
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia
Ill-Fitting Shoes a Danger to Diabetics
Cannabis Compound May Stop Metastatic Breast Cancer
Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Sunday, November 18, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2007
Mini Strokes: Major Health Threats
Talking With Others May Make You Smarter

Saturday, November 17, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 17, 2007
Simple Tips Keep the Flu at Bay

Friday, November 16, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 16, 2007
Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development
Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way
Early Sexual Activity May Curb Teen Delinquency
Cell Insights May Predict Breast Cancer's Spread
Live Christmas Trees Can Trigger Mold Allergies
Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease
Older Patients Can Do Well With Kidney Transplant

Thursday, November 15, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2007
Diet Drug Rimonabant Tied to Depression, Anxiety
Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk
More Black Children Dying From Diabetes
Experts Release New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines
Vietnam Vets Study Links Asthma and PTSD
Some Epilepsy Patients Not Always Aware of Seizures
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 15, 2007
Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice
Inflammation Can't Explain Depression's Link to Heart Disease
Ultrasound Beats Blood Test for Gauging Ovarian Cancers: Study
Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2007
Nicotine-Reduced Cigarettes Could Boost Quitting
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 14, 2007
Drug Helps Fight Late-Stage Colon Cancer in Some Patients
Drug Fights Medication-Linked Bone Loss
Defensive Protein Linked to Asthma
Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk
A Full and Long Life, Despite Diabetes
Adult Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Childhood
Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's
Avandia Label to Get Heart-Attack Warning
FDA Hears Pros, Cons of Pharmacist-to-Patient Drug Sales
Cell Structure Helps Direct Cancer Gene 'Switch'

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2007
Rules on Patients' Medical Data Hampering Research
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes
Study Challenges Colon Cancer Surgery Follow-Up
Low-Carb Diet May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 13, 2007
Jennifer Garner Puts Flu Shot in the Spotlight
Babies Born Few Weeks Early Face Higher Death Risk
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
Eye Surgery Errors Rare But Serious
Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes
Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Reach New Low in U.S.
FDA Mulls Direct Pharmacist-to-Patient Drug Sales

Monday, November 12, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2007
New Guideline Targets Treatment of Stable COPD
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 12, 2007
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer Death Rates
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas
Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Study
Fallout From Failed AIDS Vaccine Could Dampen Research
Experts Release New Asthma Care Guidelines
Eyeglasses Upgrade Helps Elderly Battle Depression
Long-Term Beta Carotene Use May Protect Against Dementia
Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered
Smoking Boosts Blood Pressure in Women

Sunday, November 11, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2007
Cocaine Use Dulls Brain's Sensitivity to Rewards
New Test Criteria Spots Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner

Saturday, November 10, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2007
Blacks in Poor Areas Less Likely to Be On Kidney Transplant Lists
Arthritis Takes Major Toll on Workplace

Friday, November 9, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 9, 2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat
Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set
Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
NSAID Drug Therapy Fails to Ease Back Pain
Pill Poses Little Cervical Cancer Risk
U.S. Flu Vaccine Plentiful: CDC
Vioxx Settlement Puts Painkillers Back in the Spotlight
Close to Barefoot Best for Arthritic Knees
Gout Drug Shows Promise
Antibody Test Could Spot Rheumatoid Arthritis Early
Total Knee Replacement Safe for Most Patients

Thursday, November 8, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2007
Botox Offers Shot in Arm for Arthritis Sufferers
Summer Vacation Undermines School-Based Weight Loss
U.S. Smoking Rates Stall
One-Third of Popular Songs Refer to Substance Abuse
Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain
FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
Fish Really May Be Brain Food
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 8, 2007
Brain Yields Clues to False Memories
A Little Wine, Sunlight Help Boost Women's Health
Sticking With Meds Lowers Elderly Fracture Risk
Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 7, 2007
Many Patients Stop Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure
Diabetes Drug Helps Protect Patients' Eyes
Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems
Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension
Doctors Report High Survival Rates for Hodgkin's Disease
Experimental Drug Fights Prostate Cancer
Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk
Cholesterol Drug Tied to Sleep Disturbances
Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study
Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies' Outcomes

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 6, 2007
'Empty-Calorie' Diet Tied to Preclinical Heart Disease
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise
High-Fat Diet Can Disrupt Body's Clock
Nicotine Plus Alcohol May Be Tough to Beat
Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals' Safety
Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure
Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations
Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart
FDA Seeks Food Recall Authority
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk

Monday, November 5, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2007
Training, Experience Can Change How Brains Work
Blood Pressure Tougher to Tame in Winter
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys
New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries
Kids Who Skimp on Sleep Tend to Be Fatter
Blood-Incompatible Heart Transplants Safe for Infants
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits
Trasylol Pulled From Worldwide Market
NSAIDs Protect Against Parkinson's Disease
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life
Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women
Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Babies' Heart Risks
Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow
New Heart Pump Helps Women Awaiting Transplants
Urinary Tract Infection May Raise Birth Defect Risk
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Saturday, November 3, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 3, 2007
Successful Breast-Feeding

Friday, November 2, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2007
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 2, 2007
Web-Based Stress Therapy Shows Promise for Vets
Stress Robs Skin of Antimicrobial Defenses
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
Calorie-Starved Rats Live Longer: Study
Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in Black Men
Radiation Seed Treatment Helps Younger Men Fight Prostate Cancer
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart
Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk
Blocking Potent Oxidant Could Prevent Morphine Tolerance
Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure

Thursday, November 1, 2007 return to top...

Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2007
Adults With Diabetes Doing Better Prevention Job
Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator
Scientists Spot Dog Fur Color Gene
Spinal Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Back Pain
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 1, 2007
Siblings Often Share Heart Risks
Pancreas May Be Key to Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
Many Americans Dissatisfied With Their Medical Care
Consumers Still Buying Risky Imported Drugs Online: FDA
Study Shows Antibiotic Harms ALS Patients
Medicare Drug Plan Cost $32 Billion in 2006

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