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Saturday, May 31, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 31, 2008
Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors
Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems
Erbitux Plus Chemo Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes
New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers

Friday, May 30, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 30, 2008
Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes
Mediterranean Diet May Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes
Some Fats Deserve Change of Heart
Clinical Trials Update: May 30, 2008
Football Can Shrink Players
More Young People Going Without Health Insurance
Panel Calls for Better Diabetes Screening
Dermatologists Release Psoriasis Care Guidelines
Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement
Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
Rotigotine Skin Patch May Ease Restless Legs Symptoms

Thursday, May 29, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 29, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 29, 2008
Bacterial Infection May Boost SIDS Risk
Active Social Life Helps Keep Aging Mind Sharp
Anti-Rejection Drug May Boost Diabetes in Kidney Transplant Patients
Knee Injuries Main Cause of HS Sports Surgeries
Researchers Develop Stem Line With Sickle Cell Mutation
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke
Clinical Guideline Backs Food, Drink During Labor
Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some
Daily Glass of Wine Cut Risk of Fatty Liver Disease
Type of Tomato Product Determines Power Against Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 28, 2008
Air Bags-Seat Belts Cut Injuries, Deaths, Costs
Clinical Trials Update: May 28, 2008
States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later
New Compound Slows HIV Replication
Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk
C-Sections Explain Jump in U.S. Preemie Births
Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's
Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease
TV Commercials Color Gender Choices for Careers
Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation
Brain May Ignore Bladder Signals, Causing Bedwetting
FDA Proposes New Drug Labels for Pregnant Women
Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain
Scientists Break Into HIV 'Hideout'
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 27, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 27, 2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks
Adults With ADHD Lose 3 Weeks Worth of Work Annually
Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke
Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off
Vitamin D Status Not Associated With Lower Prostate Risk
Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack
Enriched Cocoa Improves Blood Flow in Diabetics
Spending Doesn't Improve Patients' Perception of Care
Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk
Cancer Patients Should Steer Clear of Antioxidants
Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment
Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer
Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
Best Treatment for Vertigo Is Easiest One
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk

Monday, May 26, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 26, 2008
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke
Don't Leave Diet Out to Lunch on Vacation
Laser Therapy a New Option for Vocal-Cord Cancers
Antipsychotics Dangerous for Elderly With Dementia

Sunday, May 25, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 25, 2008
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun

Saturday, May 24, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 24, 2008
Drowsy Drivers Make Holiday Weekend Among the Most Dangerous

Friday, May 23, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 23, 2008
Obese Patients at Greater Infection Risk After Hip Replacement
Sea Buckthorn Leaves May Hold Benefit for the Liver
New Antioxidant Drug Shows Promise Against Diabetes
New Hope for Liver Diseases
Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
Light Alcohol Consumption May Help Bones
Clinical Trials Update: May 23, 2008
Patients Pleased With Laparoscopic GERD Surgery
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients
Drug for Deadly Lung Disease Shows Promise
Kids Think Glasses Make Others Look Smart, Honest
Genetic Variation May Explain Preferences for Sugar

Thursday, May 22, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 22, 2008
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
Clinical Trials Update: May 22, 2008
U.S. Web Site Helps Consumers Compare Hospitals
Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks
Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids
Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
'Food Clock' May Override Master Sleep Clock in Times of Duress
Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC
'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management
9/11 Workers Face Chronic Mental Impairment
Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery
Patch Form of HRT Poses Less Clotting Risks Than Pill Does
Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 21, 2008
Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
Beer Drinking May Speed Pancreatic Cancer Onset
Clinical Trials Update: May 21, 2008
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
Ted Kennedy Released From Hospital
Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children
Simple Case Management Cuts Pulmonary Disease Admissions
ICU Docs Less Likely to Discuss End-of-Life Issues With Blacks
Surgical Outcomes Depend on a Host of Variables
Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks
Smokers Quit in Droves, Not Isolation
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
Lowering Cholesterol May Also Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems
Day of Admission Dictates Length of Stay for Heart Failure
Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 20, 2008
Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease
Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor
Educational Drive Cut Death Rate From Sepsis
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome
Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications
Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients
Ventilator Relieves Lung Cancer Pain in Final Hours
Radiation Improves Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: May 20, 2008
Black Men Less Likely to Choose Elective Stomach Aorta Surgery
More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury
New Latent TB Drug Saves Lives, Money
Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold
Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause
Sleep-Deprived Brains Show Lapse in Visual Processing
Gene Therapy May Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Monday, May 19, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 19, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 19, 2008
U.S. Turns Spotlight on Medicine's Most Puzzling Cases
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble
Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment
Kidney Cancers More Likely to Be Diagnosed Early
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women
Protein Helps ID Thyroid Cancer Nodules
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk
Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections
Cosmetic Skin Fillers May Cause Delayed Side Effects
Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers
Firefighters May Face Higher Risk of Bladder Cancer
Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise
Advances Aid Treatment, Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Sunday, May 18, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 18, 2008
Replacement Bladder Grown From Body's Own Cells
Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk
New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures
Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia
New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

Saturday, May 17, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 17, 2008
Cheaper Earrings More Likely to Contain Nickel
Sen. Edward Kennedy Hospitalized After Seizure

Friday, May 16, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 16, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 16, 2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice
Partnerships Effective Communicators of Cancer Advances
Islet Cell Transplants Aid Type 1 Diabetics
Not All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy: Study
Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients
Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults
FDA Panel Considers Toll-Free Number for TV Drug Ads
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment
Mastectomies on the Increase
Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries
Study Details Look at Immune Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer

Thursday, May 15, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 15, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 15, 2008
Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
Drug Works Well for Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis
Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls
Weight-Loss Aids Bought on Internet Might Harm Your Heart
Chemo for Mesothelioma Offers Limited Survival Benefits
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls
New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices
Acne Drug Prevents Tissue Damage From Emphysema
Genes Play Part in Prostate Cancer Among Races
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food
CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60
Embryonic Pathways Induce Stem Cell Traits
Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat
Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 14, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 14, 2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life
Study Supports Popular HIV Drug Regimen
Migraine Medications May Cause 'Serotonin Syndrome'
Death Gap Widens Between Educated and Those Not
Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension
Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes
Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths
Danger From Heart Surgery Drug Confirmed
Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure
HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes
Waterpipe Smoking in Colleges Could Become Public Health Problem

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 13, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 13, 2008
Quality Lags at Safety-Net Hospitals
Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters
Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers
High-Tech Imaging No Better for Diagnosing Head/Neck Cancers
Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment
Breast-feeding Might Shield Women From Rheumatoid Arthritis
Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery
Black Rectal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo, Radiation
No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Doctors Can Help Lower Hospital Costs
Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition
DNA Fingerprinting Could ID Viable Embryos

Monday, May 12, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 12, 2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
Electrode Placement Key to Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Patients
Problem Gambling Common Among Young Adults
Multiple Sclerosis Affects Children's Cognitive Skills
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans
Celebrex, Naproxen Won't Prevent Mental Decline
Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication
Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides
New MRI Technique Detects Subtle Brain Injuries
Viagra May Protect Hearts of Some Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Sunday, May 11, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 11, 2008
Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve
Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies

Saturday, May 10, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 10, 2008
Protective Eyewear Key to Sports Safety

Friday, May 9, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 9, 2008
Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD
Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance
Acrylamide Raises Kidney Cancer Risk
Telemedicine a Cost-Effective Alternative to ER Visits
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's
Training Student Leaders Cuts Peers' Smoking Rates
New Class of Drugs Might Treat Many Conditions
Demanding Jobs May Pay Cognitive Dividends in Retirement
Newer Prostate Cancer Treatment Similar to Traditional Surgery
Clinical Trials Update: May 9, 2008
Group B Strep Down Among Newborns, Up Among Adults
Young Adults Using Alcohol, Drugs for Better Sex
Drug-Coated Stents Still Spark Debate
Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

Thursday, May 8, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 8, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 8, 2008
Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women
Mental Illness Costs U.S. Billions in Lost Earnings
TV Coverage of Tragedies Often Lacks Prevention Messages
Secret to Treating Tinnitus in Vets May Be Unlocked in Zebrafish
Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases
Outside Workers Least Likely to Get Skin Exams
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death
Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help
Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion
Computer Program Helps Drug Abusers Stay Clean
Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 7, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: May 7, 2008
High Blood Sugar Tied to Pregnancy Complications
Some Weight-Loss Drugs Might Disrupt Brain Growth in Kids
Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression
Electronic Pillbox Helps Seniors Stick to Drug Regimens
Quarter of Disabled Seniors Use Risky Medications
Docs Issue Guideline on Screening for Osteoporosis in Men
Hunger Hormone Makes Food Look More Tasty
Bipolar Disorder Might Be Overdiagnosed
Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer
Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients
Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest
Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 6, 2008
Corticosteroids of Little Use Against Childhood Meningitis
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly
Clinical Trials Update: May 6, 2008
Many Ob-Gyn Textbooks Lack Good Info on Breast-Feeding
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Many Teen Drivers Don't Think They're Inexperienced
Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery
Researchers Find Lubricant Doesn't Hinder Fertility
Noninvasive Procedures Show Promise for Esophageal Bleeding
Alcoholism Gender Gap Is Closing
Kidney Trouble Short-Lived in Most Liver Transplant Patients
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks
Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood

Monday, May 5, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 5, 2008
Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer
Heart Hormone Elevated in Children Who Wet Bed
Autistic Kids More Likely to Have Parents With Mental Illness
Botox Works on Muscle Disorders But Not Migraines
Breast-Feeding May Boost IQ
BRCA Mutations Don't Spot All High-Risk Women
Federal Health Plan for Children Still Leaves Needs Unmet
Unraveling the Link Between Genes and Environment
Malpractice Premiums, Rate of C-Sections Rise Together
Clinical Trials Update: May 5, 2008
Low-Income Moms Rarely Speak to Infants During TV/Video Time
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever
Ibuprofen Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk
Costs Can Vary By $100 or More for Same Drugs
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Sunday, May 4, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 4, 2008
Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development

Saturday, May 3, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 3, 2008
10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week
Middle Class Uninsured Kids' Health Risk Almost as High as Poor Children's
Common Medications Could Cause Physical Impairment in the Elderly

Friday, May 2, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 2, 2008
Simple Steps Lead to Better Blood Pressure Control
Biomarker Spots Which Lesions Likely to Progress to Prostate Cancer
Pregnancy and Work Can Work
Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack
Treating Stomach Infection Early Protects Against Cancer
Government Picks Up Health Tab of Uninsured Workers
Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk
9/11 Counselors at Risk for Secondary Trauma
Sleep Troubles Vary Between Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids
Clinical Trials Update: May 2, 2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth
'Virtual' Health Teams Boost Patient Care
Suffering of Heart Failure Similar to Cancer

Thursday, May 1, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: May 1, 2008
Less Money Means More Hurting
Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma
Ranibizumab Injections Reduce Retinal Swelling
Complications Found in Proposed Prostate Cancer Treatment
3 Women Suffer Kidney Failure After Derriere Injections
Clinical Trials Update: May 1, 2008
Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May
Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors May Be Gender-Specific
Delusions Common in Pediatric ICU
Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients
Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders
Measles Outbreak Rises to 64 Cases, Most Since 2001

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