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Thursday, July 31, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 31, 2008
Pill Could Boost Sports Performance
Gene Could Boost Stroke Risk for Migraine Sufferers
Assisted Fertilization Risks May Be Due to Infertility
Black Henna Tattoo Chemical Can Cause Skin Reaction
Bone Disease Test Shows Death Risk for Dialysis Patients
FDA Expands Pepper Warning in Salmonella Outbreak
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Motor Neurons in ALS Patients
Risky Sexual Behaviors Decreasing Among U.S. Teens
Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections
Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem
Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Clinical Trials Update: July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 30, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: July 30, 2008
Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board
Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Boosts Risk for Birth Defects
Patch Helps Mend Damaged Hearts
Advances Made Against Alzheimer's Disease
Being Single in Midlife Could Raise Risk for Dementia Later
New Treatment Lessens Heart Attack Damage
New Test Identifies Heavy Drinkers
Moms With Alzheimer's May Pass on Risk to Kids
Brain Mechanism Can Turn Off Trauma of Bad Memories
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed
Schizophrenia Yields Some Genetic Secrets
New Clues to How Cancer Spreads

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 29, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: July 29, 2008
'Biomarkers' May Help Spot, Track Alzheimer's
2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Thyroid Hormone May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk
Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Impair Men's Thinking
Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses
Exercise Testing for Cancer Fails to Follow Guidelines
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off
Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease
'De-Tangling' Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise
Aging Hinders Memory Storage During Sleep
Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle

Monday, July 28, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 28, 2008
Alzheimer's Patients React Poorly to 'Elderspeak'
Researchers Map America's Deadliest Roads
Rates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Higher Than Expected
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer
Experts Urge Research on Sleep Apnea-Heart Disease Link
Surgical Errors Cost Almost $1.5B a Year
Accidental Overdoses in the Home Soaring
Clinical Trials Update: July 28, 2008
Dementia Underestimated in Developing Countries
Diet Key to Diabetes Risk
Hearing Loss May Be More Widespread Than Thought
Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges
Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Skyrocketing
Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker

Sunday, July 27, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 27, 2008
Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's
Most Fit Have Less Brain Atrophy From Alzheimer's
Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia
MRI Captures Alzheimer's Lesions

Saturday, July 26, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 26, 2008
Automated, Wearable Kidney Offers Continuous Dialysis

Friday, July 25, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 25, 2008
Web Site Demystifies Lab Tests
Weekends Tough on the Diet
Clinical Trials Update: July 25, 2008
Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed
Some Sweeteners Inhibit Enzyme Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
ER Visit Leaves Many Confused
FDA Clears U.S. Hot Peppers in Salmonella Outbreak
People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Extends Survival After Cardiac Arrest
Study Disproves Belief That Hepatitis C Blunts HIV Drugs
Spleen Key Player in Brain's Infection-Fighting Messages
Drug Test Cheaters Turning to Web
Warm-Up Reduces ACL Injury in Female Soccer Players
Geographical Pattern Eyed in 1991 Gulf War Cases of ALS
Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones

Thursday, July 24, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 24, 2008
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Clinical Trials Update: July 24, 2008
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease
Sleep Needs May Decline With Age
Antidepressant Scripts Up 16 Million Over 3-Year Period
Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers
Worm Study Challenges Prevailing Theory of Aging
Studies Link Circadian Rhythm, Metabolism, Longevity to One Protein
Gene Mutation for Eye Disorder Found
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates
HIV Patients Living Longer

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 23, 2008
Targeted Drug Boosts Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients
Coronary Disease Dulls Cognitive Skills
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol
Alcohol Use Frequently Overlooked Before Surgery
Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy
Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes
Clinical Trials Update: July 23, 2008
Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death Cut Racial Disparities
Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma
Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility
Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found
Mouse Model to Aid Sinusitis Research

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 22, 2008
More Cancer Lymph Nodes Analyzed at Specialty Centers
Laser Resurfacing Produces Long-Term Results
Clinical Trials Update: July 22, 2008
Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System
Sleep Apnea Linked to Night Heart Attacks
Viagra May Boost Female Libido in Some Cases
Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout
U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden
Women and Men Urged to Seek 'Preconception Care'
Lidocaine Gel May Ease Mammography Discomfort
Memory Problems Tied to Sound Processing Disorder
Donor's Age Not Linked to Poor Outcomes in Liver Transplants

Monday, July 21, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 21, 2008
Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease
Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk
Medicare to Pay Bonuses for 'E-Prescribing'
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
Clinical Trials Update: July 21, 2008
Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy
Stretch That Grocery List in Lean Times
When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too
Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos
Vytorin Fails to Lower Heart Valve Problems
Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds
Peppers Picked as Salmonella Culprit

Sunday, July 20, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 20, 2008
Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some

Saturday, July 19, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 19, 2008
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly

Friday, July 18, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 18, 2008
Gene Variations May Predict Antidepressant Response
Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks
Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise
Suckling Infant Triggers 'Trust' Hormone in Moms
Clinical Trials Update: July 18, 2008
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Endangers Neurotrophin Levels
Many Recovering Alcoholics Depend on Coffee, Cigarettes
Loud Music in Bars Hastens Drinking
Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab
Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections
All Newborns Should Have Ears Screened, Task Force Says
Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Thursday, July 17, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 17, 2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment
Clinical Trials Update: July 17, 2008
Brain Scans Show Heightened Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Dietary Fiber Cuts Risk of Pregnancy Complication
New Guidelines on Infant Stroke Released
Too Much, Too Little Sleep Linked to Stroke Risk
Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency
FDA Says It's Safe to Eat Tomatoes
Parents of Autistic Children Are Often Aloof Themselves
U.S. Health Care Still Ill, Survey Finds
Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction
Low-Fat Milk OK for Some Toddlers
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Grow

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 16, 2008
No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths
Drug Combo Improves Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks
Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live
Diet Plans Produce Similar Results
Combo Therapy Makes More Kidney Transplants Possible
Premature Birth Linked to Some Unexpected Later Problems
Empathy Is 'Hard-Wired' in Children's Brains
Researchers Find Link Between Organ Transplants, Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: July 16, 2008
Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer
Big Tobacco Lures Young Smokers With Menthol Cigarettes: Study
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
New Model Allows Testing of Hepatitis C Treatments

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 15, 2008
Drug May Ease Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis
Clinical Trials Update: July 15, 2008
Hip, Knee Replacements Do Ease Symptoms
Eye Test Could Spot Diabetes Vision Trouble Early
Salmonella Sickness Toll Climbs to 1,148
Background TV Distracts Kids From Play
Statins Show Little Benefit for Kids With Learning Disorder
Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
Children Move Less as They Get Older
Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes
Third of Elderly Patients Take Companion to See Doctor

Monday, July 14, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 14, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: July 14, 2008
Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition
Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients
Eating Less May Slow Aging Process
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes
Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
Elbow Injuries on Rise Among Young Athletes
Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low
Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk

Sunday, July 13, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 13, 2008
Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?
Don't Take a Vacation From Healthy Eating

Saturday, July 12, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 12, 2008
Summer Is Peak Time for Lightning Strikes

Friday, July 11, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 11, 2008
Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival
Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows
Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: July 11, 2008
Popular Tilapia Might Not Help Heart
Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex
Protein Thought to Promote Cancer Does Opposite
Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries
Aging Brain Can Learn New Tricks
Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
Do Antidepressants Make Bones Brittle?
Nanoparticle Stops Cancer From Spreading

Thursday, July 10, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 10, 2008
Gender Plays Role in Post-Concussion Healing
Stem Cells Hold Promise for Muscular Dystrophy
Clinical Trials Update: July 10, 2008
Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse
Cool Air Blown Under Pads May Protect Footballers From Illness
Hormone Replacement May Raise Women's Gallbladder Risk
Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender
Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF
Vaginal Microbicides Might Help More Men Than Women
ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients
Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women
Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart
FDA Advisers Don't Back 'Black Box' Warning for Epilepsy Drugs

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 9, 2008
Surfing to a Higher Weight
Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation
Clinical Trials Update: July 9, 2008
Salmonella Illnesses Now Top 1,000
New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage
Diabetes, Weight Tied to Male Infertility
Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed
Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women
Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer
Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever
Do Underweight Newborns Make for Shy Adults?
ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest
Heat Exposure a Dangerous Summer Threat

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 8, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: July 8, 2008
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Thickness, Location Predict Skin Cancer's Spread
A Blood Marker Could Spot Diabetes Risk
FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
Pregnancy Boosts Heart Attack Risk
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes
Cancer Care Unaffected by Doctor Reimbursement Changes
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer
Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk
College-Educated Fare Better When Cancer Strikes
FDA Mandates Black Box Warning for Some Antibiotics
Keep a Food Diary, Lose Twice as Much Weight

Monday, July 7, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 7, 2008
Relationship Violence Common Among College Students
Popular Antidepressants Linked to GI Bleeding
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk
Pregnancy Alone Not A Risk for Mental Health Problems
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer
Father's Age a Factor in Infertility
'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers
Clinical Trials Update: July 7, 2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids
Molecule Uses Cellular Recycling to Treat Kidney Cancer
Baby's Smile Lights Up Mom's Brain
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives
Secondary Schools Serve Unhealthy Foods
Child Care May Lead to Unwanted Weight Gain in Infants

Sunday, July 6, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 6, 2008
Food Allergens Show Up in Unexpected Places
Breakthroughs Offer Hope to MS Patients

Saturday, July 5, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 5, 2008
Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You
How to Stay Out of the ER This Summer

Friday, July 4, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 4, 2008
Gender Plays Role in Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Anxiety, Shyness May Be Long-Lasting Traits
On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health

Thursday, July 3, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 3, 2008
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Medication Reduces Violence in Some Schizophrenics
Compound in Red Wine Fights Ravages of Age
Working Hard When Tired Raises Blood Pressure
Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival
Barcode Technology Flaws Put Some Patients at Risk
Freeze-Dried Formula May Block HIV Virus in Breast Milk
Playing It Safe With High School Sports
Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped
SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction
New Tests Assess Kids' Sense of Smell, Taste

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 2, 2008
New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer
Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
Clinical Trials Update: July 2, 2008
Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
New Ear Tube Device Helps Treat Infections Faster
More 90-Plus Women Than Men Prone to Dementia
New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus
Lung Infections Cost Hospitals More Than $10B in 2006
FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs
Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs
Two-Drug Treatment Didn't Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: July 1, 2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk
Clinical Trials Update: July 1, 2008
U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search
TB Outbreaks May Be Predicted by First 2 Cases
Genes Get Out the Vote
Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults
Newborns in Intensive Care Often Exposed to Pain
New Method Better Predictor of In Vitro Fertilization Success
Opening Clogged Arteries Helps Women After Heart Attack
Death Rates for HIV Patients Decrease Dramatically
Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
Drug Use Increasingly Common in All Countries
Tough Underage Drinking Laws Saving Lives

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