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

Health Highlights: April 30, 2008
Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Too Few Cancer Survivors Pursue Healthy Lifestyles
Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's
High Self-Esteem May Mask Defensiveness
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies
Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies
Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System
Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates
Prozac Reduces Disease Activity in MS Patients
Incubators Affect Newborns' Heart Rates
Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes
Clinical Trials Update: April 30, 2008
Drinking Dampens Ability to Feel Fear
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

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

Health Highlights: April 29, 2008
Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle
Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care
International Consortium Will Hunt Down Genetics of Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: April 29, 2008
Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified
1 in 4 U.S. Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated
Youngest Drug Users Most Likely to Leave Treatment Programs
Cervical Cancer Screens Effective But More Can Be Done
Secondhand Smoke Blocks Artery Repair
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease
Many Americans Share Prescription Meds
Viscosity Enhancers Curb Bleeding Complications
Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket
Measurements Poor for Assessing Clinical Trials With Children
Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

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

Health Highlights: April 28, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 28, 2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
Quick Decompression Aids Spinal Injury Recovery
Brain Tumor Biomarker May Improve Patient Outcomes
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Bone Loss
HRT Increases Stroke Risk
Gastric Bypass May Also Relieve Low Back Pain
Eye Cell Implants Improve Parkinson's Symptoms
New Worries Over Blockbuster Meds Avandia, Fosamax
Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion
Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Severely Depressed

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

Health Highlights: April 27, 2008
An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders

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

Health Highlights: April 26, 2008
Lip Balms and Glosses May Boost Skin Cancer Risks
Cola May Be Bad to the Bones

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

Health Highlights: April 25, 2008
Disordered Eating Is Widespread Among U.S. Women
Clinical Trials Update: April 25, 2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids
Fleeting Facial Expressions Reveal Deep Secrets
When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes
Chinese Ants Show Promise in Fighting Arthritis, Other Diseases
1 in 4 Uninsured Are Eligible for Aid But Aren't Enrolled
FDR Might Have Had Melanoma
Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered
FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for LASIK Surgery
Omega-3 Benefits for Bipolar Disorder Remain Unclear
Laparoscopic Surgery on Pancreas Has Fewer Complications

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

Health Highlights: April 24, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 24, 2008
Social Status Plays Role in Brain's Control of Health
The 'Net: A Tangled Web of Health Information
Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation
Local Health Officials Recognize Threat of Global Warming
Collagen Samples of Tyrannosaurus Rex Link Dinosaur to Birds
Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients
New Heart Disease Markers Discovered
Study Details New Molecular Approach to Preventing Alzheimer's
'Real World' Examples Don't Make Math Any Easier
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery
Money, Praise Similarly Activate Brain's Reward Center
Increase in Diagnostic Imaging Fueled by Self-Referring Doctors
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

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

Health Highlights: April 23, 2008
Scan Detects Oxygen Levels in Tumors
Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications
Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
Enzyme Beneficial to Alzheimer's Plays Darker Role in Other Dementia
Clinical Trials Update: April 23, 2008
Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form
Annual Trachoma Treatments May Be Unnecessary
Brain Patterns Predict Mistakes
Cell Fusions During Inflammation May Protect Neurons
Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis
Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries
Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin

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

Health Highlights: April 22, 2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
Disparities in Life Expectancy Increasing
Nasal Surgery Helps Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant
Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats' Brain Cells
Clinical Trials Update: April 22, 2008
Quality Care, Not Number of Procedures, Determines Bypass Results
Number of U.S. General Surgeons in Decline
Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly
Larger Skin Lesions More Likely to Be Melanoma
New Anal Cancer Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes
New Drug-Coated Stent Does Well in Early Trial
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Shows Mixed Results

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

Health Highlights: April 21, 2008
Treatment Bias Can Skew Results of Observational Studies
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study
Seniors No Strangers to Happiness
Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss
Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD
Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women
Common Chemotherapy Drug Linked to Memory Problems
Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients
Clinical Trials Update: April 21, 2008
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens
Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty
Melanomas on Scalp and Neck More Deadly
FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 11 Countries
Review Urges Aggressive MRSA Screening for Health Workers
New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

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

Health Highlights: April 20, 2008
Filling in the Alzheimer's 'Race Gap'
Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun

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

Health Highlights: April 19, 2008
Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems
Most Sports-Related Eye Injuries Are Preventable

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

Health Highlights: April 18, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 18, 2008
Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing
Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough
New Psoriasis Pill Appears Effective
Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients
Gene Therapy in Rats Reduces Cocaine Use
Choices Sap Your Stamina, Self Control: Study
Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life
Chronic Exposure to Solvents Disturbs Brain's Wiring
Exercise Combats Cancer Fatigue
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity
Talk Therapy Proves Effective for Terminal Cancer Patients

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

Health Highlights: April 17, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 17, 2008
Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin
Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Those With Rare Headache Condition
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise
Work Conflicts Can Do a Job on Your Sleep
Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years
Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders
Skin Test Spots Heart Risks in Healthy People
Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young
Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies
Overuse of Opioids, Barbiturates Boosts Chronic Migraine Risk
Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Early Screening Improves Outcomes for Kids With Amblyopia
Mature Mouse Cells Reprogrammed to Stem Cell-Like State
Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People
Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission

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

Health Highlights: April 16, 2008
Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive
Men More Likely to Develop Cognitive Problems
Formaldehyde Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease
Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks
Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages
Weekly Doses of Taxol Prolonged Lives of Breast Cancer Patients
Patient-Controlled Health Records Could Change Future of Research
Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimer's Risk Factors
Clinical Trials Update: April 16, 2008
Splints as Good as Plaster Casts for Minor Fractures
Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

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

Health Highlights: April 15, 2008
Heart Failure Drugs Linked to Hip Bone Loss in Older Men
Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use
Pill Reduces Relapses in MS Patients
Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions
Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment
Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity
New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice
Chemo May Not Affect Memory in Breast Cancer Patients
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke
Most Early-Onset Dementia Not Alzheimer's
Experimental Cancer Vaccines Show Promise
Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts
Drug Proves Effective in Slowing Melanomas
Key Vioxx Research Was Written by Merck, Documents Allege
Clinical Trials Update: April 15, 2008
High Doses of Vitamin E Lengthen Lives of Alzheimer's Patients

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

Health Highlights: April 14, 2008
Celebrex Plus Lipitor Could Fight Prostate Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: April 14, 2008
New Drug Duo Helps Cut Colon Cancer Risk
Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Drop From 1990 to 2004: CDC
Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways
Heart's Stem Cells Not Created Equally
Diabetic Eye Problem Linked to Heart Failure
Testosterone Spray Improves Sexual Satisfaction in Women
Testosterone Levels Among Financial Traders Affect Performance
New Benefits From Old Heart Measures
High Blood Pressure May Be Buffer Against Headaches
Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's in Men
Girls Participating in Sports in Record Numbers
Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers
Hormone Replacement May Cut Risk for Age-Linked Eye Disease
Molecule Disrupts DNA Sequence in Ewing's Sarcoma

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

Health Highlights: April 13, 2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease
Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
Diabetic Food Shopping That Won't Break a Budget
Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children
Biomarker May Predict Response to Cancer Therapy

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

Health Highlights: April 12, 2008
Male Contraception: Progress Slow but Steady
Spring and Pollen Are in the Air

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

Health Highlights: April 11, 2008
Clinical Trial Volunteers Uneasy About Some Financial Ties
Cancer Drug Trials Often Halted Early
Clinical Trials Update: April 11, 2008
T-Cell Duplication Delayed Up to 3 Days After Infection
Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates
Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets
Researchers Identify New Genetic Links to Psoriasis
Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
While Hospice Care Is Growing, Not All Have Access
Guidelines Seek to Reduce Medication Errors Involving Kids
When a Mind Begins to Disappear: A Young Family's Journey to the Dark Side
Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Boston Trial to Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine
'Worry' Spot in Brain Found

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

Health Highlights: April 10, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 10, 2008
Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles
Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study
Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks
Researchers Pursuing Nasal Anthrax Vaccine
New Drug Protects Against Radiation Damage
Gel Enables Severed Spinal Cord Fibers to Regrow
Foodborne Illnesses Remain Constant in U.S.
User Registry May Help Docs Stem Painkiller Abuse
Irradiation Almost Erases Risk of Food Poisoning
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait
Suicide Data on Web Mostly Not Preventive

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

Health Highlights: April 9, 2008
Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's
Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young
Whisk Those Blues Away
High-Dose Chemo Fails Against Small Cell Lung Cancers
Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk
Clinical Trials Update: April 9, 2008
Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
Professionals Use Drugs to Sharpen Their Minds, Survey Finds
Researchers Define Mechanism of Methamphetamine Addiction
Cancer Stem Cells Created in Lab
15 Million Americans Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder
Faces May Provide Clues to Sexual Attitudes
Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids
Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function

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

Health Highlights: April 8, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 8, 2008
Two Liver Cancer Treatments Better Than One
Estrogen Supplements May Raise Odds of Benign Breast Disease
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Won't Prevent Crohn's Relapse
Exercise During Pregnancy Has Baby Benefits, Too
Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas
Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time
Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death
A Month of Exercise Helps Ease Heart Failure
Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions
Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread
Food as Medicine?

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

Health Highlights: April 7, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: April 7, 2008
Fetal Exposure to Substance Abuse Changes Brain Structure
Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Bone Loss in Older Men
Gator Blood May Be New Source of Antibiotics
Antipsychotic Drug Boosts Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
HRT Dosing May Determine Risks, Benefits
Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids
Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs
Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported
Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms
Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend
Heard the One About How to Beat Tension?
New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
Depression and Alzheimer's Risk Linked
Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids
School Environment Can Curb Kids' Weight Gain

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

Health Highlights: April 6, 2008
Travel Tips for Seniors
Parkinson's Disrupts Stem Cell Therapy Transplants
Animal Study Links Social Standing With Drug Use Risk
Painkillers Boost Muscle Mass Among Weight-Training Elderly
'Freshman 15' Theory Takes a Pounding
Mud Harnessed to Fight Infections
One-Third of Dementia Cases Laid to Small Blood Vessel Damage

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

Health Highlights: April 5, 2008
Age-Related Eye Disease on the Increase

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

Health Highlights: April 4, 2008
FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine
Young Gymnasts Tumbling and Vaulting Their Way to the ER
Clinical Trials Update: April 4, 2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly
Study Shows Anger Has Its Uses
Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice
Patient Navigators Boost Colon Screens in Urban Minorities
Small Firms Shoulder Burden of Increasing Health Costs
Most Cancer Survivors Say Chemo Fears Unfounded
Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month
Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease
'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells
Gum Disease, HPV a Double Whammy
Uric Acid May Help Spot Diabetic Kidney Disease Early
Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

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

Health Highlights: April 3, 2008
Dads' Early-Onset Obesity Linked to Liver Disease in Kids
Better-Educated Smokers More Likely to Quit After Seeing Ads
Clinical Trials Update: April 3, 2008
Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications
Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered
Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients
Women Veterinarians Face Higher Miscarriage Risk
Alcoholics Not to Blame for All Drunk Driving Cases
Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure
When It Comes to Pregnancy, Timing Is Everything
DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas
Male Partner Violence Hurts Women's Health Worldwide
More Than 90,000 U.S. Infants Are Victims of Abuse or Neglect
Mother-Child Bond Affects Quality of Conflict Resolution
Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

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

Health Highlights: April 2, 2008
Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers' Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies
HIV Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack
Clinical Trials Update: April 2, 2008
Seat Belt Use by Pregnant Women Could Save 200 Fetuses a Year
Obesity During Pregnancy Carries Bigger Price Tag
Off-Label Drug Use Needs Strong Oversight
Topical Cream Treats Precancerous Lesions of Vulva
Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults
New Scan 'Sees' Tumors Deep Inside Body
Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism
Amateur Singers, Teachers Seldom Hear Sounds of Trouble
Report Finds Big Disparities in Well-Being of U.S. Kids
Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified
Antipsychotic Drugs of Little Benefit to Alzheimer's Patients

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

Health Highlights: April 1, 2008
Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancers a Better Treatment Tool
Study Finds Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation
Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis
Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery
Fasting Before Chemo Protects Healthy Cells
Rap Music Glorifying Drug Use
Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass
Report Claims Clinical Trials Miss Many Populations
Restrictive Prescription Drug Policies Hurt Schizophrenics
Clinical Trials Update: April 1, 2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight
Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells
Home Defibrillators Fail to Boost Survival Rates
U.N. Seeks to Curb World's Traffic Deaths

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