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Monday, March 31, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 31, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: March 31, 2008
ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries
Green Tea Boosts Antibiotics for Superbugs
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack
Majority of U.S. Doctors Back National Insurance Plan
Many Women Unclear About Breast Cancer Treatments
Hands-Only Resuscitation OK for Cardiac Arrest
Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60
Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment
Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines
Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
New Rule Seeks to Protect Kids From Lead Paint

Sunday, March 30, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 30, 2008
Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack
Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues
Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players
Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Saturday, March 29, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 29, 2008
You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention
Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death
New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents

Friday, March 28, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 28, 2008
Hormone Combo May Provide Reversible Male Birth Control Tool
Family Study Associates Pesticide Use With Parkinson's Risk
Breech Birth May Be Determined by Genes
Dads' Substance Use Hurts Expectant Moms' Efforts to Quit
Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes
Biomarker May Signal HIV Progression
New Drugs No Better Than Older Ones for Schizophrenia
Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's
Clinical Trials Update: March 28, 2008
Smokers at Increased Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence
Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack
Premature Delivery Linked to High Cholesterol in Moms Later

Thursday, March 27, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 27, 2008
Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating
Sharp Rise in U.S. Hepatitis C-Related Deaths
Once-Daily Insulin Shot Proves Effective in Study
With Alzheimer's, It Takes a Family
Meditation Can Wish You Well, Study Says
Schizophrenia Tied to Multiple Genetic Errors
Researchers Create Protective Sac for Growing Stem Cells
IPods Don't Interfere With Pacemakers, Study Shows
Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes
Clinical Trials Update: March 27, 2008
Special MRI Spots When Brain Tumors Turn Deadly
Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures
Most Older Americans Living Longer and Better
FDA Probing Possible Link Between Asthma Drug and Suicide Risk

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 26, 2008
Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men
Fattening Foods May Have More Than Good Flavor in Their Corner
Clinical Trials Update: March 26, 2008
Height of Pitcher's Mound Can Strain Shoulders
Too Little Vitamin D May Soften Baby's Skull
Now-Banned Hair Dyes Linked to Bladder Cancer
Social Problems in Youth Contribute to Anxiety, Depression
Drugs Approved Under Deadline More Likely to Run Into Trouble Later
Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk
Breathing Muscles Atrophy Quickly During Mechanical Ventilation
Calcium Scans Help Predict Coronary Risk
Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease
Cervix Length at Mid-Pregnancy May Predict C-Section Risk
Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 25, 2008
Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries
MRI Can Be Predictor of Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Spread
DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears
High Costs Force Third of Americans to Skip Needed Health Care
Clinical Trials Update: March 25, 2008
Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure
HRT Raises Recurrence Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Premature Birth Has Long-Lasting Effects
Some Cancer Trials Overstate Findings, Analysis Claims
Neighborhood Influences Exercise Levels
Popular Colonoscopy Prep Solution May Pose Kidney Risks
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies
Identical Genes From Parents May Raise Cancer Risk
Dog Flu May Have Been Active as Early as 1999

Monday, March 24, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 24, 2008
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
Drug Therapy Boosting Heart-Attack Survival Rates
Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive
Free Drug Samples Hike Out-of-Pocket Costs
Woman's Abdominal Organs Removed in Unique Cancer Surgery
TB Drug Treatment Can Lead to Severe Pneumonia
Clinical Trials Update: March 24, 2008
Researchers Gain Insights Into 'On-Off' Switch for Cells
Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's
Patients Do Better at Hospitals With Clinical Trials
High Blood Pressure Runs in Families
Many Phase 3 Cancer Drug Trials Yield Effective Medicines

Sunday, March 23, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 23, 2008
A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis
Know Suicide's Warning Signs

Saturday, March 22, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 22, 2008
Music as Medicine
Poison Prevention Tips to Protect the Most Vulnerable

Friday, March 21, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 21, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: March 21, 2008
Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most
Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease
Deep Sedation Becoming More Common for Dying Patients in Holland
Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness
Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow
More Vitamin D in Childhood Cuts Later Diabetes Risk
Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug'
Sleep Deprivation Helps Spot Sleepwalkers
Full-Body Scans May Help the Highly Cancer-Prone
More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries

Thursday, March 20, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 20, 2008
Trauma Patients Suffer Even 12 Months After Injury
Give and Be Happy
Cleaning Up the World's Sanitation
Fossils Push Back Bipedalism to 6 Million Years Ago
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Works for Adults, Children
Monkey Brain Gives Clues to Human Interaction
Clinical Trials Update: March 20, 2008
Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind
Smog's Origins Get Clearer
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart
Tweaking Insulin Might Help Fight Aging

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 19, 2008
Low Folate Levels May Harm Sperm
Clinical Trials Update: March 19, 2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease
Brain Blood Vessels Grow With Their Own Agenda
The Gender Divide Starts Over Dinner
FDA Identifies Contaminant in Blood-Thinning Drug
Community-Based Staph Pneumonia More Common Than Thought
Women at Higher Risk of Abnormal Burn Scars
Quality of Life an Issue in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Fosamax Linked to Unusual Femur Fractures
Transfusions of 'Older' Blood Don't Work as Well
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke
Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 18, 2008
New Foam Treatment for Varicose Veins
Genetic Medicine Making Inroads Against Disease
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag
Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Works in Fewer, But Higher Doses
Tissue-Freezing Technique Effective Against Prostate Cancer
Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures
Clinical Trials Update: March 18, 2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes
The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting
Fewer Steps Per Day Send Disease Markers Up
10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer's, Report Predicts
Embolization a Nonsurgical Way to Treat Fibroids

Monday, March 17, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 17, 2008
Frying Tumors Can Boost Lung Cancer Survival
Eating o' the Green on St. Patrick's Day -- and Every Day
Clinical Trials Update: March 17, 2008
Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains
Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients
Genes May Determine Obesity After Weight Surgery
Therapy Could Save Limbs After Frostbite
Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Human Growth Hormone Doesn't Improve Athletic Performance
1 in 5 U.S. Seniors Struggles With Memory Lapses
Some Imperfect Hearts OK for Transplant
Angina More Common in Women Than Men
Food-borne Illnesses From Leafy Greens on Rise in U.S.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 16, 2008
Self-Management Program Helps Diabetics
Starved for Sleep? Watch Your Waistline

Saturday, March 15, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 15, 2008
Parkinson's Drug May Fight Cancer

Friday, March 14, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 14, 2008
Fallout From Atomic Bombs Still Causing Health Problems
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests
Clinical Trials Update: March 14, 2008
Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea
Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs
Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes
Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining
Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks
Fighting Cancer With a Pen
Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant

Thursday, March 13, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 13, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: March 13, 2008
Women's Risk for a Certain Skin Cancer Varies by Geography
For Adolescents, Inhalants Are Drug of Choice
Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease
Aspirin Reduces Asthma Risk Among Older Women
Melt-Away Stent Works Well in Trial
Survey Finds Many Americans Clueless About Eye Disease
Don't Prescribe Antibiotics for Adult Sinus Woes
FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
Radioimmunotherapy After Chemo Safe for Common Lymphoma
Minimal Exercise Benefits Overweight Postmenopausal Women
U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 12, 2008
Preschool Intervention Curbed Trend Toward Obesity
Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered
Clinical Trials Update: March 12, 2008
Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts
Woman and Cat Shared 'Super Bug'
U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row
Teens Spending Too Much Screen Time
New Test Predicts Risk of Post-Surgery Kidney Injury
'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer
Dental Erosion on Rise in U.S.
Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
New Technology No Better at Spotting 'Anesthesia Awareness'

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 11, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: March 11, 2008
Universal Screening for MRSA in Hospitals Made Little Difference
Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Improves Outcomes
Outcomes Improve for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients
Life Expectancy Tied to Education
Scientists Spot Biochemical Sign of Depression
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks
Late Use of Aromatase Inhibitor Still Effective Against Breast Cancer
Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers
Personal Contact Helps Maintain Weight Loss
One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease
New Method Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival

Monday, March 10, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 10, 2008
Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings
Clinical Trials Update: March 10, 2008
Two Parents With Alzheimer's Raises Child's Risk
Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
Thyroid Hormone Could One Day Treat Osteoporosis
Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries
Surgeon's Preferences Dictate Choice of Kidney Cancer Surgery
Brain Disease Causes More Vision Loss in Blacks
First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery
PSA Test Losing Diagnostic Value, Study Says
New Drug for Brain Cancer Too Dangerous for Pediatric Patients

Sunday, March 9, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 9, 2008
Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel

Saturday, March 8, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 8, 2008
Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players
Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment

Friday, March 7, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 7, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: March 7, 2008
Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years
Government Assistance Linked to Better Child Development
Physicians Say They Need More Sleep
Researchers Design Promising Cancer Drug
Happiness Is in the Genes
Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks
Researchers Gain New Insights Into SIDS
Blood Stem Cells Originate in the Placenta
Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's
Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

Thursday, March 6, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 6, 2008
Biking, Walking Best for New Knees
Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch
ACL Tears Worth Fixing in Seniors
Soaking Potatoes Before Frying Cuts Suspected Carcinogen
Estrogen Levels in Blood Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Older Men With Low Testosterone Face Greater Depression Risk
Clinical Trials Update: March 6, 2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure
Heparin Problems Reported in Germany

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 5, 2008
Naturally Occurring Bacteria Cut Kidney Stone Recurrence
Weight-Loss Drug Fights Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Deficit in Brain Function Puts Teens at Risk of Drug Abuse
Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
Gleevec May Disrupt Ovarian Function
Teen Passengers at Higher Death Risk in Car Crashes
Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds
Brain Scans Let Computer 'Read' Visual Activity
Clinical Trials Update: March 5, 2008
Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms
FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 4, 2008
Troubled Boys Will Abandon Pot When It's Deemed Uncool
Substance Abusers With PTSD Face Poorer Outcomes
Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma
New Treatment for 'Lazy Eye' Shows Promise
Groups Issue New Dementia Drug Guidelines
Rare Gene Mutation Plays Role in Longevity
Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped
Treatment Combo for Pancreatic Cancer Has Limited Benefit
Price Plays Part in Perceived Power of Medication
Non-Polyp Colon Lesions Hard to Detect
Clinical Trials Update: March 4, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 3, 2008
Skip Breakfast, Pack on the Pounds
Clinical Trials Update: March 3, 2008
Americans Sleepier Than Ever
Obese Children Face More Complications During Surgery
Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores
That 'Sex Talk' With Your Kids Should Be Ongoing
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight
Stress Can Help Trigger Stroke
Non-Medical Use of Prescriptions Linked to Drug Abuse Risk
Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Sunday, March 2, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 2, 2008
Surviving Daylight Saving Switch

Saturday, March 1, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: March 1, 2008
Pelvic Floor Disorders Affect 1 in 3 Women
ADHD Drugs Won't Raise Risk of Substance Abuse

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