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

Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 31, 2008
Atkins-Like Diet Cuts Epileptic Seizures
Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth
Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma
Study Spots Gene That Plays Role in Infertility
FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk
Docs Should Tell All About Cord Blood Banks
Sugary Soft Drinks Boost Gout Risk in Men
Hospital Patients' Blood Clot Risk High
Medicare's Drug Program Enrollment Up, Costs Down
Top-Rated Hospitals Continue to Deliver Better Care
Epsom Salt Cut Cerebral Palsy Rate in Half Among Preemies

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 30, 2008
Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Recall
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding
Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 30, 2008
High-Dose Chemo Helps Beat Rare Brain Cancer
Drug-Related Images Trigger Brain's Reward Center
Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals
Concussion Raises PTSD Risk for Iraq Vets
Middle Age a Low Point for Most
Personality Traits Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk
Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2008
Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 29, 2008
Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women
Anti-Clotting Drug Helps Infants With Heart Ills
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery
Researchers Map Paths Governing Neuron Function
Clot-Busting Drug Offers New Approach to DVT
Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same
Sex Hormones Don't Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk
MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2008
Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging
Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics
Embryos Discarded During IVF Create Stem Cell Lines
Study Links Snoring to Chronic Bronchitis
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 28, 2008
Diabetes Rates Continue to Soar
Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year
Mouse Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Developed
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
Breast-Feeding Protected Mice From Asthma

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2008
Radon Gas More Deadly Than Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Alzheimer's Research Target May Be a Dead End

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2008
Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 25, 2008
Short Birth Length Boosts Men's Suicide Risk
Doctors Review End-of-Life Care Guidelines
FDA Will Wait for Trial Results on Vytorin
Diabetes' Health Toll Hits $174 Billion Annually
Oral Contraceptives Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
Teens, Young Adults Missing Out on Latest Cancer Advances
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Lower Production of B Cells
Colonoscopy 'Coaches' Play Lifesaving Role
Geriatrician Care Guards Against Risk of Inappropriate Meds
Vitamin E, Lutein May Fight Cataracts

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2008
Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered
Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 24, 2008
Putting on Pedometer Helps Walkers Shed Pounds
Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's
Infection With Common Parasite Raises Schizophrenia Risk
Pet Turtles Linked to Rise in Salmonella Infections
Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Trial
Anti-Clotting Drug Trial Shortened by Bleeding Problems
New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier
Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2008
Genetics May Determine Antidepressants' Effectiveness
Specific Brain Region Governs Problem-Solving Skills
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages
New Therapies Could Change Organ Transplants
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 23, 2008
Too Few U.S. Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations
NSAIDs No Better for Low Back Pain
A Little Regular Exercise Extends Men's Lives
Co-Pays Contribute to Drop in Preventive Care
Advanced Therapy Aids Stroke Patients
Melanomas Present Unique Appearance

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2008
Lack of Vitamin E Linked to Physical Decline
Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure
Hormone Therapy Only Helps Some Older Men With Prostate Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 22, 2008
Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke
Implants Double Infection Risk After Breast Reconstruction
Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
Project Will Map Genomes of 1,000 People Worldwide
Gastric Lap-Band Surgery Can Send Diabetes Into Remission
Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications
Same-Sex Couples Just as Committed as Heterosexual Counterparts

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2008
Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients
Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage
Dinosaurs Had Teen Pregnancies, Too
Eating Out Doesn't Guarantee Weight Gain
One Strain Behind Epidemic of Staph Infections
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise
Exercise Program Eases Arthritis
New Batch of Lupus Genes Discovered
Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
High Blood Sugar Boosts Women's Heart Disease Risk
Different Neural Pathways at Work Going Under, Coming Out of Anesthesia

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2008
Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges
Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2008
Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids
Mislabeled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 18, 2008
Molecule May Trigger Psoriasis
Combo Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Brain Tumors
Bone-Strengthening Drugs May Be Overprescribed
Genes Linked to Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients
Heart Association Renews Call for CPR Training
DNA Fingerprints Predict Brain Disorders

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2008
Minor Leg Injuries Might Boost Blood Clot Risk
Malnutrition Responsible for a Third of Child Deaths Worldwide
Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades
Modified-Release Prednisone May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 17, 2008
Latest Study Says Statins Don't Slow Alzheimer's
Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered
Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia
Report Urges More Research Into Cell Phones

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2008
Antidepressant Effectiveness Probably Overstated: Report
U.S. Food Safety: A Shopping List of Solutions
Genetic Mutations Boost Prostate Cancer Risk
Adult Drug Effective in Treating Psoriasis in Children
U. S. Food Safety: Protect Yourself Against Food Poisoning
Vitamin D May Curb Falls in High-Risk Older Women
Researchers Hone in on Cancer Stem Cells for Melanoma
DNA Analysis Could Help Customize Treatments for MS
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer
U.S. Food Safety: Solutions at a Glance
Sickle Cell Patients in More Pain Than Thought
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 16, 2008
Specialized System Speeds Heart Attack Treatment

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 15, 2008
Combo Treatment Best for Elderly Lymphoma Patients
ER Wait Times Getting Longer
Rate of Traumatic Stress Triples Among U.S. Troops
Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
Gay Men More Likely to Contract 'Superbug'
Study Finds Doctors Not Reporting Medical Mistakes
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women
U.S. Food Safety: The Import Alarm Keeps Sounding
U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster
Antiretroviral Drugs May Prevent Vaginal Transmission of HIV
Older Surgical Patients Face Greater Risk of Cognitive Problems
Foods From Cloned Animals Safe to Eat: FDA

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 14, 2008
Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women
Study Spotlights Marketing's Impact on the Brain
MS Drug Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease
U.S. Food Safety: Home-Grown Problems Abound
U.S. Food Safety: A Grocery List of Tainted Products
Stem Cells Modified to Home in Where They're Needed
Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
Black Americans Still Wary of Clinical Trials
Low Testosterone Could Weaken Older Men's Bones
Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
Chemical Signals Go Awry in Fragile X Syndrome
Brain Scans Shed Light on Why People Overeat

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2008
Seven New Cholesterol Genes Discovered
Biotechnology Builds a New Heart
5 Problems With Feet That Men Shouldn't Walk Away From

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2008
Helmets Save Lives in Winter Sports

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 11, 2008
Science Could Erase Stigma of Anorexia
High-Tech Device Cuts Errors in Mixing Meds
Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
Fungus Sheds Light on Development of Human Genders
Vitamin C May Play Role in Stroke Prevention
Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients
Industrial Solvent May Increase Risk for Parkinsonism
Sun Savvy Sadly Lacking Among Americans
Dual Treatment Helps Wean Patients From Ventilators
Strength Training Eases Chronic Neck Pain
Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2008
Years-Long Search Unlocks Deadly Genetic Disease
Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage
New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified
Brain Circuits That Suppress Memory Found
Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism
Dementia Diagnosis Typically Means Death Within Five Years
Too Much Sugar-Free Gum Linked to Severe Weight Loss
Transplant Drug Shrinks Tumors in Women With Rare Lung Disease
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 10, 2008
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2008
Short Chat With Doc Can Curb Problem Drinking
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart
Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
Hospitals Score Poorly on Preventing Urinary Tract Infection
Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread
5 Factors Help Predict Psychosis in Children
FDA Warns Against Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes
Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism
Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 9, 2008

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2008
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Early Study
Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 8, 2008
Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity
Medicare Drug Plan Fuels Health-Care Spending
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain
Diabetes Drug May Cut Med-Related Weight Gain
Rural Residents Get Fewer Organ Transplants: Study
BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally
New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants
Lowering Co-Pays on Some Drugs Help Fight Chronic Diseases
Smoking in Movies Linked to Kids Lighting Up

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2008
Youth Suicide Warnings Are Slowing Antidepressant Sales
Fatherhood Tied to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk
No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s
Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Risk
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 7, 2008
Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors
Eye Care Lacking in Many Who Buy Contact Lenses Online
Study Casts Doubt on Vaccine-Autism Link
Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer
Parental Control of Eating Leads to Lighter Toddlers
High Levels of Stress After 9/11 Raised Heart Disease Risk

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 6, 2008
Breast Is Best for Reducing Stress
College Drinking Games Lead to Higher Blood Alcohol Levels

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2008
Fitness Begins at Home

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 4, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 4, 2008
Almost Half of 10-Year-Olds Have Tasted Alcohol
46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis
Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries
Research Gets Closer to Origin of Parkinson's Disease
Localized Breast Cancer Cells Have Potential to Spread
Brief Chat With ER Docs Can Curb Problem Drinking
Cell Phones Put Traffic on Hold
Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms
Antidepressants Help HIV-Infected Patients Stick to Treatment
Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees
Protein Nasal Spray Revives Sleep-Deprived Monkeys

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 3, 2008
Lack of Deep Sleep Raises Diabetes Risk
Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 3, 2008
Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes
Combo Therapy Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Rates
Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter
FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival
Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes
Almost Half of Doctors Have Prescribed Placebos
Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 2, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 2, 2008
Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States
Research Yields Clues to Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Defibrillation Comes Late in 30 Percent of Hospital Cases
Testosterone Supplements Provide Little Benefit
Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER
New Cancer Drug Boosts Blood Pressure
Scientists Report Refinements to Brain Surgery
Most Free Drug Samples Go to Wealthy and Insured
Genetic Variation Doubles Risk of Liver Cancer
Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

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

Health Highlights: Jan. 1, 2008
Resolve to Get Enough Zzzzs This Year
Women Who Stay Religious Less Likely to Have Anxiety Disorder
Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More
Happy Marriage Eases Wife's Workday Tension
Restless Legs Syndrome May Cause Heart Problems: Study

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