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Sunday, August 31, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2008
Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics
Brain 'Master Switch' May Control Appetite, Fertility

Saturday, August 30, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2008
Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

Friday, August 29, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 29, 2008
Leave That Ear Wax Alone
Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly
Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk
Vaccines Seek to Offer Cradle-to-Grave Protection
Cataracts World's Leading Cause of Vision Loss
End-of-Life Choices a Complicated Affair
Mom's Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Preemie's SIDS Risk
Most Youths Tried as Adults Had Psychiatric Disorders
Alcohol in Early Pregnancy May Prompt Fetal Cell Death
Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease

Thursday, August 28, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 28, 2008
13% of Seniors Report Being Mistreated
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose
Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein
Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
Bunion Surgery Patients Need 6 Weeks Before Driving
Normal Cells May Predict Cancer Virulence
Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat
Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors
Antipsychotic Drugs Boost Stroke Risk
Salmonella Outbreak Over, U.S. Says
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 27, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 27, 2008
4 More Deaths Reported Among Byetta Patients
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke
Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration
Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells
Fat Cells in Obese People Are 'Sick'
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse
Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death
Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound
Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma
Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite
Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Threat of Cerebral Palsy

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2008
Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension
Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Health Costs
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Ups Risk for Other Cancers
'Ayurvedic' Medicines May Contain Lead, Mercury or Arsenic
Tools Test Debunks 'Dumb Neanderthals' Theory
When Communication Is Lost
Scientists ID Pathway That Makes Antipsychotic Drugs Work
Number of Uninsured Americans Drops
Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk
Preterm Births Linked to Infection of Amniotic Fluid
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 26, 2008
Single Rooms Becoming the Norm in New Hospitals

Monday, August 25, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2008
For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure
One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones
Food Allergy Action Plan Can Keep Kids From Harm
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 25, 2008
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners
Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant
Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings
Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk
After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients
LDL Cholesterol Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in Diabetics
Uninsured Get Less Health Care Than Insured
Cheerleading Causes Majority of Female Athlete Injuries

Sunday, August 24, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2008
'Extended Cycle' Contraception Garners More Interest
Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School

Saturday, August 23, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2008
Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist

Friday, August 22, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2008
Smokers More Likely to Bleed After Throat Surgery
Computer-Based Method IDs Alzheimer's Protein Structures
Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 22, 2008
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone
Gastric Band Weight-Loss Surgery Can Boost Reflux
Intense Heat May Boost Tomato Antioxidant
Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell

Thursday, August 21, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 21, 2008
Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs
Text-Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use
Strokes Can Strike the Youngest
FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link
Drug Stops Bone Loss From Breast Cancer Chemo
Undecided Voters Not So Undecided After All
Spoonful of Sugar Really Might Help Medicine Go Down
Measles Cases Highest Since 1996
Dietary Supplements May Pose Risk to Older Cancer Survivors
Face Transplants Show Promising Results
3.4 Million Seniors Hit Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'
HRT After Menopause Reduces Symptoms
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2008
Addiction Drug Causes Rapid Weight Loss in Rats
Calcium Might Have Taste Humans Can Detect
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Cystic Fibrosis
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study
Compression Stockings Often Incorrectly Used
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 20, 2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer
Skin Cancer Carries Its Own Scent
79 Million Americans Struggle to Pay Medical Bills
Bone Growth Protein Also Promotes 'Good' Fat
Modified MRI Spots Early Osteoarthritis
Women's Alcohol Use Tied to Delayed Childbearing
Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease
Underaged, Inebriated Easily Get Drinks at Stadiums

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 19, 2008
Living to 100 Doesn't Mean Living Poorly
ED Drug Relieves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Zoledronic Acid Protects Bones of Women Getting Breast Cancer Treatment
Ultrasound Used to Predict Heart Attack Risk
Mathematical Model Helps Predict Cancer Tumor Size
Silver-Coated Ventilator Tubes Cut Risk of Pneumonia
Medicare Web Site Confounds Many Seniors
Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart
More Juices Found to Affect Drugs' Effectiveness: Study
Cognitive Score Changes Over Time May Hint at Dementia
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report
Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk

Monday, August 18, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2008
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Study Lets Teens Sound Off on Acne Therapies
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens
A Hope: Contaminant-Free Synthetic Heparin
Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist
Immune Response May Hinder Stem Cell Treatments
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 18, 2008
Older Patients Less Likely to Be Taken to Trauma Centers
New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers
Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk

Sunday, August 17, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2008
Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later
Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Saturday, August 16, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2008
Freshman Weight Gain Has Many Culprits

Friday, August 15, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2008
Drug Combo Cuts COPD Lung Function Loss
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 15, 2008
Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery
Asthma's Course Differs by Gender
Can Physical Cues Signal Dementia?
Testosterone Associated With Disease Transmission
Refs May Be Blinded by Red Uniforms
Study Probes Internet Health-Related Search Patterns
Money Matters
Statins Might Reverse ED in Some Men
Older Adults Reluctant to Question Surgical Treatment
Rituximab Promotes Healing in Common Kidney Disease

Thursday, August 14, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2008
Lack of Energy in Old Age May Foretell Illness
Moisturizers Spur Skin Cancer in Mouse Study
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 14, 2008
Medicare Prescription Drug Premiums to Rise in '09
Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...
Heart Drug Used in Ambulance Boosts Survival
Safety Triggers, Training Cut Nail Gun Injuries
New Lymphoma Drug Shows Promise
Insurance Matters When It Comes to Kids' Health Care
Stress, Anxiety Worsen Response to Allergens
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On
How Long-Distance Runners Get to the Finish
Kids' Obesity Linked to Ear Infections

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 13, 2008
Blocking Drug-Related Memories May Prevent Relapses
Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s
Physical Frailty Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 13, 2008
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
Many Hispanics Shut Out of U.S. Health Care System
Poor Coordination in Childhood Tied to Adult Obesity
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention
More U.S. Women Getting Birth Control Services
Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run
Men and Women Calculate Cost of Affairs
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women
Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 12, 2008
PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques
New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer
New Test Scans Beef for Mad Cow Disease
Breakfast Eggs Keep Folks on Diet
Drinking Problems Greater Among Returning Combat Veterans
Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse Can Linger
Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk
Diabetes Onset, Severity Tied to Cognitive Problems
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study
Surgery Helps With Prostate Cancer, Sometimes
Post-Surgical Epidural May Boost Survival

Monday, August 11, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2008
Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 11, 2008
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Powerful Antacid Drugs Raise Fracture Risk
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity
Athletes' Study Shows Pride, Shame Universal Behaviors
U.S. Hospitals Underutilize Proven Heart Failure Therapy
Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles
Stroke Risk Plummets With Healthy Lifestyle
Run for Your Life
Lack of Vitamin D Boosts Death Risk
Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young
Gene Variant May Predispose Some to Anxiety
Married Folks Still the Healthiest
One in 5 Young Men Had Prostate Screen in Past Year

Sunday, August 10, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2008
More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat
Scientists Create Mice Resistant to Obesity

Saturday, August 9, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2008
2 Checklists Aid Those Over 50 With Medical Decisions

Friday, August 8, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 8, 2008
Easing Your Teens Into the Back-to-School Schedule
New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers
Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer
Interrupted Night Sleep Worse for Cognitive Function
Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster
Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly
Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure
New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions
Soy Protein Doesn't Lower Cholesterol
Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years
Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients

Thursday, August 7, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 7, 2008
Men More Likely Than Women to Adopt Children
Medical Blogs May Threaten Patient Privacy
Blood Sugar Test May Also Aid Diabetes Detection
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills
Gene Behind Rare Eye Disease in Dachshunds Discovered
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children
Disease-Specific Stem Cell Lines Developed
Most Americans Want Health Care Reform
Protein Key to Brain Rewiring
Breaking the News About Breast Cancer
Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk
2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 6, 2008
Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 6, 2008
Monitoring Hormone May Improve Kidney Failure Outcomes
Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006
Light Stretching Improves Range of Joint Motion
GI Bleeding After Stroke Raises Death Risk
Americans Drinking Less Alcohol
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus
What's in a Name? When It Comes to Drugs, Plenty
Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 5, 2008
For Psychiatrists, Talk Therapy Falling by Wayside
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls
Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly
Brain Pathway Yields Clues to Cigarette Addiction
FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season
New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease
Laser Therapy as Good as Drugs for Diabetic Eye Problems
Fish May Ward Off Dementia and Stroke
HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus
DNA Helps Trace History of Human Migration
Commonly Used HIV Infectivity Rate Misses Risks
Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
Many Women Struggle With Challenge of a Newborn

Monday, August 4, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2008
Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 4, 2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas
Kids Who Sleep Poorly at Risk for Being Overweight
Estrogen May Have Preventive Role in Women's Schizophrenia
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers
Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies
Blood-Thinner Plavix Works Harder in Smokers
One-Third of Uninsured Are Chronically Ill
New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise
OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms
Diving Accidents Common Among U.S. Kids

Sunday, August 3, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: August 3, 2008
Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment
New HIV/AIDS Guidelines Suggest Earlier Treatment

Saturday, August 2, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: August 2, 2008
Number of New U.S. HIV Infections Gets Revised Upwards
Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Friday, August 1, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: August 1, 2008
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Routine HIV Tests for All Women
Sleep Apnea Boosts Death Risk
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 1, 2008
Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab
Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms
Cannabis-Linked Cell Receptor Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer
Taking Depression to Heart
Neurons Can Re-Grow in Some MS Lesions
Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets
Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells
Wives Often Head Home When Husband's Workload Grows
Once-Daily Combo Works for New HIV Patients
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

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