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Monday, June 30, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 30, 2008
High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Clinical Trials Update: June 30, 2008
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
Elevated Albumin Levels in Urine Raise Hypertension Risk
Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss
Want to Know the Calorie Content of Your Favorite Drink?
Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior
Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky
Spray Cuts Kids' Pain When Getting IVs
Caffeine Could Stave Off Multiple Sclerosis
Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
Fatty Liver Disease Ups Heart Risks for Obese Kids
Promising Cancer Treatment Ready for Human Trial

Sunday, June 29, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 29, 2008
Organ Donation: An Advancing Science Hindered by Supply Shortages
Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

Saturday, June 28, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 28, 2008
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers

Friday, June 27, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 27, 2008
Antibiotics Effective for Vaginal Injury After Childbirth
Hip Replacement Boosts Mobility at Any Age
Clinical Trials Update: June 27, 2008
Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events
Start Packing for Great American Backyard Campout
Drug Helps Heroin Addicts Stay Clean
Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly?
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay
Golf Cart Injuries Give Rise to Calls for Regulation
Few Student-Athletes Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest
MS Patients at Higher Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

Thursday, June 26, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 26, 2008
Lack of Two Related Genes Disrupts Sleep Cycle
Novel Treatments Ease Migraine Pain
International Blood Doping Tests May Miss Cheaters
'Troubling' Rise in HIV Among Young Gay Men: CDC
'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People
Sudden Hearing Loss May Portend Stroke
Clinical Trials Update: June 26, 2008
Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising
Patients With Medicaid Co-Pay Cut Out Certain Drugs
Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer
Women Don't Notice 40% of Their Hot Flashes
Sprinters Closest to Starter's Pistol Have Edge
Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally
Tomatoes May Not Be Only Source of Salmonella Outbreak
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated
Many Teens Getting Free Alcohol From Adults
Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 25, 2008
Sense of Adventure Rests in Primitive Brain Region
ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs
Clinical Trials Update: June 25, 2008
New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season
New Anti-Clotting Pill Works Well in Trials
Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates
Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants
Gene Variant May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
Oral Drug Helps Prevent Clotting After Hip Replacement
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Dementia in Old Age
Parkinson's Drugs Again Linked to Compulsive Disorders
Noninvasive Surgery Effective for Acid Reflux Disease
Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Marfan Syndrome
Worldwide Surgery Rates Tied to Economic Status

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 24, 2008
New Hope for Parkinson's Patients
Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy
Clinical Trials Update: June 24, 2008
Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment
Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities
Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime
Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures
Heel Ultrasound Helps Detect Fracture Risk
Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma
Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly
MRSA Rates Tied to Hospital Understaffing
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice
Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury

Monday, June 23, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 23, 2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis
Head Injuries All Too Common in Summer Play
Angina Strikes 1 in 5 Heart Attack Survivors
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk
Immune Molecule Key to Preventing Organ Rejection
Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury
Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women
One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma
Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection
So Much to Do, So Little Sleep
Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found
Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk
Crocodile Babies Cry Out for Hatching
Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment
Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke
General Anesthesia Boosts Post-Op Pain
Arterial Calcium Scans Can Predict Death Risk

Saturday, June 21, 2008 return to top...

Get in Step With Summer Foot Care

Friday, June 20, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 20, 2008
CT Screens for Lung Cancer Not a Cure-All
Pro Baseball Helps Keep Skin Cancer From Scoring
Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways
Blood Substitute Found Safe in Large Phase III Trial
Tainted Tomato Toll Now 552
Experimental Drug Fights Multiple Sclerosis Activity
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
'Hazardous Drinking' More Common Than Thought
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence
Sickle Cell Drug Underused by Physicians
A Healthy Mind Can Help Fight HIV
Prescribed Meds Still Best Treatment for Alcoholism
Clinical Trials Update: June 20, 2008
Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients
Nocturnal Dialysis: A Better Way to Kidney Health

Thursday, June 19, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 19, 2008
Drug Effective Against Heart-Lung Disorder
Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated
Overtime Work Tied to Anxiety, Depression
Star-Shaped Brain Cells Make Scans Possible
Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System
False Positives in Oral HIV Test Halt Use in NYC
Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate
Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
Brain's Olfactory Bulb Grows With Sense of Smell
Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk
Clinical Trials Update: June 19, 2008
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
Big, Well-Balanced Breakfast Aids Weight Loss
Heart Risks Emerging in People With HIV
Herpes Suppression May Not Prevent HIV Infection
Tennis Players Ace Perception of Speed, Motion
Vitamin D May Promote Colon Cancer Survival

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 18, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 18, 2008
Brain Activity May Predict Schizophrenia Behavior
Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
Bar Drinks Pack More Punch Than Thought
Cardiologists Spot Best Treatment for a Deadly Duo
Cancer Drug Gleevec Linked to Muscle Damage
Doctors Slow to Embrace Electronic Medical Records
Failure to Take Seizure Drugs Boosts Death Risk
Tainted Tomato Cases Jump to 383 People in 30 States, D.C.
Non-Surgical Approach Can Treat Lung Cancers
Alzheimer's Protein Tied to HIV Progression
FDA Panel Recommends Enbrel for Pediatric Patients
HIV Tests Cost-Effective for Some Seniors
'Micromagnets' May One Day Enhance MRI Technology
Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 17, 2008
Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea
Sports Doping's Effect May Be in the Mind
Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes
Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand
2nd Option Improves Abdominal Aorta Repair Outcomes
Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough
Clinical Trials Update: June 17, 2008
Radiation May Help When Prostate Cancer Returns
Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men
Type, Severity of Iraq War Injuries Change Over Time
Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls
Lifestyle Changes Affect Cancer Genes
FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Fake Cancer Cures
Stem Cells Might Treat Tough Fractures

Monday, June 16, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 16, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 16, 2008
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood
Don't Let Injury Spoil Outdoor Summer Fun
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease
Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone
New PET Scanner Could Improve Diagnosis
FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics
Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss
Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer
Countdown to Hair Loss
Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer
Menstruation Cessation in Female Teen Athletes May Be Caused by Hormone
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers
Flavoring Food May Promote Weight Loss
Gay Men, Straight Women Have Similar Brains
FDA Narrowing Tainted Tomato Probe to One Cluster

Sunday, June 15, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 15, 2008
Beware the 'Blackberry Thumb'
A Health Gift for Men on Father's Day
Fitness a Key Element in Determining Male Diabetic's Longevity
ED an Indicator of Men's Health
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children

Saturday, June 14, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 14, 2008
HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen
New Scheduler Helps Track Kids' Shots

Friday, June 13, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 13, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 13, 2008
Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk
Pursuit of Females Dates Way, Way Back
Boosting Brain Protein Quickly Cut Excessive Drinking
PTSD High Among Witnesses to 9/11
Tainted Tomatoes Likely From Florida or Mexico: FDA
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
How to Have Your Tomatoes, and Eat Them, Too
Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Found
Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
Repeat Teen Self-Cutters Likely to Engage in Risky Sex
Delayed Sleep Pattern Tied to Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men

Thursday, June 12, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 12, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 12, 2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'
Abnormal Sleep Patterns in Older Men Spell Trouble
Asian Kids Have Later Bedtimes, Less Total Sleep
Pennsylvania Injuries Rise After Repeal of Helmet Law
Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products
228 People in 22 States Sickened in Ongoing Salmonella-Tomato Outbreak
Parental Insomnia Can Harm Adolescent Children
Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
Breast-Feeding Support Lacking at Many Hospitals, Birth Centers
Cancer Drug Appears to Help With Aggressive MS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Anti-Mucus Drug Slows Symptoms of COPD
Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells
Scientists Discover Protein Involved in Fat Production

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 11, 2008
New Class of Drugs May Fight Alzheimer's
Clinical Trials Update: June 11, 2008
U.S. Health Officials Closer to Origin of Salmonella Outbreak
Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy
New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders
Golimumab Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Raloxifene Cuts Risk of Certain Type of Breast Cancer
Possession Is Nine-Tenths the Perceived Value
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke
Vaccine Skin Patch Prevents Travelers' Diarrhea
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer
Beta Blocker May Shrink Infant Hemangiomas

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 10, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 10, 2008
Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia
Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders
FDA Expands Tomato Warning Nationwide
Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar
Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
Baseball Teams Strike Out When Jet-Lagged
Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics
No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts
New Treatment Shows Promise for Excessive Drinking
25 Million Americans Are 'Underinsured'
ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Monday, June 9, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 9, 2008
For Women, a Happy Marriage Means Sweet Dreams
New Imaging Tool Can Spot Glaucoma Risk
Sleepy Driving Prevalent Among Collegians
Too Much Cell Phone Time Takes Toll on Teen Sleep
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women
College Night Owls Have Lower Grades
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Diabetes Drug May Slow Eye Disease
Smoking Tied to Memory Loss in Middle Age
Family History Plays Role in Black Colon Screen Rates
Clinical Trials Update: June 9, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 8, 2008
Sleep: A Necessity, Not a Luxury
Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought
Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus
Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

Saturday, June 7, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 7, 2008
Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

Friday, June 6, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 6, 2008
'21 for 21': A Deadly Binge Drinking Ritual on College Campuses
Clinical Trials Update: June 6, 2008
Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans
Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels
Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control
Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells
Genetic Factors Affect Codeine's Work as Painkiller
With Summer Comes Snake Bites
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
Method for Treating Cervical Lesions May Pose Pregnancy Risks
High-Volume Hospitals Better for Abdominal Aortic Rupture Repairs
Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Thursday, June 5, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 5, 2008
Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players
Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
Sunlight, Vitamin D May Cut Kids' Diabetes Risk
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients
Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk
Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice
Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Diabetes Boosts Liver Cancer Risk in Hepatitis, Cirrhosis Cases
Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness
Hispanic Workers Dying at Higher Rates Than Others
Clinical Trials Update: June 5, 2008
Tracking Cancer Drug's Effectiveness
Weight Gain May Not Be Based Just on What You Eat

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 4, 2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart
Clinical Trials Update: June 4, 2008
Alcohol, Drug Counseling Benefits Teens, Too
Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes
Researchers ID Inflammation-Fighting Pathway in Fat Cells
Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice
Cell Phone Study Suggests People Are Losing Their Wanderlust
FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity
Fewer U.S. High School Students Engage in Risky Behaviors
Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children
Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage
Family History of Alcoholism Puts Student Drinkers at Risk

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 3, 2008
Clinical Trials Update: June 3, 2008
Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress
Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research
Androgen Production Continues in Prostate Cancer Tumors
Risk Factors for Eating Disorders Vary by Gender
Heart Failure Patients Overestimate Their Life Expectancy
Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer
Sen. Kennedy Up and Walking After Brain Tumor Surgery
Fruit Juice May Be Healthy for Kids: Study
Reuse of Antibacterial Wipes Can Spread Bacteria
Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake
Genes May Play Role in Quitting Smoking
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk
Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss

Monday, June 2, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 2, 2008
Bunk Beds Pose Dangers to Both Kids and Young Adults
Vaccine May Boost Survival of Brain Cancer Patients
Black Cancer Patients Choose More Aggressive End-of-Life Care
3-Drug Combo Improves Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes
Being Born Small, Early Raises Autism Risk
Clinical Trials Update: June 2, 2008
Drug May Cut Tremors Associated With Parkinson's
Sen. Kennedy's Brain Tumor Surgery Called a 'Success'
U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region
Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain
Kids Gulping Down More Sugary Beverages
Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys
Kids Living With Relatives Have Fewer Problems Than Those in Foster Homes
Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies
Smokers With Colon Cancer Face High Recurrence Risk

Sunday, June 1, 2008 return to top...

Health Highlights: June 1, 2008
Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Combo Therapy Knocks Out Melanoma Tumors
Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients

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