Bones, Joints and Muscles in the News

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

08/20/2014 - Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

08/20/2014 - Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

08/20/2014 - Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

08/20/2014 - Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

08/20/2014 - Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

08/20/2014 - Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

08/20/2014 - Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

08/20/2014 - Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

08/20/2014 - Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

08/20/2014 - Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

08/20/2014 - People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

08/20/2014 - Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

08/20/2014 -

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

08/20/2014 - Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

08/20/2014 - 4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

08/20/2014 - Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

08/20/2014 - Soak your tootsies in oatmeal

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

08/20/2014 - People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

08/19/2014 - Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby