Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

04/17/2014 - Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

04/17/2014 - 35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

04/17/2014 - Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

04/17/2014 - 'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

04/17/2014 - New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

04/17/2014 - Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

04/17/2014 - Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

04/17/2014 - Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

04/17/2014 - Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

04/17/2014 - European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

04/17/2014 - Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Health Highlights: April 17, 2014

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Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

04/17/2014 - With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

04/17/2014 - Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

04/17/2014 - Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

04/17/2014 - Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

04/17/2014 - British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

04/17/2014 - 5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

04/17/2014 - Suggestions to stay calm and focused

Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

04/17/2014 - Keep your little one dry and clean


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