Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study

07/28/2014 - Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

07/28/2014 - Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

07/28/2014 - Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

07/28/2014 - U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

07/28/2014 - Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

07/28/2014 - Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

07/28/2014 - Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

07/28/2014 - And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

Health Highlights: July 28, 2014

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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

07/28/2014 - Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk

07/28/2014 - Including improper lifting

Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

07/27/2014 - Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

Health Highlights: July 27, 2014

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Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

07/26/2014 - Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

07/25/2014 - Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

07/25/2014 - The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5

07/25/2014 - Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

07/25/2014 - By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production

07/25/2014 - But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add

Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

07/25/2014 - Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

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