Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men's Bones in Middle Age

07/30/2015 - Weight-lifting regimen tied to increased bone mass in the whole body, lumbar spine and hip, study finds

Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study

07/30/2015 - Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States

Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

07/30/2015 - Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

07/30/2015 - High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

07/30/2015 - Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

07/30/2015 - U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

07/30/2015 - New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

Health Highlights: July 30, 2015

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Health Tip: Enjoy Berries

07/30/2015 - They're good for you

Health Tip: Injuring a Hamstring

07/30/2015 - Are you at risk?

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

07/29/2015 - Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

07/29/2015 - But it's not yet ready for standard care

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

07/29/2015 - Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

07/29/2015 - Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

Health Highlights: July 29, 2015

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U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

07/29/2015 - Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

07/29/2015 - Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

07/29/2015 - Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

07/29/2015 - Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

07/29/2015 - Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds


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