Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

12/22/2014 - Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

12/22/2014 - Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report

Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

12/22/2014 - 'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight

Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

12/22/2014 - Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

12/22/2014 - Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer

Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

12/22/2014 - Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts

12/22/2014 - Manufacturers of these products have made little progress making these treats healthier, study finds

Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

12/22/2014 - Some 3.2 million Americans thought infected

Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu

12/22/2014 - Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

12/22/2014 - Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

12/22/2014 - Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism

12/22/2014 - Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

12/22/2014 -

Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

12/22/2014 - Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

12/22/2014 - Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

12/22/2014 - Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

12/22/2014 - Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

12/22/2014 - Easy ways to get more exercise

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

12/22/2014 - Most notably, loud snoring

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

12/21/2014 - Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients


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