Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

10/21/2014 - Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

10/21/2014 - Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

10/21/2014 - Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

10/21/2014 - Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Health Tip: Snacking After School

10/21/2014 - Take steps to avoid getting sick

Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

10/21/2014 - Non-candy alternatives

Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study

10/21/2014 - Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

10/21/2014 - Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

10/20/2014 - Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

10/20/2014 - Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals

10/20/2014 - Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

10/20/2014 - Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

10/20/2014 - Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

10/20/2014 - To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

10/20/2014 - Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

10/20/2014 - Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

10/20/2014 - Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014

10/20/2014 -

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

10/20/2014 - National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

10/20/2014 - Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say


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