Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

07/23/2014 - The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

07/23/2014 - Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

07/23/2014 - But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

07/23/2014 - One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

07/23/2014 - Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

07/23/2014 - Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report

HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

07/23/2014 - But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

07/23/2014 - Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

07/23/2014 - Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

Health Highlights: July 23, 2014

07/23/2014 -

Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

07/23/2014 - They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

07/23/2014 - Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

07/23/2014 - Suggestions for men in their 60s

Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

07/22/2014 - Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns

Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

07/22/2014 - Parents should limit car use, point out unsafe driving behaviors, be a good role model, set 'carfews'

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

07/22/2014 - Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

07/22/2014 - 'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue


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