Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill

04/18/2015 - Doctor shares some barbecue do's and don'ts

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

04/18/2015 - Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says

04/17/2015 - Proper identification of headache type can lead to better treatment

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

04/17/2015 - U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study

04/17/2015 - Finding challenges common belief that they can boost performance

Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

04/17/2015 - Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

04/17/2015 - But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

04/17/2015 - Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

04/17/2015 - People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

04/17/2015 - Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

04/17/2015 - Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

Health Highlights: April 17, 2015

04/17/2015 -

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

04/17/2015 - Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

04/17/2015 - Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

Health Tip: Applying Artificial Nails

04/17/2015 - Suggestions for at-home use

Health Tip: Cut Down on Stress

04/17/2015 - Living a healthier lifestyle can help

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

04/17/2015 - EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare

04/17/2015 - Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

04/16/2015 - Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

04/16/2015 - Research found the devices actually seemed to lower quit rates


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