Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

08/19/2014 - People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

08/19/2014 - Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

08/19/2014 - Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

08/19/2014 - New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

08/19/2014 - Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

08/19/2014 - 'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

08/19/2014 - Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

08/19/2014 - Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

08/19/2014 - Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

08/19/2014 - Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

08/19/2014 - College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2014

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Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

08/19/2014 - People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

08/19/2014 - Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?

08/19/2014 - Here are possible causes

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

08/18/2014 - Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

08/18/2014 - Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

08/18/2014 - Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

08/18/2014 - Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person


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