Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

10/30/2014 - Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?

10/30/2014 - Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

10/30/2014 - Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

10/30/2014 - Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling

10/30/2014 - Helps deal with a host of issues

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

10/29/2014 - Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

10/29/2014 - Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis

10/29/2014 - Among people aged 10 to 25

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

10/29/2014 - Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

10/29/2014 - Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

10/29/2014 - Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

10/29/2014 - But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

10/29/2014 - But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

10/29/2014 - Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?

10/29/2014 - Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

10/29/2014 - Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

10/29/2014 - Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

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Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

10/29/2014 - Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

10/29/2014 - Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says


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