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Health News for 02/02/11

February 02, 2011

Health Tip: Treating Strep Throat

Strep throat can cause a nasty sore throat while you're getting over the associated bacterial infection.
Health Tip: Getting Too Much Caffeine

You may be consuming caffeine in everything from your favorite soda or a mug of coffee to the drug you took to ease your migraine.
Winning Wrestlers Get Bigger Testosterone Boost After Match

Victorious wrestlers have a greater increase in testosterone levels after a match than their vanquished opponents, a new study finds.
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Better nutrition and greater weight gain may help improve lung function in premature babies with a lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia, finds a small new study.
Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids

In families where dads play more with their young children, couples tend to be more supportive of each other's parenting styles.
Scientists ID Genetic Clues to Parkinson's

Five new genetic variants believed to play a role in Parkinson's disease have been identified by researchers.
Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones

The earlier a person begins puberty, the lower their risk of osteoporosis later in life, a small new study suggests.
Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions

People with high-functioning autism have difficulty understanding others' intentions, new research shows.
Scientists Discover Rare Vascular Disease

Researchers report that DNA analysis has led to the identification of a new and extremely rare vascular disease, along with its genetic cause.
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

A mother's history of stroke can help predict a daughter's chances of not only having a stroke but also her chances of having a heart attack, new research shows.
Researchers Craft Blood Vessels for Heart, Kidney Patients

Scientists say they have devised a process to create ready-made, easily stored blood vessels that may potentially be used for patients undergoing heart surgery or kidney dialysis.
Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

The huge winter storm producing up to two feet of snow Wednesday in some sections of the United States could also cause a blizzard of injuries if people don't take proper safety precautions while shoveling or playing in the snow, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons warns.
Electrical Stimulation of the Brain May Spark Insight

Electrical stimulation of the brain can bring a flash of insight that can help people solve new, difficult problems, research suggests.
Clinical Trials Update: Feb. 2, 2011

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds

Close to 100 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine were given out in 2009-2010 in China, with no pattern of serious side effects observed, a review by Chinese scientists finds.
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

U.S. teen birth rates showed notable decreases throughout most states and across all racial and ethnic groups from 2007-09, federal researchers reported Wednesday.
Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys

A large international trial finds that the Gardasil vaccine shields young men from human papillomavirus (HPV) as well as it protects young women.
New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection

Late-stage clinical trials of a new antibiotic for the increasingly common intestinal infection Clostridium difficile, which is especially lethal to the elderly, suggest it prevents recurrence far better than currently used medications.



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