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Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
  • New Method Offers Unlimited Red Blood Cell Production: Study

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace

Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs

Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

Study finds homemade fare is typically better for you than restaurant food

Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

Health Highlights: March 23, 2017
  • 'Sea of Despair' Engulfs White Working Class Americans: Study

  • New Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Promise

  • Creator of Term Homophobia Dies at Age 86

  • AMA Urges Congress to Defeat Trump Health Bill

  • 'Gong Show' Creator Chuck Barris Dies at Age 87

  • Compounding Center Co-Founder Not Guilty of Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors

While habits, environment can be key to the disease, chance plays huge role as well, scientists report

New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study

Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy