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Health News for 03/23/11

March 23, 2011

Health Tip: Taking Baby's Temperature

Getting an accurate reading when taking a wiggling infant's temperature can be a challenge.
Health Tip: Rest to Help Heal Shin Splints

The searing pain of shin splints is an injury some runners know all too well. Shin splints occur when the muscles, tendons or bone tissue become inflamed from overuse.
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

Physical activity may diminish the negative impact of a high-salt diet on blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Sleep Less, Eat More: Study

People of normal weight eat more when they sleep less, a small new study finds.
Genome Map of Multiple Myeloma Offers Clues to Its Cause

The genome of the highly aggressive blood cancer multiple myeloma has been mapped by a team of North American scientists, who say their achievement will improve understanding of what causes the disease and may lead to new treatments.
Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study

The risk of lung cancer for people who smoke menthol cigarettes is no greater than that of those who prefer regular cigarettes, researchers report.
Review Finds No Harm From Cutback in Residents Docs' Hours

Reducing the workload of U.S. medical residents to a maximum of 80 hours a week has not had a negative effect on patient safety and has had little effect on the training of new doctors, a new study contends.
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Overweight and obese people often think they weigh less than they do, and many mothers of chubby kids view their children's bulk as normal, new research finds.
Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds

A new study helps explain how some lung cancers become resistant to targeted drug therapy.
As Health Care Reform Turns 1, Backers and Detractors Dig In

The Affordable Care Act turns 1 year old on Wednesday, and the health-care reform package -- the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's first term in office -- remains as controversial as the day it was signed into law.
Mouse Sperm Successfully Grown in Lab, Researchers Say

Researchers report that they've grown mouse sperm from testicular tissue in the laboratory, a development that could advance the field of infertility in human males.
Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?

New research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.
Health Highlights: March 23, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: March 23, 2011

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Americans' Exposure to Mercury From Fish Won't Harm Hearts: Study

Though repeatedly linked to neurological deficits in children and unborn babies, Americans' level of exposure to mercury from sources such as fish is not associated with a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.
High Smog Levels Might Threaten Lung Transplant Success

Exposure to high levels of traffic pollution doubles the risk of organ rejection and death in lung transplant patients, a new study suggests.
For Lung Disorder, Spiriva Beat Serevent in Head-to-Head Trial

People with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) use inhaled long-acting bronchodilators to control symptoms and reduce flare-ups, but which type of drug is best hasn't been clear.
Actos Cut Risk of Prediabetes Becoming Diabetes in Study

Researchers report that taking the diabetes drug Actos helped people who had prediabetes avoid getting type 2 diabetes.
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

Scientists may have developed a new way of predicting when breast cancer will spread.



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