August 05, 2011
Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own
In a decade or so, people now
clamoring for metal and ceramic replacement joints may instead be
able to have a fully functional biological replacement -- a joint
grown within their own bodies to their specific physiology.
Gastric Bypass May Dampen Desire for High-Fat
The most common type of
weight loss surgery in the United States appears to help patients
shed pounds by reducing their intake of fatty foods and helping
them stick to a healthier diet, a new study indicates.
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High
Children with HIV who receive
antiretroviral treatments have persistently high cholesterol and
other blood fat (lipid) levels, and would benefit from guidelines
aimed at reducing their long-term heart risks, researchers say.
Scientists Take Navel-Gazing to New Level
Germs used to be viewed as
only bad, but scientists who have taken navel-gazing to a new level
are finding that the ones living in your belly button coexist quite
nicely with the rest of your body's microbes.
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer
Although women whose mothers
had breast cancer may worry about developing cancer themselves,
many do not fully understand when and why they should be screened
or their options to reduce their risk for the disease, a new study