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Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women (HealthDay)

Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of obesity and inactivity, especially among women, explain why arthritis is more common in the United States than in Canada, according to a new study. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

PM Report: Health Summit, Progress or Politics?

PM Report: Health Summit, Progress or Politics? - In an effort to rescue his health-care overhaul, President Obama calls lawmakers to a summit. WSJ's Jerry Seib joins the News Hub to discuss whether any progress was made of it was just political theater. Plus, North Dakota is in the midst of an oil boom. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Hospitals to be Paid to Harvest Organs

Hospitals to be Paid to Harvest Organs - Hospitals across Australia could be paid to harvest the organs of dead patients under a $17 million federal program. Video courtesy of Sky Australia. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

New Weight Loss Aid? (HealthDay)

New Weight Loss Aid?
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss, a new study suggests. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors (HealthDay)

Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Too many American seniors who need a new kidney have to wait longer than necessary for a transplant, researchers say. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Device Helps Kids With Single-Sided Deafness (HealthDay)

Device Helps Kids With Single-Sided Deafness
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Bone-anchored hearing aids provide noticeable hearing improvement for children and teens with single-sided deafness, a new study finds. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers (HealthDay)

Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found a way to analyze the "fingerprint" of a cancer, and then use that fingerprint to track the trajectory of that particular tumor in that particular person. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Video Animation: How Stents Work

Video Animation: How Stents Work - Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Thursday for a stent procedure after reporting chest pains. See a computer animation showing how angioplasty and stents work to open narrowed coronary arteries. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Ultrasound Machines Go Portable

Ultrasound Machines Go Portable - Paul Glader looks at a new class of ultrasound machines that are small enough to fit in a doctor's lab-coat pocket. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Many patients may not fill new prescriptions: study (Reuters)

Many patients may not fill new prescriptions: study (Reuters) -

Stickers to be placed on prescription medication bottles sit in a shelf at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonReuters - Many people whose doctors start them on medications for conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure may never fill those prescriptions, a new study suggests.


[Yahoo! News: Health News]
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