Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Even though one in eight
babies in the United States are born preterm each year, most new or
expectant mothers and their doctors don't discuss preterm birth, a
new survey shows.
Three-Legged Dogs Aid in Robot Design
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The movement of
three-legged dogs is being studied to help scientists design robots
that can adapt in the event of an "injury."
New Clues to Herniated Disc Pain
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- An immune cell known to
cause inflammation in autoimmune disorders may play a role in back
pain associated with herniated discs, says a new study.
Genes Tied to Hair Loss Disorder
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
implicated eight genes in the development of alopecia areata, a
disorder that causes hair to thin and fall out.
Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Research on both mice and
frozen human heart tissue has turned up evidence that a key enzyme
involved in fetal heart development may also help trigger the onset
of a serious heart disease in adulthood.
Parkinson's Transplant Mystery Solved, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, June 30 -- Researchers believe they know why
Parkinson's disease patients who received fetal cell transplants in
the 1990s developed uncontrolled, involuntary movements, and they
think they can prevent the troublesome side effect.
PSA Test Does Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the ongoing
debate on the usefulness of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
blood test for prostate cancer, new research from Sweden finds the
screen cuts lives lost to the disease by almost half.