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Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it. Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of c...  More »

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Thursday afternoon. An estimated...  More »

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some children gain weight after having their tonsils removed, but this weight gain is typically confined to younger, underweight children and doesn't seem to add to obesity rates, a new study finds. Eac...  More »

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The FDA said ...  More »

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While the United States has seen a decline in the number of Salmonella illnesses in recent years, there's been little progress overall in reducing food poisoning outbreaks, health officials say. "The ne...  More »

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel treatment for the hay fever that plagues millions of Americans every fall was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first hay fever pill to be placed under the tongue o...  More »

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds. Since Congress passed the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improv...  More »

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new s...  More »

Health Highlights: April 17, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults For the first time, scientists say they have used material from cells from two ad...  More »

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to...  More »

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