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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study. The study included 20 obese patie...  More »

Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing or gaining weight after joint-replacement surgery affects the ultimate success of the operation, according to a new study. Patients who lost weight after knee-replacement surgery had much better r...  More »

Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The strain of bacterial meningitis that killed a Drexel University student earlier this month is the same strain behind a Princeton University outbreak last year, federal health officials said Tuesday. T...  More »

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 percent of children hospitalized in America are there because of a mental health problem, a new study finds. Most of these kids suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or ...  More »

Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers should not get fetal ultrasound videos as keepsakes and should not use over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Althou...  More »

Health Highlights: March 18, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Way Cleared for Study on Medical Marijuana for Veterans with PTSD A long-delayed study to examine the use of marijuana in treating U.S. veteran...  More »

Health Tip: Avoiding Acne Triggers

(HealthDay News) -- Acne can strike people of any age for different reasons, but there are several factors that can worsen or trigger breakouts. The American Academy of Family Physicians notes these possibilities: Using products with an oil base, ...  More »

Health Tip: Childproof Your Home

(HealthDay News) -- Taking a few precautions to childproof your home can help your curious little ones stay safe. The University of Michigan Health System makes these suggestions: Make sure that all blind cords are out of a child's reach. Make sur...  More »

More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more muscle older adults have, the lower their risk of death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,600 older adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutri...  More »

COPD May Damage Aging Brain

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests. This dimini...  More »

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