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May 26, 2011


1. Study: 1 in 5 Young Adults May Have High Blood Pressure

2. Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly
Pharmaceutical companies have recently paid out the largest legal settlements in U.S. history â€" including the largest criminal fines ever imposed on corporations â€" for illegally marketing antipsychotic drugs. The payouts totaled more than $5 billion. But the worst costs [...]

3. Why Delaying Delivery by Just Two Weeks Boosts Baby's Survival
What if you could make the difference between life and death for your baby, simply by being patient? A new study published in the June issue of Obstetrics &#38; Gynecology shows that mortality rates are halved by waiting until at [...]

4. U.S. Measles Caseload Hits a 15-Year High
So far this year, 118 cases of measles have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) â€" the highest number for the January-to-May period since 1996 and double the median number of yearly cases reported from [...]

5. In Southern China, a Mixing Bowl of Swine Flu
Pigs may seem cute, but from a virological perspective, they're oinking time bombs. That's because swine can become infected with both avian and human flu viruses, making them influenza mixing bowls. An avian virus can reassort with a human one [...]

6. Prostate Cancer Studies Find Benefit in Daily Acetaminophen and Brisk Walks
Pop a Tylenol and take a brisk walk for protection against prostate cancer? That's what the findings of two new studies published this week suggest. In the first study, published Monday in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, scientists [...]

7. Gene Expression in the Brain Offers Clues to Autism's Roots
Increasingly, scientists are studying the brain in people with autism, seeking a molecular signature that might help identify the complex disorder as it develops or some structural clue to its causes. Now an intriguing new study on patterns of gene [...]

8. Baby Boomers Fueling Boom in Knee, Hip Surgeries
We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Knee replacement surgeries [...]

9. Men Seeking Male Therapists Find They're a Rare Breed

10. U.S. Abortion Rate Drops, Except Among Poorest Women


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