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  • 23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

    23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge
    What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea. 23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
  • Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

    Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck to eating not-so-heart-healthy foods in a new U.S. study Among some 4,000 men and women, those whose...
  • Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis

    Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...
  • Heel spurs most common in athletes who stress the tendons in the ankle and foot

    Q: I have heel spurs. The pain is under control, but I worry about this getting worse. What causes heel spurs? Does it have to do with ingesting too much calcium? How about a vitamin deficiency? A: A heel spur is an x-ray finding in which there's a bit...
  • Hepatitis C not responsive to herbal therapy

    Q: I just found out that I have hepatitis C. I feel fine. I heard that milk thistle is good for the liver. Does it help people with hepatitis C? A: More than 3 million Americans are infected with the virus that causes hepatitis C. About three-quarters of...
  • Alternatives relieve hot flashes when estrogen is not an option

    Q: I'm 65-year-old female. I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my leg while using the hormone patch Alora for hot flashes. I had to stop Alora. The hot flashes came back. I tried gabapentin with no relief. Is there anything I can take to relieve hot...
  • Inflamed skin and muscles may require more than steroids

    Q: My 70-year old sister has had dermatomyositis for more than a year. Her muscles, joints, skin and lungs have been affected. She has not responded well to treatment with steroids. Are there any alternatives? I read somewhere about transfusions of immune...
  • Will a heel spur prevent me from doing yoga?

    Q: I have a heel spur and I'm on medicine for the pain from my doctor. I want to start exercising again. I especially like yoga. Any suggestions? A: I think you should be able to exercise now despite having a heel spur. But you may need to adjust some of...
  • Is there an advantage to Lexapro vs. Celexa?

    Q: Is the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) different from citalopram (Celexa)? Does it have any advantages? A: Both escitalopram and citalopram are types of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Other SSRIs include sertraline (Zoloft),...
  • Trauma therapy may ease distress for mothers of preemies

    Trauma therapy may ease distress for mothers of preemies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A type of therapy developed to treat victims of military trauma can help ease distress and depression among mothers of babies born prematurely, a new study finds. "Having a premature birth is an extremely traumatic event for...
  • Seek advanced therapies for severe dry eyes

    Q: I've been diagnosed with recurrent corneal erosion. My eyes are dry all the time. One eye doctor suggests putting small plugs in the ducts that drain tears from my eyes, which should make the tears stay in my eye longer and make my eyes moister. I...