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  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed

    How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed
    A few years ago, Ken Berger noticed a small mass in one of his testicles, and scheduled a next-day appointment to get it examined. An ultrasound revealed a lump, but other tests came back negative for testicular cancer — except for one. To his...
  • FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish

     FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish
    The FDA, in a change of course, now wants pregnant women to eat more fish. But not the kinds that are high in mercury. Altering its 2004 advice to shun most seafood, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday in an updated report with the...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Timing of surgery to repair cleft lip can't be determined until baby is born

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 30 weeks pregnant with our first baby. After an ultrasound last week, our doctor informed us that our baby will likely have a cleft lip. How soon after he's born do you recommend surgery? Will I still be able to breastfeed him?...
  • Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again? ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 53 and have never had trouble with my eyesight, but my mother has glaucoma, which I know increases my risk of getting it. Is there anything I can do to prevent glaucoma? How often should I have an eye exam? ANSWER: You're correct...
  • Treatment for bone disorders focuses on strengthening bones, slowing bone loss

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently? ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that's...
  • Painful bone spur in elbow may require surgery to restore mobility

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've recently been diagnosed with a cracked bone spur in my elbow. I'm in quite a bit of pain, and it's hard to move my elbow. My doctor recommends surgery. What does that involve, and how long is the recovery time? ANSWER: Surgery...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of your...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: The risk of sustaining a concussion is higher after already having one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 17, was hit while playing soccer last fall and suffered a mild concussion. Her doctor says it's OK for her to play again in the spring, but I'm worried. Isn't she more likely to get another concussion if she's had one...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Children diagnosed with ADHD may continue to have symptoms into adulthood

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our son was diagnosed at the age of 9 with ADHD. He's now 13 and doing well but is still on medication. Will he need to continue taking the medication until adulthood, or do children usually outgrow the condition as they mature? ANSWER:...