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Medical Research

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  • Young baseball pitchers at risk for shoulder damage

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenaged baseball players who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at heightened risk of an injury that could permanently mar normal shoulder development, says a new study. The injury, dubbed "acromial apophysiolysis"...
  • Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open

    Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open
    The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7. During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
  • Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
    The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an...
  • Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags

    DETROIT/ORLANDO (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida. Hien Tran died on Oct. 2, four days after her...
  • With extra weight, kids’ hearts change shape

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of hearts among obese and normal-weight adolescents, researchers say. "We do not know if (these changes) are clinically meaningful or necessarily dangerous,"...
  • The risk Ebola exposed [Editorial]

    The risk Ebola exposed  [Editorial]
    The Centers for Disease Control is urging people not to panic over the pair of nurses who tested positive for Ebola at the hospital in Dallas where an infected man was treated last month. Yet polls show the public isn't buying it — a recent survey...
  • Psychiatric appointments scarce in major U.S. cities

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients calling to make appointments with psychiatrists in major U.S. cities may only be successful about a quarter of the time, says a new study. "It's unfortunately about what I expected given how many patients...
  • Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids

    Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids
    In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good. The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...
  • Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die in the years following the cancer than women with poorer diets, according to a new study. The exceptions were women with diabetes or a...
  • Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi

    Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi
    When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show. More than 99.7% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten last year received...
  • Experts try to tamp fears of airline Ebola risk

    WASHINGTON Video cameras at Liberia's Monrovia airport showed Patrick Sawyer lying on his stomach to ease his discomfort on July 23 before he boarded the first of two flights that would carry him and the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria. Sawyer, a Liberian-...