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Medical Research

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  • Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity

    Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity
    Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their...
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016
    A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys. Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...
  • Chinese need to exercise more, smoke less, new report says

    BEIJING More than three million Chinese are dying prematurely each year from diseases that could be prevented with regular exercise and programs to cut smoking and alcohol abuse, the World Health Organization said in a report released Monday. Worldwide,...
  • WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

    Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. A year after the outbreak claimed its first victim in a small...
  • What's killing Sri Lanka's farmers? Mystery kidney disease ravaging families, villages

    Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it's better to have something in her stomach before the four-hour dialysis...
  • Veterans' help needed to build genetic database

    Veterans' help needed to build genetic database
    Veterans, Uncle Sam wants you — your DNA, that is. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping up recruitment efforts in South Florida for its Million Veteran Program. The information gathered from participants, VA researchers say, could...
  • Hospital: Teen posing as doctor had no contact with patients

    Hospital: Teen posing as doctor had no contact with patients
    A West Palm Beach hospital where an unidentified juvenile masqueraded as a doctor denied that the juvenile had any contact with patients. According to a statement from St. Mary's Medical Center, employees were alerted to the juvenile's behavior on Jan....
  • Could the Pap smear be ousted by HPV testing?

    PLEASANTON, Calif. A Pleasanton firm that received FDA approval for a test against cervical cancer said it has gained the support of a panel of medical experts to use the test as a frontline screening for women as young as 25, but the announcement only...
  • Concussion study finds shorter rest period just as effective for adolescents

    It might seem sensible for parents to "cocoon" their children so they can recover from a concussion. That could mean five days in a darkened room devoid of superhero movies, music, bright lights and smartphone chirping, but a randomized controlled...
  • Missing boy Etan Patz murder trial jury selection

    NEW YORK — His 6-year-old face became a symbol of parents' darkest fear, animating a national push to find lost children and a cultural shift toward hypervigilant child rearing. As a suspect in Etan Patz's disappearance heads to trial 35 years...
  • Woman dragged by carjackers in downtown Orlando after Billy Joel concert

    Woman dragged by carjackers in downtown Orlando after Billy Joel concert
    A woman who pulled into a downtown Orlando parking lot after attending the New Year's Eve concert at the Amway Center was carjacked early Thursday — and dragged as the suspects sped off, police say. According to an incident report, police were...