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Health News Archive - April 22, 2005

Introduction Neonatal hyperparathyroidism is a rare clinical entity with various etiologies. Neonatal hyperparathyroidism can be primary or secondary.

Ylva Bengtsson, MD Commentary Raja Mouallem, MD The following Brief Report was written by a resident. A discussion by a member of the resident's faculty follows. We invite any resident to submit such articles, together with commentary by a faculty member.

Last fall, the Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Denver got a $36,000 piece of equipment that some say is the latest, and arguably most effective, tool in combating abortions.

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Raise a glass to higher blood pressure: A new study finds that beer and wine both boost it slightly, and by about the same amount. But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy.

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Our molecular body clock may also play a role in regulating appetite, researchers report, in a finding that could someday be used to help compulsive eaters slim down.

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The circling motion unique to certain power toothbrushes is better at sweeping away dental plaque than the traditional 'up-and-down' technique used with manual brushes.

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Teens aren't getting the preventive health counseling they need. A new study found that less than half of medical check-ups for adolescents included advice from the doctor on promoting healthy behaviors and reducing risky ones, despite evidence that this type of counseling works.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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