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.


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.


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.


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.


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
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.