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Health News Archive - July 26, 2012

Follow-up exams for patients with celiac disease are often inadequate and highly variable.

Erectile dysfunction can be a red flag for heart disease in younger and middle-aged men, men with diabetes.

Complex, multi-system diseases like myotonic dystrophy – the most common adult form of muscular dystrophy – require physicians and patients to identify which symptoms impact quality of life and, consequently, what treatments should take priority.

A novel approach to gene therapy that instructs a person's own cells to produce more of a natural disease-fighting protein could offer a solution to treating many genetic disorders.

A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness.

Women with diabetes are just as likely to be interested in, and engage in, sexual activity as non-diabetic women, but they are much more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction, according to a UCSF study.

There are many factors that affect tumor invasion, the process where a tumor grows beyond the tissue where it first developed.

New research conducted by biologists at Texas A&M University suggests that ZOLOFT®, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, also packs a potential preventative bonus — potent mechanisms capable of inhibiting deadly fungal infections.

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While many adults must face the difficulties of the recession, the fallout of the recession has also affected children and young adults.

The sound of a horn beeping at you while driving, the chirping crickets after a huge rain storm, and your favorite new One Direction song -- imagine going through life not being able to hear any of it.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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