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  • Audio New knees, hips don’t lead to increased activity, studies show

    Nov 17, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost patients who have had total knee or hip replacements aren’t more physically active six months after surgery, even though they report less pain and a better quality of life, a recent review has found. Higher life expectancy and the growing recognition of the benefits of staying mobile at […]

  • Audio New dads are getting older in the United States

    Nov 16, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMen in the U.S. are waiting longer than ever before becoming fathers, with the average new dad now nearly 31 years old. That’s more than three years older than a new dad was in the 1970s and tracks a similar trend among women, where the average age of first-time […]

  • Audio New moles present biggest threat for skin cancer

    Nov 15, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFall is here and for many people in the United States, that means the end of the tanning season, time to put away your bathing suits and beach bags. It’s also a good time for people to take stock of their skin, specifically to look for any suspicious spots […]

  • Audio Questions raised about new treatment for low back pain

    Nov 14, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have chronic low back pain, you can count yourself as part of the in-crowd. Nearly 80 percent of us contend with it, especially as adults. There are a number of ways to address the pain, and one of the newer methods involves a class of drugs known […]

  • Audio Delivering fat-shrinking drug through a tiny patch

    Nov 13, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat if a medicated skin patch could dissolve those pesky love handles? Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina believe that nanotechnology may one day be the answer. Using a small patch that delivered a fat-shrinking drug via microneedles, the team said that, in […]

  • Audio Study looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function

    Nov 10, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Study looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function   Marijuana use throughout the United States is spreading rapidly, and the world of science is taking notice. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the relationship between marijuana and kidney function in healthy young adults. […]

  • Audio Bowling, dancing and other activities may extend life

    Nov 9, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPlaying a few rounds of golf, bowling, dancing or enjoying any of a number of leisure-time activities later in life may help you live longer. That’s the message in a recent study by a University of Florida scientist and researchers from across the nation. It found that older women […]

  • Audio Flipping the off-switch on the impulse to drink

    Nov 8, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you prone to pouring an evening cocktail or after-dinner glass of wine? There might be a switch to shut down that impulse, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. The scientists, studying mice, found a link between blocking a certain receptor in the brain and eliminating the […]

  • Audio Kid’s toy inspires device that could help pediatric surgeons

    Nov 7, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach year, tens of thousands of children in the United States undergo surgeries for heart problems, scoliosis and bone disorders. Frequently, these procedures involve implanting medical devices that may fix the immediate problem but aren’t considered long-term solutions. That’s because the devices stay the same size while the child […]

  • Audio Fat may not be your friend, but it isn’t the enemy, either

    Nov 6, 2017

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe’ve all seen it in the grocery stores. Low-fat and fat-free choices are everywhere. Saturated fats — think fatty beef, lard and butter — are often associated with increased risk of heart problems. But a new study has suggested this may not be true. The study suggests moderate fat […]

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