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Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.
Stigma hinders efforts to combat leprosy in India
TAHIRPUR, India (AP) ? At first, Ashok Yadav ignored the patches of pink skin on his arm. But when pale sores erupted on his body and he lost sensation in his fingertips, a doctor issued the devastating diagnosis: Yadav had leprosy.
Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment ? in this instance, four hours after birth.
U.S. top court case highlights unsettled science in contraception
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the Obamacare contraception mandate, advocates on both sides are trying to set the court straight on the science. While the Supreme Court will not be ruling on the science, and has never defined pregnancy, many groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs offering their view of how emergency contraceptives work.
Game in Dallas postponed after player collapses
(Reuters) - The National Hockey League game between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday was postponed when Dallas center Rich Peverley collapsed during the first period. Peverley was treated in a hallway then rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment to what a team doctor described as a cardiac event but NHL officials said he was conscious and recovering. "Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has been transported to the hospital," the NHL said in a statement.
U.S. cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise
U.S. cancer doctors are worried about their ability to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans and efforts to reduce payments to physicians. The influential American Society of Clinical Oncology, in a report released on Tuesday, cited estimates that cancer will become the leading killer in the United States by 2030 as the population ages, while treatment costs reach new heights. The group is calling on the U.S. Congress to help stabilize payments to doctors under the Medicare insurance program for the elderly. "What you are seeing from Medicare as well as others is they continue to constrain the revenues to practices.
The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally
(This March 6 story has been corrected to fix spelling of test to verifi from Verify in paragraph 33) By Julie Steenhuysen LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionize" the treatment of virtually all human disease. The expectation was that this single reference map of the 3 billion base pairs of DNA -- the human genetic code -- would quickly unlock the secrets of Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer and other scourges of human health. As it turns out, Clinton's forecast was not unlike President George Bush's "mission accomplished" speech in the early days of the Iraq war, said Dr. Eric Topol of Scripps Translational Science Institute, which is running a meeting On the Future of Genomic Medicine here March 6-7.
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