Health & Medicine

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    Found: Mutation for deadly nerve disorder

    Two research teams have discovered the genetic mutation that causes familial dysautonomia, a lethal hereditary disease that causes nervous system damage.

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    Radiation therapy keeps arteries clear

    Two new studies add to the growing evidence that radiation treatment may keep arteries open longer after angioplasty.

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    Dietary stress may compromise bones

    Internal conflict about what and how much to eat not only induces production of a stress hormone but also may eventually weaken bones.

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    Raloxifene doesn’t hike breast density

    Estrogen-replacement therapy that includes estrogen increases breast-tissue density among postmenopausal women, but the estrogen-replacement drug raloxifene doesn’t.

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    Cocaine link to heart attack bolstered

    Regular cocaine use may account for one-fourth of nonfatal heart attacks in people under age 45.

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    Gene mutation can spur autoimmunity

    A mutation of a gene on the X chromosome can lead to a dangerous autoimmune disorder and type I diabetes.

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    Mending a Broken Heart

    Transplants of skeletal-muscle cells may help heal hearts damaged by illness or previous heart attacks.

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    Protein pair induces nerve repair in mice

    Mice genetically engineered to make two proteins normally active in early nerve development are able to regrow damaged nerve fibers somewhat in their central nervous systems.

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    Do Meat and Dairy Harm Aging Bones?

    Two studies have contradictory findings about the impacts of animal protein on bones in elderly people.

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    Vision: The risks of being too fat or too tall

    Excess weight or height can have a blinding impact, fostering the development of cataracts.

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    Lupus in Depth

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    Hope for Diabetes Cure

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