Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

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HealthDay News : 31-Mar-2018

Scientists who found a way to use amniotic fluid to sequence the entire genome of a fetus say the breakthrough could significantly increase detection of genetic conditions during pregnancy.

Researchers tweaked a common prenatal test called amniocentesis. In that procedure, amniotic fluid is taken from a pregnant woman's uterus and analyzed

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Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults

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HealthDay News : 29-Mar-2018

Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases.

A new review found that certain cancers associated with people over 50 now affect people at younger ages more frequently. And obesity may be to blame.

Of the

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Health Tip: Controlling Altitude-Related Ear Pain

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HealthDay News : 29-Mar-2018

Ear pain while flying is most often caused by changes in air pressure that cause the ear's Eustachian tubes to compensate by opening wider or narrowing.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology suggests how to deal with ear pain caused by changes in altitude:

  • Consult with your doctor on how soon
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Health Tip: Repairing Your Hernia

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HealthDay News : 29-Mar-2018

A ventral hernia commonly occurs in the abdominal wall where a prior surgical incision was made, leading to weakening of the abdominal wall.

As the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons describes it, the interior lining of the abdomen then pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall, forming

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A 'Chipped' Tooth Reveals What You Eat and Drink

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HealthDay News : 28-Mar-2018

Tempted to cheat on your diet? You might want to think twice.

Tiny tooth-mounted sensors can now provide real-time information about what you eat and drink.

The technology could prove important in health care and clinical studies, according to the Tufts University School of Engineering team that developed it.

The flexible,

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