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3D-printed scaffold helps treat severed spinal cords in rats

Jan 16 2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients with severed spinal cords once had no hope of regaining limb function. But a method that helps new nerve cells bridge the damage by growing through a scaffolding structure might one day change that, researchers say.

Just one or two experiences with marijuana may alter teen brains

Jan 15 2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds.

U.S. substance abuse helpline largely unknown

Jan 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services to those looking for treatment, gets little publicity, a new study finds.

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Jan 11 2019

(Reuters Health) - Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests.

Even in the U.S., poor women often can't afford tampons, pads

Jan 10 2019

(Reuters Health) - A survey of low-income women in a large U.S. city finds that nearly two-thirds couldn't afford menstrual hygiene products such as tampons or pads during the previous year.

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

Jan 08 2019

(Reuters Health) - A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new study suggests.

Sudden income drops in early adulthood linked with risk of heart disease later

Jan 07 2019

(Reuters Health) - The risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

High rate of food allergies seen in U.S. adults

Jan 04 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests.

Little evidence that non-sugar sweeteners lead to improved health

Jan 03 2019

(Reuters Health) - A review of research on artificial and natural sweeteners commonly used as alternatives to sugar failed to find strong evidence they provide significant health benefits, but also found no harm from using them.

Seniors with heart failure not harmed by moderate alcohol use

Jan 02 2019

(Reuters Health) - Older people with heart failure may be able to continue drinking moderately without harming their health, a new study suggests.

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