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Smartphone Infertility App

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Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Any marathoner will tell you that the grueling 26-mile races can do a number on the hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Now, a small study suggests that these tests of endurance are also tough on the kidneys.

"Marathon runners demonstrate transient or reverse short-term kidney injury," sa...

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Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An increasing number of American women who don't have breast or ovarian cancer are being tested for BRCA and BRCA2 gene mutations associated with those diseases, a new study shows.

Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes significantly increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. These mutations a...

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having health insurance that covers in vitro fertilization (IVF) boosts the odds the treatment will lead to childbirth, a new study finds.

For women undergoing IVF, "the biggest hurdle may not be the fertility treatment, but the cost," said study lead author Dr. Emily Jungheim of Washington U...

High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D supplements may not lower older women's risk of developing cancer, a new clinical trial finds.

Many studies have hinted that vitamin D might help ward off cancer. Some, for example, have found that people with higher blood levels of the vitamin have lower rates of cert...

Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Improved prevention, screening and treatment could help eliminate hepatitis B and C as serious public health problems in the United States and save nearly 90,000 lives by 2030, according to a new report.

About 1.3 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis B and about 2.7 mill...

Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had high levels of lead exposure during childhood may have lower IQs and poorer-paying jobs as adults, a new study suggests.

Researchers followed more than 500 New Zealanders from birth in the 1970s to adulthood. When the study began, New Zealand had some of the highest gasoline le...

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