Journal of the American Medical Association

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Hip replacements more likely to fail in women

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study shows that hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men. Researchers found that a small number of the hip implants failed overall, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery.


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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.


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9/11 cancer study won’t settle debate over risks

CHICAGO (AP) — The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won’t end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.


Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]


Knee replacements soar among US older folks

CHICAGO (AP) – Just like baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacements. The findings are from a study of more than 3 million Medicare patients who got artificial knees over two […]


New study on fish oil supplements (audio)

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds fish oil supplements, widely touted for their ability to improve heart health, may not be as useful in protecting the heart as once […]


Kids' cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

(AP) – Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given […]



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