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- Study Looks At Link Between Growth Hormones and Osteoporosis For women with thinning bones, it's a different option.
- Pitt Baseball, Softball Teams Participate In New Concussion Study Varsity athletes at Pitt are participating in a large new study on concussions. Today, Pitt softball and baseball players participated in a battery of pre-season concussion evaluations.
- Ragweed Pollen Count High, Making Some Allergy Sufferers Miserable This season's high weed pollen count is making some allergy sufferers miserable.
- Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert For Ground Beef Americans eat a lot of ground beef. Last year, we bought more than 2 billion pounds of it in supermarkets and big-box stores. But that hamburger you’re grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you...
- Parkinson's Patients Regain Some Mobility With New Therapy Parkinson's disease robs people of their mobility. Now, a new therapy offered at a local hospital is helping them get some of that mobility back.
- Consumer Reports Tests Benefits Of Added Protein Foods You see protein touted on all kinds of products these days. It’s being added to everything from tortilla chips to English muffins to breakfast cereal.
- Health Officials: Wash Hands Frequently To Avoid Shigella Bacteria Allegheny County health officials are urging people to use caution as a bacteria called Shigella is being passed around.
- New 3D Technology Gives Doctors Virtual View Of Human Heart New heart devices usually need to be tested on real people before going to market, but a Massachusetts company has developed one-of-a-kind virtual technology which may be a game-changer.
- New 'Super Lice' Resistant To Some Common Treatments A new and potentially drug-resistant species of head lice is showing up on the heads of children around the country.
- Local Doctor Weighs In On “Little Pink Pill,” Calls It “Disappointing,” “Not Very Effective” The FDA is looking into a new drug being called the "female Viagra,” but one local doctor says it's not something all women should be excited about.
- Study Comparing Breast Cancer Drugs Could Change Way Doctors Treat Patients For breast cancer survivors, there's always a fear that the cancer will return. Many of them take medicine, sometimes for years, that helps prevent recurrence; but that medicine also carries risks for other problems.
- New Study Finds Elementary Students May Be Doing Too Much Homework Do children do too much homework in elementary school?
- Mass. Company Hopes Device Will Revolutionize Sleep Apnea Treatment A lot of people have sleep apnea. CPAP machines help treat it, but many people find them bulky and annoying.
- Silent Signs Of Hidden Health Problems You may not think it's anything, but sometimes seemingly innocent issues can point to hidden health problems.
- Doctor: Poison Ivy Rash Re-Appearing Doesn't Mean It's Spreading Poison ivy is a pain and there's nothing worse than when you think it's just about cleared up and it re-appears.