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Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs.

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain.

Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough for Paralyzed Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A paraplegic man has regained the ability to move his legs and walk with assistance, thanks to an implanted electrode stimulating his spinal cord, Mayo Clinic researchers say.

Germs Grow on Medical Implants, But Can They Make You Sick?

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria and fungi grow on medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and screws used to fix broken bones, researchers report.

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators say they've found an unanticipated but welcome twist in a decades-long effort to reduce birth defects by boosting folate levels among pregnant women.

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests.

Stabilize Those Stability Ball Workouts

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For fun and fitness, it's hard to beat the value of a stability ball. You can do exercises to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase flexibility.

Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds.

Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.

Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.