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March 11, 2014

'Tommy John' Surgery Gets Major League Pitchers Back on the Mound

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found.

Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

Health Tip: When Early Menopause Strikes

(HealthDay News) -- Menopause that begins before age 40 is considered premature.

Health Tip: Infested With Bedbugs?

(HealthDay News) -- When bedbugs share your living quarters, they can cause itching and skin irritation. Knowing their warning signs can help you treat the infestation and get back to sleeping tight without letting them bite.

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health.

Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who drink before they conceive or during the first three months of pregnancy might be at increased risk of having a premature or small baby, new research finds.

Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were very small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new research suggests.

Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People treated at emergency rooms more than once a year for overdoses on narcotic drugs are more likely to be put on a ventilator and to be hospitalized, a new study finds.

Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study.

U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new report released Tuesday warns.

Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors.

Health Highlights: March 11, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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