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  Zika Infection Shrinks Testicles in Mice
Study authors unsure if virus can harm human fertility

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Zika virus can be sexually transmitted through semen, and a new mouse study could help explain why that occurs -- and how the virus might damage male fertility.

In lab research, Zika attacked the testicles of mice, targeting cells that produce the male hormone testosterone and ultimately causing testes to shrink, the researchers said.

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  ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls
Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many are damaging their knees, a new study finds.

A common knee injury -- an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear -- has steadily increased among 6- to 18-year-olds in the United States, rising more than 2 percent a year over the last two decades, researchers report

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   •  After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues
  Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds
 
   •  No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health
  Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders
 
   •  Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study
  Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes
 
   •  Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future
  Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found
 
   •  'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence?
  One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says
 
   •  U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030
  But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says
 
 FDA Approvals
 
   •  Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis
  Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments
 
   •  Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder
 
   •  Newborn Screening Tests Approved
  The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders
 
   •  Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation
  Drug designed to stimulate upper gastrointestinal tract
 
   •  Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
  Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Get Your Mouth Healthy Before Cancer Treatment
  Here's what you can do
 
   •  Health Tip: Short on Sleep?
  Your mind and body pay the price
 
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