Doctor's Orders: Sep. 5, 2005

ACUPUNCTURE MAY DO YOUR BODY GOOD Patients with fibromyalgia, a chronic, incurable and widespread pain illness, know it's a hard condition to treat. But Mayo Clinic doctors can offer some relief: in a study of 50 patients, six acupuncture treatments given over two to three weeks significantly improved their symptoms of pain and fatigue.

A BETTER BLOOD TEST FOR BABY In a study of 202 infants, published in J.A.M.A., doctors found that the so-called CHr test caught 83% of iron-deficiency cases, while the standard hemoglobin test found just 26%.

COULD YOUR BABY HAVE AN STD? Writing in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, researchers...

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