Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Health News: Knee Surgery, Natalie Cole's Hepatitis C, Kids and "Snurf"

A quick roundup of some of the health and medicine topics that are making news this week:

* Arthroscopy has become a very common type of surgery for all kinds of knee problems, but new research shows that it may not have any effect on reducing knee arthritis. Also, here's an in-depth guide to knee pain.

* "Snurf" pills (herbal, over-the-counter drugs that create feelings of euphoria) are becoming a growing health problem with teens.

* Singer Natalie Cole has hepatitis C, and this article answers some questions about the disease: how hepatitis C is contracted, how to treat it, and more.

* And with the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks tomorrow, the Mayo Clinic offers some tips for coping with reminders of grief.

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