Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors.

Washington, DC - Couples in which the male partner had high levels of paracetamol in his urine took longer to achieve pregnancy than couples in which the male had lower levels of the compound, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

Baltimore, Maryland - Johns Hopkins University researchers are the first to glimpse the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act.

Washington, DC - Summer is here and it’s blazing hot! It is important to be aware of the health risks that higher temperatures can bring. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses. Knowing the signs and recognizing the dangers to avoid problems is essential. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, offers advice to help combat the dangers of hot weather.

Rochester, Minnesota - Calcium is crucial for long-term bone health. A calcium supplement is not always necessary, though. You may be able to get the calcium you need from your diet. Along with calcium, getting enough vitamin D and regularly engaging in weight-bearing aerobic and strengthening exercises also can protect your bones.