Top Medical Stories for Monday, May 13th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Thoracic Endografts Removes Tumors in the Aorta Researchers have found that placing a stent within the aorta may facilitate the removal of tumors and eliminate the need for heart-lung bypass.

Gut Bacteria Affects How Fast Babies Grow A Norwegian study suggests that the rate of early infant growth is affected by the composition of microbiota within the infants’ guts.

Key to Muscle Fitness Revealed Researchers have found that genetic material (called microRNAs) link two characteristics of fit
muscles: the ability to switch between slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers and the ability to burn sugar and fat.

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