For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Treating multiple factors that contribute to heart attack risk is better than simply focusing on lowering a patient's cholesterol level, according to U.S. researchers.
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction is a strong warning sign that a man might be at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, a long-running study indicates.
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Most French fries served in U.S. restaurants are immersed in corn-based oil -- usually considered the worst oil for human health -- before they're fried, according to the authors of a new study.
Study Questions Need for Emergency Appendectomies
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Appendicitis doesn't necessarily lead to a burst appendix if the organ isn't removed quickly, U.S. researchers say in a new study that challenges traditional belief.
Cost of Psoriasis Drugs Rising Faster Than Others
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of treating psoriasis is rising faster than inflation, says a U.S. study, which also found that newer, biologically-derived treatments cost more than traditional systemic therapies.
Self-Control Just Might Be Contagious
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- If you spend time with people who exhibit self-control -- resisting the death-by-chocolate cake after a restaurant meal, for instance -- you can expect your own self-control to be pretty good, too, according to new research.
Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A federal panel of health experts has issued new recommendations encouraging U.S. doctors to screen children aged 6 and older for obesity, and to offer them a referral to intensive weight management programs when necessary.
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer a concussion don't just have a minor head bump, but a brain injury that parents, coaches and teachers need to take more seriously, Canadian researchers warn.
Newly Identified Gene Variants Linked to Diabetes
MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified 10 new gene variants associated with blood sugar or insulin levels, which they believe could lead to new treatments for type 2 diabetes.