Health Tip: Understanding Achilles Tendonitis
(HealthDay News) -- The Achilles tendon is what joins the
muscles in the calf to the heel bone. When it is overused or
injured, it becomes inflamed -- a condition called Achilles
Few Americans Using Electronic Medical Records
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Despite years of hype
around the issue, less than one in 10 American adults now utilize
electronic medical records or turn to e-mail to contact their
doctor, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.
Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Finding common ground with
others often leads to a sense of satisfaction, and a new study
suggests that the reason why is because the "reward" area of the
brain is activated when people agree with our opinions.
Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- They're out there on the
Web: Sites that offer tips to successful purging or water-only
fasts; others that list methods of hiding rapid weight loss from
parents and doctors.
Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the
painkiller celecoxib for arthritis pain and inflammation are less
likely to suffer gastrointestinal damage than those who take
diclofenac plus omeprazole, a new study finds.
Botox May Temporarily Paralyze Emotions, Too
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- For Botox users concerned
that the muscle-paralyzing injections will rob their face of its
ability to show emotion, a new study suggests that people injected
with the toxin might end up with less strong emotion to display in
the first place.
H1N1 Flu Undergoing Genetic Changes in Pigs
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pandemic H1N1
"swine" flu that emerged last spring has stayed genetically stable
in humans, researchers in Asia say the virus has undergone genetic
changes in pigs during the last year and a half.
ER Visits Soaring for Prescription Painkiller Misuse
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Recent years have seen a
steep rise in U.S. emergency department visits by people abusing
prescription pain drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Dilaudid, a
new report finds.
FDA Panel Backs New 'Morning After' Pill
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Thursday to
recommend approval of a new emergency contraception pill that is
effective for a longer period of time than the "morning after" pill
known as Plan B.
New Tobacco Regulations to Take Effect
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- As the first anniversary
of the signing of the Tobacco Control Act approaches, several key
provisions of the law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration the power to regulate tobacco products are set to
Jevtana Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- The chemotherapy drug
Jevtana (cabazitaxel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat advanced prostate cancer that worsens
despite use of a standard drug therapy, docetaxel.