Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born into a poor
U.S. family have a good chance of staying poor for at least half of
childhood, a new study suggests.
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women with implantable
cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) appear less likely than men to suffer
sudden cardiac death, according to researchers who reviewed the
findings of five studies that followed 7,229 heart failure
patients, including about 1,600 women.
Anesthetics Could Add to Global Warming
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled anesthetics used to
put patients to sleep during surgery contribute to global climate
change, according to a new study.
Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children in California who
have dental insurance through Medicaid and other public insurance
programs are less likely to visit the dentist regularly than
privately insured kids, a new study has found.
Clues for Burning Fat Without Exercise Found in Mice
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- A brain enzyme that appears
to boost body heat in order to burn off excess calories from a
high-fat meal has been identified, but because the research was
performed in mice, it might not apply to humans.
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- With proper training,
people with high blood pressure may be able to control it more
effectively on their own at home than through conventional methods,
British researchers contend.
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- The decline in the number
of U.S. high school students who smoke has slowed significantly,
following dramatic drops starting in the late 1990s, according to a
new federal report.
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- The ubiquitous virus linked
to cervical, vaginal and throat cancers may also raise the risk of
developing squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of
skin cancer, a new study suggests.