Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Lupus
(HealthDay News) -- Lupus is an "autoimmune" disease that occurs
when the body's disease-fighting system can't tell the difference
between germs and the body's own, healthy tissue.
Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels
(HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), you know how discomforting it can be. Sometimes it's so
disabling that you're unable to work, go to social events, or even
travel short distances.
Brain Hard-Wired to Resist Romantic Rejection, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Being unlucky in love
stimulates areas of the brain that play a role in motivation,
reward and addiction -- something that may help explain why the
anguish of romantic rejection can be difficult to control, says a
Researchers Point to Possible Scleroderma-Cancer Link
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- People with specific
antibodies may develop both cancer and a certain type of
scleroderma -- an incurable autoimmune disease -- at nearly the
same time, new research finds. The finding, from a small study of
23 patients, hints at a possible link between cancer and autoimmune
Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac imaging procedures,
the use of which has exploded in the United States in recent years,
are exposing patients to potentially cumulative doses of radiation,
according to the largest analysis of its kind.
Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese older children are at
increased risk for developing the painful digestive disease known
as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), researchers from Kaiser
Permanente in California 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.
Summer is High Time for Bacterial Infection in Cats
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Summer is peak season for a
bacterial disease in cats called tularemia, which can be
transmitted to humans if they're bitten by, or exposed to bodily
fluids from, an infected cat, experts warn.
U.S. Report on Kids' Health Brings Mixed Results
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- In an annual report gauging
the health and well-being of America's children, a group of 22
federal agencies reports progress in some areas, preterm births and
teen pregnancies in particular, but bad news in other areas, like
the number of teens living in poverty.
Rat Study Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
they've discovered tiny molecules that appear to forestall cocaine
addiction in rats and may have the same effect in humans.
FDA Advisory Panel Decision on Avandia Looms
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- With a crucial recommendation
on the fate of the controversial diabetes drug Avandia due next
week, U.S. health officials seem to be gearing up for tough
scrutiny over the drug's future.
FDA Reviewer Questions Results of Key Avandia Trial
FRIDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- One step ahead of a planned
government review of the safety of Avandia, new doubts surfaced
Friday on a key trial that helped keep the blockbuster diabetes
drug on the market.