FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- With their enticing cool
and minty flavor, menthol cigarettes have emerged as one of the
most controversial products made by the tobacco industry.
Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes 'Survivors' Give Clues to the Disease
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's long been
thought that people with type 1 diabetes cease to produce any
insulin after they've had the disease for a while, new research
suggests that the insulin-producing beta cells destroyed by type 1
diabetes may actually be in a constant state of turnover, even in
people who've had diabetes for decades.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia sufferers
may find relief from the chronic pain condition by doing tai chi,
new research finds.
Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for
metastatic melanoma prolonged median survival from 6.4 months to 10
months, which, although seemingly small, represents a significant
extension of life for this normally intractable disease, a new
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Lowest in Mountain States
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The Mountain states
region of the United States had the lowest average rate of
potentially avoidable hospitalization for heart failure in 2006,
according to a U.S. government report released Wednesday.
Nationwide Egg Recall Underway
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide outbreak of
salmonella in eggs has sickened more than 250 people and led to a
recall of more than 228 million eggs, according to news