Health Tip: Pack a First Aid Kit
(HealthDay News) -- A first aid kit may come in handy when
you're traveling, so stash one in your car or bag before you leave
Health Tip: Ease Hammertoe Pain
(HealthDay News) -- A hammertoe is an abnormal bending of a toe
at the joint, which often causes pain when footwear touches the top
of the bent toe. Women are affected more often than men.
New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to increase
screenings for colorectal cancer, scientists say they have
developed an inexpensive and effective method that uses less than
one milliliter (mL) of a patient's blood.
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic
patients who seek care for chest pain in U.S. emergency departments
are less likely to be classified as needing immediate care than
white patients with similar symptoms, new research reveals.
Leaving Hospice Prematurely May Hike Health Expenses
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Terminally ill cancer
patients who choose to leave a hospice center incur significantly
greater health-care costs than patients who remain in hospice care
until death, new research shows.
Chest Scans May Incidentally Help Spot Heart Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Chest CT scans taken for
routine diagnostic purposes -- even those not related to
cardiovascular disease concerns -- can be used by radiologists to
screen for signs of heart disease risk, new research suggests.
Tamiflu May Thwart Pneumonia in 'Swine Flu' Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- When taken shortly after
the onset of symptoms, the antiviral drug Tamiflu seems to have
protected otherwise healthy swine flu patients from contracting
pneumonia during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Chinese researchers
IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- An intrauterine device
that releases a progestin hormone may be an effective treatment for
younger women with early-stage uterine cancer, Italian researchers
Novel Drug Eases Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new painkilling drug
called tanezumab appears effective in relieving knee pain from
osteoarthritis, researchers are reporting.
Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Many who suffer from
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have a
genetic abnormality that may predispose them to the condition,
British researchers report.
Experimental Drug Aids Kids With Nervous System Tumor
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Adding an experimental
immunotherapy drug to the standard regimen of care extended the
lives and decreased the risk of a disease recurrence in children
with high-risk neuroblastoma, a new study says.