Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates
FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may be
gaining traction as a viable treatment for obese teenagers,
particularly those who are beginning to show the detrimental health
effects of morbid obesity.
Disabled Still Get Cool Reception in U.S. Workplace
FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- While many American companies
say that hiring people with disabilities is important, few of them
actually hire these job seekers or take steps to provide a
welcoming work environment, a new survey finds.
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A low vitality score at birth
is strongly associated with a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy, a
disorder involving muscle impairment and body movement that appears
during the first few years of life, a new study indicates.
Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic diabetes patients
who can't discuss their condition with a doctor in their own
language have poorer health, even when interpreter services are
available, a new study has found.
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market
FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The obesity drug Meridia has
been withdrawn from the U.S. market because of an increased risk of
heart attack and stroke, federal health officials said Friday.