Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s who are
thoroughly confused by recent moves to push back the recommended
age for having mammograms to 50 may find clarity in a new study
that found having the screening scans in the 40s can save
Magnet Therapy an Option for Tough-to-Treat Depression
THURSDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for major
depression that uses intense magnetic pulses to stimulate the
brain, previously shown to reduce acute symptoms for brief periods,
appears to work over the longer term when teamed with
antidepressants, researchers report.
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Using brain imaging to look
at how working memory is influenced by emotions may help identify
which children have bipolar disorder and which have
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers
Kids Under 6 Account for Two-Thirds of Drug-Related ER Visits
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children aged 5 years or
younger accounted for 68.9 percent of the estimated 100,340 U.S.
emergency department visits in 2008 that involved accidental
ingestion of prescription medicines and other drugs, says a U.S.
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Family caregivers' greatest
concerns about the progression of a loved one's Alzheimer's disease
are memory loss (41 percent), personal safety (33 percent) and
confusion (27 percent), finds a new survey.
Tyrannosarus Rex Was a Cannibal
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) As if it weren't fearsome
Tyrannosaurus rex had yet another disagreeable trait, a new
More Evidence That Compression-Only CPR Works Best
THURSDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency dispatchers
should advise bystanders to use chest-compression-only CPR on heart
attack victims, rather than the standard protocol of chest
compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation, according to a new
Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- As part of World
Osteoporosis Day on Oct. 20, the International Osteoporosis
Foundation has issued a new report on the serious but often
overlooked problem of spinal fractures, declaring that two-thirds
of them go undiagnosed and untreated.
Hospitalizations Way Up for Young Adults With Diabetes
FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalizations for
diabetes in the United States rose 65 percent over a recent 14-year
span, with young adults -- and young women in particular --
accounting for much of that surge, a new study shows.