Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines
TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of
Pediatrics has issued a report that outlines new guidelines
concerning the iron needs of infants and children.
Lower Income, Education Can Hamper Skin Cancer Care
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer patients who
are poor, uninsured and/or less well-educated appear to be less
able to correctly identify the kind of malignancy they have, new
U.S. research suggests.
Web Site for Hospital Comparisons Is Faulty: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although designed to
highlight high-quality hospitals, the U.S. Medicare Hospital
Compare Web site doesn't help patients select the best facility in
which to have high-risk surgery, a new study contends.
Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does prolonged use
of hormone replacement therapy raise the risk of breast cancer, new
research finds, but it also ups the risk for more severe forms of
the disease and increases a woman's chances of dying.
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who took aspirin
before heart surgery suffered fewer heart attacks, stroke and other
problems after their operations, and those given statins had better
survival rates, two new studies find.
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low testosterone
levels may be at increased risk for premature death from heart
disease and all causes, a finding that challenges the current
belief that testosterone is a risk factor for cardiovascular
disease, according to new research.
FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney-failure patients can
continue taking a group of widely used anemia drugs, even though a
recent study showed they can increase the risk of stroke, U.S.
health advisers said Monday.
Violent Media Can Desensitize the Minds of Young Males
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The more adolescent boys
absorb violence in media such as movies, television shows and video
games, the less sensitive certain areas of their brains become to
these images, researchers report.
Fish Oil Pills Don't Affect Postpartum Depression: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although some studies have
shown a benefit to mothers and their infants from taking
supplemental fish oil in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a
new Australian study finds no such benefit.