Health Tip: Hit the Slopes With Safety in Mind
(HealthDay News) -- Testimony to the increasing popularity of
skiing is that more than 131,000 skiing-related injuries were
counted during a recent 12-month span, the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn
(HealthDay News) -- It's best to protect your child from sunburn
with sunscreen and limited sun exposure. But if your little one
gets burned anyway, he or she will need a little TLC.
Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Skiers and other outdoor
enthusiasts need to be aware that factors such as weather
conditions and time of day can cause considerable variation in the
levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during the winter, researchers
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use
TUEDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter
defibrillators (ICDs) that are removed from patients -- either
because of infections or for necessary upgrades -- can be safely
used again for new patients, new research indicates.
Gaining Weight Raises Risk of Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) --The more weight a person
gains, the greater the risk that individual will develop the
narrowing of heart arteries and reduced blood flow to the heart
that can lead to a heart attack, a new Danish study indicates.
Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- By substituting a healthy
gene for a defective one, scientists were able to partially restore
the heart's ability to pump in 39 heart failure patients,
Energy Drinks May Fuel College Kids' Alcohol Use
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- College students who
routinely consume highly caffeinated energy drinks are at
significantly higher risk for becoming alcohol-dependent, new
U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
nearly 800 research papers were retracted by medical journals for
serious errors or faked data over the past decade, many of them
authored by U.S. researchers.
FDA Advisers Endorse New Lupus Drug
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisers voted 13-2 Tuesday to recommend approval of
the first new drug in more than 50 years to treat the autoimmune