Health Tip: Avoid Contracting Pneumonia
(HealthDay News) -- Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral
respiratory infection that's characterized by lung inflammation. It
can be life-threatening, especially to the young, the elderly and
to people with chronic health problems.
Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Social networking
platforms such as Twitter can increase university students'
engagement in the learning process and improve their grades, a new
study has found.
Study Reports More Precise Way to Remove Cataracts
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cataract surgery, already
an extremely safe and successful procedure, can be made more
precise by combining a laser and three-dimensional imaging, a new
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Up Cancer Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the
notion that patients who take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as
statins may not have an increased risk for cancer, as some previous
Smokers Urged to Join Thursday's Great American Smokeout
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Get ready, get set, quit!
Thursday marks the annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the
American Cancer Society, which urges all smokers to lay off the
habit for at least 24 hours.
HIV Patients Do Well After Kidney Transplants: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study
provides more evidence that people infected with HIV, the virus
that causes AIDS, do almost as well on the survival front as other
patients when they undergo kidney transplants.
Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing when to take
antibiotics -- and when not to -- can help fight the rise of deadly
"superbugs," say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control