For Many, Stigma of Mental Illness Lingers
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent efforts to
reduce the stigma associated with mental illness haven't succeeded
as well as hoped, suggesting that new strategies might be
Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis patients may
gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of
Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind.
Holiday Drinking Can Kill, Experts Warn
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive alcohol
consumption -- a common problem during the holiday season -- can
lead to serious injury and death, warns the American College of
Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe
they've discovered how HIV triggers the death of the immune
system's defensive CD4 T cells, which in turn leads to AIDS.
Statins OK for Patients With Abnormal Liver Function: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of
cholesterol-lowering statins does not increase the risk of liver
disease in patients with abnormal liver function, and can actually
improve liver function, according to a new study that challenges
Retirement May Do a Mind Good
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have
spotted another benefit from retirement: reductions in tiredness
Simple Travel Tips Can Help Keep Pets Safe
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans get ready to
travel to holiday gatherings with family and friends this week,
those who will be taking their pets with them are reminded that
there are some things you need to remember to protect their health
Despite Efforts, Study Finds No Decline in Medical Errors
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Despite intensive efforts
to improve patient safety, a six-year study at 10 North Carolina
hospitals showed no decline in so-called patient "harms," which
included medical errors and unavoidable mistakes.
More Protein, Fewer Refined Carbs May Keep Weight Off
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- If you've worked hard to
shed those extra pounds and want to keep the weight off, a new
Danish study suggests that you consider eating more protein and
fewer refined carbohydrates.
Axiron Approved as First Underarm Testosterone Drug
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Axiron has been approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first topical
testosterone solution to be applied to the underarm, makers Eli
Lilly and Acrux said in a news release.
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Although screening tests
are widely available, many cancers aren't diagnosed until the
disease is well-advanced and, therefore, less treatable, a new U.S.
government report finds.