Health Tip: Don't Ignore Symptoms of Measles
(HealthDay News) -- Measles is a very contagious viral illness
that can lead to serious complications, including inflammation of
the brain (encephalitis), and respiratory or ear infections.
Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that seems to
counter the prevailing wisdom that any form of hormone replacement
therapy raises the risk of breast cancer, a new look at some old
data suggests that estrogen-only hormone therapy might protect a
small subset of postmenopausal women against the disease.
Mental Imagery a New Weight-Loss Tool?
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
they may have hit on a new trick for weight loss: To eat less of a
certain food, they suggest you envision yourself gobbling it up
40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Despite massive efforts to
curb drunk driving, some 30 million Americans are driving drunk and
another 10 million are driving drugged each year, federal officials
Gene Tied to Inherited Form of Lou Gehrig's Disease
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic mutation
associated with an inherited form of Lou Gehrig's disease -- known
in the medical world as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- has
been identified by an international team of researchers.
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy dipped
slightly in the United States from 2007 to 2008, according to a new
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Only 50 percent of women
over age 40 in the United States get an annual mammogram to screen
for breast cancer, even if they have insurance to cover the
procedure, a new study finds.
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- As little as one cigarette
a day, or even just inhaling smoke from someone else's cigarette,
could be enough to cause a heart attack and even death, warns a
report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M.