Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion
(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a brain injury that usually
occurs from a violent blow to the head. People who participate in
contact sports are particularly prone to this type of injury.
Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Race and ethnicity play
major roles in whether people get screened for colon cancer in the
United States, with minorities much less likely to undergo
colonoscopies than white people. Now, a new study says another
factor is at play: where people live.
Age-Related Eye Disease Declining in U.S.
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of age-related
macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss in the United
States, has decreased in the last 15 years, a new study finds.
Prozac May Speed Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke
SUNDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients given the
antidepressant fluoxetine (best known by the brand name of Prozac)
appear to regain more muscle function than other recovering stroke
sufferers, French researchers have found.
Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- American parents say they
should be the ones to teach their children about sex but many
believe that role is being filled by kids' friends and the media, a
new study finds.
For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese people had a
significantly greater chance of dying than did others infected with
the H1N1 swine flu virus that became a pandemic last winter, a new
Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Fentanyl (Abstral) tablets
have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help
opioid-tolerant adults with cancer manage so-called "breakthrough"
pain that occurs suddenly and requires a short-term higher dose of
a patient's round-the-clock opioid regimen.
Statins May Be Harmful After Stroke
MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Patients given
cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after suffering a stroke
caused by bleeding in the brain may be at an increased risk of
having another such stroke, a new study suggests.