Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet
(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins --
usually in the legs. They can make standing and other activities
New Clue to How Chinese Remedy Curbs Drinking
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Taking kudzu root extract
to curb drinking leads to an increase in blood ethanol levels,
which might lessen the desire for more alcohol, researchers
Organs From High-Risk Donors Often Shunned, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. transplant
surgeons unnecessarily shun organs from high-risk donors instead of
trying to develop new safeguards that would protect and inform
transplant recipients, a new study finds.
Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- If you're considering
tongue piercing as a form of self-expression, know that new
research suggests that whether the stud used is metal or plastic
makes a difference when it comes to chances of infection.
Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates have
increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in
the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the
possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put
these patients at higher risk for cardiovascular trouble.
Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a more than
threefold increased risk of developing a common form of
degenerative dementia called dementia with lewy bodies (DLB), a new
Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 42 percent of U.S.
hospices offer some form of alternative medicine end-of-life care
services -- such as massages or pet therapy -- to their patients
and/or employ an alternative service provider, according to the
Bedbugs Reveal Their Genetic Secrets in Lab Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists studying the
genetics of bedbugs believe they know how the critters become
resistant to pesticides, and the finding could someday help drive
them from homes, stores and offices across the United States.
Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive care patients
who may be infected with strains of pneumonia that are resistant to
many drugs may be more likely to die if current treatment
guidelines are followed, a new study suggests.
Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of heart
attack patients stand a good chance of suffering a second attack
over the following three years, an event that is nearly as likely
to be caused by a new blockage as by the original one, a new study
Scientists Map Key Structure HIV Uses to Infect Cells
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists say
they've finished the first detailed description of the complete
protein package within the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
thought to be essential to its ability to infect human cells.