Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- There's a worrisome uptick
in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged
and even younger Americans, and some experts link the trend to a
rise in the popularity of oral sex over the past few decades.
If NFL Linemen Can Bounce Back from Back Surgery, So Can You
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The fact that NFL linemen
can recover from back surgery and resume their playing careers
proves that average people can be active after they have an
operation for a herniated disc, say U.S. researchers.
More Screenings May Explain Higher Chlamydia Rates Among Minorities
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Screening rates for the
sexually transmitted disease chlamydia are significantly higher in
the United States among young black and Hispanic women than among
young white women, which might explain why black and Hispanic women
have higher reported rates of the disease, a new study
Orangutan Genomes Reveal Some Surprises
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Orangutans have more
diverse DNA than humans and it has remained relatively stable over
15 million years, say researchers who sequenced the genomes of six
Sumatran and five Bornean orangutans.
Fear of Scary Things May Be Learned
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Children are not born
with a dread of snakes or spiders but learn these fears very
quickly, a new study suggests.
Rep. Giffords Moved to Rehab Facility
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Arizona Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords was moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston
Wednesday morning after her doctors upgraded her condition to good
from serious Tuesday night, another step in her remarkable recovery
from a gunshot wound to the brain.
105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes now affects
nearly 26 million Americans of all ages and 79 million people have
what doctors call "prediabetes," according to 2011 estimates
released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Replacing the commonly
used blood-thinner heparin with a clot-dissolving stroke drug in
dialysis catheters once a week may reduce the incidence of catheter
malfunctions and infections, according to new research.
FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said on Wednesday that breast implants may be linked
to a heightened risk for a rare cancer, as evidenced in a small but
growing number of cases that have been reported in recent