Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- With Valentine's Day here,
men who are looking to make a love connection on Internet dating
sites should initially keep women guessing about just how
interested they are, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Learn the Benefits of a Bone-Density Test
(HealthDay News) -- A bone-density test can help your doctor
determine if you have osteoporosis or are at risk of the disease.
The test measures the amount of bone in your spine, hip and other
parts of your skeleton.
Number of Mountain Bike Injuries Dropping
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of mountain
bike-related injuries in the United States has fallen 56 percent
since the mid-1990s, from more than 23,000 in 1995 to just over
10,000 in 2007, a new study shows.
Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks such as Red
Bull, AMP and Rockstar have no health value and may even harm some
children and teens, a new review finds.
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and osteoarthritis
of the knee are robbing millions of older Americans of an average
of 3.5 years of life in which they might otherwise be feeling
healthy and free of chronic pain, new research finds.
Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients are
far more likely to undergo cardiac rehabilitation if they are given
an automatic referral after discussing the matter with their
doctor, a new study finds.
Smoking May Up Risk of ALS
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the
risk of the fatal muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS), researchers warn.
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approved on Friday the first X-ray mammography
device that provides three-dimensional images of the breast for
cancer screening and diagnosis.
Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device Recalls
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical devices
recently recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
posing life-threatening or serious safety risks were initially
approved for use by that same agency through an expedited approval
process, new research reveals.
Pedal Your Way to Better Health, at Work
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A mini exercise bike that
can be used while working at a desk could help improve the health
of office workers and others with sedentary jobs, according to a
Study Suggests Hearing Loss-Dementia Link
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who experience
hearing loss may face a higher risk of dementia and perhaps
Alzheimer's disease than those who don't suffer hearing loss, new
Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring hand-movement
control in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
may reveal insights into the brain-based differences of those with
the condition, according to two new studies.
Diet High in Fiber Might Lengthen Your Life
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet rich in fiber
may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, respiratory
disease or any other cause by 22 percent, researchers from the U.S.
National Cancer Institute report.