Health Tip: Does Acne Need a Doctor's Care?
(HealthDay News) -- If your acne is well controlled by gently
washing with soap and water, and by using over-the-counter lotions
or creams, you may not have to visit your doctor.
Health Tip: Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can make even
the simplest daily activities -- such as taking a shower or getting
dressed -- completely exhausting, the Womenshealth.gov Web site
Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure
THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of dialysis
patients are at increased risk of cancer due to high radiation
doses, and doctors should think about reducing these patients'
levels of radiation exposure, a new study suggests.
Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Despite major advances in
kidney care over the last two decades, type 1 diabetes patients
with kidney dysfunction still have high rates of kidney failure and
heart-related death, researchers have found.
Newer Drug May Help Prevent Fracture in Men With Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called
denosumab (Xgeva) performed somewhat better than the current
standard treatment of zoledronic acid (Zometa) for preventing
fractures and other bone problems in men with hormone-resistant
prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network
THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer men at a large U.S.
health-care network are undergoing prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
screening for prostate cancer since the release of guidelines in
2008 and the publication of two large studies a few years ago, say
Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A major analysis of data
on potential triggers for heart attacks finds that many of the
substances and activities Americans indulge in every day -- coffee,
alcohol, sex, even breathing -- can all help spur an attack.
PCBs Might Be Linked to Failed IVF Attempts
THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Although polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) were banned decades ago, they are still pervasive
in the United States and may contribute to failed in vitro
fertilization (IVF) attempts, a new study suggests.
Plague Kills U.S. Lab Worker
THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- While experts stress that
epidemics of plague will probably remain a scourge of centuries
past, isolated cases still appear, even in the United States.