Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing Loss
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics are twice as likely as
non-diabetics to have hearing loss, according to the American
Diabetes Association. It's thought that diabetes damages the small
blood vessels and nerves in the inner-ear, the ADA says.
With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- It's apparently possible to
make people believe they have three arms, a finding that Swedish
researchers say could lead to new ways to help people recovering
from a stroke.
Heart Patients With Depression Often Find ER Delays
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that heart
attack patients with a history of depression are less likely than
other heart attack patients to receive priority care at emergency
Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients undergoing
chemotherapy may be able to avoid the accompanying muscle loss and
malnutrition by taking fish oil supplements that contain omega-3
fatty acids, new research suggests.
Rectal Gel Could Help Ward Off HIV: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research
suggests that an HIV-fighting gel has the potential to become
another weapon in the fight against AIDS when applied to the rectum
before anal intercourse.
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients are more
likely to survive if they have a positive outlook, researchers are
Edarbi Approved for High Blood Pressure
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Edarbi (azilsartan
medoxomil) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat adults with high blood pressure
Confusion Over Drug Dosing Common for Seniors
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Instructions for taking
medications are often so vague that older patients, sometimes
taking an average of seven pills a day, may take their drugs
incorrectly, a new study finds.
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women
abandoned hormone replacement therapy after a 2002 study found the
treatment was tied to higher breast cancer risk. A sharp drop in
breast cancer incidence among whites was observed soon after.
For Severe Sinusitis, Oral Steroids an Option, Study Says
MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 32 million
Americans suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis, in which inflammation
of the lining of the nose and sinuses leads to congestion, pain and
loss of smell. In the most severe cases, patients develop nasal
polyps that can make the symptoms even worse.