Health Tip: Risk Factors for Hemorrhoids
(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood
vessels that form near the rectum. Symptoms often include pain,
discomfort, anal itching and bloody stools.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Lyme Disease
(HealthDay News) -- Lyme disease is spread when a person is
bitten by an infected tick. The tick initially acquires Lyme
bacteria by biting an infected mouse or deer.
Immune-Boost Treatment Might Help Some With Advanced Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- By giving more intensive
chemotherapy along with drugs designed to boost the body's own
immune system, researchers were able to roughly double survival
time for patients with advanced, metastatic colorectal cancer
compared to patients receiving standard chemotherapy alone.
Coffee Addiction May Be Grounded in Genes
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may help
determine how much caffeine one craves, new research indicates,
with differences in two specific genes driving people to consume
more -- or less -- of the world's most popular stimulant.
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- MRI brain scans may help
predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment -- early-stage
memory problems that don't interfere with daily living -- are more
likely to develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a new study
Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of a
little-known critical illness known as acute respiratory distress
syndrome (ARDS) remain physically and emotionally weak five years
after recovering, despite the fact that their lungs heal almost
completely, a new study indicates.
Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- In a development that
could enhance HIV-prevention research, a new study of heterosexual
couples confirms that the risk of transmitting HIV rises with the
level of the virus in semen and cervical fluid.
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A shopping trip-a-day may
help keep the doctor away, not to mention the Grim Reaper, a new
study from Taiwan suggests.
Device Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysm
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new device to treat an
arterial bulge (aneurysm) in the brain has been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.