Expert Suggests Skipping Pelvis When Scanning for Clots
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
eliminating the pelvis from areas of the lower body that are
scanned when looking for blood clots would not lessen the
effectiveness of the test but would significantly reduce the
exposure to radiation.
Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely than
men to receive lifesaving surgical interventions if they have a
heart attack, according to a new study that finds large disparities
in the treatment and outcomes of female and male patients in U.S.
TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting Guidelines
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- More than two-thirds of
daycare centers included in a new U.S. study have TVs available for
children to watch, and nearly 60 percent of the centers ignored the
American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for television exposure
in young kids.
Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting Home
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although studies have shown
that indoor tanning raises your risk of the deadly skin cancer
melanoma by a staggering 75 percent, a new survey reveals that
young women continue to use tanning beds at an alarming rate.
Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car Crashes
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are feeling the
pain of spending more at the filling station, but research from
Mississippi has found a potential silver lining: Traffic accidents
seem to go down -- even ones because of drunken driving -- as gas
prices go up.
Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Breast tumors that are
detected in between regular screening mammograms tend to be more
aggressive and fast-moving than those found during scheduled
screenings, indicating that better screening methods are needed,
Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans
suffering from asthma continues to rise, jumping more than 12
percent between 2001 and 2009, U.S. health officials said
U.S. Officials Take Aim at Questionable STD Products
TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are cracking
down on manufacturers of over-the-counter products that claim to
treat, cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases.