Health Tip: Get a Natural Gas Detector
(HealthDay News) -- Natural gas, used in many homes for cooking
and heating, has no odor. So utilities add a sulfur-based compound
to produce the familiar "rotten-eggs" smell that most people can
pick up easily.
Number of Eggs Retrieved Helps Predict IVF Success: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Retrieving about 15 eggs
from a woman's ovaries in a single in vitro fertilization (IVF)
cycle offers the best chance of achieving a live birth while
avoiding complications from fertility medications, according to a
Bedbugs May Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs carrying two types
of drug-resistant bacteria have been found by Canadian researchers,
an alarming discovery in light of the resurgence of bedbugs in
North America and Western Europe over the past 10 years.
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, the
number of Medicare patients hospitalized for cardiac issues
dropped, accounting for a smaller slice of the 10-year
hospitalization rate than non-heart related issues, new research
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Among teen boys with an
autism spectrum disorder, those who are considered high-functioning
are confronted with a greater degree of bullying behavior than
their "typically developing" peers, new research indicates.
Can Crotch Length Predict Infertility in Men?
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to
assess a man's fertility by checking his "anogenital distance," the
gap between his scrotum and anus, a new study suggests.
Scientists Find MRSA Germ in Supermarket Meats
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- MRSA, a bacteria resistant
to common antibiotics, has been discovered in supermarket meats,
and the germ is apparently being introduced by human food handlers,
a new study reports.
Vaginal Mesh Surgery Effective for Bladder Prolapse Repair: Report
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- In women, a vaginal mesh
support is more effective for repairing a common type of pelvic
organ prolapse -- which occurs when pelvic organs fall out of place
-- than simply stitching the connective tissue in the vaginal wall
muscle back together, finds new research.
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Due to an ongoing
shortage, some American adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), or the parents of children with ADHD, are having
to call multiple pharmacies before finding one that carries the
prescription they need to manage the condition.