Buying Luxury Items on Credit May Be Ego Booster
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- When people need a
self-esteem boost, they might buy high status items and use a
credit card when they make those expensive purchases, according to
Side Effects May Sway Drug Choices for Tough-to-Manage Diabetes
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- When someone with type 2
diabetes needs a third medication to control blood sugar levels,
the choice may come down to which drug has the least undesirable
side effects, because the available medications all lower blood
sugar in a similar manner.
Stretch Before You Pick Up That Rake: Expert
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning on
digging up your garden or taking to the playing fields this summer,
make sure you start slow, take breaks and stretch.
Internet Is Playing a Part in Spread of Problem Gambling
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Problem gambling will
become more widespread because of the increasing availability,
especially online, of gambling opportunities, said experts who
called for more research to improve understanding and treatment of
Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Gossip can be malicious and
mean, but it also may serve a protective purpose, forcing the brain
to focus on people who might be threatening, a new study
Rep. Giffords Recovering After Skull Surgery
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
continued her remarkable recovery Thursday, one day after doctors
inserted a plastic implant to replace the piece of skull that had
been removed after she was shot in the head by a would-be assassin
four months ago.
FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has announced that the controversial diabetes drug
Avandia will no longer be sold at retail pharmacies beginning this
November, due to the cardiovascular risks it poses to patients.
Swimmer's Ear Costs Up to $500 Million a Year in U.S.
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Summer fun can take a nose
dive if someone in the family gets swimmer's ear, a common
infection that accounts for almost $500 million in U.S. health-care
costs each year, according to a new government report.
Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Movement
THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- A patient completely
paralyzed below the chest after an road accident has been able to
stand up by himself, move his legs and feet and take some assisted
steps on a treadmill, thanks to electrical stimulation of his lower