Lifestyle You Lead Today May Affect Generations to Come
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new twist has been
thrown into the classic debate of "nature versus nurture" through
the budding field of epigenetics, which has found that nurture can
alter the genetic nature of both an individual and the person's
Health Tip: You're More Likely to Have Rosacea
(HealthDay News) -- Rosacea is a recurring condition in which
the facial skin becomes inflamed and red. The harmless condition
most often affects the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyelids,
the ADAM Encyclopedia says.
Health Tip: Ward Off Bad Breath
(HealthDay News) -- Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis,
it's an unpleasant condition that's cause for embarrassment. Some
people with bad breath aren't even aware there's a problem.
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging, swimming, biking
or other moderate to intense physical activity may protect the
brain from "silent strokes," or small brain lesions that can lead
to mental decline and increase the chances of a future stroke, a
new study suggests.
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- The reaction to the 2009
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations that women in
their 40s did not need routine mammograms was swift and furious.
Using email, social networking sites and electronic bulletin
boards, breast cancer survivors vented their outrage.
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Black and other minority
children in the United States spend far more time than white
children watching TV and videos, listening to music, using
computers and playing video games, new research shows.
It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women offered an
intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control at the same time
they're having a uterine aspiration due to miscarriage or abortion
are much more likely to get one compared to women offered one later
on, new research suggests.
Arsenic-Containing Poultry Drug Suspended From Market
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- A drug maker has agreed to
suspend the sale of its animal drug 3-Nitro from the market because
it contains organic arsenic that can be transformed into inorganic
arsenic, a known carcinogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) said Wednesday.
FDA Places New Warning Label on Zocor
WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday called for a label warning on the
popular statin Zocor because of an increased risk of muscle damage
when taken in the highest doses.