Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee
(HealthDay News) -- Runner's knee is an umbrella term for any
condition that causes pain in the front of the knee. It's common
among skiers, bicyclists, soccer players and others whose knees are
under frequent strain.
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although nearly all
American children get the recommended vaccinations to prevent
serious diseases, many parents express concerns about the shots,
and a small number refuse to have their kids inoculated, according
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children enrolled in a
full-time preschool program that sees them through elementary
school have a better life 25 years later than children who were not
in preschool do, University of Minnesota researchers report.
Treatment for Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Tripled Over 10 Years
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Admissions for treatment of
benzodiazepine abuse nearly tripled in the United States between
1998 and 2008, while overall admissions for substance abuse rose
only 11 percent, according to a government study released
Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman's
needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report
scheduled for release Friday at the World Congress on Menopause in
Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some 234,000 U.S. teens and
adults are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries
sustained in bathrooms every year, a new report reveals.
Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children are among those
most likely to be affected by a parasitic disease called ocular
toxocariasis (OT), which can lead to permanent vision loss,
according to a national survey of American ophthalmologists.
Record Temperatures Posing Health Risks in U.S.
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- With record-breaking heat
searing much of the eastern half of the United States -- and with
little relief in sight -- health experts are urging people to
protect themselves from the threats posed by oppressive
temperatures and humidity.
Mouse Study Reveals How Smoking Helps Keep People Thin
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that smoking
somehow helps keep smokers thin has gotten new support from a study
in mice -- and the finding might one day be parlayed into new drugs
to control weight gain.
Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of
drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the
medications may raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of