Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers diagnosed with
prostate cancer are more likely to have the cancer recur after
treatment and are more likely to die than non-smokers, a new study
Diabetic Kidney Disease Rising in the U.S.
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- The frequency of diabetic
kidney disease has increased in line with rising rates of diabetes
in the United States over the past two decades, a new study
Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've
pinpointed a small number of genetic variants that are most
strongly linked with the risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form
of skin cancer.
Experts Issue Guidelines on Safe Weight Loss for Athletes
MONDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Gymnasts, wrestlers and
boxers often feel pressure to lose weight to boost performance, but
the drastic methods they sometimes use -- including strictly
limiting calories and intentional dehydration -- can be dangerous
to their health, experts warn.
'Hammock' Effect May Help Adults Fall Asleep Faster
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Babies aren't the only ones
who fall asleep faster when rocked, according to researchers who
found that, like infants, adults find it easier to nap on a slowly
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- In a dramatic bid to get
more Americans to quit smoking, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Tuesday released nine graphic warning labels that
will appear on all packs of cigarettes by no later than September
Lawmakers Urged to Consider Health Effects of Major Legislation
TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Because policies that don't
specifically deal with health can still influence Americans'
well-being, the potential health effects of major legislation or
regulations need to be considered by all levels of government, says
an Institute of Medicine report released Tuesday.