Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle changes such as
losing weight, drinking less alcohol and getting more exercise
could lead to a substantial reduction in breast cancer cases across
an entire population, according to a new model that estimates the
impact of these modifiable risk factors.
Content, Timing of TV Can Take Toll on Kids' Sleep
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems common to the
toddler set are made worse both by violent media content and
greater evening use of televisions, computers or video games, a new
Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids' Shows
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- The nation's leading group
of pediatricians is calling for a ban on all junk food and fast
food ads during children's television shows as a means of slowing
the rising tide of obesity among young people.
Does Ovulation Boost a Woman's 'Gaydar'?
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Uncovering some science
behind the type of intuition known as "gaydar," a team of American
and Canadian researchers reports that a woman can tell whether a
man is straight or gay by looking at his face when she is
At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure readings
logged over a 24-hour period on a portable home monitoring device
appear more effective than blood pressure readings taken in a
doctor's office for predicting whether patients with chronic kidney
disease will experience kidney failure or death.
Life Expectancy Improves for Type 1 Diabetics
SATURDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in diabetes care
have nearly eliminated the difference in life expectancy between
people with type 1 diabetes and the general population, according
to new research.
Diabetes on Upswing Worldwide
SATURDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- The last quarter century
has seen a such an explosion in the incidence of diabetes that
nearly 350 million people worldwide now struggle with the disease,
a new British-American study reveals.
Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that
girls and young women with type 1 diabetes show signs of risk
factors for cardiovascular disease at an early age.
New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Brilinta, an experimental
anti-clotting medication currently awaiting U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval, performed better than the industry
standard, Plavix, when used in tandem with low-dose aspirin, a new
New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New mandatory safety
standards for cribs in the United States that take effect Tuesday
"are an important step in ensuring a safe environment for infants
as they sleep," according to a statement from the National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development.