Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of
Internet sexual offenders bring up the topic of sex during the
first chat session with adolescents and young adults, a new study
Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Slow, gentle stretching before you begin
more intense exercise is essential to warming up and preventing
injury. It gives your body time to adjust before more intense
Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal tobacco sales to
minors have reached an all-time low in the United States as the
result of a historic federal and state partnership, according to a
federal government report.
Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Annual low-dose CT scans
cut the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent in heavy smokers
and formerly heavy smokers, compared to those who get annual chest
X-rays, according to the results of a major National Cancer
Institute study released on Wednesday.
On-the-Job Lead Exposures Falling, But Still a Problem: CDC
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. workers
aged 16 and older with elevated blood lead levels has dropped by
more than half over the past two decades -- from 14 per 100,000 in
1994 to 6.3 per 100,000 in 2009, a new study reveals.
Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Thursday advised doctors to warn women of
childbearing age that fetal exposure to certain drugs used to
control seizures or migraines appears to diminish intellectual
abilities in offspring.
Medicare Will Pay for Pricey Prostate Cancer Drug
THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of Provenge, an
expensive and newly approved therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine,
will be covered by Medicare for men with metastatic prostate
cancer, the agency announced late Thursday.