Health Tip: Some Prone to Losing Bone Mass
(HealthDay News) -- Some people are at risk for losing bone
mass, but haven't progressed to full-blown osteoporosis. In other
words, their bodies break down old bone faster than they can
produce new bone. Doctors call this condition osteopenia.
Medical Futility Trend Seen in Neonatal Deaths
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most deaths that occur in
neonatal intensive care units at U.S. hospitals are due to
withdrawal of life support and the withholding of lifesaving
measures, a new study reveals.
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- The timing and frequency of
mammography to detect breast cancer is a decision best customized
for each woman, based on such factors as age and breast density,
new research suggests.
Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
painkillers widely used to treat inflammation are associated with
an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder
connected with a raised risk of stroke, heart failure and
Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that most
urgent angioplasty procedures performed in the United States are
warranted, but the same can't be said for those done on a
Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- The Arcapta Neohaler
(indacaterol inhalation powder) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration for the long-term treatment of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Colon Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, CDC Reports
TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- The death rates from colon
cancer continue to drop in the United States, but they could fall
even further if more people were screened, government health
officials reported Tuesday.