Health Tip: Warning Signs of Vision Loss
(HealthDay News) -- If you have trouble completing everyday
tasks because you can't see well enough -- even while wearing
prescription glasses -- you may have what the National Eye
Institute calls "low vision."
Health Tip: What Causes a Canker Sore?
(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are painful ulcers that occur
in the mouth. They may be yellow or white in appearance, while the
surrounding tissue usually is red.
Does Her Diabetes Differ From His?
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified
significant differences in male and female metabolism say there's a
need for gender-specific drug therapies for some diseases.
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are more likely
to have two or more children and are less likely to breast-feed,
putting them at greater risk of developing a difficult-to-treat
type of breast cancer, according to a new study.
More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There was a dramatic
increase in the number of children's flu-related hospital stays in
the United States between 2000 and 2009, a federal agency says.
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a diagnostic
advance, U.S. and Swedish researchers have linked five inherited
genetic mutations to the development of a particularly aggressive
and deadly form of prostate cancer.
New Drug May Relieve Severe, Tough-to-Treat Gout
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- For some gout patients
afflicted with a particularly severe, crippling form of the disease
who find standard treatments either intolerable or ineffective, a
recently approved alternative appears to afford relief.
Antipsychotics Best for Controlling Mania: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The manic episodes
experienced by those with bipolar disorder are better controlled by
antipsychotic drugs than mood stabilizers, a new, large study
Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of all bladder
cancers can be attributed to smoking cigarettes, and the risk of
bladder cancer has increased significantly for smokers in the past
three decades, a new study finds.