Rules Help When Talking About Infertility
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- When couples have
difficulty getting pregnant, the amount of information they share
with family and friends may depend on who feels more stigmatized by
the problem, a new study finds.
Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever wished you
didn't have to fold laundry, mow the lawn or stand in line,
consider this: Those daily activities may help keep dementia at
Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's
MONDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Mild cognitive impairment --
marked by a loss in short-term memory in particular -- may be a
stronger predictor of Alzheimer's disease than so-called
"biomarkers," which include things such as changes in brain volume
or levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid, a new study
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many first-year medical
students in the United States may have an unconscious preference
for white and upper social class people, but these biases don't
appear to affect patient care, according to the results of a survey
at one medical school.
Tick-borne Illness May Lurk in Blood Supply
MONDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- An uncommon, but potentially
fatal, tick-borne illness may be creeping into the U.S. blood
supply and doctors need to develop a way to spot it, researchers
More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines
MONDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Growing numbers of 11- and
12-year-olds are receiving their recommended vaccines, which could
indicate that resistance to children's inoculations is lessening in
the United States.
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- There's no link between
menopause and increased risk of death from heart disease, says a
study that challenges a long-held medical belief that the rate of
cardiovascular death in women spikes after menopause.
9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Those who were directly
exposed to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on 9/11 appear
to face an increased risk for developing long-lasting symptoms of
acid reflux disease, New York City health researchers reported
NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen during the first
stage of their pregnancy may be upping their risk of miscarriage,
new research suggests.
Fewer U.S. Adults Smoking, CDC Says
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of smoking among
U.S. adults has resumed its four-decade decline, and those who
continue to light up appear to smoke less than previous
generations, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention said Tuesday.
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective
TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women with breast
cancer who undergo a lumpectomy to remove their tumor survive just
as long and aren't any more likely to have a recurrence than women
who opt for the more radical and disfiguring mastectomy, or removal
of the entire breast, two new studies report.