Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse
(HealthDay News) -- Many seniors are frail and unable to fully
care for themselves. They are particularly vulnerable to
intentional abuse or neglect, the U.S. Administration on Aging
Rural Stroke Victims May Benefit From 'Virtual' Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For rural hospitals that
don't have neurologists or stroke experts on staff, "telestroke"
may be a cost-effective option to improve the level of care for
stroke patients, researchers say.
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- One of the goals of
mammograms is detecting breast cancer early enough to avoid needing
a mastectomy. But a new Norwegian study suggests that mastectomy
rates climb higher as more women undergo the screening test.
Older Women Can Benefit From Sex Ed Campaigns
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most campaigns designed
to educate people about their sexual health target younger
generations, excluding a large number of sexually active women over
the age of 50 who need and want this information, a new study
Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health experts say
the controversy triggered by Monday's Republican presidential
debate over the human papillomavirus vaccine for pre-teen girls is
generating misinformation about the shots' value.
Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new cases
of breast cancer has jumped dramatically worldwide, from about
640,000 in 1980 to more than 1.6 million in 2010, University of
Washington researchers report.