Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Older, overweight women
have about the same power and strength in their legs as
normal-weight women. But when their leg strength and power was
assessed relative to their weight, older overweight women performed
much worse than those of normal weight, a new study has found.
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A fatalistic attitude
contributes to low colorectal cancer screening rates among poorer
people, even when the screening and cancer care are free, according
to U.K. researchers.
U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A number of recurrent
genetic errors common to advanced lethal prostate cancers have been
identified by scientists who conducted the first complete genome
mapping of these types of cancers.
Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Most teens don't get
enough sleep, putting them at greater risk for a slew of unhealthy
behaviors, from physical inactivity to fighting, according to a new
Surgeon Experience Matters in Neck Artery Procedure: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
older patients who undergo surgery to open up clogged arteries in
the neck are more likely to die within a month if their surgeon is
inexperienced, although the risk is still small.
Saw Palmetto Doesn't Help Enlarged Prostate: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- For men suffering from
urinary problems related to an enlarged prostate, saw palmetto
extract doesn't seem to relieve symptoms any better than a placebo,
even when taken at high doses, a new study finds.
Cost of U.S. Workers' Health Premiums Surged in 2011
TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Average annual premiums
for employer-sponsored family health coverage shot up 9 percent in
the past year, to more than $15,000, according to new research from
the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and