Health Tip: What Triggers Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
(HealthDay News) -- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common
cause of intestinal bloating, irregularity, gasiness, and cramps.
While it has no known organic cause, the condition may be
aggravated by emotional stress and other typical factors.
Modern Technology Reveals Clues From Egyptian Mummy
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers using modern
medical technology to examine an Egyptian mummy have so far
determined that it was a child of a wealthy family from the Roman
period in Egypt around 100 A.D.
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who undergo
elective breast surgery, such as a breast reduction or
reconstruction, are nearly 12 times more likely than non-obese
women to have complications following their operation, according to
a new study.
Teen Pot Use Unaffected by Medical Marijuana Law: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The legalization of
medical marijuana in some states has raised concerns that it will
increase the availability and appeal of the drug among youth, but
new research suggests no such link.
Teen 'Sexting' Common and Linked to Psychological Woes
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some Boston parents might
be in for a rude awakening: 13 percent of area high school students
say they've received "sext" messages and one in 10 has either
forwarded, sent or posted sexually suggestive, explicit or nude
photos or videos of people they know by cellphone or online.
No Such Thing as the 'Freshman 15,' Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Although many college
students are wary of gaining the dreaded "freshman 15," most only
put on between 2.5 to 3.5 pounds during their first year in
college, a new study shows.
MelaFind Device Approved to Detect Melanoma
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- MelaFind -- a device that
creates digital images of suspicious skin growths and compares them
to a database of thousands of scans to analyze for signs of
melanoma skin cancer -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
New Drug Targets Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a
faulty protein that causes cystic fibrosis led to improved lung
function and fewer symptoms in people with the lung disease,
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll in the
listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes produced at a Colorado farm
has reached 29, with another 139 people sickened in 28 states, U.S.
officials said late Tuesday.