Health Tip: Make Your Garage Safer
(HealthDay News) -- The garage can be a prime spot for falls,
accidents and injuries. But the U.S. Home Safety Council suggests
how you can create a safer garage:
Health Tip: Protect Your Hearing
(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause
permanent hearing loss. So if you're exposed to loud noise on the
job or at home, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests
how you can protect your hearing:
Low-Income Seniors at Greater Risk for Heart Failure
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with low incomes are
more likely to develop heart failure than those with higher
incomes, even if they have Medicare coverage and are
college-educated, a new study finds.
Hearing Loss Far More Common Than Expected
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss affects about
one-fifth of Americans aged 12 and older, a far higher number than
previously believed, researchers report.
Exposure to Toxic Solvents Linked to Parkinson's Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the industrial
solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) appears to greatly increase the
risk of Parkinson's disease, and exposure to two other solvents
also boosts the chances of developing the neurodegenerative
disorder, a new study indicates.
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death
SUNDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who develop atrial
fibrillation -- a heart rhythm disorder -- for the first time while
they are hospitalized with severe sepsis are at increased risk for
stroke and death, a new study finds.
Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems are
associated with an increased risk of fibromyalgia in women,
especially those who are middle-aged and older, a new study
Warfarin May Need Less Monitoring for Some
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most people taking the
blood-thinner warfarin need blood tests every four weeks to make
sure they're receiving the right dose of medication, but new
research suggests that some people could safely have those tests
done just once every 12 weeks.
Blood Thinner Xarelto Shows Promise for Heart Patients
SUNDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- When added to standard
treatment, a new blood-thinning drug called Xarelto (rivaroxaban)
may help people with "acute coronary syndrome" lower their risk of
death, subsequent heart attack or stroke, a new study finds.
Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For people with implantable
cardioverter defibrillators, the life-saving device may come at a
cost: Fear of it firing a shock to the heart during sex drives some
to avoid lovemaking altogether.
Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- With the vast increase in
the use of the contraceptive pill over the past 40 years, the
amount of estrogen entering the water supply may be partly
responsible for the increased incidence of prostate cancer around
the world, Canadian researchers speculate.
Stem Cells Show Promise in Healing Damaged Hearts
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to use stem cells to
help revitalize hearts damaged by heart attack got a boost from
three studies presented Monday at the annual meeting of the
American Heart Association.
Supreme Court to Rule on Obama's Health Care Reform
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court
agreed on Monday to hear challenges to President Barack Obama's
health reform legislation, with a decision expected in June on
whether some parts of the controversial initiative are
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have homed in on
which parts of the brain seem to be involved in "chemo brain," the
memory problems and other impairments that often accompany
chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.