Short Delay in Treating Blood Pressure Safe for Diabetics: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting up to a year to treat
high blood pressure in a person with diabetes is probably not
harmful, but waiting many years to get blood pressure under control
could result in serious complications, new research indicates.
Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- There's limited evidence that
any particular diet or supplement helps kids with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but at least some
research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help while fatty
"Western-style" diets do these children no favors.
Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that an
active lifestyle may help protect against Alzheimer's-related brain
changes in people who have a well-known genetic risk factor. This
factor is the e4 allele (version) of the apolipoprotein E (APOE)
Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
the nicotine patches used by people trying to quit smoking could
serve an unexpected purpose: They appear to counteract mild memory
loss in older patients.
Growth in U.S. Health Spending Stayed Slow in 2010
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- High unemployment, lower
incomes, increased cost sharing and a large drop in the number of
people with private health insurance limited the growth of health
spending in the United States to 3.9 percent in 2010, according to
a new study.
FDA Warns of Painkiller Mix-Up at Nebraska Plant
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration issued a warning on Monday that some narcotic
prescription painkillers made at a Nebraska plant may have been
mixed up with some over-the-counter medicines packaged at the same
Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- There really is such a thing
as heartbreaking grief, suggests new research that finds losing a
loved one can increase the risk of heart attack.