Internet Flu Searches May Warn of Outbreaks
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping an eye on
Internet search traffic about the flu can provide hospital
emergency departments with an early warning system about potential
surges in seasonal flu cases, a new study suggests.
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The ideal number of
embryos to implant during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy can
be one or two, but should never be more than three, according to a
new study that examined this controversial issue.
Certain Diabetes Drugs Might Aid Weight Loss
TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A class of newer diabetes
drugs that includes exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon) might also be used
to help the obese lose weight, Danish researchers report.
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living
longer, a new report shows, with the average life expectancy going
from 78.6 years in 2009 to 78.7 years in 2010.
Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a healthy
distance runner, your chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest
during a race are extremely slim, a new study indicates.
Covering Gym Fees Might Be Money Saver for Medicare
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Paying the gym-membership
fees of seniors joining private Medicare supplemental insurance
plans -- which by law cannot deny coverage based on illness --
attracts healthier adults, potentially saving the U.S. insurer
money, a new study suggests.
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A small Chinese study
suggests that the brains of teenagers who are seemingly addicted to
the Internet have abnormal "white matter," the biological
insulation that surrounds the wiring between neurons.