Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney failure
patients experience bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal (GI)
tract, a problem that can cause serious health problems and even
early death, a new study shows.
Hungry Families Admit to 'Formula Stretching '
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Some families that can't
afford enough infant formula resort to risky "formula stretching,"
watering down infant formula or skipping feedings, researchers
Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants called
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with
an increased risk of falls in nursing home residents with dementia,
a new study finds.
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing homeless people
who are heavy drinkers to consume alcohol when they were provided
with housing actually decreased their heavy drinking by more than
one-third over two years, a new study has found.
Can Coffee Really Thwart Type 2 Diabetes?
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning "cup of Joe"
may do more than deliver the jolt you need to get going -- it may
also help you stave off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Amid hints that statins --
cholesterol-lowering drugs -- might also play a role in preventing
or treating certain types of cancer, new research sheds some light
on how these drugs may help stop breast cancer in its tracks among
Sex OK for Many Heart Patients, Docs Say
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual activity generally
isn't hazardous for people with cardiovascular disease, the
American Heart Association says in a new statement.
More Americans Practicing Safe Sex, CDC Reports
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans
who practice behaviors that put them at risk for HIV infection has
declined significantly, federal health officials reported