Health Tip: Manage Memory Loss
(HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer's
disease can be frustrating as you struggle to maintain your
Higher Spending Tied to Better Outcomes in Ontario Hospitals
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Higher spending hospitals
in Canada's universal care health system have lower rates of
patient deaths and readmissions, and provide a better quality of
care for severely ill patients, according to a new study.
Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to current
guidelines, a majority of American primary care physicians are
ordering some form of lung cancer screening test for patients who
lack any symptoms of disease, a new national survey reveals.
75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A look at statistics
stretching from 1935 to 2010 found significant improvements in
Americans' expected lifespans, mainly due to factors such as better
medical care and declines in smoking rates.
One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from a
strain of E. coli that produces Shiga toxin, which can be deadly,
appear to respond to the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax),
according to German researchers.
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- The foods Americans eat
have a lot to do with factors like race, age and where they live,
and can be categorized into five distinct dietary patterns,
according to a new study.
Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Far too few sexually
active young women are getting tested for chlamydia, an oversight
that could lead them down a perilous path to severe health
consequences, including infertility, later in life.