Health Tip: Get Ready for Your Marathon
(HealthDay News) -- Marathons require months of training and
preparation, but it's also important to take care of yourself
during and just before the big race.
Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions
TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Aiming to cut back on
unnecessary red blood cell transfusions, the American Association
of Blood Banks has issued new recommendations that raise the bar
for when patients should be considered in need of fresh blood.
Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The common cold appears to
increase the number of "cough receptors" in the airways and makes
them more sensitive, which triggers coughing, wheezing and
breathlessness, a new study reports.
Community Hospitals Safe for Angioplasty: Study
TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty -- a procedure
to open blocked arteries -- can be performed safely and effectively
at community hospitals that don't have on-site cardiac surgery
units, according to a new study.
Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives
TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Training paramedics to
give probable heart attack patients a mixture of glucose, insulin
and potassium may lessen the severity of a heart attack and save
lives, new research suggests.
HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions
TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
women diagnosed with pre-cancerous cervical conditions after they
get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can still benefit from
the shot because it cuts their risk of future HPV-related cervical