Study Supports CPR Chest Compressions for Cardiac Arrest
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- People in cardiac arrest who
can't be helped by a defibrillator are more apt to survive if they
receive CPR in accordance with updated guidelines that stress chest
compressions, a new study finds.
Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- About 10 percent of children
with autism experience rapid gains in skills -- progressing from
severely affected to high functioning -- but minority children with
less-educated mothers are much less likely than richer white kids
to fall into this group, a new study suggests.
Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
SUNDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Several weeks after a study
suggested that women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement to
treat menopause symptoms may be at lower risk for developing breast
cancer, another, much-larger study finds that when used for longer
than 10 years, estrogen-only regimens actually raise a woman's
long-term risk for breast cancer.
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
SUNDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus
infection tends to lasts longer in college-aged black women than
whites, possibly setting them up for a higher risk of cervical
cancer, according to a new study.
Smelly Urine a Red Flag for Kids' UTI
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- When parents say their
child's urine smells bad, doctors should test for a urinary tract
infection, Canadian researchers report.
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who receive
a combination of low-dose interleukin-2 and retinoic acid after
conventional therapy seem to live longer than those who don't get
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have pinned
their hopes on human genome scans as the cornerstone of the rapidly
emerging field of personalized medicine, able to predict the future
health of individuals.
Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of
breast cancers identified through routine mammography are
"overdiagnosed," according to a new study that could reignite the
debate about screening guidelines.
U.S. Advisers Say It's Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies
SATURDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Research on a mutated,
more contagious form of the bird flu virus can be published in
full, U.S. government biosecurity advisers said Friday, despite
initial concerns that bioterrorists could use the information to
start a pandemic.
Why Stress Might Make You Sick
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving the
common cold may help explain why stress, which dampens the immune
system, seems to trigger inflammation in many people.
Pets at Work Keep Workers Happy
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing employees to bring
their dogs to work appears to reduce stress and boost job
satisfaction levels, according to a new study.
CDC: Americans' Levels of Vitamins, Nutrients Basically OK
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans have good
levels of vitamins A and D and folate -- a B vitamin -- but some
groups of people need to increase their levels of vitamin D and
iron, according to a federal report released Monday.