Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis
(HealthDay News) -- Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening
of the arteries, occurs when sticky fat deposits called plaque
adhere to the walls of blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood
throughout the body. These deposits limit blood flow and can lead
to heart attack or stroke.
Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about codeine
safety have gained traction in the wake of the postoperative
experience of four children who all carried a rare genetic
mutation. A new study describes what happened to three of the
patients, while a similar case came to light in 2009.
Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Additional chemotherapy
may a better option than bone marrow transplant for some children
with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who don't respond to an initial
intense regimen of chemotherapy called "induction therapy," a new
White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- White women accounted
for the majority of the 733,000 people in the United States who
lived in state-regulated residential care facilities in 2010,
according to a new federal report.
Mobile Stroke Units Might Trim Time to Treatment
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Clot-busting drugs can
help stave off lasting disability after a stroke, but they must be
given within a 4.5-hour window and many people arrive at the
hospital too late to use them.
Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep deprivation, in
combination with disrupted "body clock" rhythms, could result in
some of the changes to a person's metabolism that can foreshadow
both obesity and diabetes, researchers report.
Huntington's Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- People who have
Huntington's disease are much less likely to develop cancer than
people without the inherited disorder, according to a new study
that suggests the diseases share a common genetic mechanism.
FDA Seeks to Limit Antibiotics in Animal Feed
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday called on food producers, drug
companies and veterinarians to help limit the use of antibiotics in