Health Tip: Managing a Hammertoe
(HealthDay News) -- A hammertoe occurs when the toe muscle bends
the toe at the first joint, making the side view of the toe
resemble an upside down "v".
Attitude May Be Key to Overweight Girls' Risk of Depression
FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teen girls who are
happy with their size and shape have higher levels of self-esteem,
are less likely to be depressed and are less prone to unhealthy
behaviors than those who don't like their bodies, researchers
Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated
FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- A study of seniors with
non-small cell lung cancer found that older patients are less
likely to receive treatment than younger patients, regardless of
their overall health and prognosis.
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with the often deadly
lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, have
an increased risk of death if they also have certain types of other
health problems, according to new research.
Psychiatric Patients Often Wait Nearly 12 Hours in ER
FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with mental health
emergencies wait an average of 11.5 hours -- nearly half a day --
in hospital emergency departments, and those who are older,
uninsured or intoxicated wait even longer, a new study says.