Health Tip: Lactose May Be Hiding in Food
(HealthDay News) -- Lactose is an enzyme that is typically found
in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy
products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme
properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even the minor noise that
fills everyday life, from the ring of a cell phone to the
conversation that follows, may have short-term effects on heart
function, a small new study suggests.
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report positive
results in early testing of a wireless pacemaker that's placed in
the heart instead of being connected to it via wires from the upper
Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Half of pregnant teens in
substance-abuse treatment programs used alcohol or drugs in the
month before they entered treatment. And nearly 20 percent used
drugs or alcohol on a daily basis during that month, according to a
U.S. government report.
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is
thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer
melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun,
according to a new study.
Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- In the war against cancer,
it looks like matchmaking -- between genes and drugs -- could be an
important tool, according to new research into the genetic
underpinnings of two rare forms of leukemia.