Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Poor children are more
likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, but
less likely to binge drink and no more likely to use marijuana, a
new study reveals.
Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain breast
tissue abnormalities that raise their risk for cancer can safely
take a wait-and-see approach rather than rush into surgery, a new
One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five
youngsters with asthma may grow out of the respiratory condition as
they age, new research indicates.
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are raised in
the shadow of a sibling with significant health problems or
disabilities may experience more behavioral and emotional problems,
a new study suggests.
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of experts
commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer Institute says that the
word "cancer" may need to be redefined to prevent overdiagnosis and
overtreatment of conditions that are often not lethal.
Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled for Potential False Readings
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain diabetes blood
sugar testing strips are being recalled by their maker, Nova
Diabetes Care, because they may give users false, abnormally high
readings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Stomach Bug Outbreak Spreads to More States: CDC
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of
stomach illness linked to the cyclospora parasite has now spread to
14 states and New York City, with 353 cases reported, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday.