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Health News for 08/20/10

August 20, 2010

Sunglasses Rival Lotions as Vital for Safety

Folks have been taught to slather on sunscreen, slip on a shirt and clap a hat on their heads to protect their skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
How Sun Time as a Kid Led to Eye Surgery

Like so many people, Debra Greene spent much of her childhood out in the sunshine.
Health Tip: Talking to a Loved One About Anorexia

If you suspect that a loved one is anorexic, the topic can be difficult to discuss.
Health Tip: When Baby Throws a Tantrum

Babies and toddlers are prone to tantrums, particularly during the second year of life when they don't fully know how to express their emotions and needs.
Financial Incentives May Speed Radiology Test Results

A reward program known as pay-for-performance (PFP) may help accelerate turnaround times for radiology reports, a new study suggests.
Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Poultry litter can be a significant source of arsenic in the farm field runoff that finds its way into streams and rivers, new research indicates.
Sham Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis as Effective as the Real Therapy

Sham acupuncture is as effective as traditional Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis, a new study states.
Virtual Colonoscopy Can Spot Cancers Outside Colon

Not only does virtual colonoscopy identify colorectal cancer, it also boosts the likelihood of detecting cancers outside of the colon, a new study shows.
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Older people who have a fear of falling are at increased risk for future falls, regardless of their actual risk of tumbling, a new study finds.
Drug Appears to Prolong Survival in Stomach Cancer Patients

Use of the drug trastuzumab in addition to chemotherapy can extend stomach cancer patients' survival by nearly three months, a new study has found.
Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

The way that alcohol impairs reasoning and problem-solving abilities may explain why some people feel they're fit to drive even though they're drunk, researchers say.
Kidneys From Dead Patients as Durable as Ones From Those Deemed Brain-Dead

A new British study finds that transplanted kidneys from patients whose hearts have stopped beating perform just as well as those from patients who are brain-dead but still alive.
Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

Being bullied in cyberspace and "sexting" are major problems for school-age children, and parents need to be aware of this to protect them, says an expert.
Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway

A drag from a cigarette now and then can't hurt, right?
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

For people with the metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats or triglycerides and high blood sugar -- adding a little fish oil to a diet low in saturated fats and high in complex carbohydrates might be just the ticket, a new study suggests.
Green, Leafy Vegetables Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A new analysis of existing research suggests that eating more green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but more study is needed.
Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 20, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Another U.S. egg producer said Friday that it was recalling eggs because they could be infected with the foodborne bacteria salmonella.

 

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