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Health News for 09/09/10

September 09, 2010

Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts

Most teenagers think they're invincible, and that goes double for talented teenage athletes. They're young, immortal, at the top of their game, the envy of their friends.
Health Care Reform: Employees Face Greater Cost-Sharing

Americans who have health insurance through large, employer-sponsored health plans will see a number of plan design changes in 2011, and they'll be paying more for that coverage, employers and benefits consultants say.
Health Tip: Factors That May Aggravate Acne in Women

Acne, the most common skin disease, is not a dangerous condition. But it can lead to permanent scarring.
Health Tip: Dealing With Lower Back Pain

Low back pain, ranging from mild to severe, affects almost everyone at some point.
Obesity Worsens Brain Damage of Heavy Drinking

Obesity caused by heavy drinking can add to brain damage caused by drinking itself, says a new study.
In Elderly, Risks Differ for Indoor Versus Outdoor Falls

Different risk factors contribute to indoor and outdoor falls among the elderly and these differences need to be incorporated into fall prevention programs, a new study suggests.
Recurring Stroke Risk Higher for Some Hispanics

Mexican-American stroke survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to white patients, a new study finds.
10% of 2010 Winter Olympians Suffered Injuries

About one in 10 athletes who competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics suffered an injury and about one in 14 became ill, according to a new study.
Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer

Here's yet another reason to avoid obesity throughout your life: Doing so may improve your chances of survival if you're diagnosed with colon cancer.
Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Obese women who have weight loss surgery before they get pregnant are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes and are also less likely to require a cesarean section, a new study finds.
Injury Risk Greater in Poorer Neighborhoods, Study Finds

People who live in poor neighborhoods experience far more injuries than those in more wealthy areas, a new study has found.
Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds

Two new studies provide evidence that smoking can harm sperm - both in smoking men who may become fathers, and in sons born to women who smoked during pregnancy.
New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies

A newly developed assessment tool may give doctors and parents a heads-up about the kinds of medical problems that may face premature infants, researchers say.
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

A new study suggests that a quick MRI scan could tell doctors if a child's brain is maturing properly, potentially providing an early warning sign that mental problems are developing.
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults

The number of people aged 50 and older admitted for substance abuse treatment in the United States has more than doubled since the early 1990s, says a federal government study released Thursday.
Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 9, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Most Americans Still Not Eating Enough Fruits, Veggies

In 2000, the U.S. government set modest goals for the amount of fruit and vegetables people should eat, but a decade later the majority of Americans are not even close to reaching those thresholds, health officials said Thursday.
FDA Sends Warning to E-Cigarette Distributors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cracked down Thursday on five distributors of electronic cigarettes, citing them for a series of violations that included unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing practices.



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