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September 21, 2010

Vision Problems Can Rob Movie-Goers of 3-D

As people crowd into theaters for the latest wave of 3-D movies, everyone seems to be oohing and ahhing over the visual feast provided by Hollywood's improved 3-D technology.
Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School

Food allergies can range from mild to life-threatening. Parents of children with severe food allergies should prepare faculty at the child's school.
Health Tip: Help Wipe Out Dust Mites

Dust mites, each smaller than a period at the end of a printed sentence, produce waste that's a common cause of allergies and asthma.
'Reading' Other People's Emotions Varies by Culture

The way that people perceive others' emotions can vary by culture, a new study finds.
Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes

A delay of 12 or more hours before removing the appendix of patients with acute appendicitis does not lead to poorer outcomes, a new study shows.
Nasal Problems, Asymmetry Top Reasons for 2nd Nose Job

Breathing obstructions and dissatisfaction with the symmetry of the tip their nose are common reasons why people want a second operation to revise their initial cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty), researchers say.
Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors

Students who are victims of cyber bullying at school are more likely to suffer depression than their tormentors, according to researchers.
Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery

Researchers have identified risk factors for the development of potentially fatal blood clots following total hip replacement surgery.
Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk

Biomarkers associated with increased risk of relapse and death among patients with severe aplastic anemia have been identified by U.S. researchers.
Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report

The global cost of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in 2010 is an estimated $604 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.
Is High Altitude Linked to Suicide Risk?

For years, researchers have observed that U.S. suicide rates appear to be highest among residents of the so-called "Intermountain West" region of the country. Now, fresh research points to a possible explanation: high altitudes.
Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study

A new study finds it's safe to take the blood thinner Plavix with proton-pump inhibitors like Nexium, contrary to recent research that said the combination compromised Plavix's effectiveness.
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk From General Surgery

High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of surgical site infections in patients having general surgery, researchers report.
Counseling May Not Help Heart Failure Patients Comply With Rx

Living with heart failure can put a patient on overload. The rigors of having to lose weight, strictly limit salt intake, exercise and take a half-dozen or more medications lead many people to disregard their doctor's orders.
FDA Advisers Consider Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers continued two days of hearings Tuesday on whether to recommend approval of genetically modified salmon for humans to eat.
Staying on Gleevec Seems to Help Gastro Cancer Patients

Continuous treatment with imatinib (Gleevec) is recommended for patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 21, 2010

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