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Health News for 09/27/10

September 27, 2010

Health Tip: Work Fruits and Veggies Into Your Diet

It can be a challenge to fit enough fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.
Health Tip: Sit Properly at the Computer

It's important to maintain proper posture when sitting at the computer.
'OMG!': Why Cell Conversations Are So Annoying

Overhearing someone talk on a cell phone can be very annoying because it makes it hard, if not impossible, to concentrate on what you're doing, according to a new study.
Statins Could Prevent More Strokes, Heart Attacks: Analysis

Broader use of cholesterol-lowering statins may be a cost-effective way to prevent heart attack and stroke, U.S. researchers suggest.
Tumors, Infections Found by Accident in Clinical Trials

Medical imaging procedures conducted as part of clinical trials accidentally detect tumors, aneurysms or infections in nearly 40 percent of participants, but in many cases the health impact of these "incidental findings" is unclear, a new study finds.
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't want children exposed to tobacco ads at all, and wants to limit their exposure to alcohol marketing and advertisements for erectile dysfunction drugs and other prescription medications.
Black Patients Less Likely to Get End-of-Life Care They Request

Black patients are less likely than whites to receive the type of end-of-life care they request, even though both groups have similar rates of end-of-life discussions with their doctors, says U.S. researchers.
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors are more likely to die due to poor overall health if their ability to perform day-to-day physical tasks has been affected by the disease or treatment, a new study has found.
Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

There is a popular misconception that because sports drinks and other noncarbonated beverages are associated with physical activity they must be healthy, University of Texas researchers report.
New Tool Helps Predict Stroke Patient's Risk of Death in Hospital: Study

A new Internet-based tool can more accurately predict stroke patients' risk of dying in the hospital and help their doctors develop better care plans, according to a new Canadian study.
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

A large Danish study hints at the devastation suffered by men when their wives or girlfriends are sick: the male partners of women with breast cancer were almost 40 percent more likely than other men to be hospitalized for severe depression and anxiety.
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

The autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease appears to be on the rise, particularly among elderly Americans, new research suggests.
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Doctors often fail to screen their adolescent eating-disorder patients for evidence of self-inflicted physical harm in the form of cutting or burning, new research reveals.
Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 27, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Contraceptive Containing a Folate Approved

Beyaz, a combination estrogen/progestin contraceptive that also contains a folate, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study

Patients battling the most aggressive form of prostate cancer are good candidates for prostate surgery, and it could extend their lives, new research indicates.
In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

In a head-to-head comparison of drug-coated stents -- the metal mesh tubes used to keep clogged arteries open -- the well-established model using the drug sirolimus came out on top, South Korean researchers report.
New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have saved the lives of tens of thousands of Americans at risk for sudden cardiac death because of serious heart rhythm abnormalities.



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