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Health News for 09/30/10

September 30, 2010

Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Tantrums are a common part of toddlerhood, but parents can take steps to head them off.
Health Tip: Is Your Red Face Really Rosacea?

Rosacea is a recurring skin condition characterized by red, ruddy skin, especially on the face.
Blacks More Likely to Die in Motorcycle Crash Than Whites

Despite the fact that black Americans are more likely to be wearing a helmet when they get into a motorcycle crash, they are still 1.5 times more likely to die from their injuries than white Americans are, new research reveals.
Scientists Sequence Genome of 'West Nile' Mosquito

In an effort to combat the West Nile virus, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genetic code of the mosquito that transmits the illness to humans.
Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought

Officials have underestimated the prevalence of gum disease in the United States by as much as 50 percent, new research suggests.
Researchers Create Molecule That Attacks Cancer Genes' 'Instruction Manual'

Researchers have created a molecule that can prevent certain cancer genes from getting instructions from their own internal "manual," raising the possibility that treatments could stop cancer at its source.
Most Men Unaware of Breast Cancer Risk in Males: Survey

Nearly 80 percent of men at higher risk for breast cancer aren't aware that males can develop the disease, a new study finds, and none of the men surveyed said their doctors had talked to them about breast cancer.
Genetic Glitch Tied to Disrupted Sperm Production

The cause of male infertility often escapes experts, but scientists have found a genetic mutation that appears to disrupt sperm production.
Family, Friends Seem Best at Spotting Early Dementia

When it comes to the onset of early Alzheimer's disease, a person's family and close friends are better able to spot the initial signs of trouble than traditional screening by doctors, new research suggests.
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The majority of Americans don't know what the life-threatening immune response condition known as sepsis (or septic shock) is, according to a new survey.
Kidney Disease Linked to Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Patients battling chronic kidney disease face a higher risk for stroke and heart disease, new research reveals.
Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD

Many who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have a genetic abnormality that may predispose them to the condition, British researchers report.
Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says

Another study evaluating the value of mammograms for younger women finds that screening can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer for women in their 40s.
Monkey See, Monkey Do Understand

Your dog, like most other animals, can't look in a mirror and figure out the furry thing with eyes is her own reflection. But Wisconsin researchers have just proven that rhesus macaque monkeys can -- and are delighted when they do.
Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 30, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
A Dog May Help Guard Against Childhood Eczema

Man's best friend protects against eczema in young children, but his nemesis, the cat, does not, new research shows.
Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
9% of U.S. Adults Suffer From Depression: CDC

An estimated 9 percent of adult Americans currently meet the criteria for clinical depression, federal officials reported Thursday.
New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse

New research finds that women with ovarian cancer relapse who start chemotherapy as soon as levels of a biomarker for the cancer rise don't live significantly longer than women who wait until symptoms begin to reappear.

 

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