October 06, 2010
A Little Pain, a Life Saved
Sara Fought started
getting mammograms at age 38, a couple of years earlier than
recommended by the American Cancer Society.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Tetanus?
Tetanus infection can result from exposure
to a life-threatening bacteria found in soil. It can enter the body
through an open wound, blocking signals from the spinal cord that
help control the muscles.
Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
Black mothers in the
United States are less likely to breast-feed their babies than
other moms, and many cite a personal preference for the bottle as
the primary reason, new research finds.
Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom
Differences in the way
body fat grows may explain why increased belly fat appears to boost
the risk for certain diseases while extra pounds on the thighs and
other parts of the lower body decrease the risk, a new study
More Americans Drinking More Alcohol
Alcohol consumption is on
the rise in the United States due to a number of factors, including
social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, a new study
Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in
A new experimental drug
for treating patients who have acute heart failure plus kidney
failure did not show any overall benefit, indicating that the
future of this particular drug, called rolofylline, is over.