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Health News for 10/29/10

October 29, 2010

Health Tip: Prevent Rebound Headaches

Rebound headaches are sometimes called medication overuse headaches. They tend to occur almost every day, and are commonly caused by taking too much pain medication.
Health Tip: Understanding Osteopenia

Osteopenia is the medical term for low bone density. A diagnosis indicates you may be at risk of a more severe form of thinning bones called osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Aging Pets Need Special Care: Expert

Old age seems to sneak up on pets just as it does in people.
Doctors Ordering Transfusions to Get Patients into Drug Trials

Canadian researchers say they've noticed a disturbing trend: Cancer doctors ordering unnecessary blood transfusions so that seriously ill patients can qualify for drug trials.
Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade

Elderly kidney failure patients in the United States are twice as likely to get a kidney transplant as they were in the mid-1990s, although the likelihood is still low, a new studyfinds.
Chronic Constipation Appears to Be Increasing Among Kids

An increasing number of American children require treatment for serious and chronic bouts of constipation, according to experts.
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Positive factors such as meaningful relationships with others and a sense of purpose can help reduce the negative health impacts of having less schooling, a new study suggests.
Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study

Lack of knowledge and fear are common among parents of children with the drug-resistant staph bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), says a new study.
Many Scented Consumer Products Emit Toxic Chemicals: Study

Scented consumer products such as air fresheners, laundry detergents, deodorants and shampoos give off many chemicals, including some that are classified as toxic, but a new study finds that these chemicals often aren't listed on the products' labels.
Younger Men Not Going to the Doctor Enough, Survey Shows

Less than 63 percent of American men under the age of 30 have visited a primary-care physician in the past year, compared with more than 85 percent of men 60 or older, a new men's health survey shows.
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

As if having psoriasis wasn't difficult enough, nearly half of kids with the skin problem have been bullied at least once in the past six months, according to a new survey.
Mouse Study Reveals a Cancer Cell Escape Route

Research in mice reveals that a small number of cancer cells escape from chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, the organ where immune cells mature.
Is It Time to Ditch the Daylight Saving Time Switch?

Not turning the clocks back an hour in the fall would offer a simple way to improve people's health and well-being, according to an English expert.
Most Health Proxies Would Make End-of-Life Decisions Themselves: Study

More than half of the surrogate decision makers for incapacitated or critically ill patients want to have full control over life-support choices and not share or yield that power to doctors, finds a new study.
Antifreeze a Sweet But Lethal Drink for Pets

It's a fatal attraction: puddles of sweet-tasting antifreeze on driveways and garage floors are hard for thirsty pets to resist.
Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A good marriage helps people with rheumatoid arthritis enjoy better quality of life and experience less pain, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 29, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:

 

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