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November 05, 2010

To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise

People undergoing cancer treatment traditionally have been told to rest as much as possible and avoid exertion, to save all their strength to battle the dreaded disease.
Health Tip: NSAIDs Induce Ulcers in Some

Peptic ulcers are sores that form inside the stomach or intestines. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for chronic pain can contribute to NSAID-induced ulcers in some people, the American Gastroenterological Association says.
Health Tip: Don't Mix Alcohol and Drugs

It's never a good idea to drink alcohol while you're taking a medication, but there are certain over-the-counter drugs that can be particularly dangerous when taken with alcohol.
Falls, Not Gunshot, May Be Hunters' Biggest Threat

Falls from tree stands are the leading cause of hunter-related injuries, according to an Ohio State University study.
Older Brothers More Likely to Bully

Older brothers are more likely than older sisters to bully younger siblings, a new study finds.
Anti-Delirium Drug May Harm Critically Ill Patients

The anti-delirium drug rivastigmine (brand name Exelon) does not appear to control delirium in critically ill hospital patients, new Dutch research indicates.
Many U.S. Travelers Uninformed About Health Risks Abroad

About half of the 30 million Americans who travel each year to lower-income countries seek advice about potential health risks before heading abroad, new research shows.
Psychopaths May Lack Understanding of Social Contracts: Study

Impaired understanding of how social contracts work and why people need to take precautions may explain why psychopaths cheat and take risks even though they know right from wrong, a new study suggests.
Vitamin E May Pose Slight Bleeding-Stroke Risk

People who take vitamin E supplements may be putting themselves at a slight increased risk for a hemorrhagic stroke, researchers report.
Better Hepatitis C Surveillance Helps Public, CDC Finds

Enhanced surveillance of acute hepatitis C infections in the United States offers more timely and complete case reporting that provides greater benefits to public health, a new study concludes.
U.S. Obesity Rate May Hit 42% by 2050

Despite reports that the rate of obesity among U.S. adults might be slowing down, a new projection from Harvard University and MIT suggests otherwise.
Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia

An international consortium of researchers has linked a regional abnormality found in a specific chromosome to a significantly increased risk for both autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia.
Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review

Over the past 10 years, treatment options for patients with an inflammatory kidney disorder known as lupus nephritis have vastly improved, according to a new review.
Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia

New genetic mapping of children with reading difficulties suggests that those who carry a particular gene mutation are particularly well-skilled in the use of their right hand.
Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
As Clocks Fall Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep

When you turn your clocks back an hour this weekend, it might be a good opportunity to think about whether you're getting enough sleep.
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 5, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, stemming from conditions including lower back pain and osteoarthritis.
Kombiglyze XR Approved for Adult Type 2 Diabetes

The combination drug Kombiglyze (saxagliptin, metformin XR) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, makers AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb said Friday.

 

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