November 09, 2010
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Toy Chest
Toy chests, sometimes called toy boxes, can
pose safety hazards if used improperly. These include the
possibility of trapping a child inside, or the lid falling on tiny
Health Tip: Avoid Secondhand Smoke
People who don't smoke but inhale secondhand
smoke are exposed to the same harmful chemicals as smokers, the
American Cancer Society warns.
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks,
Using high doses of
cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins appears to reduce the
risk of heart attack, stroke or the need for additional cardiac
procedures more than regular doses of statins in people who have
had a stroke or suffer from heart disease, two new studies
HPV Vaccinations Lead to Fewer Genital Warts:
Cases of genital warts in
Australia have decreased 59 percent in young women and 28 percent
in heterosexual men since a government-funded human papillomavirus
(HPV) vaccination program for all females aged 12 to 26 was
launched in 2007, a new study shows.
States Urged to Fill Gap in Helping Smokers
The U.S. health care reform
law offers help to the majority of smokers who are trying to quit,
but states need to bridge coverage gaps to ensure that all smokers
have access to smoking cessation treatments, a new American Lung
Association report suggests.
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast
isoflavone-containing soy products a young woman eats, the lower
her odds for developing invasive breast cancers, according to
research slated to be presented at a meeting of the American
Association of Cancer Research in Philadelphia.