November 15, 2010
When Romance and Allergies Don't Mix
The course of true love may
not run smoothly for some people with highly sensitive allergies,
experts say, since kissing or other intimate contact can pose risks
for sometimes serious reactions.
Among Cell-Phone Junkies, Rash on the Rise
If you're an incessant cell
phone user and a mysterious rash appears along your jaw, cheek or
ear, chances are you're allergic to nickel, a metal commonly used
in cell phones.
Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study
Most teens who play video
games don't fall into unhealthy behaviors, but an "addicted"
minority may be more likely to smoke, use drugs, fight or become
depressed, a new Yale University study suggests.
CPR Guidelines May Lower Out-of-Hospital Death
When implemented, the
American Heart Association's 2005 guidelines on cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) can dramatically boost survival rates among
people being treated outside a hospital setting, according to an
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart
In the months following the
death of a spouse or a child, the surviving spouse or parent may
face a higher risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac death due to
an increased heart rate, new research suggests.
Pacemakers May Help Predict Strokes
Doctors may be able to
monitor stroke risk in pacemaker recipients by tracking the
incidence of a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial
fibrillation, new research suggests.
School Programs for Cardiac Arrest Saving
MONDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) --School-based programs that
teach CPR and the proper use of automated external defibrillators
(AED) boost survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest, new research
Early 'Pot' Use May Harm Brain More: Study
People who started smoking
marijuana at a young age did much worse on tests of executive brain
function than those who started smoking when they were older, a new
Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise
It's a common belief that
as you get older, your allergy symptoms will wane, but a new study
suggests it's possible that even more older people will be
experiencing allergies than ever before.
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
Moderate drinking may be
good for your health -- better, in fact, than not drinking at all,
according to a trio of studies presented Sunday at the American
Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.
External Defibrillators Not Much Help in
Although automated external
defibrillators have been found to reduce heart attack death rates
in public places such as restaurants, malls and airplanes, they
have no benefit and, paradoxically, seem to increase the risk of
death when used in hospitals, a new study suggests.
Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD
dimesylate) capsules have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) among adolescents aged 13 to 17, maker Shire Pharmaceuticals
Halaven Approved for Late-Stage Breast Cancer
Halaven (eribulin mesylate)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
metastatic (spreading) breast cancer among people who have had at
least two prior chemotherapy treatments for late-stage disease.