November 22, 2010
Health Tip: Hardening of the Arteries
Hardening of the arteries -- medically
called atherosclerosis -- occurs when a combination of fat,
cholesterol and calcium sticks to the inside of the vessels that
carry blood to your heart. This causes the arteries to clog and
Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine
Three years after
nonprescription infant cold medicines were taken off the market,
emergency rooms treat less than half as many children under 2 for
overdoses and other adverse reactions to the drugs, a new U.S.
government study shows.
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies for Longer Life
Consuming high amounts of
beta-carotene's less well-known antioxidant cousin, alpha-carotene,
in fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of dying from all
causes, including heart disease and cancer, new research
1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size:
Almost one-quarter of young
women who are overweight actually perceive themselves as being
normal weight, while a sizable minority (16 percent) of women at
normal body weight actually fret that they're too fat, according to
a new study.
New STD Report Finds Some Progress, High Costs for
The approximately 19 million
new sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections that occur each
year in the United States cost the health care system about $16.4
billion annually, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention said in its annual STD report released Monday.