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December 06, 2010

Health Tip: Soothe Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is more mobile than any other joint, according to the Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute. So when the shoulder hurts, it can severely limit what you're able to accomplish with the affected arm.
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Formula

While infant formula doesn't offer the nutritional benefit of breast milk, it's invaluable to parents who can't, or choose not to, breast-feed.
Restless Legs in Pregnancy Likely to Recur, Researchers Say

Women who experience restless legs syndrome (RLS) during pregnancy are at increased risk for having it again during future pregnancies or developing a chronic form of the condition later in life, researchers have found.
Race, Gender Play Part in Hypertension Risk

A new study finds that race, gender and where you live strongly affect your risk for high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Advances in the treatment of blood cancers offer new hope for increased survival, according to two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Like Congress, Americans Split Over Health-Care Reform

Americans are still deeply divided over the nation's new health-care reform package, with 28 percent of adults wanting to repeal the legislation while 31 percent favor keeping all or most of the reforms.
Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study

Using gene therapy, German researchers report that they managed to "correct" a malfunctioning gene responsible for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare but devastating childhood disorder that leads to prolonged bleeding from even minor hits or scrapes, and also leaves these children vulnerable to certain cancers and dangerous infections.
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Gay teens receive harsher punishments at school and in the court system than straight teens who engage in similar behavior, a new Yale University study suggests.
Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat

People with depression who also have psychotic-like symptoms, such as hearing voices or believing others are plotting against them, are less likely to respond to antidepressants, a new study finds.
New Blood Thinner May Help Fight Dangerous Leg Clots

A new anti-clotting pill, rivaroxaban (Xarelto), may be an effective, convenient and safer treatment for patients coping with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a pair of new studies indicate.
Kids' Team Sports Often Lacking in Exercise, Study Finds

Playing team sports does not guarantee that a child will get the U.S. government-recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day, a new study reveals.
Antidepressant Use Rising as Psychotherapy Rates Fall

Even as fewer Americans have sought psychotherapy for their depression, antidepressant prescription rates have continued to climb in recent years, a new survey reveals.
New Guidelines Aid in Diagnosis of Food Allergies

A new set of guidelines designed to help doctors diagnose and treat food allergies was released Monday by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Many Men Over 75 Still Sexually Active: Study

Life for men aged 75 or older doesn't mean an end to sex, according to an Australian study.
Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds

Almost one-fifth of high-school students admit they physically abused someone they were dating, and those same students were likely to have abused other students and their siblings, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Children exposed to cell phones in the womb and after birth had a higher risk of behavior problems by their seventh birthday, possibly related to the electromagnetic fields emitted by the devices, a new study of nearly 29,000 children suggests.
Clinical Trials Update: Dec. 6, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

Long-term use of a daily low-dose aspirin dramatically cuts the risk of dying from a wide array of cancers, a new investigation reveals.
Daily Sunscreen Use Does Protect From Melanoma, Study Finds

Applying sunscreen every day to the head, neck, arms and hands reduced the chances of getting melanoma by half, a new study has found.

 

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