December 15, 2010
Severe Pain Can Trigger Suicide in Hospital
A group that accredits
many U.S. hospitals has urged hospital and emergency-room
caregivers to watch for attempted suicides occurring in their
facilities -- even in patients with no history of psychiatric
AA May Help Stem Alcohol Abuse in Female
Anonymous meetings at least once a week increases the likelihood
that jailed women and those recently released from jail can recover
from alcohol abuse, researchers have found.
Second Brain Death Exam Unnecessary, Study
Making families wait for
a second exam to confirm a brain death diagnosis is not only
unnecessary but may make it less likely that the family will agree
to donate their loved one's organs, a new study finds.
'Tainted' Supplement Makers May Face Prosecution:
U.S. health authorities
Wednesday intensified pressure on makers of dietary supplements,
warning individuals or companies marketing "tainted" products that
they could face criminal prosecution, among other consequences.
U.S. Government Bans Drop-Side Cribs
A ban on drop-side cribs
announced Wednesday by the U.S. government comes after millions of
recalls and the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) --Premenopausal women who
carry excess fat around their abdomen or have a large waist
relative to their hip size may face a higher risk for breast cancer
that is estrogen receptor (ER)-negative, new research reveals.