December 21, 2010
A Lifetime of Migraines
Judy Brown says she has
suffered from terrible migraine headaches since she was in her
Race, Sex 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
Health Tip: Kick Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot fungus makes the feet itchy,
red, cracked and flaky. Fortunately, treatment usually is
effective, although the infection is prone to returning.
Young Female Chimps Use Sticks as 'Dolls'
Like human children, young
chimpanzees appear to play differently depending on their sex, say
researchers who spent 14 years observing a chimpanzee community in
a national park in Uganda.
Study Adds to Evidence That Rituximab Slows Lymphoma
New research provides more
evidence that treating certain lymphoma patients with an expensive
drug over the long term helps them go longer without symptoms. But
the drug, called rituximab (Rituxan), does not seem to
significantly increase life span, raising questions about whether
it's worth taking.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hit Record Low in 2009:
Teen births in the United
States reached a record low in 2009, as births to teenagers fell 6
percent from the previous year to the lowest level seen in almost
seven decades, health officials reported Tuesday.
Device Approved for Dangerous Vessel Bulge
Medtronic's Endurant AAA
Stent Graft system, designed to treat a bulge in the largest
abdominal blood vessel, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, the company said Tuesday.