December 30, 2010
How One Company Fought the Flu
As fears of a flu epidemic
that could cause severe illness or death gripped much of the United
States the past two winters, George Boue grappled with more fear
than just his own.
'Hair Of The Dog' No Hangover Cure, Say
During this season of good
cheer and abundant holiday parties, hangovers are not uncommon. And
while folk remedies abound, the only things that are truly helpful
in curing the misery of a hangover the morning after are time and
fluid replacement, experts say.
Health Tip: Lift Luggage Without Injury
Whether you're dragging out suitcases for a
vacation of your own, or hauling someone else's overstuffed bags,
proper lifting techniques can protect you from a back injury.
Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe
A new Swedish study shows
that severe asthma seems to be more common than previously
believed. It also reports that those afflicted by it have a higher
prevalence of blocked or runny noses, a possible sign that
physicians should pay more attention to nasal congestion and
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER
Flying down a snowy
hillside may give kids a thrill, but the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission estimates that 74,000 injuries from sledding and
related snow activities required medical treatment by U.S. health
providers in 2004.
Research Sheds Light on 'Starvation Hormone'
Researchers report that
they've gained insight into the workings of the "starvation
hormone," which appears to play a role in how the body stores fat
to protect against future hunger.
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New
The number of emergency
department visits that involved underage drinking jumped by more
than 250 percent on New Year's Day two years ago, compared with
other days of the year, a new U.S. study reveals.