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Health News for 01/14/11

January 14, 2011

Health Tip: Get Fit For Golf

Even when playing golf, you can injure your elbow, spine, knee, wrist or hip if you don't warm up before you take the first swing.
Health Tip: Slow Down When You Eat

If you've resolved to lose weight, taking the time to savor your food may be an easy way to help you eat less.
Riding With the Top Down May Put Hearing at Risk

Riding in a convertible with the top down could damage your hearing, a new study warns.
To Nab That Job, Check Your Posture

If you really want that job, watch your posture.
New Guidelines Released for Stroke Care

Improving how quickly stroke patients are diagnosed and treated is the cornerstone of a new set of recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Brain Scans Show Married Love Can Last

Remember the intensity of falling madly in love? Ever feel like the passing years, the never-ending housework and the demands of raising a family and working have quashed your infatuation for your spouse?
Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds

Among older adults who've recently had a heart attack, those with kidney dysfunction are less likely to take medications meant to prevent another heart attack, a new study has found.
Med School Grads May Not Be Ready for Primary Care

Internal medicine residents aren't getting the training they need to become primary care doctors, who are expected to be in greater demand as the U.S. population ages, contends a new study from Johns Hopkins.
Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling?

Obese black patients receive less weight reduction and exercise advice from doctors than obese white patients, a new study finds.
The More You Walk, the Lower Your Diabetes Risk: Study

The more you walk, the lower your risk of diabetes, say Australian researchers.
Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey

Many Americans over the age of 50 ignore expert recommendations that they undergo a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, a new survey reveals.
Distrust of Health System Keeps Black Males From Getting Care

It's not because they want to appear tough or self-reliant that black men delay going to the doctor; it's because they don't trust the health-care system, researchers at the University of North Carolina report.
Overweight Young Adults Often Have Overweight Friends, Sweethearts

Young adults who are overweight or obese tend to befriend and date people who are also overweight or obese, new research indicates.
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

In an ongoing effort to shed light on the reason for racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis, researchers in North Carolina report new findings from their research on black women and breast cancer.
Predatory Bacteria May Help Control Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Bacteria that prey on other bacteria may prove useful in controlling antibiotic-resistant germs, say U.S. researchers.
Rep. Giffords Making 'All the Right Moves' Toward Recovery, Doctor Says

Wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is "continuing to make all the right moves in all the right directions" toward recovery, according to the latest update from her doctor on Friday.
Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Exposure to bright artificial light between dusk and bedtime can reduce the quality of your sleep and may increase the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, new research has found.
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 14, 2011

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Researchers have simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become clogged.



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