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Health News for 04/14/11

April 14, 2011

Device Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysm

A new device to treat an arterial bulge (aneurysm) in the brain has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Tip: Keep Protein Lean

Protein acts as fuel for your body and gives you energy. But beware -- some protein sources are also high in fat.
Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when people can't properly convert food to energy that the body's cells can use.
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Family behavior can influence how children cope with pain, a new study contends.
Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

The persistent fatigue and exhaustion plaguing some breast cancer survivors after successful treatment stems from a tug of war between the "fight-or-flight" and "resting" parts of the autonomic nervous system, with the former working overtime and the other unable to rein it in, a new study suggests.
Majority of Americans Give Quality of Health Care a C, D or F

Most Americans believe the quality of health care in the United States is average at best, a new poll finds.
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

Parents who say "um" and "uh" when speaking to their toddlers aren't setting a bad example; they're actually helping the children learn language more efficiently, according to researchers.
With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study

Home safety devices greatly reduce the number of injuries sustained by small children, according to a new study.
Kidney Transplant Patients at Risk of Narrowed Arteries

Kidney transplant patients whose immune systems produce antibodies that target the new organ can develop accelerated narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the kidney, which may lead to organ rejection.
Compassion, Not Punishment, Helps Diffuse Workplace Anger: Study

The best response to workplace anger is compassion, not punishment, a new study suggests.
Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies

While the rate of stillbirths in the United States has dropped over the past few decades, this tragic outcome is still a reality for far too many couples, experts say.
Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds

Just as the genetic heritage of humans can be traced to Africa, the world's languages also originated there and spread across the globe, a new study suggests.
Good Attitude Critical When Coping With Layoff Trauma

Trying to make the best of the situation and being open to change can help older managers cope with losing their jobs, a new United Kingdom study finds.
Health Highlights: April 14, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Whales Not Just Singing the Same Old Song, Researchers Say

Male humpback whales have their own version of the hit parade, researchers say.
Suicide Rates Rise and Fall With the Economy: CDC

Suicides in the United States appear to increase in hard times and decrease during years of prosperity, according to a new government report.
Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival

Seniors living in neighborhoods where they have a lot of interaction with their neighbors stand a much better chance of surviving a stroke, a new study suggests.
Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar

In the latest research to test the concept of an artificial pancreas for the management of type 1 diabetes, British researchers report that they were able to improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of dangerous low blood sugars overnight.

 

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