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Health News for 05/12/11

May 12, 2011

Health Tip: Avoid Overtraining

Training can help strengthen your body and prepare you for an athletic event. But you're not doing yourself a favor by overtraining, the Cleveland Clinic says.
Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Nothing can spoil the fun of preparing your favorite recipe like burning yourself or a child in the process.
Ecstasy Use May Make Brain Less Efficient

Use of the illegal drug ecstasy is associated with long-term changes in brain function, a new study finds.
Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A new study shows that a retrovirus called XMRV is not present in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a finding that contradicts previous research that linked XMRV to the condition.
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Young children may have memories stretching back to late infancy, but these memories fade away as childhood proceeds, a new Canadian study finds.
Treat Snakebites With Adrenaline, Study Says

Giving adrenalin to people with snakebites helps prevent severe allergic reactions to antivenom treatment, new research finds.
High Methane Levels in Water Wells Near Gas-Drilling Sites

A new study finds that water wells near shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing sites have high levels of potentially explosive methane gas.
Lactose Intolerance May Sometimes Be in the Head, Not the Gut

Italian researchers report that some people who think they are lactose-intolerant may actually suffer from a psychological condition known as somatoform disorder.
Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Yoga More Often

Mind-body therapies such as yoga, meditation and deep-breathing exercises appear to be gaining more acceptance in mainstream medicine, according to a new study.
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

Music hath charms to protect the aging brain.
Keep MP3 Headphones 2 Centimeters or More From Pacemaker: Study

When positioned properly, the headphones of MP3 players won't cause problems for patients with implantable cardiac devices, a new study shows.
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

Children in both China and the United States who want to please their parents tend to do better at school, new research finds.
Telemonitoring Success May Depend on Patients' Age, Literacy Level

Heart failure patients who are older than 65 and have a high level of health literacy are more likely to continue using telemonitoring technology that tracks their condition than younger people with low health literacy, a new study finds.
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling

Due to an ongoing shortage, some American adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parents of children with ADHD, are having to call multiple pharmacies before finding one that carries the prescription they need to manage the condition.
Health Highlights: May 12, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported in San Diego: CDC

Five cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea found in San Diego County between August and October 2009 show the need for continued surveillance for such cases, according to a new report from public health officials.
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC

Large metropolitan areas suffer about two-thirds of all firearm homicides in the United States, with inner cities most affected, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Brain Surgery for Mary Tyler Moore to Remove Benign Tumor

Representatives for veteran TV sitcom star Mary Tyler Moore report that she entered a facility for surgery to remove a meningioma -- a type of tumor, usually benign, that can occur on the meninges, the brain's protective outer membrane.
Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

People with HIV can reduce the risk of infecting their sex partners by more than 90 percent if they start treatment with antiretroviral drugs when their immune system is still relatively healthy, researchers announced Thursday.

 

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