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Health News for 06/08/11

June 08, 2011

Lifestyle You Lead Today May Affect Generations to Come

A new twist has been thrown into the classic debate of "nature versus nurture" through the budding field of epigenetics, which has found that nurture can alter the genetic nature of both an individual and the person's descendents.
Health Tip: You're More Likely to Have Rosacea

Rosacea is a recurring condition in which the facial skin becomes inflamed and red. The harmless condition most often affects the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyelids, the ADAM Encyclopedia says.
Health Tip: Ward Off Bad Breath

Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it's an unpleasant condition that's cause for embarrassment. Some people with bad breath aren't even aware there's a problem.
Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study

New findings on the link between migraine headaches and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggest that sex differences play an important role in the connection.
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

A commitment to high-intensity exercise may keep more than just your body in good shape. New research reveals that long-term aerobic activity may also boost a person's brain function.
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Jogging, swimming, biking or other moderate to intense physical activity may protect the brain from "silent strokes," or small brain lesions that can lead to mental decline and increase the chances of a future stroke, a new study suggests.
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

The reaction to the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations that women in their 40s did not need routine mammograms was swift and furious. Using email, social networking sites and electronic bulletin boards, breast cancer survivors vented their outrage.
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids

Black and other minority children in the United States spend far more time than white children watching TV and videos, listening to music, using computers and playing video games, new research shows.
Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study

Girls may be more resistant to the spontaneous genetic mishaps that explain some cases of autism in families with no history of the disorder, two new studies suggest.
Impaired Heart Function Seen in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

Some teens with type 2 diabetes already show signs of impaired heart function, researchers report.
Bankruptcy Risk Nearly Doubles in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

As cancer patients' survival times increase, so do their bankruptcy rates.
New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

It has long been known that getting enough vitamin D is key to bone health, yet vitamin D deficiency remains a common health issue, experts say.
Health Highlights: June 8, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Dieters More Likely to Trust Food Packaging

Dieters are more likely than non-dieters to be misled by food names, a new study says.
It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage: Study

Women offered an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control at the same time they're having a uterine aspiration due to miscarriage or abortion are much more likely to get one compared to women offered one later on, new research suggests.
Arsenic-Containing Poultry Drug Suspended From Market

A drug maker has agreed to suspend the sale of its animal drug 3-Nitro from the market because it contains organic arsenic that can be transformed into inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wednesday.
FDA Places New Warning Label on Zocor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday called for a label warning on the popular statin Zocor because of an increased risk of muscle damage when taken in the highest doses.



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