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Health News for 06/14/11

June 14, 2011

Health Tip: Signs You're Getting Too Much Iron

While iron deficiency is a big concern, absorbing too much iron -- a condition known as hemochromatosis -- can also pose problems.
Health Tip: What to Eat When Going Gluten-Free?

When a health condition such as Celiac disease requires a gluten-free diet, you may not be aware of what is okay to eat.
Good Sleep Could Boost Undergrads' Learning Capacity

Sufficient sleep improves college students' ability to learn, a new study finds.
Sleep-Deprived Teens May Crave Carbohydrates

Daytime sleepiness is associated with an increased craving for carbohydrates among teens, according to new research.
College Students Who Sleep in Drink More, Study Less

Scheduling classes later in the day provides college students with more time to sleep in the morning, but it may also encourage them to stay up later drinking, new research suggests.
Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease

Patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease are more likely to die if they have elevated levels of a certain hormone, a new study says.
Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Some people may lose sleep over the pressure to be thin -- especially young white girls who are being pushed by female friends to lose weight or stay skinny, according to a new study.
Good Sleep Raises Quality of Life, Lowers Depression

People who get six to nine hours of sleep each night rate their quality of life higher and are less likely to feel depressed than those who sleep less, according to a new study.
Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

Preschoolers who don't get enough sleep are more likely than other children to be hyperactive and inattentive by the time they reach kindergarten, according to a new study.
Life Often Shorter for the Homeless: Study

Homeless people have higher death rates and a much lower life expectancy than other people, a new Danish study finds.
Study Finds Equal Number of Errors in Hospitals, Doctors' Offices

Your chances of suffering harm because of a medical error are about the same in a doctor's office as in a hospital, according to a new study.
Hypnosis Plus Local Anesthesia Might Work Well for Some Surgeries

Certain surgeries that typically require the use of general anesthesia could be safely performed with localized anesthesia in combination with hypnosis, Belgian researchers suggest.
Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke

After suffering a first stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), people with diabetes are at greater risk of having another stroke or a heart attack, a new study confirms.
Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds

Not only do cooler heads prevail, they might also sleep better, according to researchers who say they have developed a cooling cap that, when worn during sleeptime, may help treat insomnia.
COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study

A mist inhaler with the drug Spiriva is associated with a 52 percent increased risk of death among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new review shows.
Health Highlights: June 14, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Too Much TV Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Death

Couch potatoes beware: All those hours in front of the TV may be making you sick, or even killing you.
FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that are best for reducing the risk of skin cancer, early skin aging and helping to prevent sunburn.
FDA Approves Test That Spots Aggressive Breast Cancer

A new genetic test that helps determine if breast cancer patients are good candidates for treatment with the drug Herceptin was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
New Test Helps Evaluate Breast Cancer Patients for Herceptin Use

A genetic test to help doctors evaluate whether women with breast cancer are candidates for treatment with the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?

For pregnant women, reducing the risk for stillbirth may be as simple as sleeping on their left side, New Zealand researchers suggest.
First Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Replacement Approved

The first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



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