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Health News for 08/23/11

August 23, 2011

Health Tip: Exercise to Help Your Heart and Lungs

Regular aerobic exercise -- including walking, running and swimming -- is key to better cardiovascular and lung health.
Health Tip: Protect Kids With Life Jackets

Anytime a child is swimming or boating on a lake, river or stream, he or she should don a life jacket.
Grades May Suffer When Teens Get Bullied

Bullying may contribute to a drop in high school students' grades, especially if they're black and Hispanic teens who are high achievers, a new study has found.
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Women at high risk for breast cancer who smoke and drink are less likely to stick with a drug regimen meant to prevent cancer, a new study finds.
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

The amount of fighting and arguing in your marriage isn't likely to change much over the years, a new study suggests.
Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds

Certain types of mental illnesses affect either men or women more often, a new study indicates.
Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study

Women suffering from heart failure receive roughly the same quality of care as men in hospitals that follow American Heart Association guidelines, according to a new study.
Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure

A common form of heart trouble called diastolic dysfunction appears to worsen over time and may lead to an increased risk of heart failure, new research shows.
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a much higher risk of developing a written language disorder, a new study indicates.
In Tough Times, Jobless Men Embrace Housework

From factory workers to bankers, some of the jobless men in what's been dubbed the "mancession" are redefining their masculinity by doing more housework as they support their working partners, a small study suggests.
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

Researchers say boys are becoming physically mature earlier than ever before -- noting that males have been reaching sexual maturity about 2.5 months earlier every decade since at least the mid-1700s.
Certain Foods Said to Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

Adding specific cholesterol-lowering foods, such as nuts, to your diet can lower your cholesterol more than a low-fat diet alone can, new research suggests.
HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear

A test that detects the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that are most likely to raise the risk of invasive cervical cancer, when combined with the Pap test, may be more accurate for many women than the Pap test alone, a new study indicates.
Injectable Psoriasis Drugs May Not Hike Heart Risks: Study

An extensive review of research investigating injectable drugs to treat psoriasis -- an autoimmune disorder triggering itchy, red skin patches -- indicates the medications are not linked to higher heart risks.
Health Highlights: Aug.23, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Nurses at Risk for Accidental Exposure to Chemo Drugs: Study

Accidental exposure to highly toxic chemotherapy drugs is common among cancer nurses in the United States, a new study finds.
Mainstay Meds Often Cut Off Accidentally After Hospital Stay

Many patients who are hospitalized fail to receive their regular medications for chronic conditions during their stay and often fail to restart them when they're discharged, researchers say.
5.8-Magnitude Quake Unnerves East Coast

A rare -- for the East Coast -- earthquake rumbled up and down the eastern seaboard of North America Tuesday afternoon, jumbling nerves as far south as Atlanta and as far north as Canada.

 

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