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Health News for 09/15/11

September 15, 2011

Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy

Just because you or your child has a pet allergy doesn't mean Fido or Fifi has to move out, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology says.
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?

A tricycle is good exercise for a growing toddler, and can foster a sense of independence. But it can also injure the child if he or she is too young to ride.
ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be injured badly enough to need medical attention as other children are, a new study finds.
Doctors Urged to Lead Battle Against Alcohol Abuse

Experts around the world have issued a call to doctors to lead the battle against alcohol abuse.
Heavy Drinking Ups Odds of Death in House Fire

Drinking heavily may increase a person's risk of dying in a house fire, researchers warn.
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Those "senior moments" that plague so many aging Baby Boomers may or may not be a sign of more serious problems down the line.
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk

Men and women who develop visible deposits of cholesterol in the skin around their eyelids appear to face a higher risk of heart disease in general and suffering a heart attack in particular, new Danish research suggests.
Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds

The number of new cases of breast cancer has jumped dramatically worldwide, from about 640,000 in 1980 to more than 1.6 million in 2010, University of Washington researchers report.
Wikipedia Accurate on Cancer Facts, But Hard to Read: Study

The facts about cancer found on the website Wikipedia are about as accurate as the information on the disease found on the patient-oriented section of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ), a comprehensive peer-reviewed cancer database, according to a new study.
Not Enough Kids Drink Low-Fat Milk, U.S. Study Finds

Not enough children and teens drink low-fat milk, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals.
Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

Long-term alcohol abuse can result in significant damage to the brain, a new study shows.
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables whose edible sections are white may lower your risk of stroke more than other fruits and vegetables, Dutch researchers report.
Officials Tackle Multidrug-Resistant TB in Europe

As Europe struggles to combat increasing rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis, health officials say the disease is less of a threat in North America -- at least so far.
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Children typically don't die from the flu or its complications. Still, U.S. health officials reported Thursday that 115 kids younger than 18 died from flu-related causes during the one-year period that ended Aug. 31.
Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women

The rate of new lung cancer cases among American women is finally beginning to decline, much as it has for men in for years, a new U.S. government report shows.
Enrollment Period for Medicare Starts Early This Year

The open enrollment period for Medicare will begin earlier this year, so seniors need to start looking at their current plans to decide what coverage they want in 2012, U.S. health officials said Thursday.



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