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Health News for 09/20/11

September 20, 2011

Health Tip: At Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves swelling of a nerve in the wrist that extends into the hand. It can cause pain and weakness, and is typically caused by repetitive motions over a long period of time.
Health Tip: Got a Pain in the Neck?

The neck has an unusually important job -- supporting the weight of your head! When there's pain in the neck, it can stem from a soft tissue injury, or an abnormality in the joints and bones at the top of the spine.
Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study

Move over, gourmet meal. Apparently cold hard cash and a shiny new sports car are drool-worthy, too.
Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?

Whether they're fed by bottle or breast, babies seem to turn out smarter when nourished with healthy fatty acids found in breast milk and some formulas, two new studies indicate.
Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke

People who are depressed are at greater risk for suffering a stroke, a new study indicates.
Researchers Find Link Between Epilepsy, Schizophrenia Risk

People affected by epilepsy are nearly eight times more likely than those without it to develop schizophrenia, and those with schizophrenia are also six times more likely to have epilepsy than people who are not schizophrenic, a new study suggests.
Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding

Women with breast implants who think breast-feeding will change how their breasts look are less likely to nurse their babies successfully, according to a new study.
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Black women who develop breast cancer are more likely than white women to suffer a second cancer in the other breast, and those who are diagnosed under age 45 are more likely to get a primary breast cancer of a more aggressive form, new research indicates.
The War on Cancer Continues

Forty years after President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into law and pledged to put the country's resources to work to find better treatments for cancer, substantial victories have been scored against some, but not all, cancers.
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study

New research finds that compared to mammograms, MRI screenings for breast cancer saved money used for diagnosis and boosted the likelihood that high-risk, underserved women who were specially targeted would return for follow-up appointments.
Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Differences in the genetic makeup of prostate cells could explain why black men in the United States are more likely to get prostate cancer and die from it than white men, a new study suggests.
Adding Psychotherapy to Meds Helps Kids With OCD

Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to medication seems to help children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder, new research shows.
New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy

Researchers say they've developed a method that reasonably predicts which men undergoing prostate cancer treatment will suffer from impotence as a result.
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood

Young adults who were born prematurely may not give the circumstances of their birth much thought, but a new study finds that health problems may re-emerge decades later and raise their risk of death for some time.

 

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