October 06, 2011
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
Anemia increases the risk
of death and complications in patients who have different types of
surgery, not just heart operations, a new study says.
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC
Over the past decade, the
number of children treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain
injuries, including concussions, increased 60 percent, according to
a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.
A large, national study on
how new government regulations affect smoking and other tobacco use
and people's understanding about the risks was announced Thursday
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. National
Institutes of Health.
Pancreatic Cancer: A Stubborn Foe
The death of Apple Inc.
co-founder Steve Jobs has once again focused attention on cancers
of the pancreas, which have claimed the lives of several
Report: Task Force to Recommend Against PSA
The U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force is preparing to recommend that men no longer
get screened for prostate cancer by undergoing prostate specific
antigen -- or PSA -- testing,
CNN reported Thursday evening, citing a "source privy to the
task force deliberations."