October 07, 2011
Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood
Jennifer Jones Austin works
as a lawyer and child advocate in Brooklyn, N.Y., devoting her
talents to protecting at-risk children. So it may be fitting that
in Austin's own hour of need, her life was saved by donations from
two newborn children.
Health Tip: Managing an Anxiety Disorder
If you think you may have an anxiety
disorder -- characterized by an intense fear of a person, place or
situation -- you should visit your doctor to have your condition
evaluated and confirmed.
ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene
Emergency room patients who
are transported between departments or given hallway beds are more
likely to come into contact with health care workers who have not
properly washed their hands, according to a new study.
Bicycle May Speed Up Parkinson's Diagnosis
A patient's ability to ride a
bicycle can help doctors determine whether the patient has
Parkinson's disease or atypical parkinsonism, regardless of the
terrain or riding situation, a new study indicates.
Simple MRIs Safe for Children, Study Says
Exposing children to MRIs
during pediatric clinical trials is not unduly risky to their
well-being as long as sedation and injectable dyes aren't used, new
Canadian research concludes.
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."
Cialis Approved to Treat Enlarged Prostate
The erectile dysfunction drug
Cialis (tadalafil) has received new approval from the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
the medical term for an enlarged prostate.
21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak:
The death toll from an
outbreak of listeria first linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen
to 21, and a total of 109 people have been sickened across 23
states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported late Friday.