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Health News for 10/24/11

October 24, 2011

Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home

Smoking while a child is in the room isn't the only way to expose the youngster to second-hand smoke.
Health Tip: Children and Bedwetting

Millions of children wet the bed, especially those who have just been potty trained. Most the time, the child simply grows out of it.
Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?

A researcher has found an abnormality in the airways of children with autism that she says may be the first anatomical marker for the neurodevelopmental disorder.
Breast Reconstruction Boosts Women's Emotional Well-Being: Study

Women who had a mastectomy and underwent breast reconstruction using tissue from their own abdomen showed rapid improvements in psychological, social and sexual health after the procedure, a new, small study says.
Outdoor Time May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is much more common among children and teenagers today than it was about 40 years ago, but spending more time outside could help reverse this trend, a new study suggests.
Do You Really Read Nutrition Labels?

American consumers don't pay as much attention to food product nutrition labels as they claim, a new study finds.
Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk

Gaining a significant amount of weight after menopause may be associated with an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
More Evidence Links Tanning Beds to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Roughly 10 percent of Americans continue to use indoor tanning beds, but new research suggests that doing so increases their risk for three common skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?

Older women who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- such as aspirin or ibuprofen -- appear to have a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer than women who don't use these medications, a large new study suggests.
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may increase a woman's odds for heart disease, even if she doesn't have any of the recognized cardiovascular risk factors, a new study suggests.
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Girls who are exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) while in their mother's womb may be more likely to show signs of behavioral and emotional problems as toddlers, new research finds.
Illegal Silicone Buttock Injections Can Be Deadly: Experts

The 30-year-old woman arrived at the Henry Ford Hospital emergency room in Detroit out of breath and coughing blood.
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study

New research suggests that physicians may be able to strengthen the power of chemotherapy in patients with the most common form of lung cancer by adding a cancer vaccine to the treatment.
Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better

For the millions of Americans on blood pressure-lowering drugs, a new study suggests that taking the pills at bedtime may be best.
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk

People who have trouble getting a decent night's sleep may also face a higher risk of heart attack, Norwegian researchers report.
Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Your morning coffee might do more than jump-start your day. Researchers say that daily caffeine jolt might also reduce your risk of developing a type of skin cancer.
Onfi Approved to Treat Severe Seizures

Onfi (clobazam) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an add-on treatment for severe seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in people 2 years and older, the agency said Monday in a news release.
Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer

A U.S. government requirement that vitamin C or one of its close relatives be added to hot dogs, to reduce the amount of nitrites found in this popular food, may not have lowered the rate of colon cancer cases after all, a new study suggests.
Soft Drinks Linked to Violent Tendencies in Teens: Study

Teens who drink lots of soda seem to be prone to violence, new research suggests.
Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study

Yoga instruction and conventional stretching classes are equally good at relieving discomfort from chronic moderate lower-back pain, new research suggests.
First Versions of Generic Zyprexa Approved

The first generic versions of Zyprexa (olanzapine) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the agency said Monday.

 

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