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Health News for 11/01/11

November 01, 2011

Health Tip: Install Car Seats Correctly

Car seats help protect your baby from serious injury in the event of an accident, so it's important to make sure they're correctly installed and used.
Health Tip: When a Cold Won't Go Away

Coughs and sniffles are common among little ones. But if symptoms persist, especially at the same time each year, the child may actually have an allergy.
Loneliness Linked to Sleepless Nights

Loneliness can be harmful to a person's sleep and health, according to a new study.
Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Preterm Labor

Pregnant women who have trouble sleeping or experience sleep disruptions during their first or third trimesters are more likely to deliver prematurely, according to a new study.
New Technique to Remove Skull Tumors May Mean Less Scarring

A new surgical method that uses a natural opening to remove skull base tumors results in fewer complications, less scarring and faster recovery for patients, according to the surgeons who developed the technique.
'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer

Age in itself should not be a factor in deciding whether blood cancer patients are candidates for stem cell transplantation, according to a new study.
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

Women undergoing angioplasty, a procedure to unblock a clogged artery, show more indicators for heart disease than men, according to new research.
Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease

People with celiac disease may unknowingly be exposed to gluten in lip, facial or body products, a new study suggests.
Hepatitis May Lurk at Barbershops, Nail Salons

Customers in nail salons and barbershops may be at risk for hepatitis infection if the tools used are improperly cleaned, a new U.S. study suggests.
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly

The rate of preterm births in the United States dropped slightly, to 12.2 percent in 2009, from its high three years earlier, according to a new analysis by the March of Dimes.
New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial

Multiple sclerosis patients may eventually benefit from a novel treatment that takes aim at the abnormal behavior of a specific type of immune cell, preliminary research suggests.
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Results of a small study show that obese men who take a small daily dose of the supplement resveratrol -- found as a natural compound in red wine -- appear to improve their metabolism as much as if they were on a strict low-calorie diet.
'Fecal Transplants' Show Promise for Gastrointestinal Ills

They sound disgusting, but doctors say "fecal transplants" -- once shunned by the medical establishment -- are proving useful against a range of gastrointestinal ailments, new research says.
Exercise Might Help Thwart 'Obesity Gene'

Folks genetically predisposed to obesity can reduce their odds of piling on the pounds by staying physically active, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

Medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don't appear to raise the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in children and young adults, new research shows.
As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk

Women who have as few as three alcoholic drinks a week may have a moderately increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study finds.
Deaths From Abuse of Painkillers Triple in a Decade: CDC

The number of deaths from prescription drug overdoses has tripled in a decade, hitting a peak of 36,000 fatalities in 2008, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

Organ transplant recipients in the United States double their risk of developing cancer compared to the general population. And that risk is elevated for 32 different types of cancer, according to new research.

 

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