February 01, 2012
Health Tip: Keep Heartburn Under Control
Heartburn is the most common symptom of
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which occurs when the
acidic contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus.
Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring?
Athletes are particularly susceptible to
strains or tears of the hamstring, one of three sets of muscles and
tendons between the thigh and the knee.
Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer
Experts comparing three
leading prostate cancer therapies find external beam radiation
therapy to be more toxic and expensive than either surgery or a
more localized form of radiation therapy known as
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study
Sleep apnea, the disorder
marked by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep, is already
known to boost the risk of stroke. Now, a new study links sleep
apnea to so-called silent strokes, in which there is tissue death
in the brain without symptoms.
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes
New research suggests that
it may be safe to give the clot-busting drug tPA to people who wake
up with stroke symptoms, even though there is a short time window
in which to use the treatment and doctors have no idea when these
patients first started experiencing their stroke.
Stenting, Surgery Appear Comparable for Opening Neck
To open a clogged neck
artery, a surgeon has two options: either insert a metal stent to
keep blood flowing or perform surgery. A new study finds that both
approaches will likely keep the arteries clear for at least two
years and help prevent stroke.
Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare
U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval for the Novartis drug Gleevec has been
expanded to include adults who have had surgical removal of
CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), the agency
said in a news release.