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Health News for 02/10/12

February 10, 2012

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Bursitis?

Hip bursitis occurs when the bursa, a small sac of fluid that cushions the hip joint, becomes inflamed.
Health Tip: A Sprain in the Neck

A sudden impact from a car crash or a bad fall can lead to a neck sprain.
Obesity Appears Linked to Pain

There's a clear link between obesity and pain, suggests a new study that finds the heaviest people suffer the greatest discomfort.
Smoking May Up Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus Patients

People with the condition called Barrett's esophagus who are smokers may have double the risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study warns.
Prostate Size May Be Clue to Severity of Cancer

The size of a man's prostate gland may help doctors predict the severity of his prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

Most children and teens who deliberately injure themselves are discharged from emergency rooms without an evaluation of their mental health, a new study shows.
Many Gay Men Would Support 'Home HIV Test': Study

Many gay men who regularly have risky sex would be willing to ask partners to use a new, rapid-result HIV test, a new study shows.
HIV Severity, Treatment Unrelated to Kids' Mental Woes: Study

There's little evidence linking disease severity or antiretroviral treatment with the degree of psychiatric symptoms in HIV-positive children and teens infected around the time of birth, according to a new study.
H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico

It was just about three years ago that a strange new strain of flu first appeared in Mexico, then spread across the border to the United States and eventually much of the globe.
Young Adults Who Quit Smoking Feel Better Quickly

Young adults who quit smoking saw improvements in coughing and other respiratory symptoms within a few weeks, a new study indicates.
Brain Scans May Predict How People Learn

Researchers report that brain scans can help predict how people will perform a challenging mental task, a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of how the mind learns new things.
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says

A new childbirth study says 39 weeks' gestation is the best time for elective Cesarean delivery for women who have previously delivered via C-section.
Gloves, Padded Headgear Helps Protect Boxers

Using padded headgear and boxing gloves helps boxers reduce the impact of hits to the head, a new study finds.
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

A new study finds that the babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren't at higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances.
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Breast-feeding reduces the risk of obesity in children born to mothers with diabetes during their pregnancy, a new study indicates.
More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee

More than 4 million Americans now live with an artificial knee, and increasing numbers of younger patients are undergoing knee replacement surgery, new research reveals.
Pot Use Could Double Risk of Car Crash, Research Shows

Getting behind the wheel within three hours after using marijuana nearly doubles a driver's risk of having an accident, a large new research review finds.
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

Babies whose mothers choose to deliver at home are at higher risk of complications after birth, including low Apgar scores and seizures, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
White House Alters Controversial Birth Control Rule

Facing a firestorm of criticism from Catholic leaders, the Obama administration on Friday said it will adjust its health care guideline mandating that religious employers provide women with access to birth control.



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