March 09, 2012
Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse
Parents who want to protect
their kids from sexual abuse need to reassess the notion of
"stranger danger" -- the belief that children should be on guard
around strangers because they're most likely to be molested by
someone unknown to them, experts say.
Coming Soon: At-Home Sperm Test for Couples Trying to
Women who are trying to
conceive often use at-home products such as ovulation predictors
and pregnancy tests, but the newest do-it-yourself test to help
couples have a baby is for their male partners: A 10-minute test
that can determine if a man's sperm count is normal or not.
Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy
Lack of time seems to be the
key reason why only 12 percent of American adults regularly
practice such healthy habits as eating right, exercising, and
brushing and flossing their teeth, according to an American Heart
Association (AHA) survey.
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in
Each year, between one and
six of every 100,000 U.S. children are a victim of sudden cardiac
death. In many of these cases, underlying, undiagnosed heart
trouble is responsible, and a new study suggests that routine mass
electrocardiogram (EKG) screening could help identify these
problems earlier, and potentially save children's lives.
Could Fat Be Your Friend Over Age 85?
Medical experts have long
known that obesity can take years off your life, but a new Israeli
study suggests that if you're lucky enough to reach your mid-80s,
carrying some extra pounds might actually help you live longer.
FDA OKs 3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant
A new silicone-gel breast
implant received conditional approval Friday from the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration. The implant can be used for breast
augmentation in women 22 and older and for breast tissue
reconstruction at any age.
New Silicone Breast Implant Approved
Sientra Inc.'s silicone
gel-filled breast implant has been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration for breast reconstruction or augmentation in
women aged 22 or older, the agency said Friday in a news